Genesis 34:17
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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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Clarke'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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Genesis 34:16 then we will give our daughters to you, and we will take your daughters for ourselves, and we will live with you and become one people.

Genesis 34:18 Now their words seemed reasonable to Hamor and Shechem, Hamor's son.

"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

The Old Testament opens very impressively. In measured and dignified language it introduces the story of Israel's origin and settlement upon the land of Canaan (Gen.--Josh.) by the story of creation, i.-ii. 4a, and thus suggests, at the very beginning, the far-reaching purpose and the world-wide significance of the people and religion of Israel. The narrative has not travelled far till it becomes apparent that its dominant interests are to be religious and moral; for, after a pictorial sketch of
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

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Genesis 34:16
Then we will give you our daughters and take your daughters for ourselves. We'll settle among you and become one people with you.

Genesis 34:18
Their proposal seemed good to Hamor and his son Shechem.

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