Genesis 34:3
New International Version
His heart was drawn to Dinah daughter of Jacob; he loved the young woman and spoke tenderly to her.

New Living Translation
But then he fell in love with her, and he tried to win her affection with tender words.

English Standard Version
And his soul was drawn to Dinah the daughter of Jacob. He loved the young woman and spoke tenderly to her.

Berean Study Bible
And his soul was drawn to Dinah, the daughter of Jacob. He loved the young girl and spoke to her tenderly.

King James Bible
And his soul clave unto Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the damsel, and spake kindly unto the damsel.

New King James Version
His soul was strongly attracted to Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the young woman and spoke kindly to the young woman.

New American Standard Bible
But he was deeply attracted to Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the girl and spoke tenderly to her.

NASB 1995
He was deeply attracted to Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the girl and spoke tenderly to her.

NASB 1977
And he was deeply attracted to Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the girl and spoke tenderly to her.

Amplified Bible
But his soul longed for and clung to Dinah daughter of Jacob, and he loved the girl and spoke comfortingly to her young heart’s wishes.

Christian Standard Bible
He became infatuated with Jacob’s daughter Dinah. He loved the young girl and spoke tenderly to her.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He became infatuated with Dinah, daughter of Jacob. He loved the young girl and spoke tenderly to her.”

American Standard Version
And his soul clave unto Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the damsel, and spake kindly unto the damsel.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And his soul went forth after Dinah the daughter of Yaquuv, and he loved the girl and was filled in his heart with the girl.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he was attached to the soul of Dina the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the damsel, and he spoke kindly to the damsel.

Contemporary English Version
But Shechem was attracted to Dinah, so he told her how much he loved her.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And his soul was fast knit unto her, and whereas she was sad, he comforted her with sweet words.

English Revised Version
And his soul clave unto Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the damsel, and spake kindly unto the damsel.

Good News Translation
But he found the young woman so attractive that he fell in love with her and tried to win her affection.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He became very fond of Jacob's daughter Dinah. He loved the girl and spoke tenderly to her.

International Standard Version
He was attached to Dinah, Jacob's daughter, since he loved the young woman and spoke tenderly to her.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And his soul did cleave unto Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the damsel, and spoke comfortingly unto the damsel.

Literal Standard Version
and his soul cleaves to Dinah, daughter of Jacob, and he loves the young person, and speaks to the heart of the young person.

NET Bible
Then he became very attached to Dinah, Jacob's daughter. He fell in love with the young woman and spoke romantically to her.

New Heart English Bible
Then he became very attached to Dinah, the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the young woman, and spoke kindly to the young woman.

World English Bible
His soul joined to Dinah, the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the young lady, and spoke kindly to the young lady.

Young's Literal Translation
and his soul cleaveth to Dinah, daughter of Jacob, and he loveth the young person, and speaketh unto the heart of the young person.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Defiling of Dinah
2When Shechem son of Hamor the Hivite, the prince of the region, saw her, he took her and lay with her by force. 3And his soul was drawn to Dinah, the daughter of Jacob. He loved the young girl and spoke to her tenderly. 4So Shechem told his father Hamor, “Get me this girl as a wife.”…

Cross References
Genesis 34:2
When Shechem son of Hamor the Hivite, the prince of the region, saw her, he took her and lay with her by force.

Genesis 34:4
So Shechem told his father Hamor, "Get me this girl as a wife."

Judges 19:3
her husband got up and went after her to speak kindly to her and bring her back, taking his servant and a pair of donkeys. So the girl brought him into her father's house, and when her father saw him, he gladly welcomed him.


Treasury of Scripture

And his soul joined to Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the damsel, and spoke kindly to the damsel.

soul.

Ruth 1:14
And they lifted up their voice, and wept again: and Orpah kissed her mother in law; but Ruth clave unto her.

1 Samuel 18:1
And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking unto Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul.

kindly unto the damsel.

2 Samuel 19:7
Now therefore arise, go forth, and speak comfortably unto thy servants: for I swear by the LORD, if thou go not forth, there will not tarry one with thee this night: and that will be worse unto thee than all the evil that befell thee from thy youth until now.

2 Chronicles 30:22
And Hezekiah spake comfortably unto all the Levites that taught the good knowledge of the LORD: and they did eat throughout the feast seven days, offering peace offerings, and making confession to the LORD God of their fathers.

Isaiah 40:2
Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for she hath received of the LORD'S hand double for all her sins.









Verses 3, 4. - And his soul clave (vide infra on ver. 8) unto Dinah the daughter of Jacob, - it was in some degree an extenuation of the wickedness of Shechem that he did not cast off the victim of his violence and lust, but continued to regard her with affection - and he loved the damsel, - on the use of na'ar for a youth of either sex vide Genesis 24:14 - and spake kindly unto the damsel - literally, spoke to the heart of the damsel, ἐλάλησε κατὰ τὴν διάνοιαν τῆς παρθίνου αὐτῇ (LXX.), i.e. addressed to her such words as were agreeable to her inclinations (cf. on the import of the phrase Genesis 1:21; Judges 19:3; Isaiah 40:2; Hosea 2:14), probably expressing his affection, and offering the reparation of honorable marriage, as may be legitimately inferred from what is next recorded of his behavior. And Shechem spake unto his father Hamor, saying, Get me this damsel to wife - cf. the case of Samson (Judges 14:2).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
And his soul
נַפְשׁ֔וֹ (nap̄·šōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

was drawn
וַתִּדְבַּ֣ק (wat·tiḏ·baq)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 1692: To impinge, cling, adhere, to catch by pursuit

to Dinah,
בְּדִינָ֖ה (bə·ḏî·nāh)
Preposition-b | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 1783: Dinah -- daughter of Jacob

the daughter
בַּֽת־ (baṯ-)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 1323: A daughter

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

He loved
וַיֶּֽאֱהַב֙ (way·ye·’ĕ·haḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 157: To have affection f

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

and spoke to her tenderly.
וַיְדַבֵּ֖ר (way·ḏab·bêr)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue


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