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Isaiah 66:3
One slaughters an ox, one kills a man; one sacrifices a lamb, one breaks a dog's neck; one offers a grain offering, one offers swine's blood; one offers incense, one praises an idol-- all these have chosen their ways and delight in their abominations.
1 Samuel 15:22
Then Samuel said: Does the LORD take pleasure in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the LORD? Look: to obey is better than sacrifice, to pay attention [is better] than the fat of rams.
Psalm 50:8
I do not rebuke you for your sacrifices or for your burnt offerings, which are continually before Me.
Psalm 51:16
You do not want a sacrifice, or I would give it; You are not pleased with a burnt offering.
Proverbs 15:8
The sacrifice of the wicked is detestable to the LORD, but the prayer of the upright is His delight.
Proverbs 21:27
The sacrifice of a wicked person is detestable-- how much more so when he brings it with ulterior motives!
Jeremiah 6:20
What use to Me is frankincense from Sheba or sweet cane from a distant land? Your burnt offerings are not acceptable; your sacrifices do not please Me.
Jeremiah 7:21
This is what the LORD of Hosts, the God of Israel, says: "Add your burnt offerings to your other sacrifices, and eat the meat yourselves,
Amos 5:21
I hate, I despise your feasts! I can't stand the stench of your solemn assemblies.
Micah 6:7
Would the LORD be pleased with thousands of rams, or with ten thousand streams of oil? Should I give my firstborn for my transgression, the child of my body for my own sin?
Matthew 9:13
Go and learn what this means: I desire mercy and not sacrifice. For I didn't come to call the righteous, but sinners."