The passages of scripture that speak against the ritual sacrifices.
If you look... you may find even more.
And this may help you understand many of the other scriptures, as well.
"But who is able to build him a house, seeing the heaven and
heaven of heavens cannot contain him? who am I then, that I should build him a
house, save only to burn sacrifice before him?"
I Samuel 15:22
"Has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and
sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than
sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams. For rebellion is as the sin of
witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolotry."
"Sacrifice and offering you did not desire; my ears have
you opened; burnt offering and sin offering have you not required."
"If I were hungry, I would not tell you: for the world is
mine and the fullness thereof. Will I eat the flesh of bulls or drink the blood of
"Thou desirest not sacrifice, else I would give it; thou
delightest not in burnt offering. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit. A
broken and contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise."
"I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he
goats. My gut is full of blood. When you come to appear before Me, who has
required this of your hand, to tread my courts? Bring no more vain oblations."
"Therefore have I hewed them by the Prophets; I have slain
them by the words of my mouth; and thy judgments are as the light that goes
forth. For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more
than burnt offerings. But they like men have transgressed the covenant; there
have they dealt treacherously against me."
Moses "took the calf which they had made, and burnt it in the fire, and ground it to powder, and strewn it upon the water, and made the children of Israel drink of it."
The heaven is my throne and the earth is my footstool, where is the house that you would build me? where is the place of my rest?..... he that kills an ox is as if he slew a man; he that sacrifices a lamb, as if he cut off a dog's neck; he that offers an oblation as if he offered swines blood; he that burns incense as if he blessed an idol.
Yea, they have chosen their own ways, and their soul delights in their obominations. I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their fears upon them; because when I called none did answer; when I spake they did not hear; but they did evil before my eyes and chose that in which I delighted not."