Judges 8:1-9 NIV

Zebah and Zalmunna

1 Now the Ephraimites asked Gideon,1 "Why have you treated us like this? Why didn't you call us when you went to fight Midian?2"3 And they criticized him sharply.4

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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?5

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3 God gave Oreb and Zeeb,6 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 Jordan7 and crossed it.

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5 He said to the men of Succoth,8 "Give my troops some bread; they are worn out,9 and I am still pursuing Zebah and Zalmunna,10 the kings of Midian."

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6 But the officials of Succoth11 said, "Do you already have the hands of Zebah and Zalmunna in your possession? Why should we give bread12 to your troops?"13

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      7 Then Gideon replied, "Just for that, when the LORD has given Zebah and Zalmunna14 into my hand, I will tear your flesh with desert thorns and briers."

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          8 From there he went up to Peniela15 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."16

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                • 16 8:9 - ver 17