One day Dinah, Leah's daughter, went to visit some of the young women who lived in the area.
But when the local prince, Shechem son of Hamor the Hivite, saw her, he took her and raped her.
But Shechem's love for Dinah was strong, and he tried to win her affection.
He even spoke to his father about it. "Get this girl for me," he demanded. "I want to marry her."
Word soon reached Jacob that his daughter had been defiled, but his sons were out in the fields herding cattle so he did nothing until they returned.
Meanwhile, Hamor, Shechem's father, came out to discuss the matter with Jacob.
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