Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"But if you had known what this means, 'I DESIRE COMPASSION, AND NOT A SACRIFICE,' you would not have condemned the innocent.

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

If you had known what this means: I desire mercy and not sacrifice , you would not have condemned the innocent.

International Standard Version

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

A Conservative Version

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

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

And if you had only known what this saying means, I desire mercy [readiness to help, to spare, to forgive] rather than sacrifice and sacrificial victims, you would not have condemned the guiltless.

An Understandable Version

If you had [fully] understood what this means: 'I desire mercy and not [only] sacrifice,' you would not have condemned someone who was not guilty [of wrongdoing].

Anderson New Testament

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

Bible in Basic English

But if these words had been in your minds, My desire is for mercy and not for offerings, you would not have been judging those who have done no wrong.

Common New Testament

And if you had known what this means, 'I desire mercy, and not sacrifice,' you would not have condemned the guiltless.

Daniel Mace New Testament

if ye had known the meaning of that expression, "I will have mercy and not sacrifice," ye would not have condemned the guiltless.

Darby Translation

But if ye had known what is: I will have mercy and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless.

Godbey New Testament

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

Goodspeed New Testament

But if you knew what the saying means, 'It is mercy, not sacrifice, that I care for,' you would not have condemned men who are not guilty.

John Wesley New Testament

I will have mercy and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

But if ye knew what this means, I will have mercy and not sacrifice, ye would not condemn the innocent.

Julia Smith Translation

And if ye knew what it is, I will mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the innocent.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

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

Modern King James verseion

But if you had known what this is, "I desire mercy and not sacrifice," you would not have condemned those who are not guilty.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Wherefore if ye had wist, what this saying meaneth, 'I require mercy and not sacrifice,' ye would never have condemned innocents.

Moffatt New Testament

Besides, if you had known what this meant, I care for mercy not for sacrifice, you would not have condemned men who are not guilty.

Montgomery New Testament

"And if you knew what this means, "It is mercy I desire, not sacrifice,

NET Bible

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

New Heart English Bible

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

New simplified Bible

If you had known what this means, 'I desire mercy and not sacrifice,' you would not have condemned the guiltless.

Noyes New Testament

But if ye had known what this meaneth, "I desire mercy and not sacrifice," ye would not have condemned the guiltless.

Sawyer New Testament

But if you had known what, I wish for mercy and not a sacrifice, means, you would not have condemned the innocent;

The Emphasized Bible

If, however, ye had known what this meaneth - Mercy, I desire, and not, sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the blameless;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

But if ye had known what that meant, I desire mercy and not sacrifice; ye would not have condemned the innocent.

Twentieth Century New Testament

And had you learned the meaning of the words--'I desire mercy, and not sacrifice,' you would not have condemned those who are not guilty.

Webster

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

Weymouth New Testament

And if you knew what this means, 'It is mercy I desire, not sacrifice', you would not have condemned those who are without guilt.

Williams New Testament

If you only knew what that saying means, 'It is mercy and not sacrifice that I want,' you would not have condemned men who are not guilty.

World English Bible

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

Worrell New Testament

And, if ye had known what this means, 'I desire mercy, and not sacrifice,' ye would not have condemned the guiltless;

Worsley New Testament

and if ye had known what that scripture means, "I desire mercy rather than sacrifice," ye would not have condemned the guiltless.

Youngs Literal Translation

and if ye had known what is: Kindness I will, and not sacrifice -- ye had not condemned the blameless,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
But
δέ 
De 
but , and , now , then , also , yet , yea , so , moreover , nevertheless , for , even , , not tr
Usage: 2184

if
εἰ 
Ei 
if , whether , that , not tr ,
Usage: 218

ye had known
γινώσκω 
Ginosko 
Usage: 147

τίς 
Tis 
what , who , why , whom , which ,
Usage: 344

ἐστί 
Esti 
is , are , was , be , have , not tr , , vr is
Usage: 585

I will have
θέλω ἐθέλω 
thelo 
will/would , will/would have , desire , desirous , list , to will ,
Usage: 136

ἔλεος 
Eleos 
Usage: 25

and

and , also , even , both , then , so , likewise , not tr. , , vr and
Usage: 0

not
οὐ 
Ou 
οὐ 
Ou 
not , no , cannot ,
not , no , cannot ,
Usage: 1032
Usage: 1032

θυσία 
Thusia 
Usage: 26

ye
καταδικάζω 
Katadikazo 
Usage: 1

καταδικάζω 
Katadikazo 
Usage: 1

Context Readings

Plucking Grain On The Sabbath

6 "But I say to you that something greater than the temple is here. 7 "But if you had known what this means, 'I DESIRE COMPASSION, AND NOT A SACRIFICE,' you would not have condemned the innocent. 8 "For the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath."


Cross References

Hosea 6:6

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

Matthew 9:13

"But go and learn what this means: 'I DESIRE COMPASSION, AND NOT SACRIFICE,' for I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners."

Micah 6:6-8

With what shall I come to the LORD And bow myself before the God on high? Shall I come to Him with burnt offerings, With yearling calves?

Job 32:3

And his anger burned against his three friends because they had found no answer, and yet had condemned Job.

Psalm 94:21

They band themselves together against the life of the righteous And condemn the innocent to death.

Psalm 109:31

For He stands at the right hand of the needy, To save him from those who judge his soul.

Proverbs 17:15

He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous, Both of them alike are an abomination to the LORD.

Isaiah 1:11-17

"What are your multiplied sacrifices to Me?" Says the LORD. "I have had enough of burnt offerings of rams And the fat of fed cattle; And I take no pleasure in the blood of bulls, lambs or goats.

Matthew 22:29

But Jesus answered and said to them, "You are mistaken, not understanding the Scriptures nor the power of God.

Acts 13:27

"For those who live in Jerusalem, and their rulers, recognizing neither Him nor the utterances of the prophets which are read every Sabbath, fulfilled these by condemning Him.

James 5:6

You have condemned and put to death the righteous man; he does not resist you.



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