New International Version
Then Shechem's father Hamor went out to talk with Jacob.
King James Bible
And Hamor the father of Shechem went out unto Jacob to commune with him.
Darby Bible Translation
And Hamor the father of Shechem came out to Jacob, to speak to him.
World English Bible
Hamor the father of Shechem went out to Jacob to talk with him.
Young's Literal Translation
And Hamor, father of Shechem, goeth out unto Jacob to speak with him;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Spake kindly unto the damsel - Literally, he spake to the heart of the damsel - endeavored to gain her affections, and to reconcile her to her disgrace. It appears sufficiently evident from this and the preceding verse that there had been no consent on the part of Dinah, that the whole was an act of violence, and that she was now detained by force in the house of Shechem. Here she was found when Simeon and Levi sacked the city, Genesis 34:26.
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Genesis 34:7 Now the sons of Jacob came in from the field when they heard it; and the men were grieved, and they were very angry because he had done a disgraceful thing in Israel by lying with Jacob's daughter, for such a thing ought not to be done.
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When Jacob heard that his daughter Dinah had been defiled, his sons were in the fields with his livestock; so he did nothing about it until they came home.
Meanwhile, Jacob's sons had come in from the fields as soon as they heard what had happened. They were shocked and furious, because Shechem had done an outrageous thing in Israel by sleeping with Jacob's daughter--a thing that should not be done.
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