Have you offered unto me sacrifices and offerings in the wilderness forty years, O house of Israel?
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George Leo Haydock
Did you offer Except the sacrifices that were offered at the first, in the dedication of the tabernacle, the Israelites offered no sacrifices in the desert. (Challoner)
They ceased after the beginning of the second year. (St. Augustine, q. 47 in Exodus, Leviticus vii.) (Worthington)
God did not require sacrifices when the people came out of Egypt, Jeremias vii. 22., and Deuteronomy xii. 8. They were not performed so regularly in the desert, (Calmet) and the people still bore a secret affection for idols, (ver. 26.) which rendered all their victims useless. (Haydock)