Matthew 12:7

7 If you had known what these words mean, ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice,’ayou would not have condemned the innocent.

Read Matthew 12:7 Using Other Translations

But if ye had known what this meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless.
And if you had known what this means, 'I desire mercy, and not sacrifice,' you would not have condemned the guiltless.
But you would not have condemned my innocent disciples if you knew the meaning of this Scripture: ‘I want you to show mercy, not offer sacrifices.’