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Shechem said to her father

"Shechem said to Dinah's father Jacob"

Let me find favor in your eyes, and whatever you tell me I will give

The phrase "find favor" is an idiom which means to be approved of by someone. Also, the eyes represent seeing, and seeing represents thoughts or judgment. AT: "If you will approve of me, then I will give you whatever you ask" (See: rc://en/ta/man/translate/figs-idiom and rc://en/ta/man/translate/figs-metaphor)

bride price

In some cultures, it is customary for a man to give money, property, cattle, and other gifts to the bride's family at the time of marriage.

The sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his father with deceit

The abstract noun "deceit" can be stated as the verb "lied." AT: "But the sons of Jacob lied to Shechem and Hamor when they answered them" (See: rc://en/ta/man/translate/figs-abstractnouns)

Shechem had defiled Dinah

This means that Shechem had greatly dishonored and disgraced Dinah by forcing her to sleep with him. See how you translated "defiled" in Genesis 34:5.


  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/names/shechem
  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/names/jacob
  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/other/deceive
  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/other/defile