Psalms 51:16

“For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For thou desirest not sacrifice: else would I giue it: thou delightest not in burnt offering.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For You do not delight in sacrifice, otherwise I would give it; You are not pleased with burnt offering.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For thou delightest not in sacrifice; else would I give it: Thou hast no pleasure in burnt-offering.
- American Standard Version (1901)

You have no desire for an offering or I would give it; you have no delight in burned offerings.
- Basic English Bible

For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou hast no pleasure in burnt-offering.
- Darby Bible

For thou desirest not sacrifice: else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt-offering.
- Webster's Bible

For you don't delight in sacrifice, or else I would give it. You have no pleasure in burnt offering.
- World English Bible

For Thou desirest not sacrifice, or I give [it], Burnt-offering Thou acceptest not.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(51:18) For Thou delightest not in sacrifice, else would I give it; Thou hast no pleasure in burnt-offering.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 51:16


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.


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