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You say, 'How tired we are of all this!' and you turn up your nose at me. As your offering to me you bring a stolen animal or one that is lame or sick. Do you think I will accept that from you?
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And you have said: Behold of our labour, and you puffed it away, saith the Lord of hosts, and you brought in of rapine the lame, and the sick, and brought in an offering: shall I accept it at your hands, saith the Lord?
1 Samuel 2:29 Why have you kicked away my victims, and my gifts which I commanded to be offered in the temple: and thou hast rather honoured thy sons than me, to eat the firstfruits of every sacrifice of my people Israel?
Isaiah 43:22 But thou hast not called upon me, O Jacob, neither hast thou laboured about me, O Israel.
Amos 8:5 Hear this, you that crush the poor, and make the needy of the land to fail,
Micah 6:3 O my people, what have I done to thee, or in what have I molested thee? answer thou me.
Mark 14:4,5,37,38 Now there were some that had indignation within themselves and said: Why was this waste of the ointment made? . . .
and ye have snuffed at it.
Malachi 1:7,8 To you, O priests, that despise my name, and have said: Wherein have we despised thy name? You offer polluted bread upon my altar, and you say: Wherein have we polluted thee? In that you say: The table of the Lord is contemptible. . . .
Leviticus 22:8,19-23 That which dieth of itself, and that which was taken by a beast, they shall not eat, nor be defiled therewith. I am the Lord. . . .
Deuteronomy 15:21 But if it have a blemish, or be lame, or blind, or in any part disfigured or feeble, it shall not be sacrificed to the Lord thy God.
Ezekiel 4:14 And I said: Ah, ah, ah, O Lord God, behold my soul hath not been defiled, and from my infancy even till now, I have not eaten any thing that died of itself, or was torn by beasts, and no unclean flesh hath entered into my mouth.
Ezekiel 44:31 The priests shall not eat of any thing that is dead of itself or caught by a beast, whether it be fowl or cattle.
should I accept.
Malachi 2:13 And this again have you done, you have covered the altar of the Lord with tears, with weeping, and bellowing, so that I have no more a regard to sacrifice, neither do I accept any atonement at your hands.
Isaiah 1:12 When you came to appear before me, who required these things at your hands, that you should walk in my courts?
Isaiah 57:6 In the parts of the torrent is thy portion, this is thy lot: and thou hast poured out libations to them, thou hast offered sacrifice. Shall I not be angry at these things?
Jeremiah 7:9-11,21-24 To steal, to murder, to commit adultery, to swear falsely, to offer to Baalim, and to go after strange gods, which you know not. . . .
Amos 5:21-23 I hate, and have rejected your festivities: and I will not receive the odour of your assemblies. . . .
Zechariah 7:5,6 Speak to all the people of the land, and to the priests, saying: When you fasted, and mourned in the fifth and the seventh month for these seventy years: did you keep a fast unto me? . . .
Matthew 6:1,2,5,16 Take heed that you do not your justice before men, to be seen by them: otherwise you shall not have a reward of your Father who is in heaven. . . .
ContextThe Polluted Offerings
…12And you have profaned it in that you say: The table of the Lord is defiled: and that which is laid thereupon is contemptible with the fire that devoureth it. 13And you have said: Behold of our labour, and you puffed it away, saith the Lord of hosts, and you brought in of rapine the lame, and the sick, and brought in an offering: shall I accept it at your hands, saith the Lord?14Cursed is the deceitful man that hath in his flock a male, and making a vow offereth in sacrifice that which is feeble to the Lord: for I am a great King, saith the Lord of hosts, and my name is dreadful among the Gentiles.…
Being convicted of the offence, he shall restore
2 Samuel 24:24
And the king answered him, and said: Nay, but I will buy it of thee, at a price, and I will not offer to the Lord my God holocausts free cost. So David bought the floor, and the oxen, for fifty sicles of silver:
But thou hast not called upon me, O Jacob, neither hast thou laboured about me, O Israel.
For I am the Lord that love judgment, and hate robbery in a holocaust: and I will make their work in truth, and I will make a perpetual covenant with them.
Destruction is thy own, O Israel: thy help is only in me.
To you, O priests, that despise my name, and have said: Wherein have we despised thy name? You offer polluted bread upon my altar, and you say: Wherein have we polluted thee? In that you say: The table of the Lord is contemptible.
If you offer the blind for sacrifice, is it not evil? and if you offer the lame and the sick, is it not evil? offer it to thy prince, if he will be pleased with it, or if he will regard thy face, saith the Lord of hosts.
Who is there among you, that will shut the doors, and will kindle the fire on my altar gratis? I have no pleasure in you, saith the Lord of hosts: and I will not receive a gift of your hand.
The Lord will cut off the man that hath done this, both the master, and the scholar, out of the tabernacles of Jacob, and him that offereth an offering to the Lord of hosts.
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