And Hamor spoke with them, saying, The soul of my son Shechem is joined to your daughter; I pray you give her to him as wife.
And make ye marriages with us and give your daughters unto us and take our daughters unto you.
And ye shall dwell with us, and the land shall be before you; dwell and trade ye therein and take you possessions therein.
And Shechem also said unto her father and unto her brethren, Let me find grace in your eyes, and what ye shall say unto me I will give.
Ask me for as much dowry and gift as ye desire, and I will give according as ye shall say unto me; but give me the damsel to wife.
And the sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his father deceitfully and talked because he had defiled Dinah their sister:
And they said unto them, We cannot do this thing, to give our sister to one that is uncircumcised, for among us that is a reproach.
But with this condition we will consent unto you: If ye will become as we are that every male of you be circumcised,
then we will give our daughters unto you, and we will take your daughters to us, and we will dwell with you, and we will become one people.
But if ye will not hearken unto us, to be circumcised, then we will take our daughter, and we will be gone.
And their words pleased Hamor and Shechem, Hamor’s son.