When they go with their flocks and herds
    to seek the Lord,(A)
they will not find him;
    he has withdrawn(B) himself from them.
They are unfaithful(C) to the Lord;
    they give birth to illegitimate(D) children.
When they celebrate their New Moon feasts,(E)
    he will devour[a](F) their fields.

“Sound the trumpet(G) in Gibeah,(H)
    the horn in Ramah.(I)
Raise the battle cry in Beth Aven[b];(J)
    lead on, Benjamin.

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  1. Hosea 5:7 Or Now their New Moon feasts / will devour them and
  2. Hosea 5:8 Beth Aven means house of wickedness (a derogatory name for Bethel, which means house of God).

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