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.