Judges 8:9
New International Version
So he said to the men of Peniel, "When I return in triumph, I will tear down this tower."

New Living Translation
So he said to the people of Peniel, “After I return in victory, I will tear down this tower.”

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

Berean Study Bible
So Gideon told the men of Penuel, “When I return in triumph, I will tear down this tower!”

New American Standard Bible
So he spoke also to the men of Penuel, saying, "When I return safely, I will tear 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.

Christian Standard Bible
He also told the men of Penuel, "When I return safely, I will tear down this tower!"

Contemporary English Version
"I'll come back safe and sound," Gideon said, "but when I do, I'm going to tear down your tower!"

Good News Translation
So he said to them, "I am going to come back safe and sound, and when I do, I will tear this tower down!"

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He also told the men of Penuel, "When I return in peace, I will tear down this tower!"

International Standard Version
So he responded the same way to the men of Penuel, "When I come back safely, I'm going to tear down this tower."

NET Bible
He also threatened the men of Penuel, warning, "When I return victoriously, I will tear down this tower."

New Heart English Bible
He spoke also to the men of Penuel, saying, "When I come again in peace, I will break down this tower."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So he told them, "When I come back after my victory, I'll tear down this tower."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he spoke also unto the men of Penuel, saying: 'When I come back in peace, I will break down this tower.'

New American Standard 1977
So he spoke also to the men of Penuel, saying, “When I return safely, I will tear down this tower.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he spoke also unto the men of Penuel, saying, When I come again in peace, I will break down this tower.

King James 2000 Bible
And he spoke also unto the men of Penuel, saying, When I come again in peace, I will break down this tower.

American King James Version
And he spoke also to 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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Gedeon said to the men of Phanuel, When I return 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.

Darby Bible Translation
And he spoke also to the men of Penuel, saying, When I come again in peace, I will break down 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.

World English Bible
He spoke also to the men of Penuel, saying, "When I come again in peace, I will break down this tower."

Young's Literal Translation
And he speaketh also to the men of Penuel, saying, 'In my turning back in peace, I break down this tower.'
Study Bible
Gideon Defeats Zebah and Zalmunna
8From there he went up to Penuel and asked the same from them, but the men of Penuel gave the same response as the men of Succoth. 9So Gideon told the men of Penuel, “When I return in triumph, I will tear down this tower!” 10Now Zebah and Zalmunna were in Karkor with their army of about fifteen thousand men—all that were left of the armies of the people of the east. A hundred and twenty thousand swordsmen had already fallen.…
Cross References
Judges 8:17
He also pulled 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 of about fifteen thousand men--all that were left of the armies of the people of the East. A hundred and twenty thousand swordsmen had already fallen.

Treasury of Scripture

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

I come

1 Kings 22:27,28
And say, Thus saith the king, Put this fellow in the prison, and feed him with bread of affliction and with water of affliction, until I come in peace…

I will break

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







Lexicon
So [Gideon]
גַּם־ (gam-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 1571: Assemblage, also, even, yea, though, both, and

told
וַיֹּ֛אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

the men
לְאַנְשֵׁ֥י (lə·’an·šê)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

of Penuel,
פְנוּאֵ֖ל (p̄ə·nū·’êl)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6439: Penuel -- 'face of God', a place East of the Jordan, also two Israelites

“When I return
בְּשׁוּבִ֣י (bə·šū·ḇî)
Preposition-b | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

in triumph,
בְשָׁל֔וֹם (ḇə·šā·lō·wm)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7965: Safe, well, happy, friendly, welfare, health, prosperity, peace

I will tear down
אֶתֹּ֖ץ (’et·tōṣ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5422: To pull down, break down

this
הַזֶּֽה׃ (haz·zeh)
Article | Pronoun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2088: This, that

tower!”
הַמִּגְדָּ֥ל (ham·miḡ·dāl)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4026: A tower, a rostrum, a, bed of flowers
(9) When I come again in peace.--Comp. 1Kings 22:27.

I will break down this tower.--If the strength of their citadel emboldened them to refuse food to Gideon's fainting warriors, it would also have helped to protect them against the dreaded vengeance of Midian.

8:4-12 Gideon's men were faint, yet pursuing; fatigued with what they had done, yet eager to do more against their enemies. It is many a time the true Christian's case, fainting, and yet pursuing. The world knows but little of the persevering and successful struggle the real believer maintains with his sinful heart. But he betakes himself to that Divine strength, in the faith of which he began his conflict, and by the supply of which alone he can finish it in triumph.
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