11 "What is the purpose of the multitude of your sacrifices to me?" says the Lord, "I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I do not delight in the blood of bullocks, lambs, or of he-goats.
12 When you come to appear before me, who has required this at your hand, to tread my courts?
13 Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination to me; the new moons and sabbaths and the calling of assemblies I cannot stand; away with them, it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting.
14 My soul hates your new moons and your appointed feasts; they are a trouble to me; I am tired of putting up with them.
15 And when you spread forth your hands, I will hide my eyes from you. Yes, when you say many prayers, I will not hear because your hands are full of blood.
16 Wash yourself, make yourself clean; put away the evil of your deeds from before my eyes. Cease doing evil!
17 Learn to do well! Seek justice, relieve the oppressed, defend the fatherless, plead for the widow.
|Isaiah 66:3 |
3 "He who sacrifices an ox [to an idol], as if he slew a man; he who sacrifices a lamb, as if he cut off a dog's neck; he who offers a grain offering, as if he offered swine's blood; he who burns incense, as if he worshiped an idol. Yes, since they have chosen their own ways, and their soul delights in their abominations,