But there came a man of God to him
Who the Jews say F6 was the brother of the king, Amos, the father of Isaiah, but without foundation:
saying, O king, let not the army of Israel go with thee;
to war against Edom; meaning the 100,000 men he had hired, and suggesting that to have them with him would not be to his advantage, but his detriment, for the following reason:
for the Lord is not with Israel,
with all the children of Ephraim;
they being idolaters, worshippers of the calves; and as they had forsaken the Lord, he had forsaken them; therefore no help could be expected from them; the Targum is,
``the Word of the Lord is not their help.''
F6 Seder Olam Rabba, c. 20. Shalshalet Hakabala, fol. 11. 2.