Therefore I have (A)cut 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 [a]shines.
For (C)I [b]desire loyalty (D)rather than sacrifice,
And the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings.
But (E)like [c]Adam they have (F)violated the covenant;
There they have (G)dealt treacherously with Me.

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  1. Hosea 6:5 Lit proceeds
  2. Hosea 6:6 Or take pleasure in
  3. Hosea 6:7 Or men

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