Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Bible References

I desired

1 Samuel 15:22
Then Samuel said:

Does the Lord take pleasure in burnt offerings and sacrifices
as much as in obeying the Lord?


Look: to obey is better than sacrifice,
to pay attention is better than the fat of rams.
Psalm 50:8
I do not rebuke you for your sacrifices
or for your burnt offerings,
which are continually before Me.
Proverbs 21:3
Doing what is righteous and just
is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.
Ecclesiastes 5:1
Guard your steps when you go to the house of God. Better to draw near in obedience than to offer the sacrifice as fools do, for they ignorantly do wrong.
Isaiah 1:11
“What are all your sacrifices to Me?”
asks the Lord.
“I have had enough of burnt offerings and rams
and the fat of well-fed cattle;
I have no desire for the blood of bulls,
lambs, or male goats.
Isaiah 58:6
Isn’t the fast I choose:
To break the chains of wickedness,
to untie the ropes of the yoke,
to set the oppressed free,
and to tear off every yoke?
Jeremiah 7:22
for when I brought your ancestors out of the land of Egypt, I did not speak with them or command them concerning burnt offering and sacrifice.
Daniel 4:27
Therefore, may my advice seem good to you my king. Separate yourself from your sins by doing what is right, and from your injustices by showing mercy to the needy. Perhaps there will be an extension of your prosperity.”
Amos 5:21
I hate, I despise your feasts!
I can’t stand the stench
of your solemn assemblies.
Micah 6:6
What should I bring before the Lord
when I come to bow before God on high?
Should I come before Him with burnt offerings,
with year-old calves?
Matthew 5:7
The merciful are blessed,
for they will be shown mercy.
Matthew 9:13
Go and learn what this means: I desire mercy and not sacrifice. For I didn’t come to call the righteous, but sinners.”
Matthew 12:7
If you had known what this means: I desire mercy and not sacrifice, you would not have condemned the innocent.

The

Hosea 4:1
Hear the word of the Lord, people of Israel,
for the Lord has a case
against the inhabitants of the land:
There is no truth, no faithful love,
and no knowledge of God in the land!
1 Chronicles 28:9
“As for you, Solomon my son, know the God of your father, and serve Him with a whole heart and a willing mind, for the Lord searches every heart and understands the intention of every thought. If you seek Him, He will be found by you, but if you forsake Him, He will reject you forever.
Jeremiah 22:16
He took up the case of the poor and needy,
then it went well.
Is this not what it means to know Me?
This is the Lord’s declaration.
1 John 2:3
This is how we are sure that we have come to know Him: by keeping His commands.
1 John 3:6
Everyone who remains in Him does not sin; everyone who sins has not seen Him or known Him.

General references

Numbers 29:17
“On the second day present 12 young bulls, two rams, and 14 male lambs a year old—all unblemished—
Numbers 30:5
But if her father prohibits her on the day he hears about it, none of her vows and none of the obligations she put herself under are binding. The Lord will absolve her because her father has prohibited her.
Psalm 50:8
I do not rebuke you for your sacrifices
or for your burnt offerings,
which are continually before Me.
Proverbs 21:3
Doing what is righteous and just
is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.

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