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1 Samuel 15:22 Expanded Bible (EXB)

22 But Samuel answered,

“What pleases the Lord more:
    burnt offerings and sacrifices
    or obedience to his voice?
·It is better to obey [Obedience is better] than ·to sacrifice [sacrifice].
    ·It is better to listen to God than to offer [Submission/Heeding is better than] the fat of ·sheep [rams].

Expanded Bible (EXB)

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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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1 Samuel 15:22 King James Version (KJV)

22 And Samuel said, Hath 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 hearken than the fat of rams.

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