16 He took the elders of the town and taught the men of Sukkoth a lesson by punishing them with desert thorns and briers.

Read Judges 8:16 Using Other Translations

And he took the elders of the city, and thorns of the wilderness and briers, and with them he taught the men of Succoth.
And he took the elders of the city, and he took thorns of the wilderness and briers and with them taught the men of Succoth a lesson.
Then Gideon took the elders of the town and taught them a lesson, punishing them with thorns and briers from the wilderness.