And he said unto the men of Succoth, Give, I pray you, loaves of bread unto the people that follow me; for they be
faint, and I am pursuing after Zebah and Zalmunna, kings of Midian.
And the princes of Succoth said, Are
the hands of Zebah and Zalmunna now in thine hand, that we should give bread unto thine army?
And Gideon said, Therefore when the LORD hath delivered Zebah and Zalmunna into mine hand, then I will tear your flesh with the thorns of the wilderness and with briers.
Now Zebah and Zalmunna were
in Karkor, and their hosts with them, about fifteen thousand men
, all that were left of all the hosts of the children of the east: for there fell an hundred and twenty thousand men that drew sword.
And when Zebah and Zalmunna fled, he pursued after them, and took the two kings of Midian, Zebah and Zalmunna, and discomfited all the host.
And he came unto the men of Succoth, and said, Behold Zebah and Zalmunna, with whom ye did upbraid me, saying, Are
the hands of Zebah and Zalmunna now in thine hand, that we should give bread unto thy men that are
Then said he unto Zebah and Zalmunna, What manner of men were they
whom ye slew at Tabor? And they answered, As thou art
, so were
they; each one resembled the children of a king.
Then Zebah and Zalmunna said, Rise thou, and fall upon us: for as the man is, so is
his strength. And Gideon arose, and slew Zebah and Zalmunna, and took away the ornaments that were
on their camels' necks.
Make their nobles like Oreb, and like Zeeb: yea, all their princes as Zebah, and as Zalmunna: