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

King James Bible
The sacrifice of the wicked is abomination: how much more, when he bringeth it with a wicked mind?

American Standard Version
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination: How much more, when he bringeth it with a wicked mind!

Douay-Rheims Bible
The sacrifices of the wicked are abominable, because they are offered of wickedness.

English Revised Version
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination: how much more, when he bringeth it with a wicked mind!

Webster's Bible Translation
The sacrifice of the wicked is abomination: how much more, when he bringeth it with a wicked mind?

Proverbs 21:27 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

21 He that followeth after righteousness and kindness

     Will obtain life, righteousness, and honour.

How we are to render צדקה וחסד is seen from the connection of Proverbs 21:3 and Hosea 6:7 : tsedakah is conduct proceeding from the principle of self-denying and compassionate love, which is the essence of the law, Micah 6:8; and hesed is conduct proceeding from sympathy, which, placing itself in the room of another, perceives what will benefit him, and sets about doing it (cf. e.g., Job 6:14 : to him who is inwardly melted disheartened חסד is due from his neighbour). The reward which one who strives thus to act obtains, is designated 21b by חיּים and כּבוד. Honour and life stand together, Proverbs 22:4, when עשׁר precedes, and here צדקה stands between, which, Proverbs 8:18, Psalm 24:5, is thought of as that which is distributed as a gift of heaven, Isaiah 45:8, which has glory in its train, Isaiah 58:8; as Paul also says, "Whom He justified, them He also glorified." The lxx has omitted tsedakah, because it can easily appear as erroneously repeated from 21a. But in reality there are three good things which are promised to those who are zealous in the works of love: a prosperous life, enduring righteousness, true honour. Life as it proceeds from God, the Living One, righteousness as it avails the righteous and those doing righteously before God, honour or glory (Psalm 29:3) as it is given (Psalm 84:12) by the God of glory. Cf. with חיים צדקה, Proverbs 10:2, and with צדקה, especially James 2:13, κατακαυχᾶται ἔλεος κρίσεως.

Proverbs 21:27 Parallel Commentaries

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Proverbs 15:8 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight.

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

1 Samuel 13:12,13 Therefore said I, The Philistines will come down now on me to Gilgal, and I have not made supplication to the LORD...

1 Samuel 15:21-23 But the people took of the spoil, sheep and oxen, the chief of the things which should have been utterly destroyed...

Psalm 50:8-13 I will not reprove you for your sacrifices or your burnt offerings, to have been continually before me...

Isaiah 1:11-16 To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices to me? said the LORD: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams...

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 7:11,12 Is this house, which is called by my name, become a den of robbers in your eyes? Behold, even I have seen it, said the LORD...

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

with a wicked mind

Proverbs 9:9-14 Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning...

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

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

Ecclesiastes 5:1
Guard your steps when you go to the house of God. To draw near to listen is better than to offer the sacrifice of fools, for they do not know that they are doing evil.

Isaiah 66:3
"He who slaughters an ox is like one who kills a man; he who sacrifices a lamb, like one who breaks a dog's neck; he who presents a grain offering, like one who offers pig's blood; he who makes a memorial offering of frankincense, like one who blesses an idol. These have chosen their own ways, and their soul delights in their abominations;

Jeremiah 6:20
What use to me is frankincense that comes from Sheba, or sweet cane from a distant land? Your burnt offerings are not acceptable, nor your sacrifices pleasing to me.

Amos 5:22
Even though you offer me your burnt offerings and grain offerings, I will not accept them; and the peace offerings of your fattened animals, I will not look upon them.

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