1 Samuel 15:22 ESV

22 And Samuel said, 1"Has the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, 2to obey is better than sacrifice, and to listen than the fat of rams.

Study tools for 1 Samuel 15:22

  • a 15:3 - That is, set apart (devote) as an offering to the Lord (for destruction); also verses 8, 9, 15, 18, 20, 21
  • b 15:9 - The meaning of the Hebrew term is uncertain
  • c 15:32 - Or haltingly (compare Septuagint); the Hebrew is uncertain