For I desiredmercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.7
But they like mena have transgressed the covenant: there have they dealt treacherously against me.
8Gilead is a city of them that workiniquity, and is pollutedb with blood.9
And as troops of robbers wait for a man, so the company of priestsmurder in the way by consent : for they commitlewdness.10
I have seen an horrible thing in the house of Israel: there is the whoredom of Ephraim,Israel is defiled .
Also, O Judah, he hath set an harvest for thee, when I returned the captivity of my people.