Bible: Hosea 6:4-6

Transitory Faithfulness and Imminent Judgment

6:4 What am I going to do with you, O Ephraim?

What am I going to do with you, O Judah?

For 1  your faithfulness is as fleeting as the morning mist; 2 

it disappears as quickly as dawn’s dew! 3 

6:5 Therefore, I will certainly cut 4  you into pieces at the hands of the prophets; 5 

I will certainly kill you 6  in fulfillment of my oracles of judgment; 7 

for 8  my judgment 9  will come forth like the light of the dawn. 10 

6:6 For I delight in faithfulness, not simply in sacrifice;

I delight 11  in acknowledging God, not simply in whole burnt offerings. 12 

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