New International Version
Their proposal seemed good to Hamor and his son Shechem.
King James Bible
And their words pleased Hamor, and Shechem Hamor's son.
Darby Bible Translation
And their words were good in the eyes of Hamor and Shechem, Hamor's son.
World English Bible
Their words pleased Hamor and Shechem, Hamor's son.
Young's Literal Translation
And their words are good in the eyes of Hamor, and in the eyes of Shechem, Hamor's son;
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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 …
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But if you will not agree to be circumcised, we'll take our sister and go."
The young man, who was the most honored of all his father's family, lost no time in doing what they said, because he was delighted with Jacob's daughter.
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