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Therefore I have hewn them by the prophets,
    I have killed them by the words of my mouth,
    and my[a] judgment goes forth as the light.
For I desire steadfast love and not sacrifice,
    the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings.

But at[b] Adam they transgressed the covenant;
    there they dealt faithlessly with me.

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Footnotes

  1. Hosea 6:5 Gk Syr: Heb your
  2. Hosea 6:7 Cn: Heb like