8 The Lord detests the sacrifice of the wicked, but the prayer of the upright pleases him.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 15:8

Commentary on Proverbs 15:8-9

(Read Proverbs 15:8-9)

The wicked put other things in the stead of Christ's atonement, or in the place of holy obedience. Praying graces are his gift, and the work of his Spirit, with which he is well pleased.