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Hosea 6:6 Common English Bible (CEB)

    I desire faithful love and not sacrifice,
            the knowledge of God instead of entirely burned offerings.

Common English Bible (CEB)

Copyright © 2011 by Common English Bible

Hosea 6:6-7 The Message (MSG)

4-7 “What am I to do with you, Ephraim?
    What do I make of you, Judah?
Your declarations of love last no longer
    than morning mist and predawn dew.
That’s why I use prophets to shake you to attention,
    why my words cut you to the quick:
To wake you up to my judgment
    blazing like light.
I’m after love that lasts, not more religion.
    I want you to know God, not go to more prayer meetings.
You broke the covenant—just like Adam!
    You broke faith with me—ungrateful wretches!

The Message (MSG)

Copyright © 1993, 2002, 2018 by Eugene H. Peterson

Hosea 6:6 New Living Translation (NLT)

I want you to show love,[a]
    not offer sacrifices.
I want you to know me[b]
    more than I want burnt offerings.

Footnotes:

  1. 6:6a Greek version translates this Hebrew term as to show mercy. Compare Matt 9:13; 12:7.
  2. 6:6b Hebrew to know God.
New Living Translation (NLT)

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Hosea 6:6 New International Version (NIV)

For I desire mercy, not sacrifice,
    and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings.

New International Version (NIV)

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Hosea 6:6 Amplified Bible (AMP)


For I desire and delight in [steadfast] loyalty [faithfulness in the covenant relationship], rather than sacrifice,
And in the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.

Amplified Bible (AMP)

Copyright © 2015 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, CA 90631. All rights reserved.

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