Genesis 34 CSB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Dinah, Leah's daughter whom she bore to Jacob, went out to see some of the young women of the area. 1 Now Dinah, the daughter Leah had borne to Jacob, went out to visit the women of the land.
2 When Shechem son of Hamor the Hivite, a prince of the region, saw her, he took her and raped her. 2 When Shechem son of Hamor the Hivite, the ruler of that area, saw her, he took her and violated her.
3 He became infatuated with Dinah, daughter of Jacob. He loved the young girl and spoke tenderly to her. 3 His heart was drawn to Dinah daughter of Jacob, and he loved the girl and spoke tenderly to her.
4 "Get me this girl as a wife," he told his father Hamor. 4 And Shechem said to his father Hamor, "Get me this girl as my wife."
5 Jacob heard that Shechem had defiled his daughter Dinah, but since his sons were with his cattle in the field, he remained silent until they returned. 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, Shechem's father Hamor came to speak with Jacob. 6 Then Shechem's father Hamor went out to talk with Jacob.
7 Jacob's sons returned from the field when they heard [about the incident] and were deeply grieved and angry. For Shechem had committed an outrage against Israel by sleeping with Jacob's daughter, and such a thing should not be 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 Jacob's sons, "My son Shechem is strongly attracted to your daughter. Please give her to him as a wife. 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 Intermarry with us; give your daughters to us, 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 before you. Settle here, move about, and acquire 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 Then Shechem said to Dinah's father and brothers, "Grant me this favor, and I'll give you whatever you say. 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 Set for me the compensation and the gift; I'll give you whatever you ask me. Just give the girl to be my wife!" 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 But Jacob's sons answered Shechem and his father Hamor deceitfully because he had 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 "We cannot do this thing," they said to them. "Giving our sister to an uncircumcised man is a disgrace 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 will agree with you only on this condition: if all your males are circumcised as we are. 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 you our daughters, take your daughters for ourselves, live with you, and become 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 will not listen to us and be circumcised, then we will take our daughter and go." 17 But if you will not agree to be circumcised, we'll take our sister and go."
18 Their words seemed good in the eyes of Hamor and his son Shechem. 18 Their proposal seemed good to Hamor and his son Shechem.
19 The young man did not delay doing this, because he was delighted with Jacob's daughter. Now he was the most important in all his father's house. 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 So Hamor and his son Shechem went to the gate of their city and spoke to the men there. 20 So Hamor and his son Shechem went to the gate of their city to speak to their fellow townsmen.
21 "These men are peaceful toward us," they said. "Let them live in our land and move about in it, for indeed, the region is large enough for them. Let us take their daughters as our wives and give our daughters to them. 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 be one people only on this condition: if all our men are circumcised as they are. 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 Won't their herds, their possessions, and all their livestock become ours? Only let us agree with them, and they will 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 All the able-bodied men listened to Hamor and his son Shechem, and all the able-bodied men were 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, Simeon and Levi, Dinah's brothers, took their swords, went into the unsuspecting city, 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 house, and went away. 26 They put Hamor and his son Shechem to the sword and took Dinah from Shechem's house and left.
27 Jacob's [other] sons came to the slaughter and plundered the city because their sister had been defiled. 27 The sons of Jacob came upon the dead bodies and looted the city where their sister had been defiled.
28 They took their sheep, cattle, donkeys, and whatever was in the city and in the field. 28 They seized their flocks and herds and donkeys and everything else of theirs in the city and out in the fields.
29 They captured all their possessions, children, and wives, and plundered everything in the houses. 29 They carried off all their wealth and all their women and children, taking as plunder everything in the houses.
30 Then Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, "You have brought trouble on me, making me odious to the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites and the Perizzites. We are few in number; if they unite against me and attack me, I and my household will be destroyed." 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 But they answered, "Should he have treated our sister like a prostitute?" 31 But they replied, "Should he have treated our sister like a prostitute?"