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20 Therefore, thus says the Lord God: my anger and my wrath will pour out upon this place, upon human being and beast, upon the trees of the field and the fruits of the earth; it will burn and not be quenched.(A)

21 Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: Heap your burnt offerings upon your sacrifices; eat up the meat! 22 In speaking to your ancestors on the day I brought them out of the land of Egypt, I gave them no command[a] concerning burnt offering or sacrifice.

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  1. 7:22 I gave them no command: right conduct rather than formal ritual was God’s will concerning his people (v. 23).