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Amos 5

Amos 5:21 KJV (With Strong’s)

I hate
sane' (Hebrew #8130)
to hate (personally)
KJV usage: enemy, foe, (be) hate(-ful, -r), odious, X utterly.
Pronounce: saw-nay'
Origin: a primitive root
, I despise
ma'ac (Hebrew #3988)
to spurn; also (intransitively) to disappear
KJV usage: abhor, cast away (off), contemn, despise, disdain, (become) loathe(some), melt away, refuse, reject, reprobate, X utterly, vile person.
Pronounce: maw-as'
Origin: a primitive root
your feast days
chag (Hebrew #2282)
from 2287; a festival, or a victim therefor
KJV usage: (solemn) feast (day), sacrifice, solemnity.
Pronounce: khag
Origin: or chag {khawg}
, and I will not smell
ruwach (Hebrew #7306)
properly, to blow, i.e. breathe; only (literally) to smell or (by implication, perceive (figuratively, to anticipate, enjoy)
KJV usage: accept, smell, X touch, make of quick understanding.
Pronounce: roo'-akh
Origin: a primitive root
θin your solemn assemblies
`atsarah (Hebrew #6116)
from 6113; an assembly, especially on a festival or holiday
KJV usage: (solemn) assembly (meeting).
Pronounce: ats-aw-raw'
Origin: or matsereth {ats-eh'-reth}
or, your holy days.

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Prov. 15:8• 8The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord: but the prayer of the upright is his delight. (Prov. 15:8)
Prov. 21:27• 27The sacrifice of the wicked is abomination: how much more, when he bringeth it with a wicked mind? (Prov. 21:27)
Prov. 28:9• 9He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination. (Prov. 28:9)
Isa. 1:11‑16• 11To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? saith the Lord: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats.
12When ye come to appear before me, who hath required this at your hand, to tread my courts?
13Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with; it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting.
14Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth: they are a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear them.
15And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood.
16Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil;
(Isa. 1:11‑16)
Isa. 66:3• 3He that killeth an ox is as if he slew a man; he that sacrificeth a lamb, as if he cut off a dog's neck; he that offereth an oblation, as if he offered swine's blood; he that burneth incense, as if he blessed an idol. Yea, they have chosen their own ways, and their soul delighteth in their abominations. (Isa. 66:3)
Jer. 6:20• 20To what purpose cometh there to me incense from Sheba, and the sweet cane from a far country? your burnt offerings are not acceptable, nor your sacrifices sweet unto me. (Jer. 6:20)
Jer. 7:21‑23• 21Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; Put your burnt offerings unto your sacrifices, and eat flesh.
22For I spake not unto your fathers, nor commanded them in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, concerning burnt offerings or sacrifices:
23But this thing commanded I them, saying, Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and ye shall be my people: and walk ye in all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well unto you.
(Jer. 7:21‑23)
Hos. 8:13• 13They sacrifice flesh for the sacrifices of mine offerings, and eat it; but the Lord accepteth them not; now will he remember their iniquity, and visit their sins: they shall return to Egypt. (Hos. 8:13)
Matt. 23:14• 14Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation. (Matt. 23:14)
I will.
smell in your solemn assemblies.
or, smell your holy days.
 {v.21-24} The pretense of honoring Him in sacrifice and feast-day, in song or harp, was odious, joined as all was with self-will and departure from His word, and the setting up of idols. (Amos 5 by W. Kelly)

J. N. Darby Translation

I hate, I despise your feasts, and I will not smell a sweet odour in your solemn assemblies.