So Hamor and his son Shechem went to the gate of their city1 to speak to their fellow townsmen.
"These men are friendly toward us," they said. "Let them live in our land and trade in it;2 the land has plenty of room for them. We can marry their daughters and they can marry ours.322
But the men will consent to live with us as one people only on the condition that our males be circumcised,4 as they themselves are.
Won't their livestock, their property and all their other animals become ours?5 So let us give our consent to them, and they will settle among us.6"
All the men who went out of the city gate7 agreed with Hamor and his son Shechem, and every male in the city was circumcised.
Three days later, while all of them were still in pain,8 two of Jacob's sons, Simeon9 and Levi,10 Dinah's brothers, took their swords11 and attacked the unsuspecting city,12 killing every male.1326
They put Hamor and his son Shechem to the sword14 and took Dinah15 from Shechem's house and left.
The sons of Jacob came upon the dead bodies and looted the city16 wherea their sister had been defiled.1728
They seized their flocks and herds and donkeys18 and everything else of theirs in the city and out in the fields.1929
They carried off all their wealth and all their women and children,20 taking as plunder21 everything in the houses.2230
Then Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, "You have brought trouble23 on me by making me a stench24 to the Canaanites and Perizzites, the people living in this land.25 We are few in number,26 and if they join forces against me and attack me, I and my household will be destroyed."
But they replied, "Should he have treated our sister like a prostitute?27"