Genesis 34:12
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New International Version
Make the price for the bride and the gift I am to bring as great as you like, and I'll pay whatever you ask me. Only give me the young woman as my wife."

New Living Translation
No matter what dowry or gift you demand, I will gladly pay it--just give me the girl as my wife."

English Standard Version
Ask me for as great a bride-price and gift as you will, and I will give whatever you say to me. Only give me the young woman to be my wife.”

New American Standard Bible
"Ask me ever so much bridal payment and gift, and I will give according as you say to me; but give me the girl in marriage."

King James Bible
Ask me never so much dowry and gift, and I will give according as ye shall say unto me: but give me the damsel to wife.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Demand of me a high compensation and gift; I'll give you whatever you ask me. Just give the girl to be my wife!"

International Standard Version
No matter how big or how extensive your demands are for a dowry and wedding presents from me, I'll provide whatever you ask. Only give me the young lady to be my wife."

NET Bible
You can make the bride price and the gift I must bring very expensive, and I'll give whatever you ask of me. Just give me the young woman as my wife!"

New Heart English Bible
Ask me a great amount for a dowry, and I will give whatever you ask of me, but give me the young lady as a wife."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Set the price I must pay for the bride and the gift I must give her as high as you want. I'll pay exactly what you tell me. Give me the girl as my wife."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Ask me never so much dowry and gift, and I will give according as ye shall say unto me; but give me the damsel to wife.'

New American Standard 1977
“Ask me ever so much bridal payment and gift, and I will give according as you say to me; but give me the girl in marriage.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Ask me for as much dowry and gift as ye desire, and I will give according as ye shall say unto me; but give me the damsel to wife.

King James 2000 Bible
Ask me ever so much dowry and gift, and I will give according as you shall say unto me: but give me the damsel for my wife.

American King James Version
Ask me never so much dowry and gift, and I will give according as you shall say to me: but give me the damsel to wife.

American Standard Version
Ask me never so much dowry and gift, and I will give according as ye shall say unto me: but give me the damsel to wife.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Raise the dowery,, and ask gifts, and I will gladly give what you shall demand: only give me this damsel to wife.

Darby Bible Translation
Impose on me very much as dowry and gift, and I will give according as ye shall say to me; but give me the maiden as wife.

English Revised Version
Ask me never so much dowry and gift, and I will give according as ye shall say unto me: but give me the damsel to wife.

Webster's Bible Translation
Ask me never so much dower and gift, and I will give according as ye shall say to me: but give me the damsel for a wife.

World English Bible
Ask me a great amount for a dowry, and I will give whatever you ask of me, but give me the young lady as a wife."

Young's Literal Translation
multiply on me exceedingly dowry and gift, and I give as ye say unto me, and give to me the young person for a wife.'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
34:1-19 Young persons, especially females, are never so safe and well off as under the care of pious parents. Their own ignorance, and the flattery and artifices of designing, wicked people, who are ever laying snares for them, expose them to great danger. They are their own enemies if they desire to go abroad, especially alone, among strangers to true religion. Those parents are very wrong who do not hinder their children from needlessly exposing themselves to danger. Indulged children, like Dinah, often become a grief and shame to their families. Her pretence was, to see the daughters of the land, to see how they dressed, and how they danced, and what was fashionable among them; she went to see, yet that was not all, she went to be seen too. She went to get acquaintance with the Canaanites, and to learn their ways. See what came of Dinah's gadding. The beginning of sin is as the letting forth of water. How great a matter does a little fire kindle! We should carefully avoid all occasions of sin and approaches to it.
Study Bible
The Defiling of Dinah
11Shechem also said to her father and to her brothers, "If I find favor in your sight, then I will give whatever you say to me. 12"Ask me ever so much bridal payment and gift, and I will give according as you say to me; but give me the girl in marriage." 13But Jacob's sons answered Shechem and his father Hamor with deceit, because he had defiled Dinah their sister.…
Cross References
Genesis 34:11
Shechem also said to her father and to her brothers, "If I find favor in your sight, then I will give whatever you say to me.

Genesis 34:13
But Jacob's sons answered Shechem and his father Hamor with deceit, because he had defiled Dinah their sister.

Exodus 22:17
"If her father absolutely refuses to give her to him, he shall pay money equal to the dowry for virgins.

1 Samuel 18:23
So Saul's servants spoke these words to David. But David said, "Is it trivial in your sight to become the king's son-in-law, since I am a poor man and lightly esteemed?"

1 Samuel 18:25
Saul then said, "Thus you shall say to David, 'The king does not desire any dowry except a hundred foreskins of the Philistines, to take vengeance on the king's enemies.'" Now Saul planned to make David fall by the hand of the Philistines.
Treasury of Scripture

Ask me never so much dowry and gift, and I will give according as you shall say to me: but give me the damsel to wife.

Ask me. On the practice of purchasing wives, De La Roque says, Properly speaking, a young man who would marry must purchase his wife; and fathers among the Arabs are never so happy as when they have many daughters. They form part of the riches of the house. Accordingly, when a young man would treat with a person whose daughter he is inclined to marry, he says to him, 'Will you give me your daughter for fifty sheep, for six camels, or for a dozen cows?' according to the rank of her family, and the circumstances of him who desires to marry her.

dowry.

Genesis 24:53 And the servant brought forth jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, …

Genesis 29:18 And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, I will serve you seven years for …

Genesis 31:41 Thus have I been twenty years in your house; I served you fourteen …

Exodus 22:16,17 And if a man entice a maid that is not betrothed, and lie with her, …

Deuteronomy 22:28,29 If a man find a damsel that is a virgin, which is not betrothed, …

1 Samuel 18:25-27 And Saul said, Thus shall you say to David, The king desires not …

2 Samuel 3:14 And David sent messengers to Ishbosheth Saul's son, saying, Deliver …

Hosea 3:2 So I bought her to me for fifteen pieces of silver, and for an homer …

Matthew 14:17 And they say to him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes.

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