Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

He was deeply attracted to Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the girl and spoke tenderly to her.

King James Version

And his soul clave unto Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the damsel, and spake kindly unto the damsel.

Holman Bible

He became infatuated with Dinah, daughter of Jacob. He loved the young girl and spoke tenderly to her.

International Standard Version

He was attached to Dinah, Jacob's daughter, since he loved the young woman and spoke tenderly to her.

A Conservative Version

And his soul clung to Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the damsel, and spoke kindly to the damsel.

American Standard Version

And his soul clave unto Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the damsel, and spake kindly unto the damsel.

Amplified

But his soul longed for and clung to Dinah daughter of Jacob, and he loved the girl and spoke comfortingly to her young heart’s wishes.

Bible in Basic English

Then his heart went out in love to Dinah, the daughter of Jacob, and he said comforting words to her.

Darby Translation

And his soul fastened on Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the maiden, and spoke consolingly to the maiden.

Julia Smith Translation

And his soul will cleave to Dinah, the daughter of Jacob, and he will love the maiden, and he will speak to the heart of the maiden.

King James 2000

And his soul clung unto Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the damsel, and spoke kindly unto the damsel.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And his soul clung to Dinah, the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the girl and spoke {tenderly} to the girl.

Modern King James verseion

And his soul clung to Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the girl and spoke to the heart of the girl.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

and his heart lay unto Dina, the daughter of Jacob. And he loved the damsel and spake kindly unto her,

NET Bible

Then he became very attached to Dinah, Jacob's daughter. He fell in love with the young woman and spoke romantically to her.

New Heart English Bible

His soul joined to Dinah, the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the young lady, and spoke kindly to the young lady.

The Emphasized Bible

And his soul clave unto Dinah, daughter of Jacob, - and he loved the young woman, and spake to the heart of the young woman.

Webster

And his soul cleaved to Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the damsel, and spoke kindly to the damsel.

World English Bible

His soul joined to Dinah, the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the young lady, and spoke kindly to the young lady.

Youngs Literal Translation

and his soul cleaveth to Dinah, daughter of Jacob, and he loveth the young person, and speaketh unto the heart of the young person.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
נפשׁ 
Nephesh 
Usage: 753

דּבק 
Dabaq 
Usage: 54

דּינה 
Diynah 
Usage: 8

the daughter
בּת 
Bath 
Usage: 587

of Jacob
יעקב 
Ya`aqob 
Usage: 349

and he loved
אהב אהב 
'ahab 
Usage: 212

the damsel
נערה 
Na`arah 
Usage: 63

and spake
דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1142

References

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Context Readings

The Rape Of Dinah And The Massacre At Shechem

2 When Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, the prince of the land, saw her, he took her and lay with her by force. 3 He was deeply attracted to Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the girl and spoke tenderly to her. 4 So Shechem spoke to his father Hamor, saying, “Get me this young girl for a wife.”


Cross References

Ruth 1:14

And they lifted up their voices and wept again; and Orpah kissed her mother-in-law, but Ruth clung to her.

1 Samuel 18:1

Now it came about when he had finished speaking to Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as himself.

2 Samuel 19:7

Now therefore arise, go out and speak kindly to your servants, for I swear by the Lord, if you do not go out, surely not a man will pass the night with you, and this will be worse for you than all the evil that has come upon you from your youth until now.”

2 Chronicles 30:22

Then Hezekiah spoke encouragingly to all the Levites who showed good insight in the things of the Lord. So they ate for the appointed seven days, sacrificing peace offerings and giving thanks to the Lord God of their fathers.

Isaiah 40:2

Speak kindly to Jerusalem;
And call out to her, that her warfare has ended,
That her iniquity has been removed,
That she has received of the Lord’s hand
Double for all her sins.”

Hosea 2:14

“Therefore, behold, I will allure her,
Bring her into the wilderness
And speak kindly to her.

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