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If you had known what these words mean, 'I desire mercy, not sacrifice,' you would not have condemned the innocent.
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 TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I will have mercy, etc. - See this explained, Matthew 9:13.
There are four ways in which positive laws may cease to oblige.
First, by the natural law of necessity.
Secondly, by a particular law, which is superior.
Thirdly, by the law of charity and mercy.
Fourthly, by the dispensation and authority of the Lawgiver.
These cases are all exemplified from Matthew 12:4-8.
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Matthew 9:13 But go you and learn what that means, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous...
Matthew 22:29 Jesus answered and said to them, You do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.
Acts 13:27 For they that dwell at Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they knew him not...
I will. That is, I desire, or require mercy, or acts of humanity, rather than sacrifice.
Isaiah 1:11-17 To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices to me? said the LORD: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams...
Hosea 6:6 For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.
Micah 6:6-8 With which shall I come before the LORD, and bow myself before the high God? shall I come before him with burnt offerings...
Job 32:3 Also against his three friends was his wrath kindled, because they had found no answer, and yet had condemned Job.
Psalm 94:21 They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood.
Psalm 109:31 For he shall stand at the right hand of the poor, to save him from those that condemn his soul.
Proverbs 17:15 He that justifies the wicked, and he that comdemns the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD.
James 5:6 You have condemned and killed the just; and he does not resist you.
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1 Samuel 15:22 But Samuel replied: "Does the LORD delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the LORD? To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams.
Hosea 6:6 For I desire mercy, not sacrifice, and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings.
Matthew 9:13 But go and learn what this means: 'I desire mercy, not sacrifice.' For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners."
Mark 12:33 To love him with all your heart, with all your understanding and with all your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself is more important than all burnt offerings and sacrifices."