Blow the shofar in Gibeah
and the trumpet in Ramah!
Sound a battle cry at Beth-aven!
Behind you, Benjamin! Bible see other translations

“shofar.” The ram’s horn trumpet, not the metal trumpet.

“Beth-aven.” “Beth-aven” means “House of Wickedness,” and was a derogatory term the prophet used for the town of Bethel (Beth-el), which means “House of God,” but which had the golden calf idol that Jeroboam had made. See commentary on Hosea 4:15.

Commentary for: Hosea 5:8