Judges 8:9

9 So he said to the men of Peniel, “When I return in triumph, I will tear down this tower.”

Read Judges 8:9 Using Other Translations

And he spake also unto the men of Penuel, saying, When I come again in peace, I will break down this tower.
And he said to the men of Penuel, "When I come again in peace, I will break down this tower."
So he said to the people of Peniel, “After I return in victory, I will tear down this tower.”

What does Judges 8:9 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Ver. 9 And he spoke also unto the men of Penuel
In a threatening way, as he had spoken to the men of Succoth: saying, when I come again in peace: having conquered all his enemies, and delivered Israel from their bondage, and restored peace and prosperity to them, of which he had no doubt:

I will break down this tower;
pointing to it and which stood in their city, and in which they placed their confidence; and when he threatened them, boasted of it as their security.

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