Parallel Verses

King James 2000

For I desired 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.

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 [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.

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 have I hewn them by the prophets; I have slain them by the words of my mouth: and your judgments are as the light that goes forth. 6  For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings. 7 But they like men have transgressed the covenant: there have they dealt treacherously against me.



Cross References

Matthew 9:13

But go and learn what that means, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

Matthew 12:7

But if you had known what this means, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice, you would not have condemned the guiltless.

Isaiah 1:11

To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? says the LORD: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of male goats.

1 Samuel 15:22

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

Amos 5:21

I hate, I despise your feast days, and I will not take delight in your solemn assemblies.

1 Chronicles 28:9

And you, Solomon my son, know you the God of your father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the LORD searches all hearts, and understands all the imaginations of the thoughts: if you seek him, he will be found of you; but if you forsake him, he will cast you off forever.

Psalm 50:8

I will not reprove you for your sacrifices or your burnt offerings, to have been continually before me.

Proverbs 21:3

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

Ecclesiastes 5:1

Guard your steps when you go to the house of God, and be more ready to hear, than to give the sacrifice of fools: for they consider 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 heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that you break every yoke?

Jeremiah 7:22

For I spoke not unto 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; then it was well with him: was not this to know me? says the LORD.

Daniel 4:27

Therefore, O king, let my counsel be acceptable unto you, and break off your sins by practicing righteousness, and your iniquities by showing mercy to the poor; if it may be a lengthening of your tranquility.

Hosea 2:20

I will even betroth you unto me in faithfulness: and you shall know the LORD.

Hosea 4:1

Hear the word of the LORD, you children of Israel: for the LORD has a controversy with the inhabitants of the land: Because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land.

Micah 6:6

With what shall I come before the 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: for they shall obtain mercy.

1 John 2:3

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

1 John 3:6

Whosoever abides in him sins not: whosoever sins has not seen him, neither known him.

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