GENESIS 34:23

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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Shall not their cattle and their substance and every beast of theirs be ours? only let us consent unto them, and they will dwell with us.”

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Genesis 34:23 Translation & Meaning

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Shall (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
not הֲל֥וֹא Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles not
their cattle מִקְנֵהֶ֤ם Something bought, i.e., property, but only live stock; abstractly, acquisition cattle
and their substance וְקִנְיָנָם֙ Creation, i.e., (concretely) creatures; also acquisition, purchase, wealth substance
and every וְכָל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) every
beast בְּהֶמְתָּ֔ם Properly, a dumb beast; especially any large quadruped or animal (often collective) beast
of theirs ours? only אַ֚ךְ A particle of affirmation, surely; hence (by limitation) only theirs ours only
be (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
let us consent נֵא֣וֹתָה Properly, to come, i.e., (implied) to assent let consent
unto them, and they will dwell וְיֵֽשְׁב֖וּ Properly, to sit down (specifically as judge. in ambush, in quiet); by implication, to dwell, to remain; causatively, to settle, to marry dwell
with אִתָּֽנוּ׃ Properly, nearness (used only as a preposition or an adverb), near; hence, generally, with, by, at, among, etc with
us. אִתָּֽנוּ׃ Properly, nearness (used only as a preposition or an adverb), near; hence, generally, with, by, at, among, etc us

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  • 21  These men are peaceable with us; therefore let them dwell in the land, and trade therein; for the land, behold, it is large enough for them; let us take their daughters to us for wives, and let us give them our daughters.

  • 22  Only herein will the men consent unto us for to dwell with us, to be one people, if every male among us be circumcised, as they are circumcised.

  • 23  Shall not their cattle and their substance and every beast of theirs be ours? only let us consent unto them, and they will dwell with us.

  • 24  And unto Hamor and unto Shechem his son hearkened all that went out of the gate of his city; and every male was circumcised, all that went out of the gate of his city.

  • 25  And it came to pass on the third day, when they were sore, that two of the sons of Jacob, Simeon and Levi, Dinah's brethren, took each man his sword, and came upon the city boldly, and slew all the males.




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