22 In turn Samuel said: “Does Jehovah have as much delight in burnt offerings+ and sacrifices as in obeying the voice of Jehovah? Look! To obey+ is better than a sacrifice,+ to pay attention than the fat+ of rams;
18 But if not, let it become known to you, O king, that your gods* are not the ones we are serving, and the image of gold that you have set up we will not worship.”+
15 “If YOU love me, YOU will observe my commandments;+
19 But in reply Peter and John said to them: “Whether it is righteous in the sight of God to listen to YOU rather than to God, judge for yourselves.