Genesis 34:24
New International Version
All the men who went out of the city gate agreed with Hamor and his son Shechem, and every male in the city was circumcised.

New Living Translation
So all the men in the town council agreed with Hamor and Shechem, and every male in the town was circumcised.

English Standard Version
And all who went out of the gate of his city listened to Hamor and his son Shechem, and every male was circumcised, all who went out of the gate of his city.

Berean Study Bible
All the men who went out of the city gate listened to Hamor and his son Shechem, and every male of the city was circumcised.

King James Bible
And unto Hamor and unto Shechem his son hearkened all that went out of the gate of his city; and every male was circumcised, all that went out of the gate of his city.

New King James Version
And all who went out of the gate of his city heeded Hamor and Shechem his son; every male was circumcised, all who went out of the gate of his city.

New American Standard Bible
All who went out of the gate of his city listened to Hamor and to his son Shechem, and every male was circumcised, all who went out of the gate of his city.

NASB 1995
All who went out of the gate of his city listened to Hamor and to his son Shechem, and every male was circumcised, all who went out of the gate of his city.

NASB 1977
And all who went out of the gate of his city listened to Hamor and to his son Shechem, and every male was circumcised, all who went out of the gate of his city.

Amplified Bible
And every [Canaanite] man who went out of the city gate listened and considered what Hamor and Shechem said; and every male who was a resident of that city was circumcised.

Christian Standard Bible
All the men who had come to the city gates listened to Hamor and his son Shechem, and all those men were circumcised.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
All the able-bodied men listened to Hamor and his son Shechem, and all the able-bodied men were circumcised.

American Standard Version
And unto Hamor and unto Shechem his son hearkened all that went out of the gate of his city; and every male was circumcised, all that went out of the gate of his city.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And everyone exiting the gate of his city heard from Shekeem and they circumcised every male, all that went out the gate of his city.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And all that went in at the gate of their city hearkened to Emmor and Sychem his son, and they were circumcised in the flesh of their foreskin every male.

Contemporary English Version
Every grown man followed this advice and got circumcised.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they all agreed, and circumcised all the males.

English Revised Version
And unto Hamor and unto Shechem his son hearkened all that went out of the gate of his city; and every male was circumcised, all that went out of the gate of his city.

Good News Translation
All the citizens of the city agreed with what Hamor and Shechem proposed, and all the males were circumcised.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
All the men who had come out to the city gate agreed with Hamor and his son Shechem. So they were all circumcised at the city gate.

International Standard Version
All of the males who heard Hamor and his son Shechem, who had gone out to the city gate, were circumcised.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And unto Hamor and unto Shechem his son hearkened all that went out of the gate of his city; and every male was circumcised, all that went out of the gate of his city.

Literal Standard Version
And to Hamor, and to his son Shechem, do all those going out of the gate of his city listen, and every male is circumcised, all those going out of the gate of his city.

NET Bible
All the men who assembled at the city gate agreed with Hamor and his son Shechem. Every male who assembled at the city gate was circumcised.

New Heart English Bible
All who went out of the gate of his city agreed with Hamor and his son Shechem; and every male was circumcised, all who went out of the gate of his city.

World English Bible
All who went out of the gate of his city listened to Hamor, and to Shechem his son; and every male was circumcised, all who went out of the gate of his city.

Young's Literal Translation
And unto Hamor, and unto Shechem his son, hearken do all those going out of the gate of his city, and every male is circumcised, all those going out of the gate of his city.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Revenge of Dinah's Brothers
23Will not their livestock, their possessions, and all their animals become ours? Only let us consent to them, and they will dwell among us.” 24All the men who went out of the city gate listened to Hamor and his son Shechem, and every male of the city was circumcised. 25Three days later, while they were still in pain, two of Jacob’s sons (Dinah’s brothers Simeon and Levi) took their swords, went into the unsuspecting city, and slaughtered every male.…

Cross References
Genesis 23:10
Now Ephron was sitting among the sons of Heth. So in the presence of all the Hittites who had come to the gate of his city, Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham,

Genesis 34:23
Will not their livestock, their possessions, and all their animals become ours? Only let us consent to them, and they will dwell among us."


Treasury of Scripture

And to Hamor and to Shechem his son listened all that went out of the gate of his city; and every male was circumcised, all that went out of the gate of his city.

hearkened.

went out.

Genesis 23:10,18
And Ephron dwelt among the children of Heth: and Ephron the Hittite answered Abraham in the audience of the children of Heth, even of all that went in at the gate of his city, saying, …

every male.

Genesis 17:23
And Abraham took Ishmael his son, and all that were born in his house, and all that were bought with his money, every male among the men of Abraham's house; and circumcised the flesh of their foreskin in the selfsame day, as God had said unto him.

Isaiah 1:10-16
Hear the word of the LORD, ye rulers of Sodom; give ear unto the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah…

Matthew 7:6
Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.









Verse 24. - And unto Hamor and unto Shechem his son hearkened all that went out of the gate of his city. The ready acquiescence of the Shechemites to the proposal of Jacob's sons has not unreasonably been regarded as a proof that they were already acquainted with circumcision as a social, if not religious, rite (Kurtz, Keil, etc.). And every male was circumcised, all that went out of the gate of his city. Knobel notes it as remarkable that the Hivites were not circumcised, since, according to Herodotus, the rite was observed among the Phenicians, and probably also the Canaanites, who were of the same extraction, and thinks that either the rite was not universally observed in any of these ancient nations where it was known, or that the Hivites were originally a different race from the Canaanites, and had not conformed to the customs of the land (vide Lange in loco). Murphy thinks the present instance may point out one way in which the custom spread from tribe to tribe.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
All the men
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

who went out
יֹצְאֵ֖י (yō·ṣə·’ê)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's 3318: To go, bring, out, direct and proxim

of the city
עִיר֑וֹ (‘î·rōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5892: Excitement

gate
שַׁ֣עַר (ša·‘ar)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 8179: An opening, door, gate

listened
וַיִּשְׁמְע֤וּ (way·yiš·mə·‘ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 8085: To hear intelligently

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

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

and his son
בְּנ֔וֹ (bə·nōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 1121: A son

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

and every
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

male
זָכָ֔ר (zā·ḵār)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2145: Remembered, a male

of the city
עִירֽוֹ׃ (‘î·rōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5892: Excitement

was circumcised.
וַיִּמֹּ֙לוּ֙ (way·yim·mō·lū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 4135: To cut short, curtail, to blunt, to destroy


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