Genesis 34:16
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English Standard Version
Then we will give our daughters to you, and we will take your daughters to ourselves, and we will dwell with you and become one people.

King James Bible
Then will we give our daughters unto you, and we will take your daughters to us, and we will dwell with you, and we will become one people.

American Standard Version
then will we give our daughters unto you, and we will take your daughters to us, and we will dwell with you, and we will become one people.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then will we mutually give and take your daughters, and ours: and we will dwell with you, and will be one people:

English Revised Version
then will we give our daughters unto you, and we will take your daughters to us, and we will dwell with you, and we will become one people.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then will we give our daughters to you, and we will take your daughters to us, and we will dwell with you, and we will become one people.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

When Jacob heard of the seduction of his daughter, "he was silent," i.e., he remained quiet, without taking any active proceedings (ex. Gen 14:14; 2 Samuel 19:11) until his sons came from the field. When they heard of it, they were grieved and burned with wrath at the disgrace. טמּא to defile equals to dishonour, disgrace, because it was an uncircumcised man who had seduced her. "Because he had wrought folly in Israel, by lying with Jacob's daughter." "To work folly" was a standing phrase for crimes against the honour and calling of Israel as the people of God, especially for shameful sins of the flesh (Deuteronomy 22:21; Judges 20:10; 2 Samuel 13:2, etc.); but it was also applied to other great sins (Joshua 7:15). As Jacob had become Israel, the seduction of his daughter was a crime against Israel, which is called folly, inasmuch as the relation of Israel to God was thereby ignored (Psalm 14:1). "And this ought not to be done:" יעשׂה potentialis as in Genesis 20:9. - Hamor went to Jacob to ask for his daughter (Genesis 34:6); but Jacob's sons reached home at the same time (Genesis 34:7), so that Hamor spoke to them (Jacob and his sons). To attain his object Hamor proposed a further intermarriage, unrestricted movement on their part in the land, and that they should dwell there, trade (ἐμπορεύεσθαι), and secure possessions (נאחז settle down securely, as in Genesis 47:27). Shechem also offered (Genesis 34:11, Genesis 34:12) to give anything they might ask in the form of dowry (מהר not purchase-money, but the usual gift made to the bride, vid., Genesis 24:53) and presents (for the brothers and mother), if they would only give him the damsel.

Genesis 34:16 Parallel Commentaries

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Genesis 34:15 "Only on this condition will we consent to you: if you will become like us, in that every male of you be circumcised,

Genesis 34:17 "But if you will not listen to us to be circumcised, then we will take our daughter and go."

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Genesis 34:15
Only on this condition will we agree with you--that you will become as we are by every male among you being circumcised.

Genesis 34:17
But if you will not listen to us and be circumcised, then we will take our daughter, and we will be gone."

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