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Proverbs 15:8

    Proverbs 15:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to Jehovah; But the prayer of the upright is his delight.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The offering of the evil-doer is disgusting to the Lord, but the prayer of the upright man is his delight.

    Webster's Revision

    The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to Jehovah; But the prayer of the upright is his delight.

    World English Bible

    The sacrifice made by the wicked is an abomination to Yahweh, but the prayer of the upright is his delight.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 15:8

    The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination - Even the most sedulous attendance on the ordinances of God, and pert ormance of the ceremonies of religion, is an abomination to the Lord, if the heart be not right with him, and the observance do not flow from a principle of pure devotion. No religious acts will do in place of holiness to the Lord.

    The prayer of the upright is his delight - What a motive to be upright; and what a motive to the upright to pray! But who is the upright? The man who is weary of sin, and sincerely desires the salvation of God; as well as he who has already received a measure of that salvation. Hence it is said in the next verse, "He loveth him that followeth after righteousness."

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 15:8

    15:8 Sacrifice - All the religious services, yea, the most costly; one kind being put for all the rest. Prayer - The cheapest and meanest services.