Genesis 34:18
New International Version
Their proposal seemed good to Hamor and his son Shechem.

New Living Translation
Hamor and his son Shechem agreed to their proposal.

English Standard Version
Their words pleased Hamor and Hamor’s son Shechem.

Berean Study Bible
Their offer seemed good to Hamor and his son Shechem.

King James Bible
And their words pleased Hamor, and Shechem Hamor's son.

New King James Version
And their words pleased Hamor and Shechem, Hamor’s son.

New American Standard Bible
Now their words seemed reasonable to Hamor and Shechem, Hamor’s son.

NASB 1995
Now their words seemed reasonable to Hamor and Shechem, Hamor’s son.

NASB 1977
Now their words seemed reasonable to Hamor and Shechem, Hamor’s son.

Amplified Bible
Their words seemed reasonable to Hamor and his son Shechem,

Christian Standard Bible
Their words seemed good to Hamor and his son Shechem.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Their words seemed good to Hamor and his son Shechem.

American Standard Version
And their words pleased Hamor, and Shechem Hamor's son.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And their words were pleasing in the eyes of Khamor and in the eyes of Shekeem his son.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the words pleased Emmor, and Sychem the son of Emmor.

Contemporary English Version
Hamor and Shechem liked what was said.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Their offer pleased Hemor, and Sichem his son:

English Revised Version
And their words pleased Hamor, and Shechem Hamor's son.

Good News Translation
These terms seemed fair to Hamor and his son Shechem,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Their proposal seemed good to Hamor and his son Shechem.

International Standard Version
What they said pleased Hamor and his son Shechem,

JPS Tanakh 1917
And their words pleased Hamor, and Shechem Hamor's son.

Literal Standard Version
And their words are good in the eyes of Hamor, and in the eyes of Shechem, Hamor’s son;

NET Bible
Their offer pleased Hamor and his son Shechem.

New Heart English Bible
Their words pleased Hamor and Shechem, Hamor's son.

World English Bible
Their words pleased Hamor and Shechem, Hamor's son.

Young's Literal Translation
And their words are good in the eyes of Hamor, and in the eyes of Shechem, Hamor's son;

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Revenge of Dinah's Brothers
17But if you will not agree to be circumcised, then we will take our sister and go.” 18Their offer seemed good to Hamor and his son Shechem. 19The young man, who was the most respected of all his father’s household, did not hesitate to fulfill this request, because he was delighted with Jacob’s daughter.…

Cross References
Genesis 34:17
But if you will not agree to be circumcised, then we will take our sister and go."

Genesis 34:19
The young man, who was the most respected of all his father's household, did not hesitate to fulfill this request, because he was delighted with Jacob's daughter.


Treasury of Scripture

And their words pleased Hamor, and Shechem Hamor's son.









(18) Their words pleased Hamor.--We gather from this that circumcision was a rite not only well known, but regarded as something honourable; for otherwise they would not so readily have submitted to a thing so painful.

Verses 18, 19. - And their words pleased (literally, were flood in the eyes of) Hamor, and (literally, in the eyes of) Shechem, Hamor's son. And the young man deferred not (i.e. delayed not) to do the thing (literally, the word, i.e. to submit to circumcision. This is stated here by anticipation), because he had delight in Jacob's daughter: and he was more honorable - literally, more honored, doubtless because more worthy of regard (cf. 1 Chronicles 4:9) - than all the house of his father.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Their offer
דִבְרֵיהֶ֖ם (ḏiḇ·rê·hem)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

seemed good
וַיִּֽיטְב֥וּ (way·yî·ṭə·ḇū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 3190: To be good, well, glad, or pleasing

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

and his
חֲמֽוֹר׃ (ḥă·mō·wr)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 2544: Hamor -- father of Shechem

son
בֶּן־ (ben-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1121: A son

Shechem.
שְׁכֶ֥ם (šə·ḵem)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 7927: Shechem -- 'ridge', a district in Northern Palestine, also a son of Hamor


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