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 Genesis 34:1 - 31
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   Book of Genesis
   Chapter 34
34:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Now Dinah, the daughter Leah had borne to Jacob, went out to visit the women of the land.
 
34:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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When Shechem son of Hamor the Hivite, the ruler of that area, saw her, he took her and violated her.
 
34:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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His heart was drawn to Dinah daughter of Jacob, and he loved the girl and spoke tenderly to her.
 
34:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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And Shechem said to his father Hamor, "Get me this girl as my wife."
 
34:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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When Jacob heard that his daughter Dinah had been defiled, his sons were in the fields with his livestock; so he kept quiet about it until they came home.
 
34:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then Shechem's father Hamor went out to talk with Jacob.
 
34:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Now Jacob's sons had come in from the fields as soon as they heard what had happened. They were filled with grief and fury, because Shechem had done a disgraceful thing in F171 Israel by lying with Jacob's daughter - a thing that should not be done.
 
34:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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But Hamor said to them, "My son Shechem has his heart set on your daughter. Please give her to him as his wife.
 
34:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Intermarry with us; give us your daughters and take our daughters for yourselves.
 
34:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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You can settle among us; the land is open to you. Live in it, trade F172 in it, and acquire property in it."
 
34:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then Shechem said to Dinah's father and brothers, "Let me find favor in your eyes, and I will give you whatever you ask.
 
34:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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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 girl as my wife."
 
34:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Because their sister Dinah had been defiled, Jacob's sons replied deceitfully as they spoke to Shechem and his father Hamor.
 
34:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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They said to them, "We can't do such a thing; we can't give our sister to a man who is not circumcised. That would be a disgrace to us.
 
34:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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We will give our consent to you on one condition only: that you become like us by circumcising all your males.
 
34:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then we will give you our daughters and take your daughters for ourselves. We'll settle among you and become one people with you.
 
34:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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But if you will not agree to be circumcised, we'll take our sister F173 and go."
 
34:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Their proposal seemed good to Hamor and his son Shechem.
 
34:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The young man, who was the most honored of all his father's household, lost no time in doing what they said, because he was delighted with Jacob's daughter.
 
34:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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So Hamor and his son Shechem went to the gate of their city to speak to their fellow townsmen.
 
34:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"These men are friendly toward us," they said. "Let them live in our land and trade in it; the land has plenty of room for them. We can marry their daughters and they can marry ours.
 
34:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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But the men will consent to live with us as one people only on the condition that our males be circumcised, as they themselves are.
 
34:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Won't their livestock, their property and all their other animals become ours? So let us give our consent to them, and they will settle among us."
 
34:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
All the men who went out of the city gate agreed with Hamor and his son Shechem, and every male in the city was circumcised.
 
34:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Three days later, while all of them were still in pain, two of Jacob's sons, Simeon and Levi, Dinah's brothers, took their swords and attacked the unsuspecting city, killing every male.
 
34:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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They put Hamor and his son Shechem to the sword and took Dinah from Shechem's house and left.
 
34:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The sons of Jacob came upon the dead bodies and looted the city where F174 their sister had been defiled.
 
34:28 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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They seized their flocks and herds and donkeys and everything else of theirs in the city and out in the fields.
 
34:29 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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They carried off all their wealth and all their women and children, taking as plunder everything in the houses.
 
34:30 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, "You have brought trouble on me by making me a stench to the Canaanites and Perizzites, the people living in this land. We are few in number, and if they join forces against me and attack me, I and my household will be destroyed."
 
34:31 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
But they replied, "Should he have treated our sister like a prostitute?"
 

FOOTNOTES:
F171 Or against
F172 Or move about freely; also in verse 21
F173 Hebrew daughter
F174 Or because

 
 

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