Their proposal seemed good to Hamor and his son Shechem.
The young man, who was the most honored1 of all his father's household, lost no time in doing what they said, because he was delighted with Jacob's daughter.220
So Hamor and his son Shechem went to the gate of their city3 to speak to their fellow townsmen.
"These men are friendly toward us," they said. "Let them live in our land and trade in it;4 the land has plenty of room for them. We can marry their daughters and they can marry ours.522
But the men will consent to live with us as one people only on the condition that our males be circumcised,6 as they themselves are.
Won't their livestock, their property and all their other animals become ours?7 So let us give our consent to them, and they will settle among us.8"
All the men who went out of the city gate9 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,10 two of Jacob's sons, Simeon11 and Levi,12 Dinah's brothers, took their swords13 and attacked the unsuspecting city,14 killing every male.1526
They put Hamor and his son Shechem to the sword16 and took Dinah17 from Shechem's house and left.
The sons of Jacob came upon the dead bodies and looted the city18 wherea their sister had been defiled.1928
They seized their flocks and herds and donkeys20 and everything else of theirs in the city and out in the fields.21