Even though you offer Me burnt offerings and grain offerings, I will not accept them; for your peace offerings of fattened cattle, I will have no regard.
Cross ReferencesLeviticus 7:11
Now this is the law of the peace offering that one may present to the LORD:
Sacrifice and offering You did not desire, but my ears You have opened. Burnt offerings and sin offerings You did not require.
The sacrifice of the wicked is detestable--how much more so when brought with ill intent!
"What is your multitude of sacrifices to Me?" says the LORD. "I am full from the burnt offerings of rams and the fat of well-fed cattle; I take no delight in the blood of bulls, of lambs and goats.
Whoever slaughters an ox is like one who slays a man; whoever sacrifices a lamb is like one who breaks a dog's neck; whoever presents a grain offering is like one who offers pig's blood; whoever offers incense is like one who praises an idol. Indeed, they have chosen their own ways and delighted in their abominations.
What use to Me is frankincense from Sheba or sweet cane from a distant land? Your burnt offerings are not acceptable; your sacrifices do not please Me."
This is what the LORD of Hosts, the God of Israel, says: 'Add your burnt offerings to your other sacrifices and eat the meat yourselves!
This is what the LORD says about this people: "Truly they love to wander; they have not restrained their feet. So the LORD does not accept them; He will now remember their guilt and call their sins to account."
"Go to Bethel and transgress; rebel even more at Gilgal! Bring your sacrifices every morning, your tithes every three days.
Offer leavened bread as a thank offering, and loudly proclaim your freewill offerings, for that is what you children of Israel love to do!" declares the LORD GOD.
Take away from Me the noise of your songs! I will not listen to the music of your harps.
With what shall I come before the LORD when I bow before the God on high? Should I come to Him with burnt offerings, with year-old calves?
Would the LORD be pleased with thousands of rams, with ten thousand rivers of oil? Shall I present my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?
"But ask now for God's favor. Will He be gracious to us? Since this has come from your hands, will He show you favor?" asks the LORD of Hosts.
Chapter Outline1. A lamentation for Israel.
4. An exhortation to repentance.
21. God rejects their hypocritical service.
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