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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Sacrifice and offering you did not desire—(A)
    but my ears you have opened[a](B)
    burnt offerings(C) and sin offerings[b] you did not require.

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 40:6 Hebrew; some Septuagint manuscripts but a body you have prepared for me
  2. Psalm 40:6 Or purification offerings

10 “Oh, that one of you would shut the temple doors,(A) so that you would not light useless fires on my altar! I am not pleased(B) with you,” says the Lord Almighty, “and I will accept(C) no offering(D) from your hands.

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It is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats(A) to take away sins.(B)

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