Psalm 51:19

19 Then you will delight in the sacrifices of the righteous, in burnt offerings offered whole; then bulls will be offered on your altar.

Read Psalm 51:19 Using Other Translations

Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, with burnt offering and whole burnt offering: then shall they offer bullocks upon thine altar.
then will you delight in right sacrifices, in burnt offerings and whole burnt offerings; then bulls will be offered on your altar.
Then you will be pleased with sacrifices offered in the right spirit— with burnt offerings and whole burnt offerings. Then bulls will again be sacrificed on your altar.

What does Psalm 51:19 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Psalms 51:19

Then shall thou be pleased with the sacrifices of
Which must be different from the legal ones he desired not, and did not delight in, ( Psalms 51:16 ) ; but design sacrifices under the Gospel dispensation, as the word "then" shows, which connects this verse with ( Psalms 51:18 ) : and in the first place intend the sacrifice of Christ, which is of a sweet smelling savour to God; and his righteousness, with which he is well pleased, because the law is magnified and made honourable by it; and next the saints themselves, who present their bodies to him a holy, living, and acceptable sacrifice, they being accepted with him in Christ the beloved; as also their good works, particularly acts of charity and beneficence, with which sacrifices God is well pleased; and especially the spiritual sacrifices of praise and thanksgiving, which are acceptable to him through Jesus Christ; as all are that are offered in faith through him, and from love, and with a view to the glory of God; see ( Ephesians 5:2 ) ( Romans 12:1 ) ( Hebrews 13:15 Hebrews 13:16 ) ;

with burnt offering, and whole burnt offering;
the difference between these two, according to Aben Ezra and Kimchi, was, that the (hlwe) , "olah", or "burnt offering", was the daily sacrifice; and the additional ones, which were of beasts and birds, ( Leviticus 1:1-17 ) , and the (lylk) , "calil", was the meat offering of the priests, which was wholly consumed, ( Leviticus 6:22 Leviticus 6:23 ) ; though this also is sometimes used of beasts, ( 1 Samuel 7:9 ) ; and both may signify love to God, and to our neighbour; or a man's devoting himself to the Lord in the flames of love, as a whole burnt offering to him, and which is better than all burnt offerings, ( Mark 12:33 ) ;

then shall they offer bullocks upon thine altar;
or "calves" F18; meaning the calves of the lips, ( Hosea 14:2 ) ; interpreted the fruit of the lips, even giving thanks to the name of God, ( Hebrews 13:16 ) ; which sacrifices of praise being offered up on the altar Christ, come with acceptance before God, ( Hebrews 13:10 Hebrews 13:16 ) ( Isaiah 56:7 ) .


F18 (Myrp) "vitulos", V. L. Pagninus, Tigurine version, Musculus.
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