And they said unto them, We cannot do this thing, to give our sister to one that is uncircumcised; for that would be a reproach unto us:
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George Leo Haydock
Abominable. To be uncircumcised, was a reproach among the Hebrews. Yet there was no law forbidding to marry such. Laban was of this description, and the Chanaanites also; whose daughters the sons of Jacob themselves espoused, at least Juda and this very Simeon, as the Scripture assures us.