Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbour as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.

Bible References

Is more

1 Samuel 15:22
And Samuel said, Hath Jehovah as great delight in burnt-offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of Jehovah? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.
Psalm 50:8
I will not reprove thee for thy sacrifices; And thy burnt-offerings are continually before me.
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.
Isaiah 58:5
Is such the fast that I have chosen? the day for a man to afflict his soul? Is it to bow down his head as a rush, and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him? wilt thou call this a fast, and an acceptable day to Jehovah?
Jeremiah 7:21
Thus saith Jehovah of hosts, the God of Israel: Add your burnt-offerings unto your sacrifices, and eat ye flesh.
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.
1 Corinthians 13:1
If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am become sounding brass, or a clanging cymbal.

General references

Proverbs 21:3
To do righteousness and justice Is more acceptable to Jehovah than sacrifice.
Matthew 22:36
Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?
1 John 4:21
And this commandment have we from him, that he who loveth God love his brother also.

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