Genesis 34:26
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English Standard Version
They killed Hamor and his son Shechem with the sword and took Dinah out of Shechem’s house and went away.

King James Bible
And they slew Hamor and Shechem his son with the edge of the sword, and took Dinah out of Shechem's house, and went out.

American Standard Version
And they slew Hamor and Shechem his son with the edge of the sword, and took Dinah out of Shechem's house, and went forth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they killed also Hemor and Sichem, and took away their sister Dina, out of Sichem's house.

English Revised Version
And they slew Hamor and Shechem his son with the edge of the sword, and took Dinah out of Shechem's house, and went forth.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they slew Hamor and Shechem his son with the edge of the sword, and took Dinah out of Shechem's house, and went out.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The condition seemed reasonable to the two suitors, and by way of setting a good example, "the young man did not delay to do this word," i.e., to submit to circumcision, "as he was honoured before all his father's house." This is stated by anticipation in Genesis 34:19; but before submitting to the operation, he went with his father to the gate, the place of public assembly, to lay the matter before the citizens of the town. They knew so well how to make the condition palatable, by a graphic description of the wealth of Jacob and his family, and by expatiating upon the advantages of being united with them, that the Shechemites consented to the proposal. שׁלמים: integri, people whose bearing is unexceptionable. "And the land, behold broad on both sides it is before them," i.e., it offers space enough in every direction for them to wander about with their flocks. And then the gain: "Their cattle, and their possessions, and their beasts of burden...shall they not be ours?" מקנה is used here for flocks and herds, בּהמה for beasts of burden, viz., camels and asses (cf. Numbers 32:26). But notwithstanding the advantages here pointed out, the readiness of all the citizens of Shechem (vid., Genesis 23:10) to consent to be circumcised, could only be satisfactorily explained from the fact that this religious rite was already customary in different nations (according to Herod. 2, 104, among the Egyptians and Colchians), as an act of religious or priestly consecration.

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edge. Heb. mouth.

Deuteronomy 32:42 I will make my arrows drunk with blood, and my sword shall devour flesh; and that with the blood of the slain and of the captives...

2 Samuel 2:26 Then Abner called to Joab, and said, Shall the sword devour for ever? know you not that it will be bitterness in the latter end?...

Isaiah 31:8 Then shall the Assyrian fall with the sword, not of a mighty man; and the sword, not of a mean man, shall devour him...

Cross References
Luke 21:24
They will fall by the edge of the sword and be led captive among all nations, and Jerusalem will be trampled underfoot by the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.

Genesis 34:25
On the third day, when they were sore, two of the sons of Jacob, Simeon and Levi, Dinah's brothers, took their swords and came against the city while it felt secure and killed all the males.

Genesis 34:27
The sons of Jacob came upon the slain and plundered the city, because they had defiled their sister.

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