English Standard Version
For I desire steadfast love and not sacrifice, the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings.
King James Bible
For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.
American Standard Version
For I desire goodness, 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 holocausts.
English Revised Version
For I desire mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.
Webster's Bible Translation
For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice: and the knowledge of God more than burnt-offerings.
Hosea 6:6 Parallel
CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
When Daniel heard the voice, which according to v. 6 was like the noise of a multitude, he was stunned, and fell on his face to the ground, as Daniel 8:17. Yet the expression here, נרדּם הייתי, is stronger than נבעתּי, Daniel 8:17. Daniel 10:10 shows how great was his amazement in the further description it gives. The touching of him by an unseen hand raised him up and caused him to reel on his knees and hands (תּניעני, vacillare me fecit), but did not enable him to stand erect. This he was first able to do after he heard the comfortable words, and was directed to mark the communication of the heavenly messenger. Regarding חמות אישׁ see under Daniel 9:23, and for עמדך על עמד see at Daniel 8:18. He now raises himself up, but still trembling (מרעיד). The עתּה now am I sent to thee, points to the delay of his coming spoken of in Daniel 10:12.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Go and learn what this means: 'I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.' For I came not to call the righteous, but sinners."
And if you had known what this means, 'I desire mercy, and not sacrifice,' you would not have condemned the guiltless.
And to love him with all the heart and with all the understanding and with all the strength, and to love one's neighbor as oneself, is much more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices."
1 Samuel 15:22
And Samuel said, "Has the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to listen than the fat of rams.
Not for your sacrifices do I rebuke you; your burnt offerings are continually before me.
To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.
"What to me is the multitude of your sacrifices? says the LORD; I have had enough of burnt offerings of rams and the fat of well-fed beasts; I do not delight in the blood of bulls, or of lambs, or of goats.
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