Genesis 34:1-11 NIV

Dinah and the Shechemites

1 Now Dinah,1 the daughter Leah had borne to Jacob, went out to visit the women of the land.

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2 When Shechem2 son of Hamor3 the Hivite,4 the ruler of that area, saw her, he took her and violated her.5

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3 His heart was drawn to Dinah6 daughter of Jacob,7 and he loved8 the girl and spoke tenderly9 to her.

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      4 And Shechem said to his father Hamor, "Get me this girl as my wife."10

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      5 When Jacob heard that his daughter Dinah had been defiled,11 his sons were in the fields with his livestock; so he kept quiet about it until they came home.

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          6 Then Shechem's father Hamor went out to talk with Jacob.12

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          7 Now Jacob's sons had come in from the fields as soon as they heard what had happened. They were filled with grief13 and fury,14 because Shechem had done a disgraceful thing ina Israel15 by lying with Jacob's daughter--a thing that should not be done.16

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          8 But Hamor said to them, "My son Shechem has his heart set on your daughter. Please give her to him as his wife.17

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          9 Intermarry with us; give us your daughters and take our daughters for yourselves.18

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          10 You can settle among us;19 the land is open to you.20 Live in it, tradeb in it,21 and acquire property in it.22"

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            • b 34:10 - Or "move about freely"; also in verse 21
              11 Then Shechem said to Dinah's father and brothers, "Let me find favor in your eyes,23 and I will give you whatever you ask.

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