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Hosea 6:6-7 New King James Version (NKJV)

For I desire mercy[a] and not sacrifice,
And the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.

“But like [b]men they transgressed the covenant;
There they dealt treacherously with Me.

Footnotes:

  1. Hosea 6:6 Or faithfulness or loyalty
  2. Hosea 6:7 Or Adam
New King James Version (NKJV)

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Hosea 6:6-7 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

For I delight in loyalty rather than sacrifice,
And in the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings.
But like [a]Adam they have transgressed the covenant;
There they have dealt treacherously against Me.

Footnotes:

  1. Hosea 6:7 Or men
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Hosea 6:6-7 Amplified Bible (AMP)


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.

But they, like Adam, have transgressed the covenant;
There they have dealt treacherously against Me.

Amplified Bible (AMP)

Copyright © 2015 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, CA 90631. All rights reserved.

Hosea 6:6-7 New International Version (NIV)

For I desire mercy, not sacrifice,
    and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings.
As at Adam,[a] they have broken the covenant;
    they were unfaithful to me there.

Footnotes:

  1. Hosea 6:7 Or Like Adam; or Like human beings
New International Version (NIV)

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Hosea 6:6-7 King James Version (KJV)

For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.

But they like men have transgressed the covenant: there have they dealt treacherously against me.

Hosea 6:9 New King James Version (NKJV)

As bands of robbers lie in wait for a man,
So the company of priests murder on the way to Shechem;
Surely they commit lewdness.

New King James Version (NKJV)

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Hosea 6:9 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

And as raiders wait for a man,
So a band of priests murder on the way to Shechem;
Surely they have committed [a]crime.

Footnotes:

  1. Hosea 6:9 Or lewdness
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation

Hosea 6:9 Amplified Bible (AMP)


And as bands of robbers [lie in] wait for a man,
So a band of priests murder on the road toward [a]Shechem [covering their crimes in that city of refuge];
Certainly they have committed crimes and outrages.

Footnotes:

  1. Hosea 6:9 Shechem was the first capital city of the Kingdom of Israel.
Amplified Bible (AMP)

Copyright © 2015 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, CA 90631. All rights reserved.

Hosea 6:9 New International Version (NIV)

As marauders lie in ambush for a victim,
    so do bands of priests;
they murder on the road to Shechem,
    carrying out their wicked schemes.

New International Version (NIV)

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Hosea 6:9 King James Version (KJV)

And as troops of robbers wait for a man, so the company of priests murder in the way by consent: for they commit lewdness.

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