“The servants of the king of Aram said to him. ‘Their gods are gods of the hills. They were stronger than we. But let us fight against them in the plain. Surely we shall be stronger than they there. Also do this. Remove the kings, each from his post. Put commanders in place of them. Muster an army like the army that you have lost, horse for horse, and chariot for chariot. Then we will fight against them in the plain. Surely we shall be stronger than they.’ He heeded their voice, and did so.”
Meanwhile, the King of Aram was planning his spring attack. His advisors or servants told King Ben-hadad that the God of the Israelites was a god of the hills. It would be best to fight them on the plains rather than in the hills. They also suggested that those 32 kings were not that good. Rather, he should have army commanders take their places. In fact, there was a lot of drinking with these kings as earlier in this chapter indicated. They also had to have a good strong army. They had to replace all the horses and chariots that had been lost. King Ben-hadad liked their advice. They would fight on the plain with a new army.