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Genesis 34

CJB 1 One time Dinah the daughter of Le'ah, whom she had borne to Ya'akov, went out to visit the local girls; NIV 1 Now Dinah, the daughter Leah had borne to Jacob, went out to visit the women of the land. CJB 2 and Sh'khem the son of Hamor the Hivi, the local ruler, saw her, grabbed her, raped her and humiliated her. NIV 2 When Shechem son of Hamor the Hivite, the ruler of that area, saw her, he took her and violated her. CJB 3 But actually he was strongly attracted to Dinah the daughter of Ya'akov; he fell in love with the girl and tried to win her affection. NIV 3 His heart was drawn to Dinah daughter of Jacob, and he loved the girl and spoke tenderly to her. CJB 4 Sh'khem spoke with his father Hamor and said, "Get this girl for me; I want her to be my wife." NIV 4 And Shechem said to his father Hamor, "Get me this girl as my wife." CJB 5 When Ya'akov heard that he had defiled Dinah his daughter, his sons were with his livestock in the field; so Ya'akov restrained himself until they came. NIV 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. CJB 6 Hamor the father of Sh'khem went out to Ya'akov to speak with him NIV 6 Then Shechem's father Hamor went out to talk with Jacob. CJB 7 just as Ya'akov's sons were coming in from the field. When they heard what had happened, the men were saddened and were very angry at the outrage this man had committed against Isra'el by raping Ya'akov's daughter, something that is simply not done. NIV 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. CJB 8 But Hamor said to them, "My son Sh'khem's heart is set on your daughter. Please give her to him as his wife; NIV 8 But Hamor said to them, "My son Shechem has his heart set on your daughter. Please give her to him as his wife. CJB 9 and intermarry with us: give your daughters to us, and take our daughters for yourselves. NIV 9 Intermarry with us; give us your daughters and take our daughters for yourselves. CJB 10 You will live with us, and the land will be available to you - you'll live, do business and acquire possessions here." NIV 10 You can settle among us; the land is open to you. Live in it, trade in it, and acquire property in it." CJB 11 Then Sh'khem said to her father and brothers, "Only accept me, and I will give whatever you tell me. NIV 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. CJB 12 Ask as large a bride-price as you like, I'll pay whatever you tell me. Just let me marry the girl." NIV 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." CJB 13 The sons of Ya'akov answered Sh'khem and Hamor his father deceitfully, because he had defiled Dinah their sister. NIV 13 Because their sister Dinah had been defiled, Jacob's sons replied deceitfully as they spoke to Shechem and his father Hamor. CJB 14 They said to them, "We can't do it, because it would be a disgrace to give our sister to someone who hasn't been circumcised. NIV 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. CJB 15 Only on this condition will we consent to what you are asking: that you become like us by having every male among you get circumcised. NIV 15 We will give our consent to you on one condition only: that you become like us by circumcising all your males. CJB 16 Then we'll give our daughters to you, and we'll take your daughters for ourselves, and we'll live with you and become one people. NIV 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. CJB 17 But if you won't do as we say and get circumcised, then we'll take our daughter and go away." NIV 17 But if you will not agree to be circumcised, we'll take our sister and go." CJB 18 What they said seemed fair to Hamor and Sh'khem the son of Hamor, NIV 18 Their proposal seemed good to Hamor and his son Shechem. CJB 19 and the young man did not put off doing what was asked of him, even though he was the most respected member of his father's family, because he so much wanted Ya'akov' s daughter. NIV 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. CJB 20 Hamor and Sh'khem his son came to the entrance of their city and spoke with its leading men: NIV 20 So Hamor and his son Shechem went to the gate of their city to speak to their fellow townsmen. CJB 21 "These people are peaceful toward us; therefore let them live in the land and do business in it; for, as you can see, the land is large enough for them. Let us take their daughters as wives for ourselves, and we'll give them our daughters. NIV 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. CJB 22 But the people will consent to live with us and become one people only on this condition: that every male among us gets circumcised, as they themselves are circumcised. NIV 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. CJB 23 Won't their cattle, their possessions and all their animals be ours? Only let's consent to do what they ask, and then they will live with us." NIV 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." CJB 24 Everyone going out the city's gate listened to Hamor and Sh'khem his son; so every male was circumcised, every one that went out the gate of the city. NIV 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. CJB 25 On the third day after the circumcision, when they were in pain, two of Ya'akov's sons, Shim'on and Levi, Dinah's brothers, took their swords, boldly descended on the city and slaughtered all the males. NIV 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. CJB 26 They killed Hamor and Sh'khem his son with their swords, took Dinah out of Sh'khem's house, and left. NIV 26 They put Hamor and his son Shechem to the sword and took Dinah from Shechem's house and left. CJB 27 Then the sons of Ya'akov entered over the dead bodies of those who had been slaughtered and plundered the city in reprisal for defiling their sister. NIV 27 The sons of Jacob came upon the dead bodies and looted the city where their sister had been defiled. CJB 28 They took their flocks, cattle and donkeys, and everything else, whether in the city or in the field, NIV 28 They seized their flocks and herds and donkeys and everything else of theirs in the city and out in the fields. CJB 29 everything they owned. Their children and wives they took captive, and they looted whatever was in the houses. NIV 29 They carried off all their wealth and all their women and children, taking as plunder everything in the houses. CJB 30 But Ya'akov said to Shim'on and Levi, "You have caused me trouble by making me stink in the opinion of the local inhabitants, the Kena'ani and the P'rizi. Since I don't have many people, they'll align themselves together against me and attack me; and I will be destroyed, I and my household." NIV 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." CJB 31 They replied, "Should we let our sister be treated like a whore?" NIV 31 But they replied, "Should he have treated our sister like a prostitute?"