GENESIS 34:26

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And they slew Hamor and Shechem his son with the edge of the sword, and took Dinah out of Shechem's house, and went out.”

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Genesis 34:26 Translation & Meaning

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And they slew הָֽרְג֖וּ To smite with deadly intent slew
Hamor חֲמוֹר֙ Chamor, a Canaanite Hamor
and Shechem שְׁכֶ֣ם Shekem, the name of a Hivite and two Israelites Shechem
his son בְּנ֔וֹ A son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like father or brother), etc.) son
with the edge לְפִי The mouth (as the means of blowing), whether literal or figurative (particularly speech); specifically edge, portion or side; adverbially (with preposition) according to edge
of the sword, חָ֑רֶב Drought; also a cutting instrument (from its destructive effect), as a knife, sword, or other sharp implement sword
and took וַיִּקְח֧וּ To take (in the widest variety of applications) took
Dinah דִּינָ֛ה Dinah, the daughter of Jacob Dinah
out of Shechem's שְׁכֶ֖ם Shekem, the name of a Hivite and two Israelites out Shechems
house, מִבֵּ֥ית A house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.) house
and went out. וַיֵּצֵֽאוּ׃ To go (causatively, bring) out, in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively, direct and proxim out

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  • 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.

  • 26  And they slew Hamor and Shechem his son with the edge of the sword, and took Dinah out of Shechem's house, and went out.

  • 27  The sons of Jacob came upon the slain, and spoiled the city, because they had defiled their sister.

  • 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,




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