But 1a man of Godcame to him saying, "O king, do not let the army of Israelgo with you, for the LORD is not with Israel nor with any of the sons of Ephraim.
"But if you do go, do it, be strong for the battle; yet God will abring you downbefore the enemy, 2for Godhaspower to help and to bbringdown."
9Amaziahsaid to the man of God, "But what shall we do for the hundredtalentswhich I have given to the troops of Israel?" And the man of Godanswered, "3The LORDhasmuchmore to give you thanthis."
Then Amaziahcdismissed them, the troopswhichcame to him from Ephraim, to gohome; so their angerburned against Judah and they returneddhome in fierceanger.