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

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.

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.'

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

I will break down this tower - Probably they had not only denied him, but insultingly pointed to a tower in which their chief defense lay; and intimated to him that he might do his worst, for they could amply defend themselves.

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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.

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September 21. "Faint, yet Pursuing" (Judges viii. 4).
"Faint, yet pursuing" (Judges viii. 4). It is a great thing thus to learn to depend upon God to work through our feeble resources, and yet, while so depending, to be absolutely faithful and diligent, and not allow our trust to deteriorate into supineness and indolence. We find no sloth or negligence in Gideon, or his three hundred; though they were weak and few, they were wholly true, and everything in them ready for God to use to the very last. "Faint yet pursuing" was their watchword as they followed
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

Of the Power of Making Laws. The Cruelty of the Pope and his Adherents, in this Respect, in Tyrannically Oppressing and Destroying Souls.
1. The power of the Church in enacting laws. This made a source of human traditions. Impiety of these traditions. 2. Many of the Papistical traditions not only difficult, but impossible to be observed. 3. That the question may be more conveniently explained, nature of conscience must be defined. 4. Definition of conscience explained. Examples in illustration of the definition. 5. Paul's doctrine of submission to magistrates for conscience sake, gives no countenance to the Popish doctrine of the obligation
John Calvin—The Institutes of the Christian Religion

Cross References
Judges 8:17
He also pulled down the tower of Peniel and killed the men of the town.

Judges 8:10
Now Zebah and Zalmunna were in Karkor with a force of about fifteen thousand men, all that were left of the armies of the eastern peoples; a hundred and twenty thousand swordsmen had fallen.

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