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22 So Samuel said:

(A)“Has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices,
As in obeying the voice of the Lord?
Behold, (B)to obey is better than sacrifice,
And to heed than the fat of rams.

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16 For (A)You do not desire sacrifice, or else I would give it;
You do not delight in burnt offering.

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For I desire (A)mercy[a] and (B)not sacrifice,
And the (C)knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.

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Footnotes

  1. Hosea 6:6 Or faithfulness or loyalty

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