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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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