The sons of Ya`akov answered Shekhem and Hamor his father with deceit, and spoke, because he had defiled Dinah their sister,
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.
Only on this condition will we consent to you. If you will be as we are, that every male of you be circumcised;
then will we give our daughters to you, and we will take your daughters to us, and we will dwell with you, and we will become one people.
But if you will not listen to us, to be circumcised, then we will take our sister, and we will be gone.
Their words pleased Hamor, and Shekhem, Hamor's son.
The young man didn't wait to do this thing, because he had delight in Ya`akov's daughter, and he was honored above all the house of his father.
Hamor and Shekhem, his son, came to the gate of their city, and talked with the men of their city, saying,
"These men are peaceful with us. Therefore let them live in the land and trade in it. For, behold, the land is large enough for them. Let us take their daughters to us for wives, and let us give them our daughters.
Only on this condition will the men consent to us to dwell with us, to become one people, if every male among us be circumcised, as they are circumcised.
Won't their cattle and their substance and all their animals be ours? Only let us give our consent to them, and they will dwell with us."