Ver. 9 And he spoke also unto the men of Penuel
In a threatening way, as he had spoken to the men of Succoth: saying, when I come again in peace: having conquered all his enemies, and delivered Israel from their bondage, and restored peace and prosperity to them, of which he had no doubt:
I will break down this tower;
pointing to it and which stood in their city, and in which they placed their confidence; and when he threatened them, boasted of it as their security.