22 Then Samuel said:

Does the Lord(A) take pleasure in burnt offerings and sacrifices
as much as in obeying the Lord?

Look: to obey is better than sacrifice,
to pay attention is better than the fat of rams.(B)

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You do not delight in sacrifice and offering;
You open my ears to listen.[a]
You do not ask for a whole burnt offering or a sin offering.(A)

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 40:6 Lit You hollow out ears for me

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