Sound the ram’s horn on the day of the new moon, 1 and on the day of the full moon when our festival begins. 2
Blow the trumpet 1 in Zion. Announce a holy fast; proclaim a sacred assembly!
They placed Saul’s armor in the temple of the Ashtoreths 1 and hung his corpse on the city wall of Beth Shan.
They placed his armor in the temple of their gods 1 and hung his head in the temple of Dagon.
For the music director; by the Korahites; a psalm. All you nations, clap your hands! Shout out to God in celebration! 2
Kings will come against it with their armies. 1 They will encamp in siege all around it. 2 Each of them will devastate the portion assigned to him. 3
“They have blown the trumpet and everyone is ready, but no one goes to battle, because my anger is against their whole crowd. 1
Blow the ram’s horn in Gibeah! Sound the trumpet in Ramah! Sound the alarm in Beth Aven! 1 Tremble in fear, 2 O Benjamin!
Armed troops marched ahead of the priests blowing the horns, while the rear guard followed along behind the ark blowing rams’ horns.
The seventh time around, the priests blew the rams’ horns and Joshua told the army, 1 “Give the battle cry, 2 for the Lord is handing the city over to you! 3
The Lord said, 1 “Announce 2 this in Judah and proclaim it in Jerusalem: 3 ‘Sound the trumpet 4 throughout the land!’ Shout out loudly, ‘Gather together! Let us flee into the fortified cities!’
Blow the trumpet 1 in Zion; sound the alarm signal on my holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land shake with fear, for the day of the Lord is about to come. Indeed, 2 it is near! 3
Your destruction is like an incurable wound; 1 your demise is like a fatal injury! 2 All who hear what has happened to you 3 will clap their hands for joy, 4 for no one ever escaped your endless cruelty! 5
“Run for safety, people of Benjamin! Get out of Jerusalem! 1 Sound the trumpet 2 in Tekoa! Light the signal fires at Beth Hakkerem! For disaster lurks 3 out of the north; it will bring great destruction. 4
“Raise up battle flags throughout the lands. Sound the trumpets calling the nations to do battle. Prepare the nations to do battle against Babylonia. 1 Call for these kingdoms to attack her: Ararat, Minni, and Ashkenaz. 2 Appoint a commander to lead the attack. 3 Send horses 4 against her like a swarm of locusts. 5