Now look, God is with us as our leader. His priests are ready to blow the trumpets to signal the attack against you. 1 You Israelites, don’t fight against the Lord God of your ancestors, 2 for you will not win!”
Hezekiah ordered the burnt sacrifice to be offered on the altar. As they began to offer the sacrifice, they also began to sing to the Lord, accompanied by the trumpets and the musical instruments of King David of Israel.
I said, 1 “Oh, the feeling in the pit of my stomach! 2 I writhe in anguish. Oh, the pain in my heart! 3 My heart pounds within me. I cannot keep silent. For I hear the sound of the trumpet; 4 the sound of the battle cry pierces my soul! 5
Thus whenever you do charitable giving, 1 do not blow a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in synagogues 2 and on streets so that people will praise them. I tell you the truth, 3 they have their reward.
Then 1 I looked, and I heard an 2 eagle 3 flying directly overhead, 4 proclaiming with a loud voice, “Woe! Woe! Woe to those who live on the earth because of the remaining sounds of the trumpets of the three angels who are about to blow them!” 5
And the sound of the harpists, musicians, flute players, and trumpeters will never be heard in you 1 again. No 2 craftsman 3 who practices any trade will ever be found in you again; the noise of a mill 4 will never be heard in you again.
“Tell the Israelites, ‘In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you must have a complete rest, a memorial announced by loud horn blasts, 1 a holy assembly.
If you go to war in your land against an adversary who opposes 1 you, then you must sound an alarm with the trumpets, and you will be remembered before the Lord your God, and you will be saved 2 from your enemies.
The men 1 who were chosen 2 took supplies 3 and their trumpets. Gideon 4 sent all the men of Israel back to their homes; 5 he kept only three hundred men. Now the Midianites 6 were camped down below 7 in the valley.
When the builders established the Lord’s temple, the priests, ceremonially attired and with their clarions, 1 and the Levites (the sons of Asaph) with their cymbals, stood to praise the Lord according to the instructions left by 2 King David of Israel. 3
But suppose the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet to warn the people. Then the sword comes and takes one of their lives. He is swept away for his iniquity, 1 but I will hold the watchman accountable for that person’s death.’ 2
So Joshua son of Nun summoned the priests and instructed them, “Pick up the ark of the covenant, and seven priests must carry seven rams’ horns in front of the ark of the Lord.”