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Judges 8:16

    Judges 8:16 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And he took the elders of the city, and thorns of the wilderness and briers, and with them he taught the men of Succoth.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And he took the elders of the city, and thorns of the wilderness and briers, and with them he taught the men of Succoth.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And he took the elders of the city, and thorns of the wilderness and briers, and with them he taught the men of Succoth.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then he took the responsible men of the town and had them crushed on a bed of thorns and sharp stems.

    Webster's Revision

    And he took the elders of the city, and thorns of the wilderness and briers, and with them he taught the men of Succoth.

    World English Bible

    He took the elders of the city, and thorns of the wilderness and briers, and with them he taught the men of Succoth.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And he took the elders of the city, and thorns of the wilderness and briers, and with them he taught the men of Succoth.

    Clarke's Commentary on Judges 8:16

    He taught the men of Succoth - Instead of וידע he taught, Houbigant reads וידש he tore; and this is not only agreeable to what Gideon had threatened, Judges 8:7, but is supported by the Vulgate, Septuagint, Chaldee, Syriac, and Arabic. The Hebrew text might have been easily corrupted in this place by the change of ש shin into ע ain, letters very similar to each other.

    Barnes' Notes on Judges 8:16

    He taught - Thought to be a false reading, for "he threshed," as in Judges 8:7 margin.