Hosea 6:5-7 Contemporary English Version (CEV)
5 That’s why I slaughtered you
with the words
of my prophets.
That’s why my judgments blazed
like the dawning sun.
6 I’d rather for you to be faithful
and to know me
than to offer sacrifices.
7 At a place named Adam,
you betrayed me
by breaking our agreement.
Hosea 6:5-7 New International Version (NIV)
5 Therefore I cut you in pieces with my prophets,
I killed you with the words of my mouth—
then my judgments go forth like the sun.
6 For I desire mercy, not sacrifice,
and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings.
7 As at Adam, they have broken the covenant;
they were unfaithful to me there.