Genesis 34:12
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New International Version
Make the price for the bride and the gift I am to bring as great as you like, and I'll pay whatever you ask me. Only give me the young woman as 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 Bible
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 Christian Standard 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!"


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."


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.


Douay-Rheims Bible
Raise the dowery,, and ask gifts, and I will gladly give what you shall demand: only give me this damsel to wife.


Darby Bible 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.


Young's 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.'
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Context
The Defiling of Dinah

1And Dinah the daughter of Leah, which she bore to Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the land. 2And when Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, prince of the country, saw her, he took her, and lay with her, and defiled her. 3And his soul joined to Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the damsel, and spoke kindly to the damsel. 4And Shechem spoke to his father Hamor, saying, Get me this damsel to wife. 5And Jacob heard that he had defiled Dinah his daughter: now his sons were with his cattle in the field: and Jacob held his peace until they were come. 6And Hamor the father of Shechem went out to Jacob to commune with him. 7And the sons of Jacob came out of the field when they heard it: and the men were grieved, and they were very wroth, because he had worked folly in Israel in lying with Jacob's daughter: which thing ought not to be done. 8And Hamor communed with them, saying, The soul of my son Shechem longs for your daughter: I pray you give her him to wife. 9And make you marriages with us, and give your daughters to us, and take our daughters to you. 10And you shall dwell with us: and the land shall be before you; dwell and trade you therein, and get you possessions therein. 11And Shechem said to her father and to her brothers, Let me find grace in your eyes, and what you shall say to me I will give. 12Ask me never so much dowry and gift, and I will give according as you shall say to me: but give me the damsel to wife.
Cross References
Genesis 34:11
And Shechem said to her father and to her brothers, Let me find grace in your eyes, and what you shall say to me I will give.


Genesis 34:13
And the sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his father deceitfully, and said, because he had defiled Dinah their sister:


Exodus 22:17
If her father utterly refuse to give her to him, he shall pay money according to the dowry of virgins.


1 Samuel 18:23
And Saul's servants spoke those words in the ears of David. And David said, Seems it to you a light thing to be a king's son in law, seeing that I am a poor man, and lightly esteemed?


1 Samuel 18:25
And Saul said, Thus shall you say to David, The king desires not any dowry, but an hundred foreskins of the Philistines, to be avenged of the king's enemies. But Saul thought to make David fall by the hand of the Philistines.


Treasury of Scripture

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

Ask me. On the practice of purchasing wives, De La Roque says, Properly speaking, a young man who would marry must purchase his wife; and fathers among the Arabs are never so happy as when they have many daughters. They form part of the riches of the house. Accordingly, when a young man would treat with a person whose daughter he is inclined to marry, he says to him, 'Will you give me your daughter for fifty sheep, for six camels, or for a dozen cows?' according to the rank of her family, and the circumstances of him who desires to marry her.

dowry.

Genesis 24:53 And the servant brought forth jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment, and gave them to Rebekah...

Genesis 29:18 And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, I will serve you seven years for Rachel your younger daughter.

Genesis 31:41 Thus have I been twenty years in your house; I served you fourteen years for your two daughters, and six years for your cattle...

Exodus 22:16,17 And if a man entice a maid that is not betrothed, and lie with her, he shall surely endow her to be his wife...

Deuteronomy 22:28,29 If a man find a damsel that is a virgin, which is not betrothed, and lay hold on her, and lie with her, and they be found...

1 Samuel 18:25-27 And Saul said, Thus shall you say to David, The king desires not any dowry, but an hundred foreskins of the Philistines...

2 Samuel 3:14 And David sent messengers to Ishbosheth Saul's son, saying, Deliver me my wife Michal...

Hosea 3:2 So I bought her to me for fifteen pieces of silver, and for an homer of barley, and an half homer of barley:

Matthew 14:17 And they say to him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes.

Strong's Concordance
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.
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Genesis Chapter 34 Verse 12

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OT Law: Genesis 34:12 Ask me a great amount (Gen. Ge Gn)
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