Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Genesis 34:5


When 1  Jacob heard that Shechem 2  had violated his daughter Dinah, his sons were with the livestock in the field. So Jacob remained silent 3  until they came in.


Ge 30:35; Ge 37:13,14; Le 10:3; 1Sa 10:27; 1Sa 16:11; 1Sa 17:15; 2Sa 13:22; Ps 39:9; Lu 15:25,29

NET © Notes

tn The two disjunctive clauses in this verse (“Now Jacob heard…and his sons were”) are juxtaposed to indicate synchronic action.

tn Heb “he”; the referent (Shechem) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

sn The expected response would be anger or rage; but Jacob remained silent. He appears too indifferent or confused to act decisively. When the leader does not act decisively, the younger zealots will, and often with disastrous results.

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