Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

No matter how big or how extensive your demands are for a dowry and wedding presents from me, I'll provide whatever you ask. Only give me the young lady to be my wife."

New American Standard Bible

"Ask me ever so much bridal payment and gift, and I will give according as you say to me; but give me the girl in marriage."

King James Version

Ask me never so much dowry and gift, and I will give according as ye shall say unto me: but give me the damsel to wife.

Holman Bible

Demand of me a high compensation and gift; I’ll give you whatever you ask me. Just give the girl to be my wife!”

A Conservative Version

Ask me never so much dowry and gift, and I will give according as ye shall say to me, but give me the damsel to wife.

American Standard Version

Ask me never so much dowry and gift, and I will give according as ye shall say unto me: but give me the damsel to wife.

Amplified

Ask me ever so much dowry and [marriage] gift, and I will give according to what you tell me; only give me the girl to be my wife.

Bible in Basic English

However great you make the bride-price and payment, I will give it; only let me have the girl for my wife.

Darby Translation

Impose on me very much as dowry and gift, and I will give according as ye shall say to me; but give me the maiden as wife.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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.

Julia Smith Translation

Increase to me greatly the dowry and gift, and I will give according to that ye shall say to me; and ye shall give to me this maiden for a wife.

King James 2000

Ask me ever so much dowry and gift, and I will give according as you shall say unto me: but give me the damsel for my wife.

Lexham Expanded Bible

{Make the bride price and gift as high as you like}; I will give what you say to me. But give me the girl as a wife."

Modern King James verseion

Heap upon me ever so much price and dowry, and I will give according as you shall say to me. But give me the girl for a wife.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Ask freely of me both the dowry and gifts, and I will give according as ye say unto me, and give me the damsel to wife."

NET Bible

You can make the bride price and the gift I must bring very expensive, and I'll give whatever you ask of me. Just give me the young woman as my wife!"

New Heart English Bible

Ask me a great amount for a dowry, and I will give whatever you ask of me, but give me the young lady as a wife."

The Emphasized Bible

Heap on me, exceedingly, dowry and gift, and I will give, just as ye may say unto me, - but give me the young woman, to wife.

Webster

Ask me never so much dower and gift, and I will give according as ye shall say to me: but give me the damsel for a wife.

World English Bible

Ask me a great amount for a dowry, and I will give whatever you ask of me, but give me the young lady as a wife."

Youngs Literal Translation

multiply on me exceedingly dowry and gift, and I give as ye say unto me, and give to me the young person for a wife.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Ask
רבה 
Rabah 
Usage: 224

מהר 
Mohar 
Usage: 3

and gift
מתּן 
Mattan 
Usage: 5

and I will give
נתן 
Nathan 
Usage: 2011

unto me but give
נתן 
Nathan 
Usage: 2011

me the damsel
נערה 
Na`arah 
Usage: 63

References

American

Easton

Fausets

Context Readings

The Rape Of Dinah And The Massacre At Shechem

11 Shechem also addressed Dinah's father and brothers. He told them, "If you'll just approve me, I'll give whatever you ask of me. 12 No matter how big or how extensive your demands are for a dowry and wedding presents from me, I'll provide whatever you ask. Only give me the young lady to be my wife." 13 But Jacob's sons answered Shechem and his father Hamor deceptively, because Shechem had dishonored their sister Dinah.


Cross References

Exodus 22:16-17

"When a man seduces a virgin who is not engaged to be married and has sexual relations with her, he must pay her bride price, and she is to become his wife.

Genesis 24:53

Then the servant brought out some silver and gold items, along with some clothing, and gave them to Rebekah. He also gave gifts to her brother and to her mother.

Genesis 29:18

Jacob loved Rachel, so he made this offer to Laban: "I'll serve you for seven years for Rachel, your younger daughter."

Genesis 31:41

I've lived in your house these 20 years serving fourteen years for your two daughters and another six years for your flocks. During all that time you changed my wages ten times.

Deuteronomy 22:28-29

"However, if a man meets a girl who isn't engaged to be married, and he seizes her, rapes her, and is later found out,

1 Samuel 18:25-27

Saul said, "This is what you are to tell David, "The king desires no bride price except 100 Philistine foreskins to take vengeance on the king's enemies.'" Now Saul thought he would cause David to die at the hand of the Philistines.

2 Samuel 3:14

Then David sent a delegation to Saul's son Ish-bosheth to say, "Give me my wife Michal, to whom I was engaged with a dowry of 100 Philistine foreskins."

Hosea 3:2

So I bought her back for myself for fifteen pieces of silver and one and a half omers of barley.

Matthew 14:17

They told him, "We don't have anything here except five loaves of bread and two fish."

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