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 Genesis 34:1 - 31
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   Book of Genesis
   Chapter 34  - Click for Chapter Audio
34:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Now Dinah R994 the daughter of Leah, whom she had borne to Jacob, went out to visit F645 the daughters of the land.
 
34:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
When Shechem the son of Hamor the R995 Hivite, the prince of the land, saw her, he took her and lay with her by F646 force.
 
34:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
He F647 was deeply attracted to Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the girl and spoke F648 tenderly to her.
 
34:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So Shechem spoke R996 to his father Hamor, saying, "Get me this young girl for a wife."
 
34:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Now Jacob heard that he had defiled Dinah his daughter; but his sons were with his livestock in the field, so Jacob kept silent until they came in.
 
34:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then Hamor the father of Shechem went out to Jacob to speak with him.
 
34:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Now the sons of Jacob came in from the field when they heard it; and the men were grieved, and they were very angry because he had done a disgraceful R997 F649 thing in Israel by F650 lying with Jacob's daughter, for such a thing ought not to be done.
 
34:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
But Hamor spoke with them, saying, "The soul of my son Shechem longs for your daughter; please give her to him in F651 marriage.
 
34:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"Intermarry with us; give your daughters to us and take our daughters for yourselves.
 
34:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"Thus you shall live F652 with us, and the R998 land shall be open before you; live F652 and trade R999 in it and acquire R1000 property in it."
 
34:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Shechem also said to her father and to her brothers, "If I find favor in your sight, then I will give whatever you say to me.
 
34:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"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 F653 marriage."
 
34:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
But Jacob's sons answered Shechem and his father Hamor with deceit, because he had defiled Dinah their sister.
 
34:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
They said to them, "We cannot do this thing, to give our sister to one R1001 who is uncircumcised, for that would be a disgrace to us.
 
34:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"Only on this condition will we consent to you: if you will become like us, in that every male of you be circumcised,
 
34:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
then we will give our daughters to you, and we will take your daughters for ourselves, and we will live F654 with you and become one people.
 
34:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"But if you will not listen to us to be circumcised, then we will take our daughter and go."
 
34:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Now their words seemed reasonable F655 to Hamor and Shechem, Hamor's son.
 
34:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
The young man did not delay to do the thing, because he was delighted with Jacob's daughter. Now he was more respected than all the household of his father.
 
34:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So Hamor and his son Shechem came to the gate R1002 of their city and spoke to the men of their city, saying,
 
34:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"These men are friendly F656 with us; therefore let them live F657 in the land and trade in it, for behold, the land is large F658 enough for them. Let us take their daughters in F659 marriage, and give our daughters to them.
 
34:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"Only on this condition will the men consent to us to live F660 with us, to become one people: that every male among us be circumcised as they are circumcised.
 
34:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"Will not their livestock and their property and all their animals be ours? Only let us consent to them, and they will live F661 with us."
 
34:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
All R1003 who went out of the gate of his city listened to Hamor and to his son Shechem, and every male was circumcised, all who went out of the gate of his city.
 
34:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Now it came about on the third day, when they were in pain, that two of Jacob's sons, Simeon R1004 and Levi, Dinah's brothers, each took his sword and came upon the city unawares, and killed every male.
 
34:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
They killed Hamor and his son Shechem with the edge of the sword, and took Dinah from Shechem's house, and went forth.
 
34:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Jacob's sons came upon the slain and looted the city, because they had defiled their sister.
 
34:28 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
They took their flocks and their herds and their donkeys, and that which was in the city and that which was in the field;
 
34:29 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
and they captured and looted all their wealth and all their little ones and their wives, even all that was in the houses.
 
34:30 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, "You have brought R1005 trouble on me by making R1006 me odious among the inhabitants of the land, among the R1007 Canaanites and the Perizzites; and my R1008 F662 men being few in number, they will gather together against me and attack F663 me and I will be destroyed, I and my household."
 
34:31 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
But they said, "Should he treat F664 our sister as a harlot?"
 

FOOTNOTES:
F645 Lit see
F646 Lit and humbled her
F647 Lit His soul clung
F648 Lit spoke to the heart of the girl
F649 Lit senseless
F650 Lit to lie
F651 Lit for a wife
F652 Lit dwell
F653 Lit for a wife
F654 Lit dwell
F655 Lit good
F656 Lit peaceful
F657 Lit dwell
F658 Lit wide of hands before them
F659 Lit to us for wives
F660 Lit dwell
F661 Lit dwell
F662 Lit I, few in number
F663 Lit smite
F664 Or make

 

CROSS REFERENCES:
R994 Genesis 30:21
R995 Genesis 34:30
R996 Judges 14:2
R997 Deuteronomy 22:20-30; Judges 20:6; 2 Samuel 13:12
R998 Genesis 13:9;
R999 Genesis 42:34
R1000 Genesis 47:27
R1001 Genesis 17:14
R1002 Ruth 4:1; 2 Samuel 15:2
R1003 Genesis 23:10
R1004 Genesis 49:5-7
R1005 Joshua 7:25
R1006 Exodus 5:21; 1 Samuel 13:4; 2 Samuel 10:6
R1007 Genesis 13:7;
R1008 Genesis 46:26,27; Deuteronomy 4:27; 1 Chronicles 16:19; Psalms 105:12

 
 

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