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Judges 8:17

    Judges 8:17 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And he beat down the tower of Penuel, and slew the men of the city.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And he beat down the tower of Penuel, and slew the men of the city.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And he brake down the tower of Penuel, and slew the men of the city.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And he had the tower of Penuel broken down and the men of the town put to death.

    Webster's Revision

    And he brake down the tower of Penuel, and slew the men of the city.

    World English Bible

    He broke down the tower of Penuel, and killed the men of the city.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And he brake down the tower of Penuel, and slew the men of the city.

    Barnes' Notes on Judges 8:17

    The men of the city - Perhaps the rulers; who, it is likely, had possession of the tower or citadel, and so could tyrannize over the people. Gideon killed the great men, and beat down their towers, but did not injure the inhabitants.

    Wesley's Notes on Judges 8:17

    8:17 Slew the men of the city - Not all of them; probably those only who had affronted him.