22 Samuel said,

(A)Does the Lord have as much delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices
As in obeying the voice of the Lord?
Behold, (B)to obey is better than a sacrifice,
And to pay attention is better than the fat of rams.

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(A)You have not desired [a]sacrifice and meal offering;
You have [b]opened my ears;
You have not required burnt offering and sin offering.

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  1. Psalm 40:6 I.e., blood sacrifice
  2. Psalm 40:6 Lit dug; or possibly pierced

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