|New International Version (© 2011)|
To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.
King James Bible
To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.
American Standard Version
To do righteousness and justice Is more acceptable to Jehovah than sacrifice.
Young's Literal Translation
To do righteousness and judgment, Is chosen of Jehovah rather than sacrifice.
Proverbs 21:3 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
To do justice and judgment - The words of Samuel to Saul. See note on 1 Samuel 15:23.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Proverbs 15:8 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight.
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...
Psalm 50:8 I will not reprove you for your sacrifices or your burnt offerings, to have been continually before me.
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...
Jeremiah 7:21-23 Thus said the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Put your burnt offerings to your sacrifices, and eat flesh...
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...
Mark 12:33 And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength...
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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.
Proverbs 15:8 The LORD detests the sacrifice of the wicked, but the prayer of the upright pleases him.
Isaiah 1:11 "The multitude of your sacrifices-- what are they to me?" says the LORD. "I have more than enough of burnt offerings, of rams and the fat of fattened animals; I have no pleasure in the blood of bulls and lambs and goats.
Isaiah 1:16 Wash and make yourselves clean. Take your evil deeds out of my sight; stop doing wrong.
Hosea 6:6 For I desire mercy, not sacrifice, and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings.
Micah 6:7 Will the LORD be pleased with thousands of rams, with ten thousand rivers of olive oil? Shall I offer my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?
Micah 6:8 He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.