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Proverbs 21:3 | Justice and Judgement

A Verse Mapping Bible Study on Proverbs

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Week 24: Proverbs 21:3

To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.

Scripture Memory

To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice. Proverbs 21:3

To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice. Proverbs 21:3

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Bible Context

Who?

King Solomon

When?

Early in his reign, after 970 B.C.

Why?

To apply God’s wisdom to daily life.

For whom?

Israelites (The Jewish People).

Word Studies

To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice. Proverbs 21:3

Justice | צְדָקָה

ṣᵊḏāqâ

Pronunciation: tsed-aw-kaw'

Definition:

  • justice, righteousness
  • righteous acts

Translations:

  • righteousness 128x
  • justice 15x
  • right 9x

Judgment | מִשְׁפָּט

mišpāṭ

Pronunciation: mish-pawt'

Definition:

  • justice, right, rectitude (attributes of God or man)

Translations:

  • judgment 296x
  • manner 38x
  • right 18x
  • cause 12x

Acceptable | בָּחַר

bāḥar

Pronunciation: baw-khar'

Definition:

  • to choose, elect, decide for
  • to be chosen, selected

Translations:

  • choose 77x
  • chosen 77x
  • acceptable 1x
  • excellent 1x

Sacrifice | זֶבַח

zeḇaḥ

Pronunciation: zeh'-bakh

Definition:

  • sacrifice of righteousness
  • the covenant sacrifice
  • annual sacrifice
  • thank offering

Translations:

  • sacrifice 155x
  • offerings 6x
  • offer 1x

Paraphrase

To do [righteous acts] and [justice, right] is more [to be chosen] to the LORD than [annual sacrifice]. Proverbs 21:3

Bible Cross References

1 Samuel 15:22

And Samuel said, Hath 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 hearken than the fat of rams.

Hosea 6:6

For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.

Micah 6:8

He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?

Reflections

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