Bible: Judges 8:4-9

Gideon Tracks Down the Midianite Kings

8:4 Now Gideon and his three hundred men had crossed over the Jordan River, and even though they were exhausted, they were still chasing the Midianites. 1  8:5 He said to the men of Succoth, “Give 2  some loaves of bread to the men 3  who are following me, 4  because they are exhausted. I am chasing Zebah and Zalmunna, the kings of Midian.” 8:6 The officials of Succoth said, “You have not yet overpowered Zebah and Zalmunna. So why should we give 5  bread to your army? 6  8:7 Gideon said, “Since you will not help, 7  after the Lord hands Zebah and Zalmunna over to me, I will thresh 8  your skin 9  with 10  desert thorns and briers.” 8:8 He went up from there to Penuel and made the same request. 11  The men of Penuel responded the same way the men of Succoth had. 12  8:9 He also threatened 13  the men of Penuel, warning, 14 When I return victoriously, 15  I will tear down this tower.”

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