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Does God desire animal sacrifices?


And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering. Genesis 4:4

And Noah builded an altar unto the LORD; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar. And the Lord smelled a sweet savour. Genesis 8:20-21

And he [God] said unto him [Abraham], Take me an heifer of three years old, and a she goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtledove, and a young pigeon. And he took unto him all these, and divided them in the midst, and laid each piece one against another. Genesis 15:9-10

An altar of earth thou shalt make unto me, and shalt sacrifice thereon thy burnt offerings, and thy peace offerings, thy sheep, and thine oxen: in all places where I record my name I will come unto thee, and I will bless thee. Exodus 20:24

And thou shalt kill the bullock before the LORD.... Exodus 29:11-37

And he shall kill the bullock before the LORD.... Leviticus 1:5
(See all of Chapters 1 - 9)

And ye shall offer ... an he lamb without blemish of the first year for a burnt offering unto the LORD.... Leviticus 23:12-18

Thou shalt sprinkle their blood upon the altar, and shalt burn their fat for an offering made by fire, for a sweet savour unto the LORD. Numbers 18:17-19

And thou shalt offer thy burnt offerings, the flesh and the blood, upon the altar of the LORD thy God: and the blood of thy sacrifices shall be poured out upon the altar of the LORD thy God, and thou shalt eat the flesh. Deuteronomy 12:27


Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire. Ps.40:6

Will I eat of the flesh of bulls, or drink the blood of goats? Psalm 50:13

For thou desirest not sacrifice ... thou delightest not in burnt offerings. Psalm 51:16

I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats. Isaiah 1:11

He that killeth an ox is as if he slew a man. Isaiah 66:3

Your burnt offerings are not acceptable, nor your sacrifices sweet unto me. Jeremiah 6:20

Shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves of a year old? Will the LORD be pleased with thousands of rams? Micah 6:6-7

I will have mercy, and not sacrifice. Matthew 9:13, 12:7

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