Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And his soul was joined unto Dinah, the daughter of Jacob, and he fell in love with the damsel and spoke unto her heart.

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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Watsons

Context Readings

The Rape Of Dinah And The Massacre At Shechem

2 And when Shechem son of Hamor the Hivite, prince of the country, saw her, he seized her, lay with her, and humbled, defiled, and disgraced her. 3 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. 4 And Shechem said to his father Hamor, Get me this girl to be my wife.


Cross References

Ruth 1:14

Then they wept aloud again; and Orpah kissed her mother-in-law [good-bye], but Ruth clung to her.

1 Samuel 18:1

When David had finished speaking to Saul, the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own life.

2 Samuel 19:7

So now arise, go out and speak kindly and encouragingly to your servants; for I swear by the Lord that if you do not go, not a man will remain with you this night. And this will be worse for you than all the evil that has befallen you from your youth until now.

2 Chronicles 30:22

Hezekiah spoke encouragingly to all the Levites who had good understanding in the Lord's work. So the people ate the seven-day appointed feast, offering peace offerings, making confession [and giving thanks] to the Lord, the God of their fathers.

Isaiah 40:2

Speak tenderly to the heart of Jerusalem, and cry to her that her time of service and her warfare are ended, that [her punishment is accepted and] her iniquity is pardoned, that she has received [punishment] from the Lord's hand double for all her sins.

Hosea 2:14

Therefore, behold, I will allure her [Israel] and bring her into the wilderness, and I will speak tenderly and to her heart.

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