When you bring me burnt offerings and grain offerings, I will not accept them; I will not accept the animals you have fattened to bring me as offerings.
Stop your noisy songs; I do not want to listen to your harps.
Instead, let justice flow like a stream, and righteousness like a river that never goes dry.
"People of Israel, I did not demand sacrifices and offerings during those forty years that I led you through the desert. 1
But now, because you have worshiped images of Sakkuth, your king god, and of Kaiwan, your star god, you will have to carry those images
when I take you into exile in a land beyond Damascus," says the Lord, whose name is Almighty God.