Ecclesiastes 5:1; Hosea 6:6; Matthew 9:13; Matthew 12:7; Mark 12:33

Fear God

1nGuard your steps when you go to othe house of God. To draw near to listen is better than to poffer the sacrifice of fools, for they do not know that they are doing evil.


For kI desire steadfast love1 and not sacrifice,

lthe knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings.


13 Go and learn iwhat this means: jI desire mercy, and not sacrifice. For kI came not to call the righteous, lbut sinners.


And if you had known ewhat this means, fI desire mercy, and not sacrifice, you would not have condemned the guiltless.


33 And to love him with all the heart and with all bthe understanding and with all the strength, and to love one's neighbor as oneself, cis much more than all dwhole burnt offerings and sacrifices.