Judges 8:9
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English Standard Version
And he said to the men of Penuel, “When I come again in peace, I will break down this tower.”

King James Bible
And he spake also unto the men of Penuel, saying, When I come again in peace, I will break down this tower.

American Standard Version
And he spake also unto the men of Penuel, saying, When I come again in peace, I will break down this tower.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He said therefore to them also: When I shall return a conqueror in peace, I will destroy this tower.

English Revised Version
And he spake also unto the men of Penuel, saying, When I come again in peace, I will break down this tower.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he spoke also to the men of Penuel, saying, When I come again in peace, I will break down this tower.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

When the Ephraimites met with Gideon, after they had smitten the Midianites at Oreb and Zeeb, and were pursuing them farther, they said to him, "What is the thing that thou hast done to us (i.e., what is the reason for your having done this to us), not to call us when thou wentest forth to make war upon Midian? And they did chide with him sharply," less from any dissatisfied longing for booty, than from injured pride or jealousy, because Gideon had made war upon the enemy and defeated them without the co-operation of this tribe, which was striving for the leadership. Gideon's reply especially suggests the idea of injured ambition: "What have I now done like you?" sc., as if I had done as great things as you. "Is not the gleaning of Ephraim better than the vintage of Abiezer?" The gleaning of Ephraim is the victory gained over the flying Midianites. Gideon declares this to be better than the vintage of Abiezer, i.e., the victory obtained by him the Abiezrite with his 300 men, because the Ephraimites had slain two Midianitish princes. The victory gained by the Ephraimites must indeed have been a very important one, as it is mentioned by Isaiah (Isaiah 10:26) as a great blow of the Lord upon Midian. "And what could I do like you?" i.e., could I accomplish such great deeds as you? "Then their anger turned away from him." רוּח, the breathing of the nose, snorting, hence "anger," as in Isaiah 25:4, etc.

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I come

1 Kings 22:27,28 And say, Thus said the king, Put this fellow in the prison, and feed him with bread of affliction and with water of affliction...

I will break

Judges 8:17 And he beat down the tower of Penuel, and slew the men of the city.

Cross References
Judges 8:17
And he broke down the tower of Penuel and killed the men of the city.

Judges 8:10
Now Zebah and Zalmunna were in Karkor with their army, about 15,000 men, all who were left of all the army of the people of the East, for there had fallen 120,000 men who drew the sword.

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