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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CommentaryClarke'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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He also pulled down the tower of Peniel and killed the men of the town.
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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