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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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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Gideon and his three hundred men, exhausted yet keeping up the pursuit, came to the Jordan3 and crossed it.
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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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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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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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From there he went up to Peniel11 and made the same request of them, but they answered as the men of Succoth had.
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So he said to the men of Peniel, "When I return in triumph, I will tear down this tower."12
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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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Gideon went up by the route of the nomads east of Nobah14 and Jogbehah15 and fell upon the unsuspecting army.
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Zebah and Zalmunna, the two kings of Midian, fled, but he pursued them and captured them, routing their entire army.