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Hosea 6:5-7 World English Bible (WEB)

Therefore I have cut them to pieces with the prophets;
    I killed them with the words of my mouth.
    Your judgments are like a flash of lightning.
For I desire mercy, and not sacrifice;
    and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.
But they, like Adam, have broken the covenant.
    They were unfaithful to me, there.

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Hosea 6:5-7 New International Version (NIV)

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.[a]
For I desire mercy, not sacrifice,
    and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings.
As at Adam,[b] they have broken the covenant;
    they were unfaithful to me there.


  1. Hosea 6:5 The meaning of the Hebrew for this line is uncertain.
  2. Hosea 6:7 Or Like Adam; or Like human beings
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