New American Standard Bible
Now Dinah the daughter of Leah, whom she had borne to Jacob, went out to visit the daughters of the land.
King James Bible
And Dinah the daughter of Leah, which she bare unto Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the land.
Darby Bible Translation
And Dinah the daughter of Leah, whom she had borne to Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the land.
World English Bible
Dinah, the daughter of Leah, whom she bore to Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the land.
Young's Literal Translation
And Dinah, daughter of Leah, whom she hath borne to Jacob, goeth out to look on the daughters of the land,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Dinah went out to see the daughters of the land. The Jewish doctors of a later period fix the marriageable age of a female at twelve years and a day. It is probable that Dinah was in her thirteenth year when she went out to visit the daughters of the land. Six or seven years, therefore, must have been spent by Jacob between Sukkoth, where he abode some time, and the neighborhood of Shekerm, where he had purchased a piece of ground. If we suppose Dinah to have been born in the same year with Joseph, who was in his seventeenth year at the time of his being sold as a bondslave Genesis 37:2, the events of this chapter must have occurred in the interval between the completion of her twelfth and that of her sixteenth year. "Shekem." This name is hereditary in the family, and had taken hold in the locality before the time of Abraham. The Hivite was a descendant of Kenaan. We find this tribe now occupying the district where the Kenaanite was in possession at a former period Genesis 12:6. "Spake to the heart of the damsel." After having robbed her of her honor, he promises to recognize her as his wife, provided he can gain the consent of her relatives. "Shekem spake unto his father Hamor." He is in earnest about this matter. "Jacob held his peace." He was a stranger in the land, and surrounded by a flourishing tribe, who were evidently unscrupulous in their conduct.
LibraryHow they are to be Admonished who Lament Sins of Deed, and those who Lament Only Sins of Thought.
(Admonition 30.) Differently to be admonished are those who deplore sins of deed, and those who deplore sins of thought. For those who deplore sins of deed are to be admonished that perfected lamentations should wash out consummated evils, lest they be bound by a greater debt of perpetrated deed than they pay in tears of satisfaction for it. For it is written, He hath given us drink in tears by measure (Ps. lxxix. 6): which means that each person's soul should in its penitence drink the tears …
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Afterward she bore a daughter and named her Dinah.
Then he erected there an altar and called it El-Elohe-Israel.
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