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Genesis 34:23 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Shall not their cattle and their substance and all their beasts be ours? only let us consent unto them, and they will dwell with us.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— [Shall] not their cattle and their substance and every beast of theirs [be] ours? only let us consent unto them, and they will dwell with us.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Will not their livestock and their property and all their animals be ours? Only let us consent to them, and they will live with us.”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— [Will] not their cattle, and their substance, and every beast of theirs [be] ours? only let us consent to them, and they will dwell with us.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Their cattle, and their possessions, and every beast of theirs, shall they not be ours? only let us consent to them, and they will dwell with us.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Their herds, and their substance, and all their beasts, shall, they, not be, ours? Only, we must consent to them, that they may dwell with us.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— their cattle, and their substance, and all their beasts—are they not ours? only let us consent to them, and they dwell with us.'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And their substance, and cattle, and all that they possess, shall be ours; only in this let us condescend, and by dwelling together, we shall make one people.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Shall not their cattell, and their substance, and euery beast of theirs bee ours? onely let vs consent vnto them, and they will dwell with vs.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And shall not their cattle and their herds, and their possessions, be ours? only in this let us conform to them, and they will dwell with us.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— [Shall] not their cattle and their substance and every beast of theirs [be] ours? only let us consent unto them, and they will dwell with us.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
[Shall] not x3808
(3808) Complement
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
their cattle 4735
{4735} Prime
מִקְנֶה
miqneh
{mik-neh'}
From H7069; something bought, that is, property, but only live stock; abstractly acquisition.
and their substance 7075
{7075} Prime
קִנְיָן
qinyan
{kin-yawn'}
From H7069; creation, that is, (concretely) creatures; also acquisition, purchase, wealth.
and every x3605
(3605) Complement
כֹּל
kol
{kole}
From H3634; properly the whole; hence all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
beast 929
{0929} Prime
בְּהֵמָה
b@hemah
{be-hay-maw'}
From an unused root (probably meaning to be mute); properly a dumb beast; especially any large quadruped or animal (often collectively).
of theirs [be] ours? only x389
(0389) Complement
אַךְ
'ak
{ak}
Akin to H0403; a particle of affirmation, surely; hence (by limitation) only.
let us consent 225
{0225} Prime
אוּת
'uwth
{ooth}
A primitive root; properly to come, that is, (impliedly) to assent.
z8735
<8735> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 1602
unto them, and they will dwell 3427
{3427} Prime
יָשַׁב
yashab
{yaw-shab'}
A primitive root; properly to sit down (specifically as judge, in ambush, in quiet); by implication to dwell, to remain; causatively to settle, to marry.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
with x854
(0854) Complement
אֵת
'eth
{ayth}
Probably from H0579; properly nearness (used only as a preposition or adverb), near; hence generally with, by, at, among, etc.
us.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

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Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Genesis 34:18-24.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Genesis 34:23

Shall not their cattle and their substance be ours? — They observed that Jacob's sons were industrious, thriving people, and promised themselves and their neighbours advantage by an alliance with them: it would improve ground and trade, and bring money into their country.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Genesis 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.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Proverbs 1:12-13 Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit: ... We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil:
Proverbs 23:4-5 Labour not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom. ... Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for [riches] certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven.
Proverbs 28:20 A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent.
John 2:16 And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father's house an house of merchandise.
John 6:26-27 Jesus answered them and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Ye seek me, not because ye saw the miracles, but because ye did eat of the loaves, and were filled. ... Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed.
Acts 19:24-26 For a certain [man] named Demetrius, a silversmith, which made silver shrines for Diana, brought no small gain unto the craftsmen; ... Moreover ye see and hear, that not alone at Ephesus, but almost throughout all Asia, this Paul hath persuaded and turned away much people, saying that they be no gods, which are made with hands:
1 Timothy 6:6-10 But godliness with contentment is great gain. ... For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
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