5 Therefore have I hewed [them] by the prophets; I have slain them by the words of my mouth: and thy judgments [are as] the light [that] goeth forth.
6 For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice: and the knowledge of God more than burnt-offerings.
7 But they like men have transgressed the covenant: there have they dealt treacherously against me.
8 Gilead [is] a city of them that work iniquity, [and is] polluted with blood.
9 And as troops of robbers wait for a man, [so] the company of priests murder in the way by consent: for they commit lewdness.