Genesis 34:12
New International Version
Make the price for the bride and the gift I am to bring as great as you like, and I'll pay whatever you ask me. Only give me the young woman as my wife."

New Living Translation
No matter what dowry or gift you demand, I will gladly pay it--just give me the girl as my wife."

English Standard Version
Ask me for as great a bride-price and gift as you will, and I will give whatever you say to me. Only give me the young woman to be my wife.”

Berean Study Bible
Demand a high dowry and an expensive gift, and I will give you whatever you ask. Only give me the girl as my wife!”

New American Standard Bible
"Ask me ever so much bridal payment and gift, and I will give according as you say to me; but give me the girl in marriage."

King James Bible
Ask me never so much dowry and gift, and I will give according as ye shall say unto me: but give me the damsel to wife.

Christian Standard Bible
Demand of me a high compensation and gift; I'll give you whatever you ask me. Just give the girl to be my wife!"

Contemporary English Version
Ask anything, no matter how expensive. I'll do anything, just let me marry Dinah."

Good News Translation
Tell me what presents you want, and set the payment for the bride as high as you wish; I will give you whatever you ask, if you will only let me marry her."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Demand of me a high compensation and gift; I'll give you whatever you ask me. Just give the girl to be my wife!"

International Standard Version
No matter how big or how extensive your demands are for a dowry and wedding presents from me, I'll provide whatever you ask. Only give me the young lady to be my wife."

NET Bible
You can make the bride price and the gift I must bring very expensive, and I'll give whatever you ask of me. Just give me the young woman as my wife!"

New Heart English Bible
Ask me a great amount for a dowry, and I will give whatever you ask of me, but give me the young lady as a wife."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Set the price I must pay for the bride and the gift I must give her as high as you want. I'll pay exactly what you tell me. Give me the girl as my wife."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Ask me never so much dowry and gift, and I will give according as ye shall say unto me; but give me the damsel to wife.'

New American Standard 1977
“Ask me ever so much bridal payment and gift, and I will give according as you say to me; but give me the girl in marriage.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Ask me for as much dowry and gift as ye desire, and I will give according as ye shall say unto me; but give me the damsel to wife.

King James 2000 Bible
Ask me ever so much dowry and gift, and I will give according as you shall say unto me: but give me the damsel for my wife.

American King James Version
Ask me never so much dowry and gift, and I will give according as you shall say to me: but give me the damsel to wife.

American Standard Version
Ask me never so much dowry and gift, and I will give according as ye shall say unto me: but give me the damsel to wife.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Multiply your demand of dowry very much, and I will give accordingly as ye shall say to me, only ye shall give me this damsel for a wife.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Raise the dowery,, and ask gifts, and I will gladly give what you shall demand: only give me this damsel to wife.

Darby Bible Translation
Impose on me very much as dowry and gift, and I will give according as ye shall say to me; but give me the maiden as wife.

English Revised Version
Ask me never so much dowry and gift, and I will give according as ye shall say unto me: but give me the damsel to wife.

Webster's Bible Translation
Ask me never so much dower and gift, and I will give according as ye shall say to me: but give me the damsel for a wife.

World English Bible
Ask me a great amount for a dowry, and I will give whatever you ask of me, but give me the young lady as a wife."

Young's Literal Translation
multiply on me exceedingly dowry and gift, and I give as ye say unto me, and give to me the young person for a wife.'
Study Bible
The Defiling of Dinah
11Then Shechem said to Dinah’s father and brothers, “Grant me this favor, and I will give you whatever you ask. 12Demand a high dowry and an expensive gift, and I will give you whatever you ask. Only give me the girl as my wife!”
Cross References
Genesis 34:11
Then Shechem said to Dinah's father and brothers, "Grant me this favor, and I will give you whatever you ask.

Genesis 34:13
But because Shechem had defiled their sister Dinah, Jacob's sons answered him and his father Hamor deceitfully.

Exodus 22:17
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.

Treasury of Scripture

Ask me never so much dowry and gift, and I will give according as you shall say to me: but give me the damsel to wife.

Ask me.

dowry.

Genesis 24:53
And the servant brought forth jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment, and gave them to Rebekah: he gave also to her brother and to her mother precious things.

Genesis 29:18
And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, I will serve thee seven years for Rachel thy younger daughter.

Genesis 31:41
Thus have I been twenty years in thy house; I served thee fourteen years for thy two daughters, and six years for thy cattle: and thou hast changed my wages ten times.







Lexicon
Demand
הַרְבּ֨וּ (har·bū)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7235: To be or become much, many or great

a high
עָלַ֤י (‘ā·lay)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

dowry
מֹ֣הַר (mō·har)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4119: Purchase price (of a wife)

and [an expensive] gift,
וּמַתָּ֔ן (ū·mat·tān)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4976: A present

and I will give you
וְאֶ֨תְּנָ֔ה (wə·’et·tə·nāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect Cohortative - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

whatever
כַּאֲשֶׁ֥ר (ka·’ă·šer)
Preposition-k | Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

you ask.
תֹּאמְר֖וּ (tō·mə·rū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

Only give
וּתְנוּ־ (ū·ṯə·nū-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

me
לִ֥י (lî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew

the girl
הַֽנַּעֲרָ֖ (han·na·‘ă·rā)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5291: A girl, maiden

as my wife!”
לְאִשָּֽׁה׃ (lə·’iš·šāh)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 802: Woman, wife, female
(12) Dowry and gift.--The word rendered dowry (mohar) is the price paid to the parents and relatives of the bride, though taking the form of a present. The gift (matthan) was the present made by the bridegroom to the bride herself. Besides this, her relatives were expected to give her presents, and with some tribes of Arabs it is usual even to make over to her the dowry.

34:1-19 Young persons, especially females, are never so safe and well off as under the care of pious parents. Their own ignorance, and the flattery and artifices of designing, wicked people, who are ever laying snares for them, expose them to great danger. They are their own enemies if they desire to go abroad, especially alone, among strangers to true religion. Those parents are very wrong who do not hinder their children from needlessly exposing themselves to danger. Indulged children, like Dinah, often become a grief and shame to their families. Her pretence was, to see the daughters of the land, to see how they dressed, and how they danced, and what was fashionable among them; she went to see, yet that was not all, she went to be seen too. She went to get acquaintance with the Canaanites, and to learn their ways. See what came of Dinah's gadding. The beginning of sin is as the letting forth of water. How great a matter does a little fire kindle! We should carefully avoid all occasions of sin and approaches to it.
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