He became very fond of Jacob's daughter Dinah. He loved the girl and spoke tenderly to her.
So Shechem said to his father Hamor, "Get me this girl for my wife."
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.
So Shechem's father Hamor came to Jacob to speak with him.
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.
Hamor told them. "My son Shechem has his heart set on your daughter. Please let her marry him.
Intermarry with us; give your daughters to us, and take ours for yourselves.
You can live with us, and the land will be yours. Live here, move about freely in this area, and acquire property here."
Then Shechem said to Dinah's father and her brothers, "Do me this favor. I'll give you whatever you ask.
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."
Then Jacob's sons gave Shechem and his father Hamor a misleading answer because he had dishonored their sister Dinah.