Genesis 34:31
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New International Version
But they replied, "Should he have treated our sister like a prostitute?"

New Living Translation
"But why should we let him treat our sister like a prostitute?" they retorted angrily.

English Standard Version
But they said, “Should he treat our sister like a prostitute?”

New American Standard Bible
But they said, "Should he treat our sister as a harlot?"

King James Bible
And they said, Should he deal with our sister as with an harlot?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But they answered, "Should he have treated our sister like a prostitute?"

International Standard Version
"Should he have treated our sister like a whore?" they asked in response.

NET Bible
But Simeon and Levi replied, "Should he treat our sister like a common prostitute?"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Simeon and Levi asked, "Should Shechem have been allowed to treat our sister like a prostitute?"

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they said: 'Should one deal with our sister as with a harlot?'

New American Standard 1977
But they said, “Should he treat our sister as a harlot?”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they said, Should he deal with our sister as with a harlot?

King James 2000 Bible
And they said, Should he deal with our sister as with a harlot?

American King James Version
And they said, Should he deal with our sister as with an harlot?

American Standard Version
And they said, Should he deal with our sister as with a harlot?

Douay-Rheims Bible
They answered: Should they abuse our sister as a strumpet?

Darby Bible Translation
And they said, Should people deal with our sister as with a harlot?

English Revised Version
And they said, Should he deal with our sister as with an harlot?

Webster's Bible Translation
And they said, Should he deal with our sister, as with a harlot?

World English Bible
They said, "Should he deal with our sister as with a prostitute?"

Young's Literal Translation
And they say, 'As a harlot doth he make our sister?'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
34:20-31 The Shechemites submitted to the sacred rite, only to serve a turn, to please their prince, and to enrich themselves, and it was just with God to bring punishment upon them. As nothing secures us better than true religion, so nothing exposes us more than religion only pretended to. But Simeon and Levi were most unrighteous. Those who act wickedly, under the pretext of religion, are the worst enemies of the truth, and harden the hearts of many to destruction. The crimes of others form no excuse for us. Alas! how one sin leads on to another, and, like flames of fire, spread desolation in every direction! Foolish pleasures lead to seduction; seduction produces wrath; wrath thirsts for revenge; the thirst of revenge has recourse to treachery; treachery issues in murder; and murder is followed by other lawless actions. Were we to trace the history of unlawful commerce between the sexes, we should find it, more than any other sin, ending in blood.
Study Bible
The Revenge of Dinah's Brothers
30Then Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, "You have brought trouble on me by making me odious among the inhabitants of the land, among the Canaanites and the Perizzites; and my men being few in number, they will gather together against me and attack me and I will be destroyed, I and my household." 31But they said, "Should he treat our sister as a harlot?"
Cross References
Genesis 34:30
Then Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, "You have brought trouble on me by making me odious among the inhabitants of the land, among the Canaanites and the Perizzites; and my men being few in number, they will gather together against me and attack me and I will be destroyed, I and my household."

Genesis 35:1
Then God said to Jacob, "Arise, go up to Bethel and live there, and make an altar there to God, who appeared to you when you fled from your brother Esau."
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