The sons of Jacob answered Shechem and his father Hamor deceitfully, because he had defiled their sister Dinah.
They said to them, "We cannot do this thing, to give our sister to one who is uncircumcised, for that would be a disgrace to us.
Only on this condition will we consent to you: that you will become as we are and every male among you be circumcised.
Then we will give our daughters to you, and we will take your daughters for ourselves, and we will live among you and become one people.
But if you will not listen to us and be circumcised, then we will take our daughter and be gone."
Their words pleased Hamor and Hamor's son Shechem.
And the young man did not delay to do the thing, because he was delighted with Jacob's daughter. Now he was the most honored of all his family.
So Hamor and his son Shechem came to the gate of their city and spoke to the men of their city, saying,
"These people are friendly with us; let them live in the land and trade in it, for the land is large enough for them; let us take their daughters in marriage, and let us give them our daughters.
Only on this condition will they agree to live among us, to become one people: that every male among us be circumcised as they are circumcised.
Will not their livestock, their property, and all their animals be ours? Only let us agree with them, and they will live among us."
And all who went out of the city gate heeded Hamor and his son Shechem; and every male was circumcised, all who went out of the gate of his city.