Chapter 34

Shechem defiles Dinah

34:1 And Dinah the daughter of Leah, which she bare to Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the land.
34:2 And when Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, prince of the country, saw her, he took her, and lay with her, and humiliated her.
34:3 And his soul clung to Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the girl, and spoke to the heart of the girl.
34:4 And Shechem spoke to his father Hamor, saying, Get me this girl for a wife.
34:5 And Jacob heard that he had defiled Dinah his daughter and his sons were with his cattle in the field. And Jacob kept silent until they were come.
34:6 And Hamor the father of Shechem went out to Jacob to speak with him.
34:7 And the sons of Jacob came out of the field when they heard and the men were furious, and they were very angry, because he had done foolishness in Israel in lying with Jacob's daughter ; and it should not be done this way.
34:8 And Hamor spoke with them, saying, The soul of my son Shechem longs for your daughter please give her him for a wife.
And intermarry with us, [and] give your daughters to us, and take our daughters for yourselves.
34:10 And live with us and
the land is before you; stay and trade you [in] it, and get you property in it.
34:11 And Shechem said to her father and to her brothers, Let me find grace in your eyes, and what you say to me I will give.
34:12 Heap on me ever so much bride-price and gift, and I will give according as you say to me but give me the girl for a wife.
34:13 And the sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his father deceitfully, and said, because he had defiled Dinah their sister
34:14 And they said to them, We cannot do this thing, to give our sister to one that is uncircumcised ; for it is a reproach to us
34:15 Only on this condition will we consent to you; If you will become like us, that every male of you be circumcised ;
34:16 Then will we give our daughters to you, and we will take your daughters to us, and we will live with you, and we will become one people.
34:17 But if you will not listen to us, to be circumcised ; then will we take our daughter, and we will go.
34:18 And their words pleased Hamor, and Shechem Hamor's son.
34:19 And the young man did not hesitate to do the thing, because he had delight in Jacob's daughter and he [was] more honorable than all the house of his father.
34:20 And Hamor and Shechem his son came to the gate of their city, and spoke with the men of their city, saying,
34:21 These men [are] peaceable with us;and let them live in the land, and trade in it; 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.
34:22 Only in this way will the men consent to us for to live with us, to be one people, if every male among us be circumcised, as they [are] circumcised.
34:23 [Shall] not their livestock and their properrty and every beast of burden of theirs [be] ours? Only let us consent to them, and they will live with us.

Shechemites are circumcised

34:24 And all those going out of the gate of the city listened to Hamor and to his son Shechem; and every male was circumcised, all those going out of the gate of the city.

Shechemites slain by Jacob's sons

34:25 And it happened 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 in [its] security, and killed all the males.
34:26 And they killed Hamor and Shechem his son with the sword, and took Dinah out of Shechem's house, and left.
34:27 The sons of Jacob came upon the slain, and plundered the city, because they had defiled their sister.
34:28 They took their flocks, and their herds, and their asses, and whatever [was] in the city, and whatever [was] in the field,
34:29 And seized all their wealth, and all their little ones, and their wives took they captive, and looted all that [was] in the house.
34:30 And 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 strike me; and I shall be destroyed, I and my house.
34:31 And they said, Should he deal with our sister as with a harlot ?

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