Judges 8:16
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New International Version
He took the elders of the town and taught the men of Sukkoth a lesson by punishing them with desert thorns and briers.

New Living Translation
Then Gideon took the elders of the town and taught them a lesson, punishing them with thorns and briers from the wilderness.

English Standard Version
And he took the elders of the city, and he took thorns of the wilderness and briers and with them taught the men of Succoth a lesson.

New American Standard Bible
He took the elders of the city, and thorns of the wilderness and briers, and he disciplined the men of Succoth with them.

King James Bible
And he took the elders of the city, and thorns of the wilderness and briers, and with them he taught the men of Succoth.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So he took the elders of the city, and he took some thorns and briers from the wilderness, and he disciplined the men of Succoth with them.

International Standard Version
So he took the elders of the city and disciplined the men of Succoth with thorns and briers from the desert.

NET Bible
He seized the leaders of the city, along with some desert thorns and briers; he then "threshed" the men of Succoth with them.

New Heart English Bible
He took the elders of the city, and thorns of the wilderness and briers, and with them he threshed the men of Succoth.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So Gideon took the leaders of the city and taught them a lesson using thorns and thistles from the desert.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he took the elders of the city, and thorns of the wilderness and briers, and with them he taught the men of Succoth.

New American Standard 1977
And he took the elders of the city, and thorns of the wilderness and briers, and he disciplined the men of Succoth with them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he took the elders of the city and thorns and briars of the wilderness, and with them he taught the men of Succoth.

King James 2000 Bible
And he took the elders of the city, and thorns of the wilderness and briers, and with them he taught the men of Succoth.

American King James Version
And he took the elders of the city, and thorns of the wilderness and briers, and with them he taught the men of Succoth.

American Standard Version
And he took the elders of the city, and thorns of the wilderness and briers, and with them he taught the men of Succoth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
So he took the ancients of the city and thorns and briers of the desert, and tore them with the same, and cut in pieces the men of Soccoth.

Darby Bible Translation
And he took the elders of the city, and thorns of the wilderness and briars, and with them he taught the men of Succoth.

English Revised Version
And he took the elders of the city, and thorns of the wilderness and briers, and with them he taught the men of Succoth.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he took the elders of the city, and thorns of the wilderness, and briers, and with them he taught the men of Succoth.

World English Bible
He took the elders of the city, and thorns of the wilderness and briers, and with them he taught the men of Succoth.

Young's Literal Translation
And he taketh the elders of the city, and the thorns of the wilderness, and the threshing instruments, and teacheth by them the men of Succoth,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
8:13-17 The active servants of the Lord meet with more dangerous opposition from false professors than from open enemies; but they must not care for the behaviour of those who are Israelites in name, but Midianites in heart. They must pursue the enemies of their souls, and of the cause of God, though they are ready to faint through inward conflicts and outward hardships. And they shall be enabled to persevere. The less men help, and the more they seek to hinder, the more will the Lord assist. Gideon's warning being slighted, the punishment was just. Many are taught with the briers and thorns of affliction, who would not learn otherwise.
Study Bible
Gideon Defeats Zebah and Zalmunna
15He came to the men of Succoth and said, "Behold Zebah and Zalmunna, concerning whom you taunted me, saying, 'Are the hands of Zebah and Zalmunna already in your hand, that we should give bread to your men who are weary?'" 16He took the elders of the city, and thorns of the wilderness and briers, and he disciplined the men of Succoth with them. 17He tore down the tower of Penuel and killed the men of the city.…
Cross References
Judges 8:15
He came to the men of Succoth and said, "Behold Zebah and Zalmunna, concerning whom you taunted me, saying, 'Are the hands of Zebah and Zalmunna already in your hand, that we should give bread to your men who are weary?'"

Judges 8:17
He tore down the tower of Penuel and killed the men of the city.
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And he took the elders of the city, and thorns of the wilderness and briers, and with them he taught the men of Succoth.

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taught. Heb. made to know. Instead of wyyoda, Houbigant, Le Clerc, and others read wyyadosh, and he tore or threshed; and this is not only agreeable to what Gideon threatened, but is supported by the LXX. Vulgate, Chaldee, Syriac, and Arabic. The Hebrew text might easily have been corrupted simply by the change of shin, into ayin, letters very similar to each other.

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