And Samuel said, Hath Jehovah as great delight in burnt-offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of Jehovah? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.
(For the redemption of their life is costly, And it faileth for ever;)
That he should still live alway, That he should not see corruption.
I will even betroth thee unto me in faithfulness; and thou shalt know Jehovah.
But go ye and learn what (this) meaneth, I desire mercy, and not sacrifice, for I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.
But if ye had known what this meaneth, I desire mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless.