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Genesis 34 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Dinah, the daughter whom Leah had borne to Jacob, went out to meet the women of that country. 1 Now Dinah, the daughter Leah had borne to Jacob, went out to visit the women of the land.
2 When Shechem the son of the Hivite Hamor and the country's prince saw her, he took her, slept with her, and humiliated her. 2 When Shechem son of Hamor the Hivite, the ruler of that area, saw her, he took her and violated her.
3 He was drawn to Dinah, Jacob's daughter. He loved the young woman and tried to win her heart. 3 His heart was drawn to Dinah daughter of Jacob, and he loved the girl and spoke tenderly to her.
4 Shechem said to his father Hamor, "Get this girl for me as my wife." 4 And Shechem said to his father Hamor, "Get me this girl as my wife."
5 Now Jacob heard that Shechem defiled his daughter Dinah; but his sons were with the animals in the countryside, so he decided to keep quiet until they got back. 5 When Jacob heard that his daughter Dinah had been defiled, his sons were in the fields with his livestock; so he kept quiet about it until they came home.
6 Meanwhile, Hamor, Shechem's father, went out to Jacob to speak with him. 6 Then Shechem's father Hamor went out to talk with Jacob.
7 Just then, Jacob's sons got back from the countryside. When they heard what had happened, they were outraged and very angry, because Shechem had disgraced Israel by sleeping with Jacob's daughter. Such things are simply not done. 7 Now Jacob's sons had come in from the fields as soon as they heard what had happened. They were filled with grief and fury, because Shechem had done a disgraceful thing in Israel by lying with Jacob's daughter--a thing that should not be done.
8 Hamor said to them, "My son Shechem's heart is set on your daughter. Please let him marry her. 8 But Hamor said to them, "My son Shechem has his heart set on your daughter. Please give her to him as his wife.
9 Arrange marriages with us: give us your daughters and take our daughters for yourselves. 9 Intermarry with us; give us your daughters and take our daughters for yourselves.
10 Live with us. The land is available to you: settle down, travel through it, and buy property in it." 10 You can settle among us; the land is open to you. Live in it, trade in it, and acquire property in it."
11 Shechem said to Dinah's father and brothers, "If you approve of me, tell me what you want, and I will give it to you. 11 Then Shechem said to Dinah's father and brothers, "Let me find favor in your eyes, and I will give you whatever you ask.
12 Make the bride price and marriage gifts as large as you like, and I will pay whatever you tell me. Then let me marry the young woman." 12 Make the price for the bride and the gift I am to bring as great as you like, and I'll pay whatever you ask me. Only give me the girl as my wife."
13 Jacob's sons responded deviously to Shechem and his father Hamor because Shechem defiled their sister Dinah. 13 Because their sister Dinah had been defiled, Jacob's sons replied deceitfully as they spoke to Shechem and his father Hamor.
14 They said to them, "We can't do this, allowing our sisters to marry uncircumcised men, because it's disgraceful to us. 14 They said to them, "We can't do such a thing; we can't give our sister to a man who is not circumcised. That would be a disgrace to us.
15 We can only agree to do this if you circumcise every male as we do. 15 We will give our consent to you on one condition only: that you become like us by circumcising all your males.
16 Then we will give our daughters to you, and we will take your daughters for ourselves. We will live with you and be one people. 16 Then we will give you our daughters and take your daughters for ourselves. We'll settle among you and become one people with you.
17 But if you don't listen to us and become circumcised, we will take our daughter and leave." 17 But if you will not agree to be circumcised, we'll take our sister and go."
18 Their idea seemed like a good one to Hamor and Hamor's son Shechem. 18 Their proposal seemed good to Hamor and his son Shechem.
19 The young man didn't waste any time doing this because he liked Jacob's daughter so much. He was more respected than anyone else in his father's household. 19 The young man, who was the most honored of all his father's household, lost no time in doing what they said, because he was delighted with Jacob's daughter.
20 Hamor and his son Shechem went to their city's gate and spoke to the men of their city: 20 So Hamor and his son Shechem went to the gate of their city to speak to their fellow townsmen.
21 "These men want peace with us. Let them live in the land and travel through it; there's plenty of land for them. We will marry their daughters and give them our daughters. 21 "These men are friendly toward us," they said. "Let them live in our land and trade in it; the land has plenty of room for them. We can marry their daughters and they can marry ours.
22 But the men will agree to live with us and become one people only if we circumcise every male just as they do. 22 But the men will consent to live with us as one people only on the condition that our males be circumcised, as they themselves are.
23 Their livestock, their property, and all of their animals—won't they be ours? Let's agree with them and let them live with us." 23 Won't their livestock, their property and all their other animals become ours? So let us give our consent to them, and they will settle among us."
24 Everyone at the city gate agreed with Hamor and his son Shechem, so every able-bodied male in the city was circumcised. 24 All the men who went out of the city gate agreed with Hamor and his son Shechem, and every male in the city was circumcised.
25 On the third day, when they were still in pain, two of Jacob's sons and Dinah's brothers Simeon and Levi took their swords, came into the city, which suspected nothing, and killed every male. 25 Three days later, while all of them were still in pain, two of Jacob's sons, Simeon and Levi, Dinah's brothers, took their swords and attacked the unsuspecting city, killing every male.
26 They killed Hamor and his son Shechem with their swords, took Dinah from Shechem's household, and left. 26 They put Hamor and his son Shechem to the sword and took Dinah from Shechem's house and left.
27 When Jacob's other sons discovered the dead, they looted the city that had defiled their sister. 27 The sons of Jacob came upon the dead bodies and looted the city where their sister had been defiled.
28 They took their flocks, their cattle, and their donkeys, whether in the city or in the fields nearby. 28 They seized their flocks and herds and donkeys and everything else of theirs in the city and out in the fields.
29 They carried off their property, their children, and their wives. They looted the entire place. 29 They carried off all their wealth and all their women and children, taking as plunder everything in the houses.
30 Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, "You've put me in danger by making me offensive to those who live here in the land, to the Canaanites and the Perizzites. I have only a few men. They may join forces, attack me, and destroy me, me and my household." 30 Then Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, "You have brought trouble on me by making me a stench to the Canaanites and Perizzites, the people living in this land. We are few in number, and if they join forces against me and attack me, I and my household will be destroyed."
31 They said, "But didn't he treat our sister like a prostitute?" 31 But they replied, "Should he have treated our sister like a prostitute?"