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1 Samuel 15:22 NIV

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, and to heed is better than the fat of rams.

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  • a 15:3 - The Hebrew term refers to the irrevocable giving over of things or persons to the Lord, often by totally destroying them; also in verses 8, 9, 15, 18, 20 and 21.
  • b 15:9 - Or "the grown bulls" ; the meaning of the Hebrew for this phrase is uncertain.
  • c 15:32 - The meaning of the Hebrew for this phrase is uncertain.