ESV - 17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.
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By contrast, I believe Luke 18:10-14 teaches the difference between an individual who is arrogant, self righteous and judgmental and an individual who has a broken spirit and contrite (crushed) heart. Luke 18:10 Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. Luke 18:11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. Luke 18:12 I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess. Luke 18:13 And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. Luke 18:14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
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