International Children’s Bible
2 My hand made all things.
All things are here because I made them,”
says the Lord.
“These are the people I am pleased with.
They are those who are not proud or stubborn.
They fear me and obey me.
3 But those people who kill bulls as a sacrifice to me
are like those who kill men.
Those who kill sheep as a sacrifice to me
are like those who break the necks of dogs.
Those who give me grain offerings
are like those who offer me the blood of pigs.[a]
Those who burn incense
are like those who worship idols.
These people choose their own ways—not mine.
They love the terrible things they do.
4 So I will punish them.
I will punish them using what they fear most.
I called to them, but they did not listen.
I spoke to them, but they did not hear me.
They did things I said were evil.
They chose to do things I did not like.”
- 66:3 dogs . . . pigs God did not want his people to offer dogs and pigs as sacrifices because they were unclean animals.