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Therefore I cut them[a] to pieces by the prophets,
    killing them by the words from my mouth.
        The verdict against you shines like a beacon.
For it is love that I seek,
    and not sacrifice;
        knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.

“But like Adam,[b] they broke the covenant;
    in this they have acted deceitfully against me.

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  1. Hosea 6:5 The Heb. lacks them
  2. Hosea 6:7 Or men