16 (A)For you will not delight in sacrifice, or I would give it;
    you will not be pleased with a burnt offering.

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22 And Samuel said,

(A)“Has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices,
    as in obeying the voice of the Lord?
Behold, (B)to obey is better than sacrifice,
    and to listen than the fat of rams.

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Consequently, (A)when Christ[a] came into the world, he said,

(B)“Sacrifices and offerings you have not desired,
    but a body have you prepared for me;
in burnt offerings and sin offerings
    you have taken no pleasure.
Then I said, ‘Behold, I have come to do your will, O God,
    as it is written of me in the scroll of the book.’”

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Footnotes

  1. Hebrews 10:5 Greek he

(A)To do righteousness and justice
    is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.

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