16:7 At that time Hanani the prophet 1 visited King Asa of Judah and said to him: “Because you relied on the king of Syria and did not rely on the Lord your God, the army of the king of Syria has escaped from your hand. 16:8 Did not the Cushites and Libyans have a huge army with chariots and a very large number of horsemen? But when you relied on the Lord, he handed them over to you! 16:9 Certainly 2 the Lord watches the whole earth carefully 3 and is ready to strengthen those who are devoted to him. 4 You have acted foolishly in this matter; from now on you will have war.