Genesis 34:29
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English Standard Version
All their wealth, all their little ones and their wives, all that was in the houses, they captured and plundered.

King James Bible
And all their wealth, and all their little ones, and their wives took they captive, and spoiled even all that was in the house.

American Standard Version
and all their wealth, and all their little ones and their wives, took they captive and made a prey, even all that was in the house.

Douay-Rheims Bible
and their children and wives they took captive,

English Revised Version
and all their wealth, and all their little ones and their wives, took they captive and spoiled, even all that was in the house.

Webster's Bible Translation
And all their wealth, and all their little ones, and their wives they took captive, and spoiled even all that was in the house.

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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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Genesis 34:28 They took their flocks and their herds and their donkeys, and that which was in the city and that which was in the field;

Genesis 34:30 Then 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."

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Genesis 34:27
The sons of Jacob came upon the slain and plundered the city, because they had defiled their sister.

Genesis 34:28
They took their flocks and their herds, their donkeys, and whatever was in the city and in the field.

Genesis 34:30
Then Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, "You have brought trouble on me by making me stink to the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites and the Perizzites. My numbers are few, and if they gather themselves against me and attack me, I shall be destroyed, both I and my household."

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