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Genesis 34 YLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 And Dinah, daughter of Leah, whom she hath borne to Jacob, goeth out to look on 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 and Shechem, son of Hamor the Hivite, a prince of the land, seeth her, and taketh her, and lieth with her, and humbleth her; 2 When Shechem son of Hamor the Hivite, the ruler of that area, saw her, he took her and violated her.
3 and his soul cleaveth to Dinah, daughter of Jacob, and he loveth the young person, and speaketh unto the heart of the young person. 3 His heart was drawn to Dinah daughter of Jacob, and he loved the girl and spoke tenderly to her.
4 And Shechem speaketh unto Hamor his father, saying, `Take for me this damsel for a wife.' 4 And Shechem said to his father Hamor, "Get me this girl as my wife."
5 And Jacob hath heard that he hath defiled Dinah his daughter, and his sons were with his cattle in the field, and Jacob kept silent till their coming. 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 And Hamor, father of Shechem, goeth out unto Jacob to speak with him; 6 Then Shechem's father Hamor went out to talk with Jacob.
7 and the sons of Jacob came in from the field when they heard, and the men grieve themselves, and it [is] very displeasing to them, for folly he hath done against Israel, to lie with the daughter of Jacob -- and so it is 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 And Hamor speaketh with them, saying, `Shechem, my son, his soul hath cleaved to your daughter; give her, I pray you, to him for 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 and join ye in marriage with us; your daughters ye give to us, and our daughters ye take to yourselves, 9 Intermarry with us; give us your daughters and take our daughters for yourselves.
10 and with us ye dwell, and the land is before you; dwell ye and trade [in] it, and have 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 And Shechem saith unto her father, and unto her brethren, `Let me find grace in your eyes, and that which ye say unto me, I 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 multiply on me exceedingly dowry and gift, and I give as ye say unto me, and give to me the young person for 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 And the sons of Jacob answer Shechem and Hamor his father deceitfully, and they speak (because he 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 say unto them, `We are not able to do this thing, to give our sister to one who hath a foreskin: for it [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 for this we consent to you; if ye be as we, to have every male of you 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 we have given our daughters to you, and your daughters we take to ourselves, and we have dwelt with you, and have 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 and if ye hearken not unto us to be circumcised, then we have taken our daughter, and have gone.' 17 But if you will not agree to be circumcised, we'll take our sister and go."
18 And their words are good in the eyes of Hamor, and in the eyes of Shechem, Hamor's son; 18 Their proposal seemed good to Hamor and his son Shechem.
19 and the young man delayed not to do the thing, for he had delight in Jacob's daughter, and he is honourable 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 And Hamor cometh -- Shechem his son also -- unto the gate of their city, and they speak unto 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 peaceable with us; then let them dwell in the land, and trade [in] it; and the land, lo, [is] wide before them; their daughters let us take to ourselves for wives, and our daughters give 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 `Only for this do the men consent to us, to dwell with us, to become one people, in every male of us being 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 their cattle, and their substance, and all their beasts -- are they not ours? only let us consent to them, and they 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 And unto Hamor, and unto Shechem his son, hearken do all those going out of the gate of his city, and every male is circumcised, all those going 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 And it cometh to pass, on the third day, in their being pained, that two of the sons of Jacob, Simeon and Levi, Dinah's brethren, take each his sword, and come in against the city confidently, and slay 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 and Hamor, and Shechem his son, they have slain by the mouth of the sword, and they take Dinah out of Shechem's house, and go out. 26 They put Hamor and his son Shechem to the sword and took Dinah from Shechem's house and left.
27 Jacob's sons have come in upon the wounded, and they spoil 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 their flock and their herd, and their asses, and that which [is] in the city, and that which [is] in the field, have they taken; 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, and all their infants, and their wives they have taken captive, and they spoil also all that [is] in the house. 29 They carried off all their wealth and all their women and children, taking as plunder everything in the houses.
30 And Jacob saith unto Simeon and unto Levi, `Ye have troubled me, by causing me to stink among the inhabitants of the land, among the Canaanite, and among the Perizzite: and I [am] few in number, and they have been gathered against me, and have smitten me, and I have been 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 And they say, `As a harlot doth he make our sister?' 31 But they replied, "Should he have treated our sister like a prostitute?"