Hosea 6:6 Amplified Bible (AMP)
For I desire and delight in [steadfast] loyalty [faithfulness in the covenant relationship], rather than sacrifice,
And in the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.
Hosea 6:6 English Standard Version (ESV)
6 For I desire steadfast love and not sacrifice,
the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings.
Hosea 6:6 New Living Translation (NLT)
6 I want you to show love,
not offer sacrifices.
I want you to know me
more than I want burnt offerings.
Hosea 6:6-7 The Message (MSG)
4-7 “What am I to do with you, Ephraim?
What do I make of you, Judah?
Your declarations of love last no longer
than morning mist and predawn dew.
That’s why I use prophets to shake you to attention,
why my words cut you to the quick:
To wake you up to my judgment
blazing like light.
I’m after love that lasts, not more religion.
I want you to know God, not go to more prayer meetings.
You broke the covenant—just like Adam!
You broke faith with me—ungrateful wretches!
Hosea 6:6 New International Version (NIV)
6 For I desire mercy, not sacrifice,
and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings.