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And the young man deferred not to do the thing, because he had delight in Jacob's daughter: and he was more honourable than all the house of his father.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

34:19 more honourable. That is, Shechem was “honored” more than anyone else. Because of the high esteem in which he was held by the others, and by his willingness to be circumcised, the other men agreed to submit to a religious rite which they knew would be painful and questionable.

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