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Therefore I have hewn them by the prophets;
    I have slain them (A)by the words of my mouth,
    and my judgement goes forth as the light.
For (B)I desire steadfast love[a] and not sacrifice,
    (C)the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings.
But (D)like Adam they (E)transgressed the covenant;
    (F)there they dealt faithlessly with me.

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Footnotes

  1. Hosea 6:6 Septuagint mercy

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