New Living Translation
and he went with his father, Hamor, to present this proposal to the leaders at the town gate.
King James Bible
And Hamor and Shechem his son came unto the gate of their city, and communed with the men of their city, saying,
Darby Bible Translation
And Hamor and Shechem his son came to the gate of their city, and spoke to the men of their city, saying,
World English Bible
Hamor and Shechem, his son, came to the gate of their city, and talked with the men of their city, saying,
Young's Literal Translation
And Hamor cometh -- Shechem his son also -- unto the gate of their city, and they speak unto the men of their city, saying,
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CommentaryGenesis 34:20 Parallel Commentaries
Ephron was sitting there among the others, and he answered Abraham as the others listened, speaking publicly before all the Hittite elders of the town.
Shechem wasted no time in acting on this request, for he wanted Jacob's daughter desperately. Shechem was a highly respected member of his family,
"These men are our friends," they said. "Let's invite them to live here among us and trade freely. Look, the land is large enough to hold them. We can take their daughters as wives and let them marry ours.
Boaz went to the town gate and took a seat there. Just then the family redeemer he had mentioned came by, so Boaz called out to him, "Come over here and sit down, friend. I want to talk to you." So they sat down together.
2 Samuel 15:2
He got up early every morning and went out to the gate of the city. When people brought a case to the king for judgment, Absalom would ask where in Israel they were from, and they would tell him their tribe.
How joyful is the man whose quiver is full of them! He will not be put to shame when he confronts his accusers at the city gates.
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