Proverbs 15:8
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English Standard Version
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD, but the prayer of the upright is acceptable to him.

King James Bible
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight.

American Standard Version
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to Jehovah; But the prayer of the upright is his delight.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The victims of the wicked are abominable to the Lord: the vows of the just are acceptable.

English Revised Version
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight.

Webster's Bible Translation
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight.

Proverbs 15:8 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The πραΰ́της σοφίας (James 3:13) commended in Proverbs 15:1 is here continued:

The tongue of the wise showeth great knowledge,

And the mouth of fools poureth forth folly.

As היטיב נגּן, Isaiah 23:16, means to strike the harp well, and היטיב לכת, Isaiah 30:29, to go along merrily, so היטיב דּעת, to know in a masterly manner, and here, where the subject is the tongue, which has only an instrumental reference to knowledge: to bring to light great knowledge (cf. 7a). In 2b the lxx translate στόμα δὲ ἀφρόνων ἀναγγέλλει κακά. From this Hitzig concludes that they read רעות as 28b, and prefers this phrase; but they also translated in Proverbs 13:16; Proverbs 14:28; Proverbs 26:11, אוּלת by κακίαν, for they interpreted the unintelligible word by combination with עולת, and in Proverbs 12:23 by ἀραῖς, for they thought they had before them אלות (from אלה).

Proverbs 15:8 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

sacrifice

Proverbs 21:27 The sacrifice of the wicked is abomination: how much more, when he brings it with a wicked mind?

Proverbs 28:9 He that turns away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.

Isaiah 1:10-15 Hear the word of the LORD, you rulers of Sodom; give ear to the law of our God, you people of Gomorrah...

Isaiah 61:8 For I the LORD love judgment, I hate robbery for burnt offering; and I will direct their work in truth...

Isaiah 66:3 He that kills an ox is as if he slew a man; he that sacrifices a lamb, as if he cut off a dog's neck; he that offers an oblation...

Jeremiah 6:20 To what purpose comes there to me incense from Sheba, and the sweet cane from a far country? your burnt offerings are not acceptable...

Jeremiah 7:21-23 Thus said the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Put your burnt offerings to your sacrifices, and eat flesh...

Amos 5:21,22 I hate, I despise your feast days, and I will not smell in your solemn assemblies...

John 4:24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

the prayer

Proverbs 15:29 The LORD is far from the wicked: but he hears the prayer of the righteous.

1 Chronicles 29:17 I know also, my God, that you try the heart, and have pleasure in uprightness. As for me...

Psalm 17:1 Hear the right, O LORD, attend to my cry, give ear to my prayer, that goes not out of feigned lips.

Songs 2:14 O my dove, that are in the clefts of the rock, in the secret places of the stairs, let me see your countenance, let me hear your voice...

Cross References
Leviticus 7:18
If any of the flesh of the sacrifice of his peace offering is eaten on the third day, he who offers it shall not be accepted, neither shall it be credited to him. It is tainted, and he who eats of it shall bear his iniquity.

Proverbs 10:24
What the wicked dreads will come upon him, but the desire of the righteous will be granted.

Proverbs 15:7
The lips of the wise spread knowledge; not so the hearts of fools.

Proverbs 15:29
The LORD is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous.

Proverbs 21:3
To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.

Proverbs 21:27
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination; how much more when he brings it with evil intent.

Proverbs 28:9
If one turns away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer is an abomination.

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