Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

For I desire mercy, and not sacrifice, and the knowledge of God more than burnt-offerings.

New American Standard Bible

For I delight in loyalty rather than sacrifice,
And in the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings.

King James Version

For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.

Holman Bible

For I desire loyalty and not sacrifice,
the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings.

International Standard Version

For it is love that I seek, and not sacrifice; knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.

American Standard Version

For I desire goodness, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt-offerings.

Amplified


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.

Bible in Basic English

Because my desire is for mercy and not offerings; for the knowledge of God more than for burned offerings.

Darby Translation

For I delight in loving-kindness, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt-offerings.

Julia Smith Translation

For I delighted in mercy and not sacrifice; the knowledge of God more than burnt-offerings.

King James 2000

For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Because I desire steadfast love and not sacrifice, and knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings.

Modern King James verseion

For I desired mercy and not sacrifice, and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For I have pleasure in loving-kindness, and not in offering: Yea in the knowledge of God, more than in burnt sacrifice.

NET Bible

For I delight in faithfulness, not simply in sacrifice; I delight in acknowledging God, not simply in whole burnt offerings.

New Heart English Bible

For I desire mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.

The Emphasized Bible

For, lovingkindness, I desired, and not sacrifice, - and the knowledge of God, more than ascending-offerings.

Webster

For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice: and the knowledge of God more than burnt-offerings.

World English Bible

For I desire mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.

Youngs Literal Translation

For kindness I desired, and not sacrifice, And a knowledge of God above burnt-offerings.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
חפץ 
Chaphets 
Usage: 76

and not sacrifice
זבח 
Zebach 
Usage: 162

and the knowledge
דּעת 
Da`ath 
Usage: 91

of God
אלהים 
'elohiym 
Usage: 2600

Images Hosea 6:6

Prayers for Hosea 6:6

Context Readings

A Call To Yahweh

5 Therefore I have hewed them by the prophets. I have slain them by the words of my mouth. And thy judgments are [as] the light that goes forth. 6 For I desire mercy, and not sacrifice, and the knowledge of God more than burnt-offerings. 7 But like Adam they have transgressed the covenant. There they have dealt treacherously against me.



Cross References

Matthew 9:13

But after going, learn what this means, I desire mercy, and not sacrifice, for I came not to call the righteous, but sinners for repentance.

Matthew 12:7

But if ye had known what this means, I desire mercy and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the innocent.

Isaiah 1:11

What to me is the multitude of your sacrifices? says LORD. I have had enough of the burnt-offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts. And I do not delight in the blood of bullocks or of lambs or of he-goats.

1 Samuel 15:22

And Samuel said, Has LORD as great delight in burnt-offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.

Amos 5:21

I hate, I despise your feasts, and I will take no delight in your solemn assemblies.

1 Chronicles 28:9

And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind, for LORD searches all hearts, and understands all the imaginations of the thoughts. If thou seek him, he will be

Psalm 50:8

I will not reprove thee for thy sacrifices, and thy burnt-offerings [being] continually before me.

Proverbs 21:3

To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to LORD than sacrifice.

Ecclesiastes 5:1

Keep thy foot when thou go to the house of God, for to draw near to hear is better than to give the sacrifice of fools. For they know not that they do evil.

Isaiah 58:6

Is not this the fast that I have chosen: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the bands of the yoke, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?

Jeremiah 7:22

For I spoke not to your fathers, nor commanded them in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, concerning burnt-offerings or sacrifices.

Jeremiah 22:16

He judged the cause of the poor and needy man, then it was well. Was not this to know me? says LORD.

Daniel 4:27

Therefore, O king, let my counsel be acceptable to thee, and break off thy sins by righteousness, and thine iniquities by showing mercy to the poor, if there may be a lengthening of thy tranquility.

Hosea 2:20

I will even betroth thee to me in faithfulness, and thou shall know LORD.

Hosea 4:1

Hear the word of LORD, ye sons of Israel, for LORD has a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor goodness, nor knowledge of God in the land.

Micah 6:6

Why shall I come before LORD, and bow myself before the high God? Shall I come before him with burnt-offerings, with calves a year old?

Matthew 5:7

Blessed are the merciful, because they will obtain mercy.

1 John 2:3

And by this we know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.

1 John 3:6

Every man abiding in him does not sin. Every man who is sinning has not seen him, nor has known him.

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