Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.

Bible References

Hath the lord

Psalm 50:8
I will not reprove thee for thy sacrifices; And thy burnt-offerings are continually before me.
Psalm 51:16
For thou delightest not in sacrifice; else would I give it: Thou hast no pleasure in burnt-offering.
Proverbs 21:3
To do righteousness and justice Is more acceptable to Jehovah than sacrifice.
Isaiah 1:11
What unto me is the multitude of your sacrifices? saith Jehovah: I have had enough of the burnt-offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he-goats.
Jeremiah 7:22
For I spake not unto your fathers, nor commanded them in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, concerning burnt-offerings or sacrifices:
Hosea 6:6
For I desire goodness, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt-offerings.
Amos 5:21
I hate, I despise your feasts, and I will take no delight in your solemn assemblies.
Micah 6:6
Wherewith shall I come before Jehovah, and bow myself before the high God? shall I come before him with burnt-offerings, with calves a year old?
Matthew 9:13
But go ye and learn what this meaneth, I desire mercy, and not sacrifice, for I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.
Matthew 12:7
But if ye had known what this meaneth, I desire mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless.
Matthew 23:23
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye tithe mint and anise and cummin, and have left undone the weightier matters of the law, justice, and mercy, and faith: but these ye ought to have done, and not to have left the other undone.
Hebrews 10:4
For it is impossible that the blood of bulls and goats should take away sins.

Obey

Exodus 19:5
Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be mine own possession from among all peoples: for all the earth is mine:
Ecclesiastes 5:1
Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of God; for to draw nigh to hear is better than to give the sacrifice of fools: for they know not that they do evil.
Jeremiah 7:23
but this thing I commanded them, saying, Hearken unto my voice, and I will be your God, and ye shall be my people; and walk ye in all the way that I command you, that it may be well with you.
Jeremiah 11:4
which I commanded your fathers in the day that I brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, out of the iron furnace, saying, Obey my voice, and do them, according to all which I command you: so shall ye be my people, and I will be your God;
Jeremiah 26:13
Now therefore amend your ways and your doings, and obey the voice of Jehovah your God; and Jehovah will repent him of the evil that he hath pronounced against you.
Hosea 6:6
For I desire goodness, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt-offerings.
Matthew 5:24
leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way, first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.
Mark 12:33
and to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbor as himself, is much more than all whole burnt-offerings and sacrifices.

General references

Genesis 3:12
And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.
Numbers 1:54
Thus did the children of Israel; according to all that Jehovah commanded Moses, so did they.
1 Kings 20:36
Then said he unto him, Because thou hast not obeyed the voice of Jehovah, behold, as soon as thou art departed from me, a lion shall slay thee. And as soon as he was departed from him, a lion found him, and slew him.
Psalm 149:7
To execute vengeance upon the nations, And punishments upon the peoples;
Proverbs 21:3
To do righteousness and justice Is more acceptable to Jehovah than sacrifice.
Hosea 13:11
I have given thee a king in mine anger, and have taken him away in my wrath.

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