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Genesis 34:21-23

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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 1  for them. We will take their daughters for wives, and we will give them our daughters to marry. 2  34:22 Only on this one condition will these men consent to live with us and become one people: They demand 3  that every male among us be circumcised just as they are circumcised. 34:23 If we do so, 4  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.”

1 tn Heb “wide on both hands,” that is, in both directions.

2 tn The words “to marry” are not in the Hebrew text, but are supplied in the translation for clarity.

3 tn Heb “when every one of our males is circumcised.”

4 tn The words “If we do so” are not in the Hebrew text, but are supplied in the translation for clarity and for stylistic reasons.



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