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1 Samuel 15:22 New King James Version (NKJV)

22 So Samuel said:

“Has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices,
As in obeying the voice of the Lord?
Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice,
And to heed than the fat of rams.

New King James Version (NKJV)

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1 Samuel 15:22 New International Version (NIV)

22 But Samuel replied:

“Does the Lord delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices
    as much as in obeying the Lord?
To obey is better than sacrifice,
    and to heed is better than the fat of rams.

New International Version (NIV)

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Hosea 6:6 New King James Version (NKJV)

For I desire mercy[a] and not sacrifice,
And the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.

Footnotes:

  1. Hosea 6:6 Or faithfulness or loyalty
New King James Version (NKJV)

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Hosea 6:6 New International Version (NIV)

For I desire mercy, not sacrifice,
    and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings.

New International Version (NIV)

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Micah 6:8 New King James Version (NKJV)

He has shown you, O man, what is good;
And what does the Lord require of you
But to do justly,
To love [a]mercy,
And to walk humbly with your God?

Footnotes:

  1. Micah 6:8 Or lovingkindness
New King James Version (NKJV)

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Micah 6:8 New International Version (NIV)

He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.
    And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
    and to walk humbly[a] with your God.

Footnotes:

  1. Micah 6:8 Or prudently
New International Version (NIV)

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Matthew 9:13 New King James Version (NKJV)

13 But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy and not sacrifice.’ For I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, [a]to repentance.”

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 9:13 NU omits to repentance
New King James Version (NKJV)

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Matthew 9:13 New International Version (NIV)

13 But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’[a] For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 9:13 Hosea 6:6
New International Version (NIV)

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Matthew 12:7 New King James Version (NKJV)

But if you had known what this means, ‘I desire mercy and not sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned the guiltless.

New King James Version (NKJV)

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Matthew 12:7 New International Version (NIV)

If you had known what these words mean, ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice,’[a] you would not have condemned the innocent.

Footnotes:

  1. Matthew 12:7 Hosea 6:6
New International Version (NIV)

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