Proverbs 15:8; Proverbs 15:29; Proverbs 21:3; Proverbs 21:27

oThe sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord,

but pthe prayer of the upright is acceptable to him.

29  The Lord is afar from the wicked,

but he bhears the prayer of the righteous.

bTo do righteousness and justice

is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.

27  iThe sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination;

how much more jwhen he brings it with evil intent.