6 Because my desire is for mercy and not offerings; for the knowledge of God more than for burned offerings.
7 But like a man, they have gone against the agreement; there they were false to me.
8 Gilead is a town of evil-doers, marked with blood.
9 And like a band of thieves waiting for a man, so are the priests watching secretly the way of those going quickly to Shechem, for they are working with an evil design.
10 In Israel I have seen a very evil thing; there false ways are seen in Ephraim, Israel is unclean;