8 The Lord detests the sacrifice of the wicked, but the prayer of the upright pleases him.
27 The sacrifice of the wicked is detestable- how much more so when brought with evil intent!
(Read Proverbs 21:27)
When holiness is pretended, but wickedness intended, that especially is an abomination.
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.