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Matthew 12:7

And if you had known ewhat this means, fI desire mercy, and not sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned the guiltless.

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Matthew 12:7 — The New International Version (NIV)

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

Matthew 12:7 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

But if ye had known what this meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless.

Matthew 12:7 — New Living Translation (NLT)

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.’

Matthew 12:7 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

But if you had known what this means, I desire mercy and not sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned the guiltless.

Matthew 12:7 — New Century Version (NCV)

The Scripture says, ‘I want kindness more than I want animal sacrifices.’ You don’t really know what those words mean. If you understood them, you would not judge those who have done nothing wrong.

Matthew 12:7 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

But if ye had known what this meaneth, I desire mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless.

Matthew 12:7 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

But if ye had known what is: I will have mercy and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless.

Matthew 12:7 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

If you had known what ‘I want mercy, not sacrifices’ means, you would not have condemned innocent people.

Matthew 12:7 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

If you had known what this means: I desire mercy and not sacrifice, you would not have condemned the innocent.

Matthew 12:7 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

But if you had known what this means, ‘I desire mercy and not sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned the guiltless.

Matthew 12:7 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

And if you had known what it means, ‘I want mercy and not sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned the guiltless.

Matthew 12:7 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

Scripture says, ‘I want mercy and not sacrifice.’ You don’t know what those words mean. If you did, you would not bring charges against those who are not guilty.

Matthew 12:7 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

But if you had known what this means, ‘I desire compassion, and not a sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned the innocent.