Genesis 34:4
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New International Version
And Shechem said to his father Hamor, "Get me this girl as my wife."

King James Bible
And Shechem spake unto his father Hamor, saying, Get me this damsel to wife.

Darby Bible Translation
And Shechem spoke to his father Hamor, saying, Take me this girl as wife.

World English Bible
Shechem spoke to his father, Hamor, saying, "Get me this young lady as a wife."

Young's Literal Translation
And Shechem speaketh unto Hamor his father, saying, 'Take for me this damsel for a wife.'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Spake kindly unto the damsel - Literally, he spake to the heart of the damsel - endeavored to gain her affections, and to reconcile her to her disgrace. It appears sufficiently evident from this and the preceding verse that there had been no consent on the part of Dinah, that the whole was an act of violence, and that she was now detained by force in the house of Shechem. Here she was found when Simeon and Levi sacked the city, Genesis 34:26.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Genesis 21:21 And he dwelled in the wilderness of Paran: and his mother took him a wife out of the land of Egypt.

Judges 14:2 And he came up, and told his father and his mother, and said, I have seen a woman in Timnath of the daughters of the Philistines...

2 Samuel 13:13 And I, where shall I cause my shame to go? and as for you, you shall be as one of the fools in Israel. Now therefore, I pray you...

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

Genesis
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 34:3
His heart was drawn to Dinah daughter of Jacob; he loved the young woman and spoke tenderly to her.

Genesis 34:5
When Jacob heard that his daughter Dinah had been defiled, his sons were in the fields with his livestock; so he did nothing about it until they came home.

Judges 14:2
When he returned, he said to his father and mother, "I have seen a Philistine woman in Timnah; now get her for me as my wife."

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