"These people want to be friends with us. So let them live in our land and trade here. There is enough land for all of us. Let us marry their women, and we can let them marry our women.
But we must agree to one thing: All our men must be circumcised as they are. Then they will agree to live in our land, and we will be one people.
If we do this, their cattle and their animals will belong to us. Let us do what they say, and they will stay in our land."
All the people who had come to the city gate heard this. They agreed with Hamor and Shechem, and every man was circumcised.
Three days later the men who were circumcised were still in pain. Two of Jacob's sons, Simeon and Levi (Dinah's brothers), took their swords and made a surprise attack on the city, killing all the men there.