Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

For it is love that I seek, and not sacrifice; 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.

A Conservative Version

For I desire mercy, and not sacrifice, and the 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 dutiful steadfast love and goodness, not sacrifice, and the knowledge of and acquaintance with 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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For I desired mercy, 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 cut them to pieces by the prophets, killing them by the words from my mouth. The verdict against you shines like a beacon. 6 For it is love that I seek, and not sacrifice; knowledge of God more than burnt offerings. 7 "But like Adam, they broke the covenant; in this they have acted deceitfully against me.



Cross References

Matthew 9:13

Go and learn what this means: "I want mercy and not sacrifice,' because I did not come to call righteous people, but sinners."

Matthew 12:7

If you had known what "I want mercy and not sacrifice' means, you would not have condemned the innocent,

Isaiah 1:11

"How do your voluminous sacrifices benefit me?" the LORD is asking. "I've had enough of burnt offerings of rams and the fat of well-fed beasts. I don't enjoy the blood of bulls, lambs, or goats.

1 Samuel 15:22

Samuel said, "Does the LORD delight as much in burnt offerings and sacrifices as in obeying the LORD? Surely, to obey is better than sacrifice, to pay attention is better than the fat of rams.

Amos 5:21

"I hate I despise your festival days, and your solemn convocations stink.

1 Chronicles 28:9

"Now as for you, my son Solomon, get to know the God of your father. Serve him with a sound heart and a devoted soul, because the LORD is searching every heart, every plan and thought. He will be found by you, assuming you are seeking him, but if you abandon him, he will abandon you forever.

Psalm 50:8

I do not rebuke you because of your sacrifices; indeed, your burnt offerings are continuously before me.

Proverbs 21:3

To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.

Ecclesiastes 5:1

Watch your step whenever you visit God's house, and come more ready to listen than to offer a fool's sacrifice, since fools never think they're doing evil.

Isaiah 58:6

Isn't this the fast that I have been choosing: to loose the bonds of injustice, and to untie the cords of the yoke, and to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke?

Jeremiah 7:22

"Add your burnt offerings to your sacrifices and eat the meat. Indeed, when I brought your ancestors out of the land of Egypt, I didn't speak or command them about burnt offering and sacrifice,

Jeremiah 22:16

He judged the case of the poor and needy. And then it went well for him. Isn't this what it means to know me?

Daniel 4:27

Therefore, your majesty, may my advice be acceptable to you: Stop your sinning, do what's right, and put a stop to your wickedness by showing kindness to the oppressed. Perhaps your tranquility will continue."

Hosea 2:20

I will make you my wife because of my faithfulness, and you will know the LORD.

Hosea 4:1

"Hear this message from the LORD, people of Israel. Indeed, the LORD brings a charge against the people who live in the land for there is no truth and no gracious love or knowledge of God in the land.

Micah 6:6

How am I to present myself in the LORD's presence and bow in the presence of the High God? Should I present myself with burnt offerings, with year-old calves?

Matthew 5:7

"How blessed are those who are merciful, because it is they who will receive mercy!

1 John 2:3

This is how we can be sure that we have come to know him: if we continually keep his commandments.

1 John 3:6

No one who remains in union with him keeps on sinning. The one who keeps on sinning hasn't seen him or known him.

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