Hosea 6:6
Good News Translation
I want your constant love, not your animal sacrifices. I would rather have my people know me than burn offerings to me.

Contemporary English Version
I'd rather for you to be faithful and to know me than to offer sacrifices.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice: and the knowledge of God more than holocausts.

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For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice: and the knowledge of God more than holocausts.

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1 Samuel 15:22 And Samuel said: Doth the Lord desire holocausts and victims, and not rather that the voice of the Lord should be obeyed? For obedience is better than sacrifices: and to hearken rather than to offer the fat or rams.

Psalm 50:8 I will not reprove thee for thy sacrifices: and thy burnt offerings are always in my sight.

Proverbs 21:3 To do mercy and judgment, pleaseth the Lord more than victims.

Ecclesiastes 5:1 Keep thy foot, when thou goest into the house of God, and draw nigh to hear. For much better is obedience, than the victims of fools, who know not what evil they do.

Isaiah 1:11 To what purpose do you offer me the multitude of your victims, saith the Lord? I am full, I desire not holocausts of rams, and fat of fatlings, and blood of calves, and lambs, and buck goats.

Isaiah 58:6 Is not this rather the fast that I have chosen? loose the bands of wickedness, undo the bundles that oppress, let them that are broken go free, and break asunder every burden.

Jeremiah 7:22 For I spoke not to your fathers, and I commanded them not, in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, concerning the matter of burnt offerings and sacrifices.

Daniel 4:27 And the king answered, and said: Is not this the great Babylon, which I have built, to be the seat of the kingdom, by the strength of my power, and in the glory of my excellence?

Amos 5:21 I hate, and have rejected your festivities: and I will not receive the odour of your assemblies.

Micah 6:6 What shall I offer to the Lord that is worthy? wherewith shall I kneel before the high God? shall I offer holocausts unto him, and calves of a year old?

Matthew 5:7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

Matthew 9:13 Go then and learn what this meaneth, I will have mercy and not sacrifice. For I am not come to call the just, but sinners.

Matthew 12:7 And if you knew what this meaneth: I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: you would never have condemned the innocent.

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Hosea 4:1 Hear the word of the Lord, ye children of Israel, for the Lord shall enter into judgment with the inhabitants of the land: for there is no truth, and there is no mercy, and there is no knowledge of God in the land.

1 Chronicles 28:9 And thou my son Solomon, know the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart, and a willing mind: for the Lord searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the thoughts of minds. If thou seek him, thou shalt find him: but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever.

Jeremiah 22:16 He judged the cause of the poor and needy for his own good: was it not therefore because he knew me, saith the Lord?

1 John 2:3 And by this we know that we have known him, if we keep his commandments.

1 John 3:6 Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: and whosoever sinneth hath not seen him nor known him.

Context
Israel and Judah are Unrepentant
5For this reason have I hewed them by the prophets, I have slain them by the words of my mouth: and thy judgments shall go forth as the light. 6For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice: and the knowledge of God more than holocausts.7But they, like Adam, have transgressed the covenant, there have they dealt treacherously against me.…
Cross References
Matthew 9:13
Go then and learn what this meaneth, I will have mercy and not sacrifice. For I am not come to call the just, but sinners.

Matthew 12:7
And if you knew what this meaneth: I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: you would never have condemned the innocent.

Mark 12:33
And that he should be loved with the whole heart and with the whole understanding and with the whole soul and with the whole strength. And to love one's neighbour as one's self is a greater thing than all holocausts and sacrifices.

1 Samuel 15:22
And Samuel said: Doth the Lord desire holocausts and victims, and not rather that the voice of the Lord should be obeyed? For obedience is better than sacrifices: and to hearken rather than to offer the fat or rams.

Psalm 50:8
I will not reprove thee for thy sacrifices: and thy burnt offerings are always in my sight.

Proverbs 21:3
To do mercy and judgment, pleaseth the Lord more than victims.

Isaiah 1:11
To what purpose do you offer me the multitude of your victims, saith the Lord? I am full, I desire not holocausts of rams, and fat of fatlings, and blood of calves, and lambs, and buck goats.

Jeremiah 7:22
For I spoke not to your fathers, and I commanded them not, in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, concerning the matter of burnt offerings and sacrifices.

Hosea 2:20
And I will espouse thee to me in faith: and thou shalt know that I am the Lord.

Hosea 14:2
Take with you words, and return to the Lord, and say to him: Take away all iniquity, and receive the good: and we will render the calves of our lips.

Micah 6:8
I will shew thee, O man, what is good, and what the Lord requireth of thee: Verily to do judgment, and to love mercy, and to walk solicitous with thy God.

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

For I desire goodness, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt-offerings.

For I will have mercy rather than sacrifice, and the knowledge of God rather than whole-burnt-offerings.

For I delight in loving-kindness, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt-offerings.

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

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

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

For kindness I desired, and not sacrifice, And a knowledge of God above burnt-offerings.
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