And he said to the men of Penu'el, "When I come again in peace, I will break down this tower."
Now Zebah and Zalmun'na were in Karkor with their army, about fifteen thousand men, all who were left of all the army of the people of the East; for there had fallen a hundred and twenty thousand men who drew the sword.
And Gideon went up by the caravan route east of Nobah and Jog'behah, and attacked the army; for the army was off its guard.
And Zebah and Zalmun'na fled; and he pursued them and took the two kings of Mid'ian, Zebah and Zalmun'na, and he threw all the army into a panic.
Then Gideon the son of Jo'ash returned from the battle by the ascent of Heres.
And he caught a young man of Succoth, and questioned him; and he wrote down for him the officials and elders of Succoth, seventy-seven men.
And he came to the men of Succoth, and said, "Behold Zebah and Zalmun'na, about whom you taunted me, saying, 'Are Zebah and Zalmun'na already in your hand, that we should give bread to your men who are faint?'"
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.
And he broke down the tower of Penu'el, and slew the men of the city.
Then he said to Zebah and Zalmun'na, "Where are the men whom you slew at Tabor?" They answered, "As you are, so were they, every one of them; they resembled the sons of a king."
And he said, "They were my brothers, the sons of my mother; as the LORD lives, if you had saved them alive, I would not slay you."