New American Standard Bible
To do righteousness and justice Is desired by the LORD more than sacrifice.
King James Bible
To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.
Darby Bible Translation
To exercise justice and judgment is more acceptable to Jehovah than sacrifice.
World English Bible
To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to Yahweh than sacrifice.
Young's Literal Translation
To do righteousness and judgment, Is chosen of Jehovah rather than sacrifice.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Compare the marginal reference. The words have a special significance as coming from the king who had built the temple, and had offered sacrifices that could not be numbered for multitude" 1 Kings 8:5.
LibraryEpistle Cvi. To Syagrius, Ætherius, virgilius, and Desiderius, Bishops .
To Syagrius, Ætherius, Virgilius, and Desiderius, Bishops  . Gregory to Syagrius of Augustodunum (Autun), Etherius of Lugdunum (Lyons), Virgilius of Aretale (Arles), and Desiderius of Vienna (Vienne), bishops of Gaul. A paribus. Our Head, which is Christ, has to this end willed us to be His members, that through the bond of charity and faith He might make us one body in Himself. And to Him it befits us so to adhere in heart, that, since without Him we can be nothing, through Him we may …
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1 Samuel 15:22
Samuel said, "Has the LORD as much delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices As in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, And to heed than the fat of rams.
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD, But the prayer of the upright is His delight.
"What are your multiplied sacrifices to Me?" Says the LORD. "I have had enough of burnt offerings of rams And the fat of fed cattle; And I take no pleasure in the blood of bulls, lambs or goats.
"Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean; Remove the evil of your deeds from My sight. Cease to do evil,
For I delight in loyalty rather than sacrifice, And in the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings.
Does the LORD take delight in thousands of rams, In ten thousand rivers of oil? Shall I present my firstborn for my rebellious acts, The fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?
He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God?
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