Judges 8:2-12 NIV

2 But he answered them, "What have I accomplished compared to you? Aren't the gleanings of Ephraim's grapes better than the full grape harvest of Abiezer?1

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3 God gave Oreb and Zeeb,2 the Midianite leaders, into your hands. What was I able to do compared to you?" At this, their resentment against him subsided.

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4 Gideon and his three hundred men, exhausted yet keeping up the pursuit, came to the Jordan3 and crossed it.

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5 He said to the men of Succoth,4 "Give my troops some bread; they are worn out,5 and I am still pursuing Zebah and Zalmunna,6 the kings of Midian."

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6 But the officials of Succoth7 said, "Do you already have the hands of Zebah and Zalmunna in your possession? Why should we give bread8 to your troops?"9

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      7 Then Gideon replied, "Just for that, when the LORD has given Zebah and Zalmunna10 into my hand, I will tear your flesh with desert thorns and briers."

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          8 From there he went up to Peniela11 and made the same request of them, but they answered as the men of Succoth had.

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            • a 8:8 - Hebrew "Penuel," a variant of "Peniel "; also in verses 9 and 17
              9 So he said to the men of Peniel, "When I return in triumph, I will tear down this tower."12

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                • 16 8:9 - ver 17
                  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.13

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                  11 Gideon went up by the route of the nomads east of Nobah14 and Jogbehah15 and fell upon the unsuspecting army.

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                  12 Zebah and Zalmunna, the two kings of Midian, fled, but he pursued them and captured them, routing their entire army.