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Judges 8:16

Overview - Judges 8
Gideon pacifies the Ephraimites.
Succoth and Penuel refuse to deliver Gideon's army.
10 Zebah and Zalmunna are taken.
13 Succoth and Penuel are destroyed.
17 Gideon revenges his brethren's death on Zebah and Zalmunna.
22 He refuses government.
24 His ephod the cause of idolatry.
28 Midian subdued.
29 Gideon's children, and death.
33 The Israelites' idolatry and ingratitude.
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Judges 8:16  (King James Version)
And he took the elders of the city, and thorns of the wilderness and briers, and with them he taught the men of Succoth.
 


the elders
7 ; Proverbs 10:13 ; 19:29 Ezra 2:6

thorns
Micah 7:4

taught
Hebrew made to know.
Instead of {wyyod,} Houbigant, Le Clerc, and others read {wyyadosh,} "and he tore or threshed;" and this is not only
agreeable to what Gideon threatened (ver. 7), but is supported by the LXX Vulgate, Chaldee, Syriac, and Arabic. The Hebrew text might easily have been corrupted simply by the change of [Shyn,] {shin,} into ['Ayin,] {ayin,} letters very similar to
each other.
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