Psalm 50:8
New International Version
I bring no charges against you concerning your sacrifices or concerning your burnt offerings, which are ever before me.

New Living Translation
I have no complaint about your sacrifices or the burnt offerings you constantly offer.

English Standard Version
Not for your sacrifices do I rebuke you; your burnt offerings are continually before me.

Berean Study Bible
I do not rebuke you for your sacrifices, and your burnt offerings are ever before Me.

New American Standard Bible
"I do not reprove you for your sacrifices, And your burnt offerings are continually before Me.

New King James Version
I will not rebuke you for your sacrifices Or your burnt offerings, Which are continually before Me.

King James Bible
I will not reprove thee for thy sacrifices or thy burnt offerings, to have been continually before me.

Christian Standard Bible
I do not rebuke you for your sacrifices or for your burnt offerings, which are continually before me.

Contemporary English Version
Although you offer sacrifices and always bring gifts,

Good News Translation
I do not reprimand you because of your sacrifices and the burnt offerings you always bring me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I do not rebuke you for your sacrifices or for your burnt offerings, which are continually before Me.

International Standard Version
I do not rebuke you because of your sacrifices; indeed, your burnt offerings are continuously before me.

NET Bible
I am not condemning you because of your sacrifices, or because of your burnt sacrifices that you continually offer me.

New Heart English Bible
I do not rebuke you for your sacrifices. Your burnt offerings are continually before me.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I am God, your God. I shall not rebuke you concerning your sacrifices, and your offerings are always before me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I am not criticizing you for your sacrifices or burnt offerings, which are always in front of me.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I will not reprove thee for thy sacrifices; And thy burnt-offerings are continually before Me.

New American Standard 1977
“I do not reprove you for your sacrifices, And your burnt offerings are continually before Me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I will not reprove thee regarding thy sacrifices; thy burnt offerings are continually before me.

King James 2000 Bible
I will not reprove you for your sacrifices or your burnt offerings, to have been continually before me.

American King James Version
I will not reprove you for your sacrifices or your burnt offerings, to have been continually before me.

American Standard Version
I will not reprove thee for thy sacrifices; And thy burnt-offerings are continually before me.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
I will not reprove thee on account of thy sacrifices; for thy whole-burnt-offerings are before me continually.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I will not reprove thee for thy sacrifices: and thy burnt offerings are always in my sight.

Darby Bible Translation
I will not reprove thee for thy sacrifices, or thy burnt-offerings, continually before me;

English Revised Version
I will not reprove thee for thy sacrifices; and thy burnt offerings are continually before me.

Webster's Bible Translation
I will not reprove thee for thy sacrifices or thy burnt-offerings, to have been continually before me.

World English Bible
I don't rebuke you for your sacrifices. Your burnt offerings are continually before me.

Young's Literal Translation
Not for thy sacrifices do I reprove thee, Yea, thy burnt-offerings Are before Me continually.
Study Bible
The Mighty One Calls
7“Hear, O My people, and I will speak, O Israel, and I will testify against you: I am God, your God. 8I do not rebuke you for your sacrifices, and your burnt offerings are ever before Me. 9I have no need for a bull from your stall or goats from your pens,…
Cross References
Numbers 7:45
one young bull, one ram, and one male lamb a year old, for a burnt offering;

Psalm 40:6
Sacrifice and offering You did not desire, but my ears You have opened. Burnt offerings and sin offerings You did not require.

Psalm 50:5
"Gather to Me My saints, who made a covenant with Me by sacrifice."

Psalm 51:16
For You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it; You take no pleasure in burnt offerings.

Isaiah 1:11
"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.

Hosea 6:6
For I desire mercy, not sacrifice, and the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings.

Treasury of Scripture

I will not reprove you for your sacrifices or your burnt offerings, to have been continually before me.

Psalm 40:6-8
Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required…

Psalm 51:16
For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering.

Isaiah 1:11
To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? saith the LORD: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats.







Lexicon
I do not
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

rebuke
אוֹכִיחֶ֑ךָ (’ō·w·ḵî·ḥe·ḵā)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - first person common singular | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3198: To be right, reciprocal, to argue, to decide, justify, convict

you for
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

your sacrifices,
זְ֭בָחֶיךָ (zə·ḇā·ḥe·ḵā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2077: A slaughter, the flesh of an animal, a sacrifice

and your burnt offerings
וְעוֹלֹתֶ֖יךָ (wə·‘ō·w·lō·ṯe·ḵā)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5930: Whole burnt offering

are ever
תָמִֽיד׃ (ṯā·mîḏ)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 8548: Continuance, constant, ellipt, the regular, sacrifice

before Me.
לְנֶגְדִּ֣י (lə·neḡ·dî)
Preposition-l | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5048: A front, part opposite, a counterpart, mate, over against, before
(8) I will not . . .--Better, Not on account of thy sacrifices do I reprove thee, nor thy burnt offerings, which are always before me. This part of the nation is judged not for neglect of ritual, but for mistaken regard for it. (See Introduction to this psalm.)

As usual in such visions of judgment (comp. Matthew 25:32) the arraigned nation is separated into two classes when brought before the bar of the judge, and the better part is first reproved.

Verse 8. - I will not reprove thee for thy sacrifices or thy burnt offerings. It is for no neglect of the outward ritual of religion - of sacrifice and offering - that I have to reprove thee. To have been continually before me; rather, they have been continually before me. I have had enough of them, and to spare. Not only have the daily morning and evening sacrifices been regularly offered, and the national worship thus kept up without a break; but the private offerings of individuals (see vers. 9, 13) have been continuous and ample in number. But they have not been acceptable. 50:7-15 To obey is better than sacrifice, and to love God and our neighbour better than all burnt-offerings. We are here warned not to rest in these performances. And let us beware of resting in any form. God demands the heart, and how can human inventions please him, when repentance, faith, and holiness are neglected? In the day of distress we must apply to the Lord by fervent prayer. Our troubles, though we see them coming from God's hand, must drive us to him, not drive us from him. We must acknowledge him in all our ways, depend upon his wisdom, power, and goodness, and refer ourselves wholly to him, and so give him glory. Thus must we keep up communion with God; meeting him with prayers under trials, and with praises in deliverances. A believing supplicant shall not only be graciously answered as to his petition, and so have cause for praising God, but shall also have grace to praise him.
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