Genesis 34:25
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English Standard Version
On the third day, when they were sore, two of the sons of Jacob, Simeon and Levi, Dinah’s brothers, took their swords and came against the city while it felt secure and killed all the males.

King James Bible
And it came to pass on the third day, when they were sore, that two of the sons of Jacob, Simeon and Levi, Dinah's brethren, took each man his sword, and came upon the city boldly, and slew all the males.

American Standard Version
And it came to pass on the third day, when they were sore, that two of the sons of Jacob, Simeon and Levi, Dinah's brethren, took each man his sword, and came upon the city unawares, and slew all the males.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And behold the third day, when the pain of the wound was greatest, two of the sons of Jacob, Simeon and Levi, the brothers of Dina, taking their swords, entered boldly into the city, and slew all the men:

English Revised Version
And it came to pass on the third day, when they were sore, that two of the sons of Jacob, Simeon and Levi, Dinah's brethren, took each man his sword, and came upon the city unawares, and slew all the males.

Webster's Bible Translation
And it came to pass on the third day, when they were sore, that two of the sons of Jacob, Simeon and Levi, Dinah's brethren, took each man his sword, and came upon the city boldly, and slew all the males.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The condition seemed reasonable to the two suitors, and by way of setting a good example, "the young man did not delay to do this word," i.e., to submit to circumcision, "as he was honoured before all his father's house." This is stated by anticipation in Genesis 34:19; but before submitting to the operation, he went with his father to the gate, the place of public assembly, to lay the matter before the citizens of the town. They knew so well how to make the condition palatable, by a graphic description of the wealth of Jacob and his family, and by expatiating upon the advantages of being united with them, that the Shechemites consented to the proposal. שׁלמים: integri, people whose bearing is unexceptionable. "And the land, behold broad on both sides it is before them," i.e., it offers space enough in every direction for them to wander about with their flocks. And then the gain: "Their cattle, and their possessions, and their beasts of burden...shall they not be ours?" מקנה is used here for flocks and herds, בּהמה for beasts of burden, viz., camels and asses (cf. Numbers 32:26). But notwithstanding the advantages here pointed out, the readiness of all the citizens of Shechem (vid., Genesis 23:10) to consent to be circumcised, could only be satisfactorily explained from the fact that this religious rite was already customary in different nations (according to Herod. 2, 104, among the Egyptians and Colchians), as an act of religious or priestly consecration.

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sore.

Joshua 5:6,8 For the children of Israel walked forty years in the wilderness, till all the people that were men of war, which came out of Egypt...

Simeon.

Genesis 29:33,34 And she conceived again, and bore a son; and said, Because the LORD has heard I was hated, he has therefore given me this son also...

Genesis 49:5,7 Simeon and Levi are brothers; instruments of cruelty are in their habitations...

Numbers 31:7,17 And they warred against the Midianites, as the LORD commanded Moses; and they slew all the males...

Proverbs 4:16 For they sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall.

Proverbs 6:34,35 For jealousy is the rage of a man: therefore he will not spare in the day of vengeance...

slew.

Genesis 49:6 O my soul, come not you into their secret; to their assembly, my honor, be not you united: for in their anger they slew a man...

2 Chronicles 32:25 But Hezekiah rendered not again according to the benefit done to him; for his heart was lifted up: therefore there was wrath on him...

Cross References
Genesis 34:26
They killed Hamor and his son Shechem with the sword and took Dinah out of Shechem's house and went away.

Genesis 49:5
"Simeon and Levi are brothers; weapons of violence are their swords.

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