And Hamor the father of Shechem went out to Jacob to commune with him.…
I. IT WAS PROMPTED BY A FEELING OF VENGEANCE AGAINST THE DOER OF A GROSS MORAL WRONG.
II. IT WAS A GRIEVOUS SIN.
1. Unjust and cruel. The punishment was far in excess of the fault, and the innocent were made to suffer with the guilty.
2. IT was committed under the hypocritical pretence of religion.
3. It was perilous to the true interests of the kingdom of God (ver. 30).
(T. H. Leale.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And Hamor the father of Shechem went out unto Jacob to commune with him.