New International Version
But if you will not agree to be circumcised, we'll take our sister and go."
King James Bible
But if ye will not hearken unto us, to be circumcised; then will we take our daughter, and we will be gone.
Darby Bible Translation
But if ye do not hearken to us, to be circumcised, then will we take our daughter and go away.
World English Bible
But if you will not listen to us, to be circumcised, then we will take our sister, and we will be gone."
Young's Literal Translation
and if ye hearken not unto us to be circumcised, then we have taken our daughter, and have gone.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Then will we take our daughter, and we will he gone - It is natural to suppose that the tribe of Hamor was very inconsiderable, else they would not have sought an alliance with the family of Jacob, and have come so readily into a painful, disgraceful measure, without having either the sanction of Divine authority or reason; for it does not appear that the sons of Jacob urged either. And they are threatened here that if they do not agree to be circumcised, Dinah shall be taken from them, and restored to her family; and this is probably what the Shechemites saw they had not power at present to prevent.
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Library"For if Ye Live after the Flesh, Ye Shall Die; but if Ye through the Spirit do Mortify the Deeds of the Body, Ye Shall Live.
Rom. viii. s 13, 14.--"For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die; but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God." The life and being of many things consists in union,--separate them, and they remain not the same, or they lose their virtue. It is much more thus in Christianity, the power and life of it consists in the union of these things that God hath conjoined, so that if any man pretend to …
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning
Then we will give you our daughters and take your daughters for ourselves. We'll settle among you and become one people with you.
Their proposal seemed good to Hamor and his son Shechem.
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