New American Standard Bible
And it will please the LORD better than an ox Or a young bull with horns and hoofs.
King James Bible
This also shall please the LORD better than an ox or bullock that hath horns and hoofs.
Darby Bible Translation
And it shall please Jehovah more than an ox, a bullock with horns and cloven hoofs.
World English Bible
It will please Yahweh better than an ox, or a bull that has horns and hoofs.
Young's Literal Translation
And it is better to Jehovah than an ox, A bullock -- horned -- hoofed.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
This also shall please the Lord - This will be more acceptable to the Lord.
Better than an ox or bullock that hath horns and hoofs - Better than a burnt sacrifice - horns, and hoofs, and all. The original here is, "horning and hoofing;" that is, an ox whose horns were fully grown, and whose hoofs were compact and solid; a perfect animal in its kind, offered whole on the altar. The psalmist does not say that such an offering would "not" be acceptable to the Lord, but that the offering of the heart - the sacrifice of praise - would be "more" acceptable than any such offering in itself considered. This sentiment accords with the common language of the Old Testament. See the notes at Psalm 40:6-8. Compare Psalm 51:16-17; 1 Samuel 15:22.
Dedication Festival Ps. lxix., 9. "The zeal of Thine house hath eaten me up." INTRODUCTION.--David spoke the truth. The one great desire of his heart was the glorification of God by the erection of a temple befitting His worship at Jerusalem. Although he had plenty of cares to distract him, yet he never had this out of his heart. "I will not come within the tabernacle of mine house; nor climb up into my bed; I will not suffer mine eyes to sleep, nor mine eyelids to slumber; neither the temples …
S. Baring-Gould—The Village Pulpit, Volume II. Trinity to Advent
The Golden Calf
The Johannine Writings
Of the Lord's Supper, and the Benefits Conferred by It.
"I shall take no young bull out of your house Nor male goats out of your folds.
"Shall I eat the flesh of bulls Or drink the blood of male goats?
"Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving And pay your vows to the Most High;
For You do not delight in sacrifice, otherwise I would give it; You are not pleased with burnt offering.
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