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Genesis 34:14

    Genesis 34:14 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And they said unto them, We cannot do this thing, to give our sister to one that is uncircumcised; for that were a reproach unto us:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And they said to them, We cannot do this thing, to give our sister to one that is uncircumcised; for that were a reproach to us:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and said unto them, We cannot do this thing, to give our sister to one that is uncircumcised; for that were a reproach unto us.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And they said, It is not possible for us to give our sister to one who is without circumcision, for that would be a cause of shame to us:

    Webster's Revision

    and said unto them, We cannot do this thing, to give our sister to one that is uncircumcised; for that were a reproach unto us.

    World English Bible

    and said to them, "We can't do this thing, to give our sister to one who is uncircumcised; for that is a reproach to us.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and said unto them, We cannot do this thing, to give our sister to one that is uncircumcised; for that were a reproach unto us:

    Definitions for Genesis 34:14

    Reproach - Disgrace; shame.

    Clarke's Commentary on Genesis 34:14

    That were a reproach unto us - Because the uncircumcised were not in the covenant of God; and to have given an heiress of the promise to one who had no kind of right to its spiritual blessings, from whom might spring children who would naturally walk in the way of their father would have been absurd, reproachful and wicked. Thus far they were perfectly right; but to make this holy principle a cloak for their deceitful and murderous purposes, was the full sum of all wickedness