Psalm 69:31
New International Version
This will please the LORD more than an ox, more than a bull with its horns and hooves.

New Living Translation
For this will please the LORD more than sacrificing cattle, more than presenting a bull with its horns and hooves.

English Standard Version
This will please the LORD more than an ox or a bull with horns and hoofs.

Berean Study Bible
And this will please the LORD more than an ox, more than a bull with horns and hooves.

King James Bible
This also shall please the LORD better than an ox or bullock that hath horns and hoofs.

New King James Version
This also shall please the LORD better than an ox or bull, Which has horns and hooves.

New American Standard Bible
And it will please the LORD better than an ox Or bull with horns and hoofs.

NASB 1995
And it will please the LORD better than an ox Or a young bull with horns and hoofs.

NASB 1977
And it will please the LORD better than an ox Or a young bull with horns and hoofs.

Amplified Bible
And it will please the LORD better than an ox Or a young bull with horns and hoofs.

Christian Standard Bible
That will please the LORD more than an ox, more than a bull with horns and hooves.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
That will please Yahweh more than an ox, more than a bull with horns and hooves.

American Standard Version
And it will please Jehovah better than an ox, Or a bullock that hath horns and hoofs.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I shall please LORD JEHOVAH more than fattened bulls, horned and hooved.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
and this shall please God more than a young calf having horns and hoofs.

Contemporary English Version
This will please the LORD better than offering an ox or a full-grown bull.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And it shall please God better than a young calf, that bringeth forth horns and hoofs.

English Revised Version
And it shall please the LORD better than an ox, or a bullock that hath horns and hoofs.

Good News Translation
This will please the LORD more than offering him cattle, more than sacrificing a full-grown bull.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
This will please the LORD more than [sacrificing] an ox or a bull with horns and hoofs.

International Standard Version
That will please the LORD more than oxen and bulls with horns and hooves.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And it shall please the LORD better than a bullock That hath horns and hoofs.

Literal Standard Version
And it is better to YHWH than an ox, A bullock—horned [and] hoofed.

NET Bible
That will please the LORD more than an ox or a bull with horns and hooves.

New Heart English Bible
It will please the LORD better than an ox, or a bull that has horns and 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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Waters Are Up to My Neck
30I will praise God’s name in song and exalt Him with thanksgiving. 31And this will please the LORD more than an ox, more than a bull with horns and hooves. 32The humble will see and rejoice. You who seek God, let your hearts be revived!…

Cross References
Psalm 50:9
I have no need for a bull from your stall or goats from your pens,

Psalm 50:13
Do I eat the flesh of bulls, or drink the blood of goats?

Psalm 50:14
Sacrifice a thank offering to God, and fulfill your vows to the Most High.

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


Treasury of Scripture

This also shall please the LORD better than an ox or bullock that has horns and hoofs.

also shall

Psalm 50:13,14,23
Will I eat the flesh of bulls, or drink the blood of goats? …

Hosea 14:2
Take with you words, and turn to the LORD: say unto him, Take away all iniquity, and receive us graciously: so will we render the calves of our lips.

Ephesians 5:19,20
Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; …









(31, 32) The pre-eminence of praise above sacrifice is not infrequent in the Psalms. (Comp. Psalm 50:14.)

(31) That hath . . .--Literally, showing horns and dividing the hoofs, marking at once clean animals, and those of fit age for sacrifice.

Verse 31. - This also shall please the Lord better than an ox or bullock that hath horns and hoofs; i.e. that is fit for legal sacrifice - of full age, and clean.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
And this will please
וְתִיטַ֣ב (wə·ṯî·ṭaḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 3190: To be good, well, glad, or pleasing

the LORD
לַֽ֭יהוָה (Yah·weh)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

more than an ox,
מִשּׁ֥וֹר (miš·šō·wr)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7794: A head of cattle (bullock, ox, etcetera)

more than a bull
פָּ֗ר (pār)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6499: Young bull, steer

with horns
מַקְרִ֥ן (maq·rin)
Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 7160: To shoot out horns, rays

and hooves.
מַפְרִֽיס׃ (map̄·rîs)
Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 6536: To break in pieces, to split, distribute


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