Parallel Verses

King James Version

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.

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.

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 have I hewed them by the prophets; I have slain them by the words of my mouth: and thy judgments are as the light that goeth 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 ye and learn what that meaneth, 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 ye had known what this meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless.

Isaiah 1:11

To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? saith 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 he goats.

1 Samuel 15:22

And Samuel said, Hath 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 smell 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 the LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever.

Psalm 50:8

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

Proverbs 21:3

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

Ecclesiastes 5:1

Keep thy foot when thou goest 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 bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?

Jeremiah 7:22

For I spake 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? saith the LORD.

Daniel 4:27

Wherefore, O king, let my counsel be acceptable unto thee, and break off thy sins by righteousness, and thine iniquities by shewing mercy to the poor; if it may be a lengthening of thy tranquillity.

Hosea 2:20

I will even betroth thee unto me in faithfulness: and thou shalt know the LORD.

Hosea 4:1

Hear the word of the LORD, ye children of Israel: for the LORD hath 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

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

Matthew 5:7

Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

1 John 2:3

And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.

1 John 3:6

Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him.

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