Genesis 34:28
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English Standard Version
They took their flocks and their herds, their donkeys, and whatever was in the city and in the field.

King James Bible
They took their sheep, and their oxen, and their asses, and that which was in the city, and that which was in the field,

American Standard Version
They took their flocks and their herds and their asses, and that which was in the city, and that which was in the field;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they took their sheep and their herds and their asses, wasting all they had in their houses and in the fields.

English Revised Version
They took their flocks and their herds and their asses, and that which was in the city, and that which was in the field;

Webster's Bible Translation
They took their sheep, and their oxen, and their asses, and that which was in the city, and that which was in the field.

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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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Numbers 31:17 Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that has known man by lying with him.

Deuteronomy 8:17,18 And you say in your heart, My power and the might of my hand has gotten me this wealth...

Job 1:15,16 And the Sabeans fell on them, and took them away; yes, they have slain the servants with the edge of the sword...

Job 20:5 That the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment?

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

Genesis 34:29
All their wealth, all their little ones and their wives, all that was in the houses, they captured and plundered.

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