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Hosea 6:5-7 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

This is why I have used the prophets
to cut them down;[a]
I have killed them with the words from my mouth.
My judgment strikes like lightning.[b]
For I desire faithful love and not sacrifice,
the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings.

But they, like Adam,[c] have violated the covenant;
there they have betrayed me.


  1. 6:5 Or have cut down the prophets
  2. 6:5 LXX, Syr, Tg; MT reads Your judgments go out as light
  3. 6:7 Or they, as at Adam, or they, like men,
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Hosea 6:5-7 New International Version (NIV)

Therefore I cut you in pieces with my prophets,
    I killed you with the words of my mouth
    then my judgments go forth like the sun.[a]
For I desire mercy, not sacrifice,
    and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings.
As at Adam,[b] they have broken the covenant;
    they were unfaithful to me there.


  1. Hosea 6:5 The meaning of the Hebrew for this line is uncertain.
  2. Hosea 6:7 Or Like Adam; or Like human beings
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