New International Version
Intermarry with us; give us your daughters and take our daughters for yourselves.
King James Bible
And make ye marriages with us, and give your daughters unto us, and take our daughters unto you.
Darby Bible Translation
And make marriages with us: give your daughters to us, and take our daughters to you.
World English Bible
Make marriages with us. Give your daughters to us, and take our daughters for yourselves.
Young's Literal Translation
and join ye in marriage with us; your daughters ye give to us, and our daughters ye take to yourselves,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He had wrought folly in Israel - The land, afterwards generally called Israel, was not as yet so named; and the sons of Jacob were neither called Israel, Israelites nor Jews, till long after this. How then can it be said that Shechem had wrought folly in Israel? The words are capable of a more literal translation: בישראל beyisrael, may be translated, against Israel. The angel had said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob - not only Jacob, but Israel. It was this that aggravated the offense of Shechem; he wrought folly against Israel, the prince of God, in lying with the daughter of Jacob. Here both the names are given; Jacob, whose daughter was defiled, and Israel, the prince of God, against whom the offense was committed.
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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 …
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But Hamor said to them, "My son Shechem has his heart set on your daughter. Please give her to him as his wife.
You can settle among us; the land is open to you. Live in it, trade in it, and acquire property in it."
Do not intermarry with them. Do not give your daughters to their sons or take their daughters for your sons,
Shall we then break your commands again and intermarry with the peoples who commit such detestable practices? Would you not be angry enough with us to destroy us, leaving us no remnant or survivor?
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