5 Because of this, I have cut them with the prophets, I have slain them with the words of my mouth; and your opinions will depart like the light.
6 For I desired mercy and not sacrifice, and knowledge of God more than holocausts.
7 But they, like Adam, have transgressed the covenant; in this, they have been dishonest with me.
8 Gilead is a city that manufactures idols; it has been tripped up by family relations.
9 And, like those who rob with skillful words, they, by conspiring with the priests, bring a death sentence to travelers on a pilgrimage from Shechem; for they have been performing evil deeds.