Genesis 34:20
New International Version
So Hamor and his son Shechem went to the gate of their city to speak to the men of their city.

New Living Translation
and he went with his father, Hamor, to present this proposal to the leaders at the town gate.

English Standard Version
So Hamor and his son Shechem came to the gate of their city and spoke to the men of their city, saying,

Berean Study Bible
So Hamor and his son Shechem went to the gate of their city and addressed the men of their city:

New American Standard Bible
So Hamor and his son Shechem came to the gate of their city and spoke to the men of their city, saying,

New King James Version
And Hamor and Shechem his son came to the gate of their city, and spoke with the men of their city, saying:

King James Bible
And Hamor and Shechem his son came unto the gate of their city, and communed with the men of their city, saying,

Christian Standard Bible
So Hamor and his son Shechem went to the gate of their city and spoke to the men of their city.

Contemporary English Version
The two men met with the other leaders of their city and told them:

Good News Translation
Hamor and his son Shechem went to the meeting place at the city gate and spoke to the people of the town:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So Hamor and his son Shechem went to the gate of their city and spoke to the men there."

International Standard Version
So Hamor and his son Shechem entered the gate of their city and addressed the men of their city.

NET Bible
So Hamor and his son Shechem went to the gate of their city and spoke to the men of their city,

New Heart English Bible
Hamor and Shechem, his son, came to the gate of their city, and talked with the men of their city, saying,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So Hamor and his son Shechem went to their city gate to speak to the men of their city. They said,

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Hamor and Shechem his son came unto the gate of their city, and spoke with the men of their city, saying:

New American Standard 1977
So Hamor and his son Shechem came to the gate of their city, and spoke to the men of their city, saying,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then Hamor and Shechem, his son, came unto the gate of their city and communed with the men of their city, saying,

King James 2000 Bible
And Hamor and Shechem his son came unto the gate of their city, and spoke with the men of their city, saying,

American King James Version
And Hamor and Shechem his son came to the gate of their city, and communed with the men of their city, saying,

American Standard Version
And Hamor and Shechem his son came unto the gate of their city, and communed with the men of their city, saying,

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Emmor and Sychem his son came to the gate of their city, and spoke to the men of their city, saying,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And going into the gate of the city they spoke to the people:

Darby Bible Translation
And Hamor and Shechem his son came to the gate of their city, and spoke to the men of their city, saying,

English Revised Version
And Hamor and Shechem his son came unto the gate of their city, and communed with the men of their city, saying,

Webster's Bible Translation
And Hamor and Shechem his son came to the gate of their city, and communed with the men of their city, saying,

World English Bible
Hamor and Shechem, his son, came to the gate of their city, and talked with the men of their city, saying,

Young's Literal Translation
And Hamor cometh -- Shechem his son also -- unto the gate of their city, and they speak unto the men of their city, saying,
Study Bible
The Revenge of Dinah's Brothers
19The young man, who was the most respected of all his father’s household, did not hesitate to fulfill this request, because he was delighted with Jacob’s daughter. 20So Hamor and his son Shechem went to the gate of their city and addressed the men of their city: 21“These men are at peace with us. Let them live and trade in our land; indeed, it is large enough for them. Let us take their daughters in marriage and give our daughters to them.…
Cross References
Genesis 23:10
Now Ephron was sitting among the sons of Heth. So in the presence of all the Hittites who had come to the gate of his city, Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham,

Genesis 34:19
The young man, who was the most respected of all his father's household, did not hesitate to fulfill this request, because he was delighted with Jacob's daughter.

Genesis 34:21
"These men are at peace with us. Let them live and trade in our land; indeed, it is large enough for them. Let us take their daughters in marriage and give our daughters to them.

Ruth 4:1
Meanwhile Boaz went to the gate and sat down there. Soon the kinsman-redeemer of whom he had spoken came along, and Boaz said, "Come over here, my friend, and sit down." So he went over and sat down.

2 Samuel 15:2
He would get up early and stand beside the road leading to the city gate. Whenever anyone had a grievance to bring before the king for a decision, Absalom would call out and ask, "What city are you from?" And if he replied, "Your servant is from one of the tribes of Israel,"

Psalm 127:5
Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. He will not be put to shame when he confronts the enemies at the gate.

Treasury of Scripture

And Hamor and Shechem his son came to the gate of their city, and communed with the men of their city, saying,

the gate.

Genesis 22:17
That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;

Genesis 23:10
And Ephron dwelt among the children of Heth: and Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham in the audience of the children of Heth, even of all that went in at the gate of his city, saying,

Deuteronomy 17:5
Then shalt thou bring forth that man or that woman, which have committed that wicked thing, unto thy gates, even that man or that woman, and shalt stone them with stones, till they die.







Lexicon
So Hamor
חֲמ֛וֹר (ḥă·mō·wr)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2544: Hamor -- father of Shechem

and his son
בְּנ֖וֹ (bə·nōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

Shechem
וּשְׁכֶ֥ם (ū·šə·ḵem)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7927: Shechem -- 'ridge', a district in Northern Palestine, also a son of Hamor

went
וַיָּבֹ֥א (way·yā·ḇō)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

the gate
שַׁ֣עַר (ša·‘ar)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 8179: An opening, door, gate

of their city
עִירָ֑ם (‘î·rām)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5892: Excitement

and addressed
וַֽיְדַבְּר֛וּ (way·ḏab·bə·rū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

the men
אַנְשֵׁ֥י (’an·šê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 582: Man, mankind

of their city:
עִירָ֖ם (‘î·rām)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5892: Excitement
Verses 20-23. - And Hamor and Shechem his son came (or went) unto the gate of their city (vide on Genesis 19:2; 23:10), and communed with (or spake to) the men of their city, saying, These men (i.e. Jacob and his sons) are peaceable with us (literally, peaceable are they with us. This is the first argument employed by Hamor and Shechem to secure the consent of the citizens to the formation of an alliance with Jacob and his sons); therefore let them dwell in the land, and trade therein; - literally, and they will dwell in the land, and trade in it (so. if you permit) - for (literally, and) the land, behold, it is large enough - literally, broad of hands, i.e. on both sides (cf. Isaiah 33:21; Psalm 104:25) - for them (literally, before them, i.e. for them to wander about with their flocks and herds. This was the second argument employed by Hamor and his son); let us take their daughters to us for wives, and let us give them our daughters. Only herein (or under this condition) will the men consent unto us for to dwell with us, to be one people, if every male among us be circumcised (literally, in the circumcising to or by us of every male), as they are circumcised. After which statement of the indispensable condition of the alliance proposed, they advance as a third argument for its acceptance the material advantages which such an alliance would inevitably secure for them. Shall not their cattle and their substance and every beast of theirs (the mikneh refer to flocks and herds; the behemah to asses and camels) be ours? - literally, Shall not these (be) to us? - only let us consent unto them, and they will dwell with us. 34:20-31 The Shechemites submitted to the sacred rite, only to serve a turn, to please their prince, and to enrich themselves, and it was just with God to bring punishment upon them. As nothing secures us better than true religion, so nothing exposes us more than religion only pretended to. But Simeon and Levi were most unrighteous. Those who act wickedly, under the pretext of religion, are the worst enemies of the truth, and harden the hearts of many to destruction. The crimes of others form no excuse for us. Alas! how one sin leads on to another, and, like flames of fire, spread desolation in every direction! Foolish pleasures lead to seduction; seduction produces wrath; wrath thirsts for revenge; the thirst of revenge has recourse to treachery; treachery issues in murder; and murder is followed by other lawless actions. Were we to trace the history of unlawful commerce between the sexes, we should find it, more than any other sin, ending in blood.
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