But a man of God came to him and said, "O king, these troops from Israel1 must not march with you, for the LORD is not with Israel--not with any of the people of Ephraim.
Even if you go and fight courageously in battle, God will overthrow you before the enemy, for God has the power to help or to overthrow."29
Amaziah asked the man of God, "But what about the hundred talents I paid for these Israelite troops?" The man of God replied, "The LORD can give you much more than that."310
So Amaziah dismissed the troops who had come to him from Ephraim and sent them home. They were furious with Judah and left for home in a great rage.4