Genesis 34
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The Defiling of Dinah

1Dina the daughter of Lea, whiche she bare vnto Iacob, went out to see the daughters of the lande. 2Whom whe Sichem the sonne of Hemor the Heuite Lorde of the countrey sawe, he toke her, & lay with her, and forced her. 3And his heart laye vnto Dina the daughter of Iacob, and he loued that damsell, and spake kyndly vnto her. 4And Sichem spake vnto his father Hemor, saying: get me this mayden vnto my wyfe. 5And Iacob heard that he had defiled Dina his daughter, (his sonnes beyng with their cattell in the fielde and Iacob helde his peace vntill they were come. 6And Hemor the father of Sichem, went out vnto Iacob to common with hym. 7And when the sonnes of Iacob (comming out of the fielde) hearde it, it greeued them, and they were not a little wroth, because he had wrought folly in Israel, in that he had lien with Iacobs daughter, which thing ought not to be done.

8And Hemor communed with them, saying: the soule of my sonne Sichem, longeth for your daughter, I pray you geue her him to wyfe. 9And make maryages with vs, and geue your daughters vnto vs, and take our daughters vnto you. 10And ye shall dwell with vs, and the lande shalbe before you: dwell, and do your busines therein, and haue possessions therin. 11And Sichem said, vnto her father and vnto her brethren: let me finde grace in your eyes, and whatsoeuer ye appoint me, that wyll I geue. 12Aske freely of me both dowry and gyftes, and I wyll geue accordyng as ye say vnto me, so that ye geue me the damsell to wyfe.

The Revenge of Dinah’s Brothers

13But the sonnes of Iacob aunswered to Sichem and Hemor his father, talking amongest themselues deceiptfully, because he had defiled Diua their sister. 14And they sayde vnto them: we can not do this thing, that we shoulde geue our sister to one that is vncircumcised, for that were an abomination vnto vs. 15But in this will we consent vnto you: if ye wyll be as we be, & all the males amongest you be circumcised: 16Then wyll we geue our daughters vnto you, and take your daughters to vs, and will dwell with you, and be one people. 17But and if ye wyll not hearken vnto vs to be circumcised, then wyll we take our daughter, and go our wayes.

18Theyr wordes pleased Hemor, and Sichem his sonne. 19And the young man deferde not for to do the thing, because he had a lust to Iacobs daughter: he was also most set by, of all that was in his fathers house. 20Then Hemor and Sichem his sonne went vnto the gate of their citie, and communed with the men of their citie, saying: 21These men lyue peaceably among vs, and dwell in the lande, and do theyr occupation therein: and beholde, the lande is large inough for them, we will take their daughters to wiues, & geue them our daughters. 22Only herein will they consent vnto vs for to dwell with vs, and to be one people: if all the males that are among vs be circumcised, as they are circumcised? 23Shall not their goodes and their substaunce, and all their cattell be ours? let vs only consent vnto them, and they will dwell with vs. 24And vnto Hemor & Sichem his sonne, hearkened all that went out at the gate of his citie: and all the males were circumcised, whatsoeuer went out at the gate of his citie.

25And the thirde day, whyles they were sore, two of the sonnes of Iacob, Simeon & Leui Dinas brethren, toke eyther of them his sworde, and went into the citie boldely, and slue all that was male, 26And slue also Hemor and Sithem his sonne with the edge of the sworde, and toke Dina out of Sichems house, and went theyr way. 27And the sonnes of Iacob commyng vpon the dead, spoyled the citie, because they had defiled their sister. 28And toke their sheepe, oxen, and their asses, and whatsoeuer was in the citie, and also in the fieldes. 29And all their goodes, and all their children, and their wiues, toke they captiue, and made hauocke of all that was in the house. 30But Iacob sayde to Simeon & Leui: ye haue troubled me, and made me to be abhorred of the inhabitours of the land of the Chanaanite and the Pherezite: and I beyng fewe in number, they shall gather the selues together against me, and slay me, and so shall I and my house be destroyed. 31And they aunswered: shoulde he deale with our sister, as with an harlot?

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Genesis 33
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