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With what shall I come before the Lord, and bow myself before God on high? Shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves a year old? Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams, with ten thousands of rivers of oil? Shall I give my first-born for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?
He has showed you, O man, what is good; and what does the
Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?
Micah 6:6-8 (Hebrew Bible/Old Testament)(bold added)
Comment: Religious rituals, ceremonies, liturgies, and other externals without the above requirements will do no one any good.