Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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.
1 Samuel 15:22
And Samuel said, Does the LORD have as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as in hearing the voice of the LORD? Behold, to hear is better than sacrifice and to hearken than the fat of rams.
I will not reprove thee regarding thy sacrifices; thy burnt offerings are continually before me.
To do righteousness and judgment is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.
To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? shall the LORD say. I am full of the burnt offerings of rams and the fat of fed beasts; and I do not delight in the blood of bullocks or of lambs or of he goats.
Is it such a fast that I have chosen? a day for a man to afflict his soul? is it to bow down his head as a bulrush, and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him? wilt thou call this a fast and an acceptable day to the LORD?
Thus hath the LORD of the hosts, the God of Israel said: Add your burnt offerings upon your sacrifices and eat flesh.
For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.
I hate, I despise your solemnities, and I will not savour your assemblies.
With what shall I present myself before the LORD, and how shall I worship the high God? shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves of a year old?
Therefore go ye and learn what this is, I will have mercy and not sacrifice, for I am not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.
But if ye knew what this means, I will have mercy and not sacrifice, ye would not condemn the innocent.
1 Corinthians 13:1
Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass or a tinkling cymbal.