Genesis 34:20
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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,

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,

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,

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,

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How 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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Cross References
Genesis 23:10
Now Ephron was sitting among the sons of Heth; and Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham in the hearing of the sons of Heth; even of all who went in at the gate of his city, saying,

Genesis 34:19
The young man did not delay to do the thing, because he was delighted with Jacob's daughter. Now he was more respected than all the household of his father.

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

Ruth 4:1
Now Boaz went up to the gate and sat down there, and behold, the close relative of whom Boaz spoke was passing by, so he said, "Turn aside, friend, sit down here." And he turned aside and sat down.

2 Samuel 15:2
Absalom used to rise early and stand beside the way to the gate; and when any man had a suit to come to the king for judgment, Absalom would call to him and say, "From what city are you?" And he would say, "Your servant is from one of the tribes of Israel."

Psalm 127:5
How blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them; They will not be ashamed When they speak with their enemies in the gate.

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