Demand a high dowry and an expensive gift, and I will give you whatever you ask. Only give me the girl as my wife!"
Cross ReferencesGenesis 34:11
Then Shechem said to Dinah's father and brothers, "Grant me this favor, and I will give you whatever you ask.
But because Shechem had defiled their sister Dinah, Jacob's sons answered him and his father Hamor deceitfully.
If her father absolutely refuses to give her to him, he still must pay an amount comparable to the bridal price of a virgin.
1 Samuel 18:23
But when Saul's servants relayed these words to David, he replied, "Does it seem trivial in your sight to be the son-in-law of the king? I am a poor man and lightly esteemed."
1 Samuel 18:25
Saul replied, "Say to David, 'The king desires no other dowry but a hundred Philistine foreskins as revenge on his enemies.'" But Saul intended to cause David's death at the hands of the Philistines.
Chapter Outline1. Dinah is ravished by Shechem.
4. He requests to marry her.
13. The sons of Jacob offer the condition of circumcision to the Shechemites.
20. Hamor and Shechem persuade them to accept it.
25. The sons of Jacob upon that advantage slay them, and spoil their city.
30. Jacob reproves Simeon and Levi.
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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Exodus 22:16, 17
Deuteronomy 22:28, 29
1 Samuel 18:25-27
2 Samuel 3:14
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