Genesis 34:31
Strong's Lexicon
But [Simeon and Levi] answered,
וַיֹּאמְר֑וּ (way·yō·mə·rū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 559: 1) to say, speak, utter 1a) (Qal) to say, to answer, to say in one's heart, to think, to command, to promise, to intend 1b) (Niphal) to be told, to be said, to be called 1c) (Hithpael) to boast, to act proudly 1d) (Hiphil) to avow, to avouch

“Should he have treated
יַעֲשֶׂ֖ה (ya·‘ă·śeh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6213: 1) to do, fashion, accomplish, make 1a) (Qal) 1a1) to do, work, make, produce 1a1a) to do 1a1b) to work 1a1c) to deal (with) 1a1d) to act, act with effect, effect 1a2) to make 1a2a) to make 1a2b) to produce 1a2c) to prepare 1a2d) to make (an offering) 1a2e) to attend to, put in order 1a2f) to observe, celebrate 1a2g) to acquire (property) 1a2h) to appoint, ordain, institute 1a2i) to bring about 1a2j) to use 1a2k) to spend, pass 1b) (Niphal) 1b1) to be done 1b2) to be made 1b3) to be produced 1b4) to be offered 1b5) to be observed 1b6) to be used 1c) (Pual) to be made 2) (Piel) to press, squeeze

אֶת־ (’eṯ-)
Direct object marker
Strong's Hebrew 853: 1) sign of the definite direct object, not translated in English but generally preceding and indicating the accusative

our sister
אֲחוֹתֵֽנוּ׃ (’ă·ḥō·w·ṯê·nū)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 269: 1) sister 1a) sister (same parents) 1b) half-sister (same father) 1c) relative 1c1)(metaph) of Israel's and Judah's relationship 1d) beloved 1d1) bride 1e) (fig.) of intimate connection 1f) another

like a prostitute ?”
הַכְזוֹנָ֕ה (haḵ·zō·w·nāh)
Article, Preposition-k | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2181: 1) to commit fornication, be a harlot, play the harlot 1a) (Qal) 1a1) to be a harlot, act as a harlot, commit fornication 1a2) to commit adultery 1a3) to be a cult prostitute 1a4) to be unfaithful (to God) (fig.) 1b) (Pual) to play the harlot 1c) (Hiphil) 1c1) to cause to commit adultery 1c2) to force into prostitution 1c3) to commit fornication

Parallel Strong's
Holman Christian Standard Bible
But they answered, “ Should he have treated our sister like a prostitute ? ”

New American Standard Bible
But they said, "Should he treat our sister as a harlot?"

King James Bible
And they said, Should he deal with our sister as with an harlot?
Parallel Verses
New International Version
But they replied, "Should he have treated our sister like a prostitute?"

New Living Translation
"But why should we let him treat our sister like a prostitute?" they retorted angrily.

English Standard Version
But they said, “Should he treat our sister like a prostitute?”

New American Standard Bible
But they said, "Should he treat our sister as a harlot?"

King James Bible
And they said, Should he deal with our sister as with an harlot?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But they answered, "Should he have treated our sister like a prostitute?"

International Standard Version
"Should he have treated our sister like a whore?" they asked in response.

NET Bible
But Simeon and Levi replied, "Should he treat our sister like a common prostitute?"

American Standard Version
And they said, Should he deal with our sister as with a harlot?

English Revised Version
And they said, Should he deal with our sister as with an harlot?

Young's Literal Translation
And they say, 'As a harlot doth he make our sister?'






Cross References
Genesis 34:30
And Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, Ye have troubled me to make me to stink among the inhabitants of the land, among the Canaanites and the Perizzites: and I being few in number, they shall gather themselves together against me, and slay me; and I shall be destroyed, I and my house.

Genesis 35:1
And God said unto Jacob, Arise, go up to Bethel, and dwell there: and make there an altar unto God, that appeared unto thee when thou fleddest from the face of Esau thy brother.

Genesis 1:1
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

Genesis 34:29
And all their wealth, and all their little ones, and their wives took they captive, and spoiled even all that was in the house.

Genesis 34:28
They took their sheep, and their oxen, and their asses, and that which was in the city, and that which was in the field,

Genesis 35:2
Then Jacob said unto his household, and to all that were with him, Put away the strange gods that are among you, and be clean, and change your garments:

Genesis 35:3
And let us arise, and go up to Bethel; and I will make there an altar unto God, who answered me in the day of my distress, and was with me in the way which I went.
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