New Living Translation
The LORD is more pleased when we do what is right and just than when we offer him sacrifices.
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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1 Samuel 15:22
But Samuel replied, "What is more pleasing to the LORD: your burnt offerings and sacrifices or your obedience to his voice? Listen! Obedience is better than sacrifice, and submission is better than offering the fat of rams.
The LORD detests the sacrifice of the wicked, but he delights in the prayers of the upright.
"What makes you think I want all your sacrifices?" says the LORD. "I am sick of your burnt offerings of rams and the fat of fattened cattle. I get no pleasure from the blood of bulls and lambs and goats.
Wash yourselves and be clean! Get your sins out of my sight. Give up your evil ways.
I want you to show love, not offer sacrifices. I want you to know me more than I want burnt offerings.
Should we offer him thousands of rams and ten thousand rivers of olive oil? Should we sacrifice our firstborn children to pay for our sins?
No, O people, the LORD has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.
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