Context15Only on this condition will we consent to you: if you will become like us, in that every male of you be circumcised, 16then we will give our daughters to you, and we will take your daughters for ourselves, and we will live with you and become one people. 17But if you will not listen to us to be circumcised, then we will take our daughter and go.
18Now their words seemed reasonable to Hamor and Shechem, Hamors son. 19The young man did not delay to do the thing, because he was delighted with Jacobs daughter. Now he was more respected than all the household of his father. 20So Hamor and his son Shechem came to the gate of their city and spoke to the men of their city, saying, 21These men are friendly with us; therefore let them live in the land and trade in it, for behold, the land is large enough for them. Let us take their daughters in marriage, and give our daughters to them. 22Only on this condition will the men consent to us to live with us, to become one people: that every male among us be circumcised as they are circumcised. 23Will not their livestock and their property and all their animals be ours? Only let us consent to them, and they will live with us. 24All who went out of the gate of his city listened to Hamor and to his son Shechem, and every male was circumcised, all who went out of the gate of his city.
25Now it came about on the third day, when they were in pain, that two of Jacobs sons, Simeon and Levi, Dinahs brothers, each took his sword and came upon the city unawares, and killed every male. 26They killed Hamor and his son Shechem with the edge of the sword, and took Dinah from Shechems house, and went forth. 27Jacobs sons came upon the slain and looted the city, because they had defiled their sister. 28They took their flocks and their herds and their donkeys, and that which was in the city and that which was in the field; 29and they captured and looted all their wealth and all their little ones and their wives, even all that was in the houses. 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?
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
Only on this condition will we consent unto you: if ye will be as we are, that every male of you be circumcised;
But in this way may we be allied with you, if you will be like us, and all the male sex among you be circumcised:
Darby Bible Translation
But only in this will we consent to you, if ye will be as we, that every male of you be circumcised;
English Revised Version
Only on this condition will we consent unto you: if ye will be as we be, that every male of you be circumcised;
Webster's Bible Translation
But in this will we consent to you: If ye will be as we are, that every male of you shall be circumcised;
World English Bible
Only on this condition will we consent to you. If you will be as we are, that every male of you be circumcised;
Young's Literal Translation
'Only for this we consent to you; if ye be as we, to have every male of you circumcised,
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