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1 Samuel 15:22 GNT

22 Samuel said, "Which does the Lord prefer: obedience or offerings and sacrifices? It is better to obey him than to sacrifice the best sheep to him.

Study tools for 1 Samuel 15:22

  • 1 15:1 - 15.1 1 S 10.1.
  • 2 15:2 - 15.2 Ex 17.8-14; Dt 25.17-19.
  • 3 15:27 - 15.27, 28 1 S 28.17; 1 K 11.30, 31.
  • a 15:9 - [One ancient translation] the best calves and lambs; [Hebrew unclear.]
  • b 15:9 - [Some ancient translations] useless or worthless; [Hebrew unclear.]
  • c 15:15 - destroyed completely: [These animals had been unconditionally dedicated to the Lord and had to be destroyed (see Lv 27.28).]
  • d 15:32 - trembling with fear . . . die; [or] confidently, thinking to himself, "Surely the bitter danger of death is past!"