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1 Samuel 15:22
And Samuel said, "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.
Psalm 50:8-15
8
"Hear, O my people, and I will speak, O Israel, I will testify against you. I am God, your God.
9
I do not reprove you for your sacrifices; your burnt offerings are continually before me.
10
I will accept no bull from your house, nor he-goat from your folds.
11
For every beast of the forest is mine, the cattle on a thousand hills.
12
I know all the birds of the air, and all that moves in the field is mine.
13
"If I were hungry, I would not tell you; for the world and all that is in it is mine.
14
Do I eat the flesh of bulls, or drink the blood of goats?
15
Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving, and pay your vows to the Most High;
Psalm 50:23-15
Proverbs 21:3
To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.
Isaiah 1:11-17
11
"What to me is the multitude of your sacrifices? says the LORD; I have had enough of burnt offerings of rams and the fat of fed beasts; I do not delight in the blood of bulls, or of lambs, or of he-goats.
12
"When you come to appear before me, who requires of you this trampling of my courts?
13
Bring no more vain offerings; incense is an abomination to me. New moon and sabbath and the calling of assemblies-- I cannot endure iniquity and solemn assembly.
14
Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hates; they have become a burden to me, I am weary of bearing them.
15
When you spread forth your hands, I will hide my eyes from you; even though you make many prayers, I will not listen; your hands are full of blood.
16
Wash yourselves; make yourselves clean; remove the evil of your doings from before my eyes; cease to do evil,
17
learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; defend the fatherless, plead for the widow.
Isaiah 58:5-7
5
Is such the fast that I choose, a day for a man to humble himself? Is it to bow down his head like a rush, and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him? Will you call this a fast, and a day acceptable to the LORD?
6
"Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the thongs of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke?
7
Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover him, and not to hide yourself from your own flesh?
Jeremiah 7:21-23
21
Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: "Add your burnt offerings to your sacrifices, and eat the flesh.
22
For in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, I did not speak to your fathers or command them concerning burnt offerings and sacrifices.
23
But this command I gave them, `Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and you shall be my people; and walk in all the way that I command you, that it may be well with you.'
Hosea 6:6
For I desire steadfast love and not sacrifice, the knowledge of God, rather than burnt offerings.
Amos 5:21-24
21
"I hate, I despise your feasts, and I take no delight in your solemn assemblies.
22
Even though you offer me your burnt offerings and cereal offerings, I will not accept them, and the peace offerings of your fatted beasts I will not look upon.
23
Take away from me the noise of your songs; to the melody of your harps I will not listen.
24
But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.
Micah 6:6-8
6
"With what shall I come before the LORD, and bow myself before God on high? Shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves a year old?
7
Will the LORD be pleased with thousands of rams, with ten thousands of rivers of oil? Shall I give my first-born for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?"
8
He has showed you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?
Matthew 9:13
Go and learn what this means, `I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.' For I came not to call the righteous, but sinners."
Matthew 12:7
And if you had known what this means, `I desire mercy, and not sacrifice,' you would not have condemned the guiltless.
1 Corinthians 13:1-3
1
If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.
2
And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
3
If I give away all I have, and if I deliver my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.