What shall I do with you, (A)Ephraim?
What shall I do with you, Judah?
For your loyalty is like a (B)morning cloud,
And like the dew which goes away early.
Therefore I have (C)cut them in pieces by the prophets;
I have slain them by the (D)words of My mouth;
And the judgments on you are like the light that [a]shines.
For (E)I [b]desire loyalty (F)rather than sacrifice,
And the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings.

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  1. Hosea 6:5 Lit proceeds
  2. Hosea 6:6 Or take pleasure in

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