Judg 8:5-16

5So he said to the people of Succoth, “Please give some loaves of bread to my followers, for they are exhausted, and I am pursuing Zebah and Zalmunna, the kings of Midian.”6But the officials of Succoth said, “Do you already have in your possession the hands of Zebah and Zalmunna, that we should give bread to your army?”7Gideon replied, “Well then, when the Lord has given Zebah and Zalmunna into my hand, I will trample your flesh on the thorns of the wilderness and on briers.”8From there he went up to Penuel, and made the same request of them; and the people of Penuel answered him as the people of Succoth had answered.9So he said to the people of Penuel, “When I come back victorious, I will break down this tower.”10Now Zebah and Zalmunna 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 one hundred twenty thousand men bearing arms had fallen.11So Gideon went up by the caravan route east of Nobah and Jogbehah, and attacked the army; for the army was off its guard.12Zebah and Zalmunna fled; and he pursued them and took the two kings of Midian, Zebah and Zalmunna, and threw all the army into a panic.13When Gideon son of Joash returned from the battle by the ascent of Heres,14he caught a young man, one of the people of Succoth, and questioned him; and he listed for him the officials and elders of Succoth, seventy-seven people.15Then he came to the people of Succoth, and said, “Here are Zebah and Zalmunna, about whom you taunted me, saying, ‘Do you already have in your possession the hands of Zebah and Zalmunna, that we should give bread to your troops who are exhausted?’ ”16So he took the elders of the city and he took thorns of the wilderness and briers and with them he trampled the people of Succoth.