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Therefore I cut them down by the prophets.
I slew them by the words of My mouth.
Now the judgments pronounced against you:
    light will go forth.
For I delight in loyalty[a] and not sacrifice,
knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.
But like Adam, they transgressed a covenant.
There they dealt treacherously with Me.

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  1. Hosea 6:6 Or, covenant love or mercy; cf. Matt. 9:3; 12:7; Mark 12:33.