One day Dinah, the daughter Leah had given Jacob, went to visit some of the women in that country.
Shechem, the son of Hamor the Hivite who was chieftain there, saw her and raped her.
Then he felt a strong attraction to Dinah, Jacob's daughter, fell in love with her and wooed her.
Shechem went to his father Hamor, "Get me this girl for my wife."
Jacob heard that Shechem had raped his daughter Dinah, but his sons were out in the fields with the livestock so he didn't say anything until they got home.
Hamor, Shechem's father, went to Jacob to work out marriage arrangements.
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