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Psalms 51:16 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— For thou delightest not in sacrifice; else would I give it: Thou hast no pleasure in burnt-offering.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give [it]: thou delightest not in burnt offering.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— For You do not delight in sacrifice, otherwise I would give it; You are not pleased with burnt offering.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For thou desirest not sacrifice: else would I give [it]: thou delightest not in burnt-offering.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou hast no pleasure in burnt-offering.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— For thou wilt not desire sacrifice—that I should give it, Ascending-offering, will not please:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— For Thou desirest not sacrifice, or I give [it], Burnt-offering Thou acceptest not.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For if thou hadst desired sacrifice, I would indeed have given it: with burnt offerings thou wilt not be delighted.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For thou desirest not sacrifice: else would I giue [it]: thou delightest not in burnt offering.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— For if thou desiredst sacrifice, I would have given [it]: thou wilt not take pleasure in whole-burnt-offerings.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give [it]: thou delightest not in burnt offering.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For x3588
(3588) Complement
כִּי
kiy
{kee}
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
thou desirest 2654
{2654} Prime
חָפֵץ
chaphets
{khaw-fates'}
A primitive root; properly to incline to; by implication (literally but rarely) to bend; figuratively to be pleased with, desire.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
not x3808
(3808) Complement
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
sacrifice; 2077
{2077} Prime
זֶבַח
zebach
{zeh'-bakh}
From H2076; properly a slaughter, that is, the flesh of an animal; by implication a sacrifice (the victim or the act).
else would I give 5414
{5414} Prime
נָתַן
nathan
{naw-than'}
A primitive root; to give, used with great latitude of application (put, make, etc.).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
[it]: thou delightest 7521
{7521} Prime
רָצָה
ratsah
{raw-tsaw'}
A primitive root; to be pleased with; specifically to satisfy a debt.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
not x3808
(3808) Complement
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
in burnt offering. 5930
{5930} Prime
עֹלָה
`olah
{o-law'}
Feminine active participle of H5927; a step or (collectively stairs, as ascending); usually a holocaust (as going up in smoke).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 51:16

_ _ Praise is better than sacrifice (Psalms 50:14), and implying faith, penitence, and love, glorifies God. In true penitents the joys of pardon mingle with sorrow for sin.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 51:14-19.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 51:16

Not sacrifice — This is not to be understood absolutely, with respect to David's crimes, which were not to be expiated by any sacrifice.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
desirest:

Psalms 51:6 Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden [part] thou shalt make me to know wisdom.
Exodus 21:14 But if a man come presumptuously upon his neighbour, to slay him with guile; thou shalt take him from mine altar, that he may die.
Numbers 15:27 And if any soul sin through ignorance, then he shall bring a she goat of the first year for a sin offering.
Numbers 15:30-31 But the soul that doeth [ought] presumptuously, [whether he be] born in the land, or a stranger, the same reproacheth the LORD; and that soul shall be cut off from among his people. ... Because he hath despised the word of the LORD, and hath broken his commandment, that soul shall utterly be cut off; his iniquity [shall be] upon him.
Numbers 35:31 Moreover ye shall take no satisfaction for the life of a murderer, which [is] guilty of death: but he shall be surely put to death.
Deuteronomy 22:22 If a man be found lying with a woman married to an husband, then they shall both of them die, [both] the man that lay with the woman, and the woman: so shalt thou put away evil from Israel.
Hosea 6:6 For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.

else would I:
or, that I should

delightest:

Psalms 40:6 Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required.
Psalms 50:8 I will not reprove thee for thy sacrifices or thy burnt offerings, [to have been] continually before me.
Proverbs 15:8 The sacrifice of the wicked [is] an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright [is] his delight.
Proverbs 21:27 The sacrifice of the wicked [is] abomination: how much more, [when] he bringeth it with a wicked mind?
Isaiah 1:11-15 To what purpose [is] the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? saith the LORD: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats. ... And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood.
Jeremiah 7:22-23 For I spake not unto your fathers, nor commanded them in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, concerning burnt offerings or sacrifices: ... But this thing commanded I them, saying, Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and ye shall be my people: and walk ye in all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well unto you.
Jeremiah 7:27 Therefore thou shalt speak all these words unto them; but they will not hearken to thee: thou shalt also call unto them; but they will not answer thee.
Amos 5:21-23 I hate, I despise your feast days, and I will not smell in your solemn assemblies. ... Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs; for I will not hear the melody of thy viols.
Hebrews 10:5-6 Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me: ... In burnt offerings and [sacrifices] for sin thou hast had no pleasure.
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Ex 21:14. Nu 15:27, 30; 35:31. Dt 22:22. Ps 40:6; 50:8; 51:6. Pv 15:8; 21:27. Is 1:11. Jr 7:22, 27. Ho 6:6. Am 5:21. He 10:5.

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