|GOD'S WORD® Translation (© 1995)|
If you had known what 'I want mercy, not sacrifices' means, you would not have condemned innocent people.
King James Bible
But if ye had known what this meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless.
American Standard Version
But if ye had known what this meaneth, I desire mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless.
Young's Literal Translation
and if ye had known what is: Kindness I will, and not sacrifice -- ye had not condemned the blameless,
Matthew 12:7 Additional TranslationsBlameless Compassion Condemned Desire Guilt Guiltless Innocent Judging Kindness Mean Meaneth Means Mercy Minds Offerings Sacrifice Words WrongBlameless Compassion Condemned Desire Guilt Guiltless Innocent Judging Kindness Mean Meaneth Means Mercy Minds Offerings Sacrifice Words WrongGOD'S WORD® is a copyrighted work of God's Word to the Nations. Copyright 1995.
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1 Samuel 15:22 Then Samuel said, "Is the LORD as delighted with burnt offerings and sacrifices as he would be with your obedience? To follow instructions is better than to sacrifice. To obey is better than sacrificing the fat of rams.
Hosea 6:6 I want your loyalty, not your sacrifices. I want you to know me, not to give me burnt offerings.
Matthew 9:13 Learn what this means: 'I want mercy, not sacrifices.' I've come to call sinners, not people who think they have God's approval."
Mark 12:33 To love him with all your heart, with all your understanding, with all your strength, and to love your neighbor as you love yourself is more important than all the burnt offerings and sacrifices."