For (A)I desire steadfast love[a] and not sacrifice,
    (B)the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings.

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Footnotes

  1. Hosea 6:6 Septuagint mercy

23 (A)“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For (B)you tithe mint and dill and (C)cumin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: (D)justice and mercy and faithfulness. (E)These you ought to have done, without neglecting the others.

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33 And to love him with all the heart and with all (A)the understanding and with all the strength, and to love one's neighbor as oneself, (B)is much more than all (C)whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.”

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