Genesis 34:13
New International Version
Because their sister Dinah had been defiled, Jacob's sons replied deceitfully as they spoke to Shechem and his father Hamor.

New Living Translation
But since Shechem had defiled their sister, Dinah, Jacob's sons responded deceitfully to Shechem and his father, Hamor.

English Standard Version
The sons of Jacob answered Shechem and his father Hamor deceitfully, because he had defiled their sister Dinah.

Berean Study Bible
But because Shechem had defiled their sister Dinah, Jacob’s sons answered him and his father Hamor deceitfully.

New American Standard Bible
But Jacob's sons answered Shechem and his father Hamor with deceit, because he had defiled Dinah their sister.

King James Bible
And the sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his father deceitfully, and said, because he had defiled Dinah their sister:

Christian Standard Bible
But Jacob's sons answered Shechem and his father Hamor deceitfully because he had defiled their sister Dinah.

Contemporary English Version
Jacob's sons wanted to get even with Shechem and his father because of what had happened to their sister.

Good News Translation
Because Shechem had disgraced their sister Dinah, Jacob's sons answered Shechem and his father Hamor in a deceitful way.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But Jacob's sons answered Shechem and his father Hamor deceitfully because he had defiled their sister Dinah. "

International Standard Version
But Jacob's sons answered Shechem and his father Hamor deceptively, because Shechem had dishonored their sister Dinah.

NET Bible
Jacob's sons answered Shechem and his father Hamor deceitfully when they spoke because Shechem had violated their sister Dinah.

New Heart English Bible
The sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his father with deceit, and spoke, because he had defiled Dinah their sister,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then Jacob's sons gave Shechem and his father Hamor a misleading answer because he had dishonored their sister Dinah.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his father with guile, and spoke, because he had defiled Dinah their sister,

New American Standard 1977
But Jacob’s sons answered Shechem and his father Hamor, with deceit, and spoke to them, because he had defiled Dinah their sister.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his father deceitfully and talked because he had defiled Dinah their sister:

King James 2000 Bible
And the sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his father deceitfully, and said, because he had defiled Dinah their sister:

American King James Version
And the sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his father deceitfully, and said, because he had defiled Dinah their sister:

American Standard Version
And the sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his father with guile, and spake, because he had defiled Dinah their sister,

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the sons of Jacob answered to Sychem and Emmor his father craftily, and spoke to them, because they had defiled Dina their sister.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The sons of Jacob answered Sichem and his father deceitfully, being enraged at the deflowering of their sister:

Darby Bible Translation
And the sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his father deceitfully, and spoke -- because he had defiled Dinah their sister --

English Revised Version
And the sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his father with guile, and spake, because he had defiled Dinah their sister,

Webster's Bible Translation
And the sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his father deceitfully, and said, (because he had defiled Dinah their sister,)

World English Bible
The sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his father with deceit, and spoke, because he had defiled Dinah their sister,

Young's Literal Translation
And the sons of Jacob answer Shechem and Hamor his father deceitfully, and they speak (because he defiled Dinah their sister),
Study Bible
The Revenge of Dinah's Brothers
13But because Shechem had defiled their sister Dinah, Jacob’s sons answered him and his father Hamor deceitfully. 14“We cannot do such a thing,” they said. “To give our sister to an uncircumcised man would be a disgrace to us.…
Cross References
Genesis 34:12
Demand a high dowry and an expensive gift, and I will give you whatever you ask. Only give me the girl as my wife!"

Genesis 34:14
"We cannot do such a thing," they said. "To give our sister to an uncircumcised man would be a disgrace to us.

Treasury of Scripture

And the sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his father deceitfully, and said, because he had defiled Dinah their sister:

deceitfully.

Genesis 25:27-34
And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents…

Judges 15:3
And Samson said concerning them, Now shall I be more blameless than the Philistines, though I do them a displeasure.

2 Samuel 13:23-29
And it came to pass after two full years, that Absalom had sheepshearers in Baalhazor, which is beside Ephraim: and Absalom invited all the king's sons…







Lexicon
But because
אֲשֶׁ֣ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

[Shechem] had defiled
טִמֵּ֔א (ṭim·mê)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2930: To be or become unclean

their sister
אֲחֹתָֽם׃ (’ă·ḥō·ṯām)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 269: Sister -- a sister

Dinah,
דִּינָ֥ה (dî·nāh)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1783: Dinah -- daughter of Jacob

Jacob’s
יַעֲקֹ֜ב (ya·‘ă·qōḇ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3290: Jacob -- a son of Isaac, also his desc

sons
בְנֵֽי־ (ḇə·nê-)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

answered
וַיַּעֲנ֨וּ (way·ya·‘ă·nū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6030: To answer, respond

[him]
שְׁכֶ֨ם (šə·ḵem)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7927: Shechem -- 'ridge', a district in Northern Palestine, also a son of Hamor

and his father
אָבִ֛יו (’ā·ḇîw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1: Father

Hamor
חֲמ֥וֹר (ḥă·mō·wr)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2544: Hamor -- father of Shechem

deceitfully.
בְּמִרְמָ֖ה (bə·mir·māh)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4820: Deceit, treachery
(13, 14) And said . . . and they said.--These are two different verbs in the Hebrew, and should be translated and spake (because he had defiled Dinah their sister), and said. The intermediate words are parenthetical, and there is no reason for translating spake by plotted, laid a snare, as Gesenius and others have done.

Verses 13-17. - And the sons of Jacob (manifestly without the knowledge of their father) answered Shechem and Humor his father deceitfully, and said, - the object of the verb said is to be found in the next verse, "we cannot do this thing," the clause commencing "because" being parenthetical (Rosenmüller, Furst), so that it is unnecessary either to take דְבֶּר in the unusual sense of doles struere (Schultens, Gasenius, Keil), or to supply after said "with deceit" from the preceding clause (Onkelos, Ainsworth, Murphy, et alii) - because he had defiled Dinah their sister (to be taken parenthetically, as already explained): and they said unto them (these words revert to the preceding verse), We cannot do this thing, to give our sister to one that is uncircumcised (vide Genesis 17:11); for that were a reproach unto us. The ground on which they declined a matrimonial alliance with Shechem was good; their sin lay in advancing this simply as a pretext to enable them to wreak their unholy vengeance on Shechem and his innocent people. The treacherous character of their next proposal is difficult to be reconciled with any claim to humanity, far less to religion, on the part of Jacob's sons; so much so, that 'Jacob on his death-bed can offer no palliation for the atrocious cruelty to which it led (Genesis 49:6, 7). But in this (i.e. under this condition) will we consent unto you: If ye will be as we be, that every male of you be circumcised (literally, to have circumcision administered to you every male); then will we give our daughters unto you, and we will take your daughters to us (i.e. to be our wives), and we will dwell with you, and we will become one people. This proposal was sinful, since

(1) they had no right to offer the sign of God's covenant to a heathen people;

(2) they had less right to employ it in ratification of a merely human agreement; and

(3) they had least right of all to employ it in duplicity as a mask for their treachery. But if ye will not hearken unto us, to be circumcised; then (rather, sc. then we will not consent to your proposal, and) we will take our daughter, - who was still in Shechem s house (ver. 26) - and we will be gone. 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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