Ge 34:1
34:1 And Dinah the daughter of Leah, which she bare unto Jacob,
     {a} went out to see the daughters of the land.

     (a) This example teaches us that too much liberty is not to
         be given to youth.

Ge 34:4
34:4 And Shechem spake unto his father Hamor, saying, {b} Get me
     this damsel to wife.

     (b) This proves that the consent of parents is required in
         marriage, seeing that even the infidels observed it as
         a necessary thing.

Ge 34:14
34:14 And they said unto them, {c} We cannot do this thing, to
      give our sister to one that is uncircumcised; for that
      [were] a {d} reproach unto us:

      (c) They used the holy ordinance of God a means to
          accomplish their wicked purpose.
      (d) As it is abomination for those who are baptized to be
          joined to infidels.

Ge 34:15
34:15 But in this will we consent unto you: If ye will be as we
      [be], that every male of you be {e} circumcised;

      (e) Their fault is even greater since they made religion a
          disguise for their deceit.

Ge 34:20
34:20 And Hamor and Shechem his son came unto the {f} gate of
      their city, and communed with the men of their city,

      (f) For the people used to assemble there, and justice was

Ge 34:21
34:21 These men [are] {g} peaceable with us; therefore let them
      dwell in the land, and trade therein; for the land,
      behold, [it is] large enough for them; let us take their
      daughters to us for wives, and let us give them our

      (g) Thus many pretend to speak for a public profit, when
          in reality they are only speaking for their own
          private gain and convenience.

Ge 34:23
34:23 [Shall] not {h} their cattle and their substance and every
      beast of theirs [be] ours? only let us consent unto them,
      and they will dwell with us.

      (h) Thus they do not lack any form of perversion, who
          prefer their own convenience before the common good.

Ge 34:25
34:25 And it came to pass on the third day, when they were sore,
      that two of the sons of Jacob, {i} Simeon and Levi,
      Dinah's brethren, took each man his sword, and came upon
      the city boldly, and slew {k} all the males.

      (i) For they were the leaders of the company.
      (k) The people are punished because of their wicked

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