5 Gather his holy ones to him, you who order his covenant above sacrifices.
6 And the heavens will announce his justice. For God is the judge.
7 Listen, my people, and I will speak. Listen, Israel, and I will testify for you. I am God, your God.
8 I will not reprove you for your sacrifices. Moreover, your holocausts are ever in my sight.
9 I will not accept calves from your house, nor he-goats from your flocks.
10 For all the wild beasts of the forest are mine: the cattle on the hills and the oxen.
11 I know all the flying things of the air, and the beauty of the field is with me.
12 If I should be hungry, I would not tell you: for the whole world is mine, and all its plentitude.
13 Shall I gnaw on the flesh of bulls? Or would I drink the blood of goats?
14 Offer to God the sacrifice of praise, and pay your vows to the Most High.
15 And call upon me in the day of tribulation. I will rescue you, and you will honor me.
16 But to the sinner, God has said: Why do you discourse on my justices, and take up my covenant through your mouth?
17 Truly, you have hated discipline, and you have cast my sermons behind you.
18 If you saw a thief, you ran with him, and you have placed your portion with adulterers.
19 Your mouth has abounded with malice, and your tongue has concocted deceits.
20 Sitting, you spoke against your brother, and you set up a scandal against your mother's son.
21 These things you have done, and I was silent. You thought, unjustly, that I ought to be like you. But I will reprove you, and I will set myself against your face.
22 Understand these things, you who forget God; lest at any time, he might quickly take you away, and there would be no one to rescue you.
23 The sacrifice of praise will honor me. And in that place is the journey by which I will reveal to him the salvation of God.
1 Whoever observes the law multiplies oblations.
2 It is a salutary sacrifice to attend to the commandments and to withdraw from all iniquity.
3 And to depart from injustice is to offer a propitiatory sacrifice for injustices and a supplication for sins.
4 Whoever gives thanks, offers a gift of fine flour, and whoever acts with mercy, offers a sacrifice.
5 To withdraw from iniquity is well-pleasing to the Lord. And to withdraw from injustice is a supplication for sins.
6 You should not appear empty before the sight of the Lord.
7 For all these things are to be done because of the commandment of God.
8 The oblation of the just fattens the altar, and is a fragrance of sweetness in the sight of the Most High.
9 The sacrifice of the just is acceptable, and the Lord will never forget the memorial of it.
10 Render glory to God with a good heart. And you should not reduce the first-fruits of your hands.
11 With every gift, have a cheerful countenance, and sanctify your tithes with exultation.
12 Give to the Most High according to his gifts to you, and act with a good eye toward the creations of your hands.
Enter your email address below to get the daily scriptures in your inbox every morning.