Surely You desire integrity in the inner self, and You teach me wisdom deep within.
If a person willfully acts against his neighbor to murder him by scheming, you must take him from My altar to be put to death.
"If one person sins unintentionally, he is to present a year-old female goat as a sin offering.
"But the person who acts defiantly, whether native or foreign resident, blasphemes the LORD. That person is to be cut off from his people.
He will certainly be cut off, because he has despised the LORD's word and broken His command; his guilt remains on him."
You are not to accept a ransom for the life of a murderer who is guilty of killing someone; he must be put to death.
"If a man is discovered having sexual relations with [another] man's wife, both the man who had sex with the woman and the woman must die. You must purge the evil from Israel.
For I desire loyalty and not sacrifice, the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings.
You do not delight in sacrifice and offering; You open my ears to listen. You do not ask for a whole burnt offering or a sin offering.
I do not rebuke you for your sacrifices or for your burnt offerings, which are continually before Me.
The sacrifice of the wicked is detestable to the LORD, but the prayer of the upright is His delight.
The sacrifice of a wicked person is detestable-- how much more so when he brings it with ulterior motives!
"What are all your sacrifices to Me?" asks the LORD. "I have had enough of burnt offerings and rams and the fat of well-fed cattle; I have no desire for the blood of bulls, lambs, or male goats.
When you come to appear before Me, who requires this from you-- [this] trampling of My courts?
Stop bringing useless offerings. I despise [your] incense. New Moons and Sabbaths, and the calling of solemn assemblies-- I cannot stand iniquity with a festival.
I hate your New Moons and prescribed festivals. They have become a burden to Me; I am tired of putting up with [them].
When you lift up your hands [in prayer], I will refuse to look at you; even if you offer countless prayers, I will not listen. Your hands are covered with blood.
for when I brought your ancestors out of the land of Egypt, I did not speak with them or command them concerning burnt offering and sacrifice.
However, I did give them this command: Obey Me, and then I will be your God, and you will be My people. You must walk in every way I command you so that it may go well with you."
"When you speak all these things to them, they will not listen to you. When you call to them, they will not answer you.
I hate, I despise your feasts! I can't stand the stench of your solemn assemblies.
Even if you offer Me your burnt offerings and grain offerings, I will not accept [them]; I will have no regard for your fellowship offerings of fattened cattle.
Take away from Me the noise of your songs! I will not listen to the music of your harps.
Therefore, as He was coming into the world, He said: You did not want sacrifice and offering, but You prepared a body for Me.
You did not delight in whole burnt offerings and sin offerings.