"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! r For you pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and s have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faith. These you ought to have done, without leaving the others undone.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut up the kingdom of heaven against men; for you neither go in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in.
But woe to you Pharisees! For you tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and pass by justice and the love of God. These you ought to have done, without leaving the others undone.
'I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I possess.'
1 Samuel 15:22
So Samuel said: "Has the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, As in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, And to heed than the fat of rams.
For I desire mercy and not sacrifice, And the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.
He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God?
"But go and learn what this means: 'I desire mercy and not sacrifice.' For I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance."
But if you had known what this means, 'I desire mercy and not sacrifice,' you would not have condemned the guiltless.