Parallel Verses

Lexham Expanded Bible

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

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 hewn [them] by [the] prophets; I have killed them by the words of my mouth, and my judgment goes forth like the light. 6 Because I desire steadfast love and not sacrifice, and knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings. 7 But like Adam, they transgressed [the] covenant; there they dealt faithlessly with me.



Cross References

Matthew 9:13

But go [and] learn what it means, "I want mercy and not sacrifice." For I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners."

Matthew 12:7

And if you had known what {it means}, 'I want mercy and not sacrifice,' you would not have condemned the guiltless.

Isaiah 1:11

What [is the] abundance of your sacrifices to me? says Yahweh. I have had enough [of] burnt offerings of rams and [the] fat [of] fattened animals and I do not delight in [the] blood of bulls and ram-lambs and goats.

1 Samuel 15:22

Then Samuel said, "Is there [as much] delight for Yahweh in burnt offerings and sacrifices as [there is] in {obeying} Yahweh? Look! {To obey} [is] better than sacrifice; to give heed than the fat of rams.

Amos 5:21

"I hate, I despise your festivals, and I take no delight in your assemblies.

1 Chronicles 28:9

"And you, Solomon my son, know the God of your father and serve him with a whole heart and a willing mind, for Yahweh searches all hearts and understands every plan and [all] thoughts. If you seek him, he will be found by you, but if you abandon him, he will reject you forever.

Psalm 50:8

It is not concerning [a lack of] your sacrifices [that] I rebuke you, and your burnt offerings [are] before me continually.

Proverbs 21:3

Doing righteousness and justice is [more] acceptable to Yahweh than sacrifice.

Ecclesiastes 5:1

Guard your steps when you go to the house of God; draw near to listen [rather] than to offer a sacrifice of fools, for they do not know that they are doing evil.

Isaiah 58:6

Is this not [the] fast I choose: to release [the] bonds of injustice, to untie [the] ropes of [the] yoke, and to let [the] oppressed go free, and {tear} every yoke to pieces?

Jeremiah 7:22

For I did not speak with your ancestors, nor did I command them in the day of bringing them out from the land of Egypt, concerning the matter of burnt offering and sacrifice.

Jeremiah 22:16

He judged [the] legal cause of [the] needy and [the] poor, [and] then it was well. {Is that not what it means to know me}?" {declares} Yahweh.

Daniel 4:27

Therefore, O king, let my advice be acceptable [to you] and your sin remove with righteousness and your iniquity with having mercy on [the] oppressed, {in case there might be a prolongation of your prosperity}.'"

Hosea 2:20

{I will take you as my wife} in faithfulness, and you will know Yahweh.

Hosea 4:1

Hear the word of Yahweh, children of Israel, for Yahweh has an indictment against the inhabitants of the land. There is no faithfulness or loyalty, there is no knowledge of God in the land.

Micah 6:6

With what shall I approach Yahweh, and bow down to God on high? Shall I approach him with burnt offerings, with bull calves a year old?

Matthew 5:7

Blessed [are] the merciful, because they will be shown mercy.

1 John 2:3

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

1 John 3:6

Everyone who resides in him does not sin. Everyone who sins has neither seen him nor known him.

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