Genesis 34:23
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English Standard Version
Will not their livestock, their property and all their beasts be ours? Only let us agree with them, and they will dwell with us.”

King James Bible
Shall not their cattle and their substance and every beast of theirs be ours? only let us consent unto them, and they will dwell with us.

American Standard Version
Shall not their cattle and their substance and all their beasts be ours? only let us consent unto them, and they will dwell with us.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And their substance, and cattle, and all that they possess, shall be ours: only in this let us condescend, and by dwelling together, we shall make one people.

English Revised Version
Shall not their cattle and their substance and all their beasts be ours? only let us consent unto them, and they will dwell with us.

Webster's Bible Translation
Will not their cattle, and their substance, and every beast of theirs be ours? only let us consent to them, and they will dwell with us.

Genesis 34:23 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Attractive as these offers of the Hivite prince and his son were, they were declined by Jacob's sons, who had the chief voice in the question of their sister's marriage (vid., Genesis 24:50). And they were quite right; for, by accepting them, they would have violated the sacred call of Israel and his seed, and sacrificed the promises of Jehovah to Mammon. But they did it in a wrong way; for "they answered with deceit and acted from behind" (וידבּרוּ בּמרמה: דּבּר) is to be rendered dolos struxit; דּברים דּבּר would be the expression for "giving mere words," Hosea 10:4; vid., Ges. thes.), "because he had defiled Dinah their sister." They told him that they could not give their sister to an uncircumcised man, because this would be a reproach to them; and the only condition upon which they would consent (נאות imperf. Niph. of אוּת) was, that the Shechemites should all be circumcised; otherwise they would take their sister and go.

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Cross References
Genesis 34:22
Only on this condition will the men agree to dwell with us to become one people--when every male among us is circumcised as they are circumcised.

Genesis 34:24
And all who went out of the gate of his city listened to Hamor and his son Shechem, and every male was circumcised, all who went out of the gate of his city.

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