Genesis 34:8

“And Hamor communed with them, saying, The soul of my son Shechem longeth for your daughter: I pray you give her him to wife.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Genesis 34:8

And Hamor communed with them, saying, The soule of my sonne Shechem longeth for your daughter: I pray you giue her him to wife.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But Hamor spoke with them, saying, "The soul of my son Shechem longs for your daughter; please give her to him in marriage.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Hamor communed with them, saying, The soul of my son Shechem longeth for your daughter: I pray you, give her unto him to wife.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But Hamor said to them, Shechem, my son, is full of desire for your daughter: will you then give her to him for a wife?
- Basic English Bible

And Hamor spoke to them, saying, My son Shechem's soul cleaves to your daughter: I pray you, give her to him as wife.
- Darby Bible

And Hamor communed with them, saying, The soul of my son Shechem longeth for your daughter: I pray you give her to him for a wife.
- Webster's Bible

Hamor talked with them, saying, "The soul of my son, Shechem, longs for your daughter. Please give her to him as a wife.
- World English Bible

And Hamor speaketh with them, saying, `Shechem, my son, his soul hath cleaved to your daughter; give her, I pray you, to him for a wife,
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Hamor spoke with them, saying 'The soul of my son Shechem longeth for your daughter. I pray you give her unto him to wife.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Genesis 34:8

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 34:8


34:8 Hamor communed - That is, talked. He came to treat with Jacob himself, but he turns them over to his sons. And here we have a particular account of the treaty, in which it is a shame to say the Canaanites were more honest than the Israelites.


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