Bible: Genesis 34:18-24

34:18 Their offer pleased Hamor and his son Shechem. 1  34:19 The young man did not delay in doing what they asked 2  because he wanted Jacob’s daughter Dinah 3  badly. (Now he was more important 4  than anyone in his father’s household.) 5  34:20 So Hamor and his son Shechem went to the gate 6  of their city and spoke to the men of their city, 34:21 These men are at peace with us. So let them live in the land and travel freely in it, for the land is wide enough 7  for them. We will take their daughters for wives, and we will give them our daughters to marry. 8  34:22 Only on this one condition will these men consent to live with us and become one people: They demand 9  that every male among us be circumcised just as they are circumcised. 34:23 If we do so, 10  won’t their livestock, their property, and all their animals become ours? So let’s consent to their demand, so they will live among us.”

34:24 All the men who assembled at the city gate 11  agreed with 12  Hamor and his son Shechem. Every male who assembled at the city gate 13  was circumcised.

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