Hosea 11:6
Good News Translation
War will sweep through their cities and break down the city gates. It will destroy my people because they do what they themselves think best.

Contemporary English Version
War will visit their cities, and their plans will fail.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The sword hath begun in his cities, and it shall consume his chosen men, and shall devour their heads.

New American Bible
The sword shall rage in his cities: it shall destroy his diviners, and devour them because of their schemings.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

The sword hath begun in his cities, and it shall consume his chosen men, and shall devour their heads.

the sword.

Hosea 10:14 A tumult shall arise among thy people: and all thy fortresses shall be destroyed as Salmana was destroyed, by the house of him that judged Baal in the day of battle, the mother being dashed in pieces upon her children.

Hosea 13:16 Let Samaria perish, because she hath stirred up her God to bitterness: let them perish by the sword, let their little ones be dashed, and let the women with child be ripped up.

Leviticus 26:31,33 Insomuch that I will bring your cities to be a wilderness: and I will make your sanctuaries desolate: and will receive no more your sweet odours. . . .

Deuteronomy 28:52 And consume thee in all thy cities, and thy strong and high wall be brought down, wherein thou trustedst in all thy land. Thou shalt be besieged within thy gates in all thy land which the Lord thy God will give thee:

Deuteronomy 32:25 Without, the sword shall lay them waste, and terror within, both the young man and the virgin, the sucking child with the man in years.

Jeremiah 5:17 And they shall eat up thy corn, and thy bread: they shall devour thy sons, and thy daughters: they shall eat up thy flocks, and thy herds: they shall eat thy vineyards, and thy figs: and with the sword they shall destroy thy strong cities, wherein thou trustest.

Micah 5:11 And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord, that I will take away thy horses out of the midst of thee, and will destroy thy chariots.

consume.

Psalm 80:11-16 It stretched forth its branches unto the sea, and its boughs unto the river. . . .

Isaiah 9:14 And the Lord shall destroy out of Israel the head and the tail, him that bendeth down, and him that holdeth back, in one day.

Isaiah 18:5 For before the harvest it was all flourishing, and it shall bud without perfect ripeness, and the sprigs thereof shall be cut off with pruning hooks: and what is left shall be cut away and shaken out.

Isaiah 27:10 For the strong city shall be desolate, the beautiful city shall be forsaken, and shall be left as a wilderness: there the calf shall feed, and there shall he lie down, and shall consume its branches.

Ezekiel 15:2-7 Son of man, what shall be made of the wood of the vine, out of all the trees of the woods that are among the trees of the forests? . . .

Ezekiel 20:47 And say to the south forest: Hear the word of the Lord: Thus saith the Lord God: Behold I will kindle a fire in thee, and will burn in thee every green tree, and every dry tree: the flame of the fire shall not be quenched: and every face shall be burned in it, from the south even to the north.

Malachi 4:1 For behold the day shall come kindled as a furnace: and all the proud, and all that do wickedly shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall set them on fire, saith the Lord of hosts, it shall not leave them root, nor branch.

because.

Hosea 10:6 For itself also is carried into Assyria, a present to the avenging king: shame shall fall upon Ephraim, and Israel shall be confounded in his own will.

Psalm 106:39,43 And was defiled with their works: and they went aside after their own inventions. . . .

Isaiah 30:1 Woe to you, apostate children, saith the Lord, that you would take counsel, and not of me: and would begin a web, and not by my spirit, that you might add sin upon sin:

Context
Out of Egypt I Called my Son
5He shall not return into the land of Egypt, but the Assyrian shall be his king: because they would not be converted. 6The sword hath begun in his cities, and it shall consume his chosen men, and shall devour their heads.7And my people shall long for my return: but a yoke shall be put upon them together, which shall not be taken off.…
Cross References
Jeremiah 50:35
A sword is upon the Chaldeans, saith the Lord, and upon the inhabitants of Babylon, and upon her princes, and upon her wise men.

Lamentations 2:9
Teth. Her gates are sunk into the ground: he hath destroyed, and broken her bars: her king and her princes are among the Gentiles: the law is no more, and her prophets have found no vision from the Lord.

Hosea 4:16
For Israel hath gone astray like a wanton heifer now will the Lord feed them, as a lamb in a spacious place.

Hosea 4:17
Ephraim is a partaker with idols, let him alone.

Hosea 13:16
Let Samaria perish, because she hath stirred up her God to bitterness: let them perish by the sword, let their little ones be dashed, and let the women with child be ripped up.

Amos 6:8
The Lord God hath sworn by his own soul, saith the Lord the God of hosts: I detest the pride of Jacob, and I hate his houses, and I will deliver up the city with the inhabitants thereof.

Additional Translations
A sword will whirl through their cities; it will destroy the bars of their gates and consume them in their own plans.And the sword shall abide on his cities, and shall consume his branches, and devour them, because of their own counsels.

And the sword shall fall upon their cities, and shall consume their bars, and devour them , because of their own counsels.

And in his cities he prevailed not with the sword, and he ceased to war with his hands: and they shall eat of the fruit of their own devices:

and the sword shall turn about in his cities, and shall consume his bars, and devour [them], because of their own counsels.

And the sword shall fall upon his cities, and shall consume his bars, and devour them, because of their own counsels.

And the sword shall abide on his cities, and shall consume his branches, and devour them, because of their own counsels.

The sword will fall on their cities, and will destroy the bars of their gates, and will put an end to their plans.

Grievous hath been the sword in his cities, And it hath ended his bars, and consumed -- from their own counsels.
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