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Hosea 6:6

For kI desire steadfast love1 and not sacrifice,

lthe knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings.

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Hosea 6:6 — The New International Version (NIV)

For I desire mercy, not sacrifice,

and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings.

Hosea 6:6 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice;

And the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.

Hosea 6:6 — New Living Translation (NLT)

I want you to show love,

not offer sacrifices.

I want you to know me

more than I want burnt offerings.

Hosea 6:6 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

For I desire mercy and not sacrifice,

And the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.

Hosea 6:6 — New Century Version (NCV)

I want faithful love

more than I want animal sacrifices.

I want people to know me

more than I want burnt offerings.

Hosea 6:6 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

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

Hosea 6:6 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

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

Hosea 6:6 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

I want your loyalty, not your sacrifices.

I want you to know me, not to give me burnt offerings.

Hosea 6:6 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

For I desire loyalty and not sacrifice,

the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings.

Hosea 6:6 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

For I desire steadfast love and not sacrifice,

the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings.

Hosea 6:6 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Because I desire steadfast love and not sacrifice,

and knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings.

Hosea 6:6 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

I want mercy and not sacrifice.

I want you to recognize me as God

instead of bringing me burnt offerings.

Hosea 6:6 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

For I delight in loyalty rather than sacrifice,

And in the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings.