Hosea 6:1-6

Israel Unrepentant

1 “Come, let us return to the LORD. He has torn us to pieces but he will heal us; he has injured us but he will bind up our wounds.
2 After two days he will revive us; on the third day he will restore us, that we may live in his presence.
3 Let us acknowledge the LORD; let us press on to acknowledge him. As surely as the sun rises, he will appear; he will come to us like the winter rains, like the spring rains that water the earth.”
4 “What can I do with you, Ephraim? What can I do with you, Judah? Your love is like the morning mist, like the early dew that disappears.
5 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]
6 For I desire mercy, not sacrifice, and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings.

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Cross References 16

  • 1. S Isaiah 10:20; S Isaiah 19:22
  • 2. S Job 16:9; Lamentations 3:11; Hosea 5:14
  • 3. S Numbers 12:13; S Jeremiah 3:22
  • 4. S Deuteronomy 32:39; S Job 5:18; S Jeremiah 30:17; Hosea 14:4
  • 5. Psalms 30:5; S Psalms 80:18
  • 6. S Matthew 16:21
  • 7. S Psalms 71:20
  • 8. S Job 4:3; Joel 2:23
  • 9. Psalms 72:6; Hosea 11:10; Hosea 12:6
  • 10. Hosea 11:8
  • 11. Hosea 7:1; Hosea 13:3
  • 12. Jeremiah 1:9-10; Jeremiah 5:14; Jeremiah 23:29
  • 13. Hebrews 4:12
  • 14. S 1 Samuel 15:22; S Isaiah 1:11; Matthew 9:13*; Matthew 12:7*; Mark 12:33
  • 15. S Jeremiah 4:22; S Hosea 2:20
  • 16. S Psalms 40:6; Micah 6:8

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. The meaning of the Hebrew for this line is uncertain.
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