Hosea 6:5-11 NIV

5 Therefore I cut you in pieces with my prophets, I killed you with the words of my mouth;1 my judgments flashed like lightning upon you.2

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6 For I desire mercy, not sacrifice,3 and acknowledgment4 of God rather than burnt offerings.5

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7 Like Adam,a they have broken the covenant6-- they were unfaithful7 to me there.

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    • a 6:7 - Or "As at Adam"; or "Like men"
      8 Gilead is a city of wicked men,8 stained with footprints of blood.

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      9 As marauders lie in ambush for a man,9 so do bands of priests; they murder10 on the road to Shechem, committing shameful crimes.11

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      10 I have seen a horrible12 thing in the house of Israel. There Ephraim is given to prostitution and Israel is defiled.13

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      11 "Also for you, Judah, a harvest14 is appointed. "Whenever I would restore the fortunes15 of my people,

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