Genesis 34 WEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Dinah, the daughter of Leah, whom she bore to Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the land. 1 Now Dinah, the daughter Leah had borne to Jacob, went out to visit the women of the land.
2 Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, the prince of the land, saw her. He took her, lay with her, and humbled her. 2 When Shechem son of Hamor the Hivite, the ruler of that area, saw her, he took her and violated her.
3 His soul joined to Dinah, the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the young lady, and spoke kindly to the young lady. 3 His heart was drawn to Dinah daughter of Jacob, and he loved the girl and spoke tenderly to her.
4 Shechem spoke to his father, Hamor, saying, "Get me this young lady as a wife." 4 And Shechem said to his father Hamor, "Get me this girl as my wife."
5 Now Jacob heard that he had defiled Dinah, his daughter; and his sons were with his cattle in the field. Jacob held his peace until they came. 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 Hamor the father of Shechem went out to Jacob to talk with him. 6 Then Shechem's father Hamor went out to talk with Jacob.
7 The sons of Jacob came in from the field when they heard it. The men were grieved, and they were very angry, because he had done folly in Israel in lying with Jacob's daughter; which thing ought not to 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 talked with them, saying, "The soul of my son, Shechem, longs for 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 Make marriages 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 You shall dwell with us: and the land will be before you. Live and trade in it, and get possessions 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 her father and to her brothers, "Let me find favor in your eyes, and whatever you will tell me I will give. 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 Ask me a great amount for a dowry, and I will give whatever you ask of me, but give me the young lady as a 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 The sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his father with deceit, and spoke, because he had defiled Dinah their sister, 13 Because their sister Dinah had been defiled, Jacob's sons replied deceitfully as they spoke to Shechem and his father Hamor.
14 and said to them, "We can't do this thing, to give our sister to one who is uncircumcised; for that is a reproach 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 Only on this condition will we consent to you. If you will be as we are, that every male of you be circumcised; 15 We will give our consent to you on one condition only: that you become like us by circumcising all your males.
16 then will we give our daughters to you, and we will take your daughters to us, and we will dwell with you, and we will 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, to be circumcised, then we will take our sister, and we will be gone. 17 But if you will not agree to be circumcised, we'll take our sister and go."
18 Their words pleased Hamor, and Shechem, Hamor's son. 18 Their proposal seemed good to Hamor and his son Shechem.
19 The young man didn't wait to do this thing, because he had delight in Jacob's daughter, and he was honored above all the house of his father. 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 Shechem, his son, came to the gate of their city, and talked with the men of their city, saying, 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 with us. Therefore let them live in the land and trade in it. For, behold, the land is large enough for them. Let us take their daughters to us for wives, and let us 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 Only on this condition will the men consent to us to dwell with us, to become one people, if every male among us be circumcised, as they are circumcised. 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 cattle and their substance and all their animals be ours? Only let us give our consent to them, and they will dwell 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 who went out of the gate of his city listened to Hamor, and to Shechem his son; and every male was circumcised, all who went out of the gate of his city. 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 It happened on the third day, when they were sore, that two of Jacob's sons, Simeon and Levi, Dinah's brothers, each took his sword, came upon the unsuspecting city, and killed all the males. 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 Shechem, his son, with the edge of the sword, and took Dinah out of 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 sons came on the dead, and plundered the city, because they 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 herds, their donkeys, that which was in the city, that which was 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 and all their wealth. They took captive all their little ones and their wives, and took as plunder everything that was in the house. 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 have troubled me, to make me odious to the inhabitants of the land, among the Canaanites and the Perizzites. I am few in number. They will gather themselves together against me and strike me, and I will be destroyed, I and my house." 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, "Should he deal with our sister as with a prostitute?" 31 But they replied, "Should he have treated our sister like a prostitute?"