Genesis 34:27
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New International Version
The sons of Jacob came upon the dead bodies and looted the city where their sister had been defiled.

King James Bible
The sons of Jacob came upon the slain, and spoiled the city, because they had defiled their sister.

Darby Bible Translation
The sons of Jacob came upon the slain, and plundered the city, because they had defiled their sister.

World English Bible
Jacob's sons came on the dead, and plundered the city, because they had defiled their sister.

Young's Literal Translation
Jacob's sons have come in upon the wounded, and they spoil the city, because they had defiled their sister;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The sons of Jacob - The rest of Jacob's sons, the remaining brothers of Simeon and Levi, spoiled the city. Though the others could slay the defenceless males, it was not likely that they could have carried away all the booty, with the women, children, and cattle; it is therefore most natural to suppose that the rest of the sons of Jacob assisted at last in the business.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Esther 9:10,16 The ten sons of Haman the son of Hammedatha, the enemy of the Jews, slew they; but on the spoil laid they not their hand...

1 Timothy 6:10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith...


Genesis 34:2,31 And when Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, prince of the country, saw her, he took her, and lay with her, and defiled her...

Exodus 2:14 And he said, Who made you a prince and a judge over us? intend you to kill me, as you killed the Egyptian? And Moses feared, and said...

Joshua 7:1,21 But the children of Israel committed a trespass in the accursed thing: for Achan, the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah...

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Genesis 34:13 And the sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his father deceitfully, and said, because he had defiled Dinah their sister:

"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

Cross References
Genesis 34:26
They put Hamor and his son Shechem to the sword and took Dinah from Shechem's house and left.

Genesis 34:28
They seized their flocks and herds and donkeys and everything else of theirs in the city and out in the fields.

Ezekiel 39:10
They will not need to gather wood from the fields or cut it from the forests, because they will use the weapons for fuel. And they will plunder those who plundered them and loot those who looted them, declares the Sovereign LORD.

Amos 3:11
Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: "An enemy will overrun your land, pull down your strongholds and plunder your fortresses."

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