Therefore I have (A)hewn them in pieces by the prophets;
I have slain them by the (B)words of My mouth;
And the judgments on you are like the light that goes forth.
For (C)I delight in loyalty (D)rather than sacrifice,
And in the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings.
But (E)like [a]Adam they have (F)transgressed the covenant;
There they have (G)dealt treacherously against Me.

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  1. Hosea 6:7 Or men

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