And the young man deferred not to do the thing, because he had delight in Jacob's daughter: and he was more honorable than all the house of his father.
Treasury of Scripture
Genesis 29:20 And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed to him but a few days, for the love he had to her.
Songs 8:6 Set me as a seal on your heart, as a seal on your arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave...
Isaiah 62:4 You shall no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall your land any more be termed Desolate: but you shall be called Hephzibah...
Genesis 41:20 And the lean and the ill favored cows did eat up the first seven fat cows:
Numbers 22:15 And Balak sent yet again princes, more, and more honorable than they.
1 Samuel 22:14 Then Ahimelech answered the king, and said, And who is so faithful among all your servants as David, which is the king's son in law...
2 Kings 5:1 Now Naaman, captain of the host of the king of Syria, was a great man with his master, and honorable...
1 Chronicles 4:9 And Jabez was more honorable than his brothers: and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, Because I bore him with sorrow.
Isaiah 3:3-5 The captain of fifty, and the honorable man, and the counselor, and the cunning artificer, and the eloquent orator...
Isaiah 5:13 Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge: and their honorable men are famished...
Isaiah 23:8,9 Who has taken this counsel against Tyre, the crowning city, whose merchants are princes...
Acts 13:50 But the Jews stirred up the devout and honorable women, and the chief men of the city, and raised persecution against Paul and Barnabas...
Acts 17:12 Therefore many of them believed; also of honorable women which were Greeks, and of men, not a few.
ContextThe Revenge of Dinah's Brothers
13And the sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his father deceitfully, and said, because he had defiled Dinah their sister: 14And they said to them, We cannot do this thing, to give our sister to one that is uncircumcised; for that were a reproach to us: 15But in this will we consent to you: If you will be as we be, that every male of you be circumcised; 16Then will we give our daughters to you, and we will take your daughters to us, and we will dwell with you, and we will become one people. 17But if you will not listen to us, to be circumcised; then will we take our daughter, and we will be gone. 18And their words pleased Hamor, and Shechem Hamor's son. 19And the young man deferred not to do the thing, because he had delight in Jacob's daughter: and he was more honorable than all the house of his father. 20And Hamor and Shechem his son came to the gate of their city, and communed with the men of their city, saying, 21These men are peaceable with us; therefore let them dwell in the land, and trade therein; for the land, behold, it is large enough for them; let us take their daughters to us for wives, and let us give them our daughters. 22Only herein will the men consent to us for to dwell with us, to be one people, if every male among us be circumcised, as they are circumcised. 23Shall not their cattle and their substance and every beast of their's be our's? only let us consent to them, and they will dwell with us. 24And to Hamor and to Shechem his son listened all that went out of the gate of his city; and every male was circumcised, all that went out of the gate of his city. 25And it came to pass on the third day, when they were sore, that two of the sons of Jacob, Simeon and Levi, Dinah's brothers, took each man his sword, and came on the city boldly, and slew all the males. 26And they slew Hamor and Shechem his son with the edge of the sword, and took Dinah out of Shechem's house, and went out. 27The sons of Jacob came on the slain, and spoiled the city, because they had defiled their sister. 28They took their sheep, and their oxen, and their asses, and that which was in the city, and that which was in the field, 29And all their wealth, and all their little ones, and their wives took they captive, and spoiled even all that was in the house. 30And Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, You have troubled me to make me to stink among the inhabitants of the land, among the Canaanites and the Perizzites: and I being few in number, they shall gather themselves together against me, and slay me; and I shall be destroyed, I and my house. 31And they said, Should he deal with our sister as with an harlot?
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
And the young man deferred not to do the thing, because he had delight in Jacob's daughter: and he was honored above all the house of his father.
And the young man made no delay, but forthwith fulfilled what was required, for he loved the damsel exceedingly, and he was the greatest man in all his father's house.
Darby Bible Translation
And the youth did not delay to do this, because he had delight in Jacob's daughter. And he was honourable above all in the house of his father.
King James Bible
And the young man deferred not to do the thing, because he had delight in Jacob's daughter: and he was more honourable than all the house of his father.
Young's Literal Translation
and the young man delayed not to do the thing, for he had delight in Jacob's daughter, and he is honourable above all the house of his father.