For what purpose does frankincense come to me from Sheba
and the sweet cane from a distant land?
Your burnt offerings are not acceptable,
and your sacrifices are not pleasing to me. Bible other translations

“your sacrifices are not pleasing.” Sacrifices and offerings made to God by wicked people are detestable to God; He has no respect for them and will not accept them. Sacrifices and offerings were never designed to make a person with an evil heart acceptable in the sight of God. Proverbs 21:27 and 28:9 say that the sacrifices of a wicked person are an abomination to God. [For more information about the sacrifices of wicked people being of no value, see commentary on Amos 5:22].

Commentary for: Jeremiah 6:20