Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


But if ye had known what this meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless.

Bible References


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 22:29
Jesus answered them, “You are deceived, because you don’t know the Scriptures or the power of God.
Acts 13:27
For the residents of Jerusalem and their rulers, since they did not recognize Him or the voices of the prophets that are read every Sabbath, have fulfilled their words by condemning Him.

I will

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.
Hosea 6:6
For I desire loyalty and not sacrifice,
the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings.
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?


Job 32:3
He was also angry at Job’s three friends because they had failed to refute him and yet had condemned him.
Psalm 94:21
They band together against the life of the righteous
and condemn the innocent to death.
Psalm 109:31
For He stands at the right hand of the needy
to save him from those who would condemn him.
Proverbs 17:15
Acquitting the guilty and condemning the just
both are detestable to the Lord.
James 5:6
You have condemned—you have murdered—the righteous man; he does not resist you.

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