"Only on this condition will we consent to you: if you will become like us, in that every male of you be circumcised,
"Only on this condition will the men consent to us to live with us, to become one people: that every male among us be circumcised as they are circumcised.
All who went out of the gate of his city listened to Hamor and to his son Shechem, and every male was circumcised, all who went out of the gate of his city.
but without your consent I did not want to do anything, so that your goodness would not be, in effect, by compulsion but of your own free will.
"Hear us, my lord, you are a mighty prince among us; bury your dead in the choicest of our graves; none of us will refuse you his grave for burying your dead."
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