Genesis 34:2
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New International Version
When Shechem son of Hamor the Hivite, the ruler of that area, saw her, he took her and raped her.

King James Bible
And when Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, prince of the country, saw her, he took her, and lay with her, and defiled her.

Darby Bible Translation
And when Shechem, the son of Hamor the Hivite, the prince of the country, saw her, he took her, and lay with her, and humbled her.

World English Bible
Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, the prince of the land, saw her. He took her, lay with her, and humbled her.

Young's Literal Translation
and Shechem, son of Hamor the Hivite, a prince of the land, seeth her, and taketh her, and lieth with her, and humbleth her;

Genesis 34:2 Parallel
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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Prince of the country - i.e., Hamor was prince; Shechem was the son of the prince or chief. Our version appears to represent Shechem as prince, but his father was the chief of the country. See Genesis 34:6, Genesis 34:8, etc.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Shechem.

Genesis 10:17 And the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite,

Genesis 33:19 And he bought a parcel of a field, where he had spread his tent, at the hand of the children of Hamor, Shechem's father...

saw her.

Genesis 6:2 That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.

Genesis 39:6,7 And he left all that he had in Joseph's hand; and he knew not ought he had, save the bread which he did eat...

Judges 14:1 And Samson went down to Timnath, and saw a woman in Timnath of the daughters of the Philistines.

2 Samuel 11:2 And it came to pass in an evening, that David arose from off his bed, and walked on the roof of the king's house...

Job 31:1,9 I made a covenant with my eyes; why then should I think on a maid...

Proverbs 13:20 He that walks with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.

Matthew 5:28 But I say to you, That whoever looks on a woman to lust after her has committed adultery with her already in his heart.

took her.

Genesis 20:2 And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, She is my sister: and Abimelech king of Gerar sent, and took Sarah.

defiled her. Heb. humbled her.

Deuteronomy 21:14 And it shall be, if you have no delight in her, then you shall let her go where she will; but you shall not sell her at all for money...

Deuteronomy 22:24,29 Then you shall bring them both out to the gate of that city, and you shall stone them with stones that they die; the damsel...

Judges 19:24,25 Behold, here is my daughter a maiden, and his concubine; them I will bring out now, and humble you them...

Ezekiel 22:10,11 In you have they discovered their fathers' nakedness: in you have they humbled her that was set apart for pollution...

Library
"For if Ye Live after the Flesh, Ye Shall Die; but if Ye through the Spirit do Mortify the Deeds of the Body, Ye Shall Live.
Rom. viii. s 13, 14.--"For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die; but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God." The life and being of many things consists in union,--separate them, and they remain not the same, or they lose their virtue. It is much more thus in Christianity, the power and life of it consists in the union of these things that God hath conjoined, so that if any man pretend to
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Genesis
The Old Testament opens very impressively. In measured and dignified language it introduces the story of Israel's origin and settlement upon the land of Canaan (Gen.--Josh.) by the story of creation, i.-ii. 4a, and thus suggests, at the very beginning, the far-reaching purpose and the world-wide significance of the people and religion of Israel. The narrative has not travelled far till it becomes apparent that its dominant interests are to be religious and moral; for, after a pictorial sketch of
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

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

Genesis 34:30
Then Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, "You have brought trouble on me by making me obnoxious to the Canaanites and Perizzites, the people living in this land. We are few in number, and if they join forces against me and attack me, I and my household will be destroyed."

Deuteronomy 21:14
If you are not pleased with her, let her go wherever she wishes. You must not sell her or treat her as a slave, since you have dishonored her.

Judges 9:28
Then Gaal son of Ebed said, "Who is Abimelek, and why should we Shechemites be subject to him? Isn't he Jerub-Baal's son, and isn't Zebul his deputy? Serve the family of Hamor, Shechem's father! Why should we serve Abimelek?

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