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,(A)
    and to heed is better than the fat of rams.

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20 What do I care about incense from Sheba(A)
    or sweet calamus(B) from a distant land?
Your burnt offerings are not acceptable;(C)
    your sacrifices(D) do not please me.”(E)

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22 Even though you bring me burnt offerings(A) and grain offerings,
    I will not accept them.(B)
Though you bring choice fellowship offerings,
    I will have no regard for them.(C)

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