Biblical Concept: Acceptable / Accept
“Acceptable sacrifices to the God of heaven” = God has standards for what is acceptable spiritual action. (See the various Leviticus references below.)
The relationship between righteous and acceptable.
“Acceptable in Thy sight” = God decides what is acceptable spiritual action.
God has acceptable times.
The relationship between wise and acceptable.
Millennial obedience and acceptable.
Acceptable time = salvation now.
Your life, service, worship, and acceptable.
Acceptable and reality relationship.
Relationship: Spiritual commitment and acceptable.
The relationship between mind renewal and acceptable.
Antithesis: World and acceptable.
Service of Christ and acceptable to God relationship.
Gentiles, acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.
Spiritually motivated gift giving = acceptable sacrifice, well pleasing to God.
Prayer = acceptable in the sight of God our Savior.
Widow support = acceptable in the sight of God.
Heavenly spiritual focus = acceptable service to God.
Improving over sin, growing spiritually = spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God.
Humans: Learn to accept good and adversity from God.
Job acceptable to God.
Petition for acceptance.
Acceptance and blessing.
Acceptance and wisdom.
Sin, not acceptable to God.
Cursed is he who accepts a bribe.
Hear God’s Word and accept it.
One Gospel to accept.
Not accepting wisdom.
This is the nation that did not obey the voice of the LORD their God or accept correction.
Israel: They accepted no chastening.
Jerusalem: She accepted no instruction.
Jealous, not accept.
Accept the weak in faith.
Christians: Accept one another, to the glory of God.
A natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God.
The Lord accepted Job.
Accept one another, just as Christ also accepted us to the glory of God.
Acceptable to the saints.
Accept God’s Word.
Accept spiritual suffering.
A wise son accepts his father's discipline.
NAS 1 Samuel 29:4 But the commanders of the Philistines were angry with him, and the commanders of the Philistines said to him, "Make the man go back, that he may return to his place where you have assigned him, and do not let him go down to battle with us, lest in the battle he become an adversary to us. For with what could this man make himself acceptable to his lord? Would it not be with the heads of these men?
NAS Ezra 6:10 that they may offer acceptable sacrifices to the God of heaven and pray for the life of the king and his sons. (“Acceptable sacrifices to the God of heaven” = God has standards for what is acceptable spiritual action.)
NAS Psalm 19:14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in Thy sight, O LORD, my rock and my Redeemer. (“Acceptable in Thy sight” = God decides what is acceptable spiritual action. See the context of verses 7-13 for examples of acceptable spiritual actions.) (Psalm 19:7-13 7 The law of the LORD is perfect, restoring the soul; The testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple. 8 The precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; The commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes. 9 The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever; The judgments of the LORD are true; they are righteous altogether. 10 They are more desirable than gold, yes, than much fine gold; Sweeter also than honey and the drippings of the honeycomb. 11 Moreover, by them Thy servant is warned; In keeping them there is great reward. 12 Who can discern his errors? Acquit me of hidden faults. 13 Also keep back Thy servant from presumptuous sins; Let them not rule over me; Then I shall be blameless, And I shall be acquitted of great transgression.)
NAS Psalm 20:3 May He remember all your meal offerings, And find your burnt offering acceptable! Selah. (The Whole Psalm: NAS Psalm 20:1 For the choir director. A Psalm of David May the LORD answer you in the day of trouble! May the name of the God of Jacob set you securely on high! 2 May He send you help from the sanctuary, And support you from Zion! 3 May He remember all your meal offerings, And find your burnt offering acceptable! Selah. 4 May He grant you your heart's desire, And fulfill all your counsel! 5 We will sing for joy over your victory, And in the name of our God we will set up our banners. May the LORD fulfill all your petitions. 6 Now I know that the LORD saves His anointed; He will answer him from His holy heaven, With the saving strength of His right hand. 7 Some boast in chariots, and some in horses; But we will boast in the name of the LORD, our God. 8 They have bowed down and fallen; But we have risen and stood upright. 9 Save, O LORD; May the King answer us in the day we call.)
NAS Psalm 69:13 But as for me, my prayer is to Thee, O LORD, at an acceptable time; O God, in the greatness of Thy lovingkindness, Answer me with Thy saving truth. (God has acceptable times.) (“God may not be on time but He is never late.”)
NAS Proverbs 10:32 The lips of the righteous bring forth what is acceptable, But the mouth of the wicked, what is perverted. (The relationship between righteous and acceptable.)
NAS Proverbs 15:2 The tongue of the wise makes knowledge acceptable, But the mouth of fools spouts folly. (The relationship between wise and acceptable.)
NAS Isaiah 56:7 Even those I will bring to My holy mountain, And make them joyful in My house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be acceptable on My altar; For My house will be called a house of prayer for all the peoples." (Millennial obedience and acceptable.) (Isaiah 56:4-6 4 For thus says the LORD, "To the eunuchs who keep My sabbaths, And choose what pleases Me, And hold fast My covenant, 5 To them I will give in My house and within My walls a memorial, And a name better than that of sons and daughters; I will give them an everlasting name which will not be cut off. 6 "Also the foreigners who join themselves to the LORD, To minister to Him, and to love the name of the LORD, To be His servants, every one who keeps from profaning the sabbath, And holds fast My covenant;)
NAS Isaiah 58:5 "Is it a fast like this which I choose, a day for a man to humble himself? Is it for bowing one's head like a reed, And for spreading out sackcloth and ashes as a bed? Will you call this a fast, even an acceptable day to the LORD? (God has acceptable times.)
NAS Jeremiah 6:20 "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." (Sin, not acceptable to God.)
NAS Romans 12:1 I urge you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. (Your life, service, worship, and acceptable.) (Relationship: Spiritual commitment and acceptable.)
2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. (The relationship between mind renewal and acceptable.) (Antithesis: World and acceptable.)
NAS Romans 14:18 For he who in this way serves Christ is acceptable to God and approved by men. (Romans 14:17-19 17 for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. 18 For he who in this way serves Christ is acceptable to God and approved by men. 19 So then let us pursue the things which make for peace and the building up of one another.) (Service of Christ and acceptable to God relationship.)
NAS Romans 15:16 to be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles, ministering as a priest the gospel of God, that my offering of the Gentiles might become acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit. (Romans 15:14-19 14 And concerning you, my brethren, I myself also am convinced that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, and able also to admonish one another. 15 But I have written very boldly to you on some points, so as to remind you again, because of the grace that was given me from God, 16 to be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles, ministering as a priest the gospel of God, that my offering of the Gentiles might become acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit. 17 Therefore in Christ Jesus I have found reason for boasting in things pertaining to God. 18 For I will not presume to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me, resulting in the obedience of the Gentiles by word and deed, 19 in the power of signs and wonders, in the power of the Spirit; so that from Jerusalem and round about as far as Illyricum I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.) (Gentiles, acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.)
31 that I may be delivered from those who are disobedient in Judea, and that my service for Jerusalem may prove acceptable to the saints; (Acceptable to the saints.)
NAS 2 Corinthians 6:2 for He says, "At the acceptable time I listened to you, And on the day of salvation I helped you"; behold, now is "the acceptable time," behold, now is "the day of salvation "— (Acceptable time = salvation now.)
NAS 2 Corinthians 8:12 For if the readiness is present, it is acceptable according to what a man has, not according to what he does not have. (Acceptable and reality relationship.)
NAS Philippians 4:18 But I have received everything in full, and have an abundance; I am amply supplied, having received from Epaphroditus what you have sent, a fragrant aroma, an acceptable sacrifice, well-pleasing to God. (Spiritually motivated gift giving = acceptable sacrifice, well pleasing to God.)
NAS 1 Timothy 2:3 This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, (1 Timothy 2:1-4 1 First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, 2 for kings and all who are in authority, in order that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. 3 This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.) (Prayer = acceptable in the sight of God our Savior.)
NAS 1 Timothy 5:4 but if any widow has children or grandchildren, let them first learn to practice piety in regard to their own family, and to make some return to their parents; for this is acceptable in the sight of God. (1 Timothy 5:3-5 3 Honor widows who are widows indeed; 4 but if any widow has children or grandchildren, let them first learn to practice piety in regard to their own family, and to make some return to their parents; for this is acceptable in the sight of God. 5 Now she who is a widow indeed, and who has been left alone has fixed her hope on God, and continues in entreaties and prayers night and day.) (Widow support = acceptable in the sight of God.)
NAS Hebrews 12:28 Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe; (Hebrews 12:25-29 25 See to it that you do not refuse Him who is speaking. For if those did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, much less shall we escape who turn away from Him who warns from heaven. 26 And His voice shook the earth then, but now He has promised, saying, "Yet once more I will shake not only the earth, but also the heaven." 27 And this expression, "Yet once more," denotes the removing of those things which can be shaken, as of created things, in order that those things which cannot be shaken may remain. 28 Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe; 29 for our God is a consuming fire.) (Heavenly spiritual focus = acceptable service to God.)
NAS 1 Peter 2:5 you also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. (1 Peter 2:1-5 1 Therefore, putting aside all malice and all guile and hypocrisy and envy and all slander, 2 like newborn babes, long for the pure milk of the word, that by it you may grow in respect to salvation, 3 if you have tasted the kindness of the Lord. 4 And coming to Him as to a living stone, rejected by men, but choice and precious in the sight of God, 5 you also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.) (Improving over sin, growing spiritually = spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God.)
NAS Genesis 23:13 And he spoke to Ephron in the hearing of the people of the land, saying, "If you will only please listen to me; I will give the price of the field, accept it from me, that I may bury my dead there."
NAS Genesis 32:20 and you shall say, 'Behold, your servant Jacob also is behind us.'" For he said, "I will appease him with the present that goes before me. Then afterward I will see his face; perhaps he will accept me."
NAS Exodus 22:11 an oath before the LORD shall be made by the two of them, that he has not laid hands on his neighbor's property; and its owner shall accept it, and he shall not make restitution.
NAS Leviticus 22:25 nor shall you accept any such from the hand of a foreigner for offering as the food of your God; for their corruption is in them, they have a defect, they shall not be accepted for you.'"
NAS Numbers 7:5 "Accept these things from them, that they may be used in the service of the tent of meeting, and you shall give them to the Levites, to each man according to his service."
NAS Deuteronomy 33:11 "O LORD, bless his substance, And accept the work of his hands; Shatter the loins of those who rise up against him, And those who hate him, so that they may not rise again." (Moses’ prayer for Levi.)
NAS 1 Samuel 10:4 and they will greet you and give you two loaves of bread, which you will accept from their hand.
NAS 1 Samuel 26:19 "Now therefore, please let my lord the king listen to the words of his servant. If the LORD has stirred you up against me, let Him accept an offering; but if it is men, cursed are they before the LORD, for they have driven me out today that I should have no attachment with the inheritance of the LORD, saying, 'Go, serve other gods.'
NAS 2 Samuel 24:23 "Everything, O king, Araunah gives to the king." And Araunah said to the king, "May the LORD your God accept you."
NAS Esther 4:4 Then Esther's maidens and her eunuchs came and told her, and the queen writhed in great anguish. And she sent garments to clothe Mordecai that he might remove his sackcloth from him, but he did not accept them.
NAS Job 2:10 But he said to her, "You speak as one of the foolish women speaks. Shall we indeed accept good from God and not accept adversity?" In all this Job did not sin with his lips. (Humans: Learn to accept good and adversity from God.)
NAS Job 33:26 Then he will pray to God, and He will accept him, That he may see His face with joy, And He may restore His righteousness to man.
NAS Job 42:8 "Now therefore, take for yourselves seven bulls and seven rams, and go to My servant Job, and offer up a burnt offering for yourselves, and My servant Job will pray for you. For I will accept him so that I may not do with you according to your folly, because you have not spoken of Me what is right, as My servant Job has." (Job acceptable to God.)
NAS Psalm 119:108 O accept the freewill offerings of my mouth, O LORD, And teach me Thine ordinances. (Petition for acceptance.)
NAS Proverbs 1:30 "They would not accept my counsel, They spurned all my reproof. (Not accepting wisdom.) (Proverbs 1:29-33 29 Because they hated knowledge, And did not choose the fear of the LORD. 30 "They would not accept my counsel, They spurned all my reproof. 31 "So they shall eat of the fruit of their own way, And be satiated with their own devices. 32 "For the waywardness of the naive shall kill them, And the complacency of fools shall destroy them. 33 "But he who listens to me shall live securely, And shall be at ease from the dread of evil.")
NAS Proverbs 4:10 Hear, my son, and accept my sayings, And the years of your life will be many. (Acceptance and blessing.)
NAS Proverbs 6:35 He will not accept any ransom, Nor will he be content though you give many gifts. (Jealous, not accept.)
NAS Proverbs 19:20 Listen to counsel and accept discipline, That you may be wise the rest of your days. (Acceptance and wisdom.)
NAS Isaiah 29:24 "And those who err in mind will know the truth, And those who criticize will accept instruction. (Millennial acceptance.)
NAS Jeremiah 7:28 "And you shall say to them, 'This is the nation that did not obey the voice of the LORD their God or accept correction; truth has perished and has been cut off from their mouth. (This is the nation that did not obey the voice of the LORD their God or accept correction.)
NAS Jeremiah 14:10 Thus says the LORD to this people, "Even so they have loved to wander; they have not kept their feet in check. Therefore the LORD does not accept them; now He will remember their iniquity and call their sins to account." (Sin, not acceptable to God.)
12 "When they fast, I am not going to listen to their cry; and when they offer burnt offering and grain offering, I am not going to accept them. Rather I am going to make an end of them by the sword, famine and pestilence." (Sin, not acceptable to God.)
NAS Ezekiel 20:40 "For on My holy mountain, on the high mountain of Israel," declares the Lord God, "there the whole house of Israel, all of them, will serve Me in the land; there I shall accept them, and there I shall seek your contributions and the choicest of your gifts, with all your holy things. (Millennial acceptance.)
41 "As a soothing aroma I shall accept you, when I bring you out from the peoples and gather you from the lands where you are scattered; and I shall prove Myself holy among you in the sight of the nations. (Millennial acceptance.)
NAS Ezekiel 43:27 'And when they have completed the days, it shall be that on the eighth day and onward, the priests shall offer your burnt offerings on the altar, and your peace offerings; and I will accept you,' declares the Lord God." (Millennial acceptance.)
NAS Amos 5:12 For I know your transgressions are many and your sins are great, You who distress the righteous and accept bribes, And turn aside the poor in the gate. (Accept bribes.) (Sin, not acceptable to God.)
22 "Even though you offer up to Me burnt offerings and your grain offerings, I will not accept them; And I will not even look at the peace offerings of your fatlings. (Sin, not acceptable to God.)
NAS Zephaniah 3:7 "I said, 'Surely you will revere Me, Accept instruction.' So her dwelling will not be cut off According to all that I have appointed concerning her. But they were eager to corrupt all their deeds. (Accept instruction.)
NAS Malachi 1:10 "Oh that there were one among you who would shut the gates, that you might not uselessly kindle fire on My altar! I am not pleased with you," says the LORD of hosts, "nor will I accept an offering from you. (Sin, not acceptable to God.)
NAS Matthew 11:14 "And if you care to accept it, he himself is Elijah, who was to come. (Hear God’s Word and accept it.)
NAS Matthew 19:11 But He said to them, "Not all men can accept this statement, but only those to whom it has been given. (Hear God’s Word and accept it.)
12 "For there are eunuchs who were born that way from their mother's womb; and there are eunuchs who were made eunuchs by men; and there are also eunuchs who made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. He who is able to accept this, let him accept it." (Hear God’s Word and accept it.)
NAS Mark 4:20 "And those are the ones on whom seed was sown on the good soil; and they hear the word and accept it, and bear fruit, thirty, sixty, and a hundredfold." (Hear God’s Word and accept it.)
NAS Acts 16:21 and are proclaiming customs which it is not lawful for us to accept or to observe, being Romans." (A natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God.) (Hear God’s Word and accept it.)
NAS Acts 22:18 and I saw Him saying to me, 'Make haste, and get out of Jerusalem quickly, because they will not accept your testimony about Me.' (A natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God.)
NAS Romans 14:1 Now accept the one who is weak in faith, but not for the purpose of passing judgment on his opinions. (Accept the weak in faith.)
NAS Romans 15:7 Wherefore, accept one another, just as Christ also accepted us to the glory of God. (Christians: Accept one another, to the glory of God.) (Romans 15:5-7 5 Now may the God who gives perseverance and encouragement grant you to be of the same mind with one another according to Christ Jesus; 6 that with one accord you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. 7 Wherefore, accept one another, just as Christ also accepted us to the glory of God.)
NAS 1 Corinthians 2:14 But a natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God; for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually appraised. (A natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God.)
NAS Philemon 1:17 If then you regard me a partner, accept him as you would me. (Accept one another, just as Christ also accepted us to the glory of God.)
NAS 3 John 1:9 I wrote something to the church; but Diotrephes, who loves to be first among them, does not accept what we say. (Not accepting wisdom.)
NAS Isaiah 60:7 "All the flocks of Kedar will be gathered together to you, The rams of Nebaioth will minister to you; They will go up with acceptance on My altar, And I shall glorify My glorious house. (Millennial acceptance.)
NAS Romans 11:15 For if their rejection be the reconciliation of the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead? (Acceptance and blessing.)
NAS 1 Timothy 1:15 It is a trustworthy statement, deserving full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, among whom I am foremost of all. (Hear God’s Word and accept it.)
NAS 1 Timothy 4:9 It is a trustworthy statement deserving full acceptance. (1 Timothy 4:7-11 7 But have nothing to do with worldly fables fit only for old women. On the other hand, discipline yourself for the purpose of godliness; 8 for bodily discipline is only of little profit, but godliness is profitable for all things, since it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come. 9 It is a trustworthy statement deserving full acceptance. 10 For it is for this we labor and strive, because we have fixed our hope on the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of believers. 11 Prescribe and teach these things.) (Hear God’s Word and accept it.)
NAS Exodus 28:38 "And it shall be on Aaron's forehead, and Aaron shall take away the iniquity of the holy things which the sons of Israel consecrate, with regard to all their holy gifts; and it shall always be on his forehead, that they may be accepted before the LORD.
NAS Leviticus 1:3 'If his offering is a burnt offering from the herd, he shall offer it, a male without defect; he shall offer it at the doorway of the tent of meeting, that he may be accepted before the LORD.
4 'And he shall lay his hand on the head of the burnt offering, that it may be accepted for him to make atonement on his behalf.
NAS Leviticus 7:18 'So if any of the flesh of the sacrifice of his peace offerings should ever be eaten on the third day, he who offers it shall not be accepted, and it shall not be reckoned to his benefit. It shall be an offensive thing, and the person who eats of it shall bear his own iniquity.
NAS Leviticus 19:5 'Now when you offer a sacrifice of peace offerings to the LORD, you shall offer it so that you may be accepted.
7 'So if it is eaten at all on the third day, it is an offense; it will not be accepted.
NAS Leviticus 22:19 for you to be accepted-- it must be a male without defect from the cattle, the sheep, or the goats.
20 'Whatever has a defect, you shall not offer, for it will not be accepted for you.
21 'And when a man offers a sacrifice of peace offerings to the LORD to fulfill a special vow, or for a freewill offering, of the herd or of the flock, it must be perfect to be accepted; there shall be no defect in it.
23 'In respect to an ox or a lamb which has an overgrown or stunted member, you may present it for a freewill offering, but for a vow it shall not be accepted.
25 nor shall you accept any such from the hand of a foreigner for offering as the food of your God; for their corruption is in them, they have a defect, they shall not be accepted for you.'"
27 "When an ox or a sheep or a goat is born, it shall remain seven days with its mother, and from the eighth day on it shall be accepted as a sacrifice of an offering by fire to the LORD.
29 "And when you sacrifice a sacrifice of thanksgiving to the LORD, you shall sacrifice it so that you may be accepted.
NAS Leviticus 23:11 'And he shall wave the sheaf before the LORD for you to be accepted; on the day after the sabbath the priest shall wave it.
NAS Judges 13:23 But his wife said to him, "If the LORD had desired to kill us, He would not have accepted a burnt offering and a grain offering from our hands, nor would He have shown us all these things, nor would He have let us hear things like this at this time."
NAS Ezra 8:30 So the priests and the Levites accepted the weighed out silver and gold and the utensils, to bring them to Jerusalem to the house of our God.
NAS Job 42:9 So Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite went and did as the LORD told them; and the LORD accepted Job. (The Lord accepted Job.)
NAS Jeremiah 2:30 "In vain I have struck your sons; They accepted no chastening. Your sword has devoured your prophets Like a destroying lion. (Israel: They accepted no chastening.)
NAS Zephaniah 3:2 She heeded no voice; She accepted no instruction. She did not trust in the LORD; She did not draw near to her God. (Jerusalem: She accepted no instruction.)
NAS Romans 14:3 Let not him who eats regard with contempt him who does not eat, and let not him who does not eat judge him who eats, for God has accepted him. (God has accepted Christians.)
NAS Romans 15:7 Wherefore, accept one another, just as Christ also accepted us to the glory of God. (Accept one another, just as Christ also accepted us to the glory of God.)
NAS 2 Corinthians 8:17 For he not only accepted our appeal, but being himself very earnest, he has gone to you of his own accord.
NAS 2 Corinthians 11:4 For if one comes and preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached, or you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a different gospel which you have not accepted, you bear this beautifully. (One Gospel to accept.)
NAS 1 Thessalonians 2:13 And for this reason we also constantly thank God that when you received from us the word of God's message, you accepted it not as the word of men, but for what it really is, the word of God, which also performs its work in you who believe. (Accept God’s Word.)
NAS Hebrews 10:34 For you showed sympathy to the prisoners, and accepted joyfully the seizure of your property, knowing that you have for yourselves a better possession and an abiding one. (Accept spiritual suffering.)
NAS Hebrews 11:35 Women received back their dead by resurrection; and others were tortured, not accepting their release, in order that they might obtain a better resurrection; (Accept spiritual suffering.)
NAS 3 John 1:7 For they went out for the sake of the Name, accepting nothing from the Gentiles.
NAS Deuteronomy 27:25 'Cursed is he who accepts a bribe to strike down an innocent person.' And all the people shall say, 'Amen.' (Cursed is he who accepts a bribe.)
NAS Proverbs 13:1 A wise son accepts his father's discipline, But a scoffer does not listen to rebuke. (A wise son accepts his father's discipline.)
NAS Malachi 2:13 "And this is another thing you do: you cover the altar of the LORD with tears, with weeping and with groaning, because He no longer regards the offering or accepts it with favor from your hand. (Sin, not acceptable to God.)