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 will say, Was it pleasing to Jehovah in burnt-offerings and sacrifices as to hear to the voice of Jehovah? Behold, to hear, above a good sacrifice, and to hearken, above the fat of rams.
Not for thy sacrifices will I reprove thee and for thy burnt-offerings, being always before me.
To do justice and judgment was chosen by Jehovah above gold.
For what to me the multitude of your sacrifices? Jehovah will say: I was filled with the burnt-offerings of rams and the fat of fatlings; and I delighted not in the blood of bullocks, and of he lambs and of he goats.
Will this be the fast I shall choose? a day for a man to humble his soul? to bend his head as a bulrush, and he will place sackcloth and ashes? wilt thou call this a fast and a day of acceptance to Jehovah.
Thus said Jehovah of armies, God of Israel; Add your burnt-offerings upon your sacrifices and eat flesh.
For I delighted in mercy and not sacrifice; the knowledge of God more than burnt-offerings.
I hated, I rejected your festivals, and I will not smell in your assemblies.
With what shall I come before Jehovah? I will bow to the high God; shall I come before him with burnt-offerings, with calves, the sons of a year?
And having gone, learn what is this, I wish mercy, and not sacrifice: for I came not to call the just, but the sinful to repentance.
And if ye knew what it is, I will mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the innocent.
1 Corinthians 13:1
If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not love, I have been the brass of echoes, and the shouting cymbal.