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Hosea 11:6 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And the sword shall fall upon their cities, and shall consume their bars, and devour [them], because of their own counsels.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And the sword shall abide on his cities, and shall consume his branches, and devour [them], because of their own counsels.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— The sword will whirl against their cities, And will demolish their gate bars And consume [them] because of their counsels.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And the sword shall abide on his cities, and shall consume his branches, and devour [them], because of their own counsels.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— and the sword shall turn about in his cities, and shall consume his bars, and devour [them], because of their own counsels.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Therefore shall the sword, rage, in his cities, and make an end of his multitudes, and consume them,—because of their counsels.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Grievous hath been the sword in his cities, And it hath ended his bars, and consumed—from their own counsels.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— The sword hath begun in his cities, and it shall consume his chosen men, and shall devour their heads.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And the sword shall abide on his cities, and shall consume his branches, and deuoure [them], because of their own counsels.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— 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:
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And the sword shall abide on his cities, and shall consume his branches, and devour [them], because of their own counsels.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And the sword 2719
{2719} Prime
From H2717; drought; also a cutting instrument (from its destructive effect), as a knife, sword, or other sharp implement.
shall abide 2342
{2342} Prime
A primitive root; properly to twist or whirl (in a circular or spiral manner), that is, (specifically) to dance, to writhe in pain (especially of parturition) or fear; figuratively to wait, to pervert.
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
on his cities, 5892
{5892} Prime
From H5782 a city (a place guarded by waking or a watch) in the widest sense (even of a mere encampment or post).
and shall consume 3615
{3615} Prime
A primitive root; to end, whether intransitively (to cease, be finished, perish) or transitively (to complete, prepare, consume).
<8765> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 2121
his branches, 905
{0905} Prime
From H0909; properly separation; by implication a part of the body, branch of a tree, bar for carrying; figuratively chief of a city; especially (with prepositional prefix) as adverb, apart, only, besides.
and devour 398
{0398} Prime
A primitive root; to eat (literally or figuratively).
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
[them], because of their own counsels. 4156
{4156} Prime
From H3289; a purpose.
(4480) Complement
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Hosea 11:6

_ _ abide — or, “fall upon” [Calvin].

_ _ branches — that is, his villages, which are the branches or dependencies of the cities [Calvin]. Grotius translates, “his bars” (so Lamentations 2:9), that is, the warriors who were the bulwarks of the state. Compare Hosea 4:18, “rulers” (Margin), “shields” (Psalms 47:9).

_ _ because of their own counsels — in worshipping idols, and relying on Egypt (compare Hosea 10:6).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Hosea 11:1-7.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Hosea 11:6

His branches — The lesser towns and villages. Their own counsels — Which they have followed in opposition to all the good counsels the prophets gave them from time to time.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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the sword:

Hosea 10:14 Therefore shall a tumult arise among thy people, and all thy fortresses shall be spoiled, as Shalman spoiled Betharbel in the day of battle: the mother was dashed in pieces upon [her] children.
Hosea 13:16 Samaria shall become desolate; for she hath rebelled against her God: they shall fall by the sword: their infants shall be dashed in pieces, and their women with child shall be ripped up.
Leviticus 26:31 And I will make your cities waste, and bring your sanctuaries unto desolation, and I will not smell the savour of your sweet odours.
Leviticus 26:33 And I will scatter you among the heathen, and will draw out a sword after you: and your land shall be desolate, and your cities waste.
Deuteronomy 28:52 And he shall besiege thee in all thy gates, until thy high and fenced walls come down, wherein thou trustedst, throughout all thy land: and he shall besiege thee in all thy gates throughout all thy land, which the LORD thy God hath given thee.
Deuteronomy 32:25 The sword without, and terror within, shall destroy both the young man and the virgin, the suckling [also] with the man of gray hairs.
Jeremiah 5:17 And they shall eat up thine harvest, and thy bread, [which] thy sons and thy daughters should eat: they shall eat up thy flocks and thine herds: they shall eat up thy vines and thy fig trees: they shall impoverish thy fenced cities, wherein thou trustedst, with the sword.
Micah 5:11 And I will cut off the cities of thy land, and throw down all thy strong holds:


Psalms 80:11-16 She sent out her boughs unto the sea, and her branches unto the river. ... [It is] burned with fire, [it is] cut down: they perish at the rebuke of thy countenance.
Isaiah 9:14 Therefore the LORD will cut off from Israel head and tail, branch and rush, in one day.
Isaiah 18:5 For afore the harvest, when the bud is perfect, and the sour grape is ripening in the flower, he shall both cut off the sprigs with pruning hooks, and take away [and] cut down the branches.
Isaiah 27:10 Yet the defenced city [shall be] desolate, [and] the habitation forsaken, and left like a wilderness: there shall the calf feed, and there shall he lie down, and consume the branches thereof.
Ezekiel 15:2-7 Son of man, What is the vine tree more than any tree, [or than] a branch which is among the trees of the forest? ... And I will set my face against them; they shall go out from [one] fire, and [another] fire shall devour them; and ye shall know that I [am] the LORD, when I set my face against them.
Ezekiel 20:47 And say to the forest of the south, Hear the word of the LORD; Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will kindle a fire in thee, and it shall devour every green tree in thee, and every dry tree: the flaming flame shall not be quenched, and all faces from the south to the north shall be burned therein.
Malachi 4:1 For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.


Hosea 10:6 It shall be also carried unto Assyria [for] a present to king Jareb: Ephraim shall receive shame, and Israel shall be ashamed of his own counsel.
Psalms 106:39 Thus were they defiled with their own works, and went a whoring with their own inventions.
Psalms 106:43 Many times did he deliver them; but they provoked [him] with their counsel, and were brought low for their iniquity.
Isaiah 30:1 Woe to the rebellious children, saith the LORD, that take counsel, but not of me; and that cover with a covering, but not of my spirit, that they may add sin to sin:
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Lv 26:31, 33. Dt 28:52; 32:25. Ps 80:11; 106:39, 43. Is 9:14; 18:5; 27:10; 30:1. Jr 5:17. Ezk 15:2; 20:47. Ho 10:6, 14; 13:16. Mi 5:11. Mal 4:1.

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