2 For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the Lord: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.
3 He that killeth an ox is as if he slew a man; he that sacrificeth a lamb, as if he cut off a dog’s neck; he that offereth an oblation, as if he offered swine’s blood; he that burneth incense, as if he blessed an idol. Yea, they have chosen their own ways, and their soul delighteth in their abominations.
4 I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their fears upon them; because when I called, none did answer; when I spake, they did not hear: but they did evil before mine eyes, and chose that in which I delighted not.Read full chapter
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2 Has not my hand made all these things,(A)
and so they came into being?”
declares the Lord.
“These are the ones I look on with favor:
those who are humble and contrite in spirit,(B)
and who tremble at my word.(C)
3 But whoever sacrifices a bull(D)
is like one who kills a person,
and whoever offers a lamb
is like one who breaks a dog’s neck;
whoever makes a grain offering
is like one who presents pig’s(E) blood,
and whoever burns memorial incense(F)
is like one who worships an idol.
They have chosen their own ways,(G)
and they delight in their abominations;(H)
4 so I also will choose harsh treatment for them
and will bring on them what they dread.(I)
For when I called, no one answered,(J)
when I spoke, no one listened.
They did evil(K) in my sight
and chose what displeases me.”(L)