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Genesis 34 GW/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Dinah, daughter of Leah and Jacob, went out to visit some of the Canaanite women. 1 Now Dinah, the daughter Leah had borne to Jacob, went out to visit the women of the land.
2 When Shechem, son of the local ruler Hamor the Hivite, 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 very fond of Jacob's daughter Dinah. He loved the 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 So Shechem said to his father Hamor, "Get me this girl for my wife." 4 And Shechem said to his father Hamor, "Get me this girl as my wife."
5 Jacob heard that Shechem had dishonored his daughter Dinah. His sons were with his livestock out in the open country, so Jacob kept quiet until they came home. 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 So Shechem's father Hamor came to Jacob to speak with him. 6 Then Shechem's father Hamor went out to talk with Jacob.
7 Jacob's sons came in from the open country as soon as they heard the news. The men felt outraged and very angry because Shechem had committed such a godless act against Israel's family by raping Jacob's daughter. This shouldn't have happened. 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 told them. "My son Shechem has his heart set on your daughter. Please let her marry him. 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 ours for yourselves. 9 Intermarry with us; give us your daughters and take our daughters for yourselves.
10 You can live with us, and the land will be yours. Live here, move about freely in this area, and acquire property here." 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 her brothers, "Do me this favor. I'll give you whatever you ask. 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 the price I must pay for the bride and the gift I must give her as high as you want. I'll pay exactly what you tell me. Give me the girl as 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 Then Jacob's sons gave Shechem and his father Hamor a misleading answer because he had dishonored 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, "We can't do this. We can't give our sister to a man who is uncircumcised. That would be 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 give our consent to you only on one condition: Every male must be 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'll give our daughters to you and take yours for ourselves, and we'll 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 If you won't agree to be circumcised, we'll take our daughter and go." 17 But if you will not agree to be circumcised, we'll take our sister and go."
18 Their proposal seemed good to Hamor and his son Shechem. 18 Their proposal seemed good to Hamor and his son Shechem.
19 The young man didn't waste any time in doing what they said because he took such pleasure in Jacob's daughter. He was the most honored person in all his father's family. 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 their city gate to speak to the men of their city. They said, 20 So Hamor and his son Shechem went to the gate of their city to speak to their fellow townsmen.
21 "These people are friendly toward us, so let them live in our land and move about freely in the area. Look, there's plenty of room in this land for them. We can marry their daughters and let them marry ours. 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 These people will consent to live with us and become one nation on one condition: Every male must be 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 livestock, their personal property, and all their animals be ours? We only need to agree to do this for them. Then they'll 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 men who had come out to the city gate agreed with Hamor and his son Shechem. So they were all circumcised at the city gate. 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 Two days later, while the men were still in pain, two of Jacob's sons, Simeon and Levi, Dinah's brothers, took their swords and boldly attacked the city. They killed every man 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 including Hamor and his son Shechem. They took Dinah from Shechem's home and left. 26 They put Hamor and his son Shechem to the sword and took Dinah from Shechem's house and left.
27 Then Jacob's sons stripped the corpses and looted the city where their sister had been dishonored. 27 The sons of Jacob came upon the dead bodies and looted the city where their sister had been defiled.
28 They took the sheep and goats, cattle, donkeys, and whatever else was in the city or out in the fields. 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 all the wealth and all the women and children and looted 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 caused me a lot of trouble! You've made the people living in the area, the Canaanites and the Perizzites, hate me. There are only a few of us. If they join forces against me and attack me, my family and I will be wiped out." 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 Simeon and Levi asked, "Should Shechem have been allowed to treat our sister like a prostitute?" 31 But they replied, "Should he have treated our sister like a prostitute?"