Genesis 34
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1And Dinah, daughter of Leah, whom she has borne to Jacob, goes out to look on the daughters of the land, 2and Shechem, son of Hamor the Hivite, a prince of the land, sees her, and takes her, and lies with her, and humbles her; 3and his soul cleaves to Dinah, daughter of Jacob, and he loves the young person, and speaks to the heart of the young person. 4And Shechem speaks to his father Hamor, saying, “Take for me this girl for a wife.” 5And Jacob has heard that he has defiled his daughter Dinah, and his sons were with his livestock in the field, and Jacob kept silent until their coming. 6And Hamor, father of Shechem, goes out to Jacob to speak with him; 7and 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 has done against Israel, to lie with the daughter of Jacob—and so it is not done.

8And Hamor speaks with them, saying, “Shechem, my son, his soul has cleaved to your daughter; please give her to him for a wife, 9and join in marriage with us; you give your daughters to us, and you take our daughters for yourselves, 10and you dwell with us, and the land is before you; dwell and trade [in] it, and have possessions in it.” 11And Shechem says to her father and to her brothers, “Let me find grace in your eyes, and that which you say to me, I give; 12multiply on me dowry and gift exceedingly, and I give as you say to me, and give to me the young person for a wife.”

13And the sons of Jacob answer Shechem and his father Hamor deceitfully, and they speak (because he defiled their sister Dinah), 14and say to them, “We are not able to do this thing, to give our sister to one who has a foreskin, for it [is] a reproach to us. 15Only for this we consent to you: if you are as we, to have every male of you circumcised, 16then we have given our daughters to you, and we take your daughters for ourselves, and we have dwelt with you, and have become one people; 17and if you do not listen to us to be circumcised, then we have taken our daughter, and have gone.”

18And their words are good in the eyes of Hamor, and in the eyes of Shechem, Hamor’s son; 19and the young man did not delay to do the thing, for he had delight in Jacob’s daughter, and he is honorable above all the house of his father. 20And Hamor comes—his son Shechem also—to the gate of their city, and they speak to the men of their city, saying, 21“These men are peaceable with us; then let them dwell in the land, and trade [in] it; and the land, behold, [is] wide before them; their daughters let us take to ourselves for wives, and our daughters give to them. 22Only 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; 23their livestock, and their substance, and all their beasts—are they not ours? Only let us consent to them, and they dwell with us.” 24And to Hamor, and to his son Shechem, do all those going out of the gate of his city listen, and every male is circumcised, all those going out of the gate of his city.

25And it comes to pass, on the third day, in their being pained, that two of the sons of Jacob, Simeon and Levi, Dinah’s brothers, take each his sword, and come in against the city confidently, and slay every male; 26and Hamor, and his son Shechem, they have slain by the mouth of the sword, and they take Dinah out of Shechem’s house, and go out. 27Jacob’s sons have come in on the wounded, and they spoil the city, because they had defiled their sister; 28their flock and their herd, and their donkeys, and that which [is] in the city, and that which [is] in the field, have they taken; 29and all their wealth, and all their infants, and their wives they have taken captive, and they spoil also all that [is] in the house. 30And Jacob says to Simeon and to Levi, “You 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 struck me, and I have been destroyed, I and my house.” 31And they say, “Does he make our sister as a harlot?”

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Genesis 33
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