New International Version
He also pulled down the tower of Peniel and killed the men of the town.
King James Bible
And he beat down the tower of Penuel, and slew the men of the city.
Darby Bible Translation
And he broke down the tower of Penuel, and slew the men of the city.
World English Bible
He broke down the tower of Penuel, and killed the men of the city.
Young's Literal Translation
and the tower of Penuel he hath broken down, and slayeth the men of the city.
Judges 8:17 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He taught the men of Succoth - Instead of וידע he taught, Houbigant reads וידש he tore; and this is not only agreeable to what Gideon had threatened, Judges 8:7, but is supported by the Vulgate, Septuagint, Chaldee, Syriac, and Arabic. The Hebrew text might have been easily corrupted in this place by the change of ש shin into ע ain, letters very similar to each other.
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So he said to the men of Peniel, "When I return in triumph, I will tear down this tower."
He took the elders of the town and taught the men of Sukkoth a lesson by punishing them with desert thorns and briers.
Then he asked Zebah and Zalmunna, "What kind of men did you kill at Tabor?" "Men like you," they answered, "each one with the bearing of a prince."
1 Kings 12:25
Then Jeroboam fortified Shechem in the hill country of Ephraim and lived there. From there he went out and built up Peniel.
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