12 (A)On the north side their boundary began at the Jordan. (B)Then the boundary goes up to the shoulder north of Jericho, then up through the hill country westward, and it ends at the wilderness of (C)Beth-aven.

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And the Philistines mustered to fight with Israel, thirty thousand chariots and six thousand horsemen and troops (A)like the sand on the seashore in multitude. They came up and encamped in Michmash, to the east of (B)Beth-aven.

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23 (A)So the Lord saved Israel that day. And the battle passed beyond (B)Beth-aven.

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15 Though you play the whore, O (A)Israel,
    let not (B)Judah become guilty.
(C)Enter not into (D)Gilgal,
    nor go up to (E)Beth-aven,
    and swear not, “As the Lord lives.”

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(A)Blow the horn in (B)Gibeah,
    the trumpet in (C)Ramah.
Sound the alarm at (D)Beth-aven;
    we follow you,[a] O Benjamin!

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Footnotes

  1. Hosea 5:8 Or after you

The inhabitants of Samaria tremble
    for (A)the calf[a] of (B)Beth-aven.
Its people mourn for it, and so do its idolatrous priests—
    those who rejoiced over it and (C)over its glory—
    for it has departed[b] from them.

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Footnotes

  1. Hosea 10:5 Or calves
  2. Hosea 10:5 Or has gone into exile

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