"When the disturbance made by the men outside the council died down, Holofer'nes, the commander of the Assyrian army, said to Ach'ior and all the Mo'abites in the presence of all the foreign contingents:"
"""And who are you, Ach'ior, and you hirelings of E'phraim, to prophesy among us as you have done today and tell us not to make war against the people of Israel because their God will defend them? Who is God except Nebuchadnez'zar? "
"He will send his forces and will destroy them from the face of the earth, and their God will not deliver them-we the king's a servants will destroy them as one man. They cannot resist the might of our cavalry. "