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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CommentaryClarke'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.
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His heart was drawn to Dinah daughter of Jacob; he loved the young woman and spoke tenderly to her.
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.
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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