Genesis 34

Now Dinah, Leah’s daughter, whom she’d borne to Jacob, went to see the girls of the land.
Shechem son of Hamor the Hivvite, prince of the land, saw her, and forced her with his hand.
He took her and lay with her by force. And his spirit drew him to Dinah, Jacob’s daughter;
He loved Dinah and spoke to her tenderly. So Shechem stated to Hamor, his father,
“Get me this girl as a wife!” Now Jacob heard he’d defiled his daughter Dinah with violence,
But his sons were out in the fields with the livestock, so Jacob waited for them in silence.
Then Hamor, Shechem’s father, went out to Jacob to speak with him, but Jacob’s sons came;
They came back from the fields when they heard what happened, exceedingly upset and pained.
For Shechem had done a disgrace in Israel by lying with Jacob’s daughter forcefully.
Such a thing is not to be done. Hamor spoke with them and tried to convince them resourcefully.
He said, “My son Shechem, he longs for your daughter, so please give her to him as a wife.
Intermarry with us, give us your daughters, and take ours for yourselves. Join us in life!
Dwell among us, the land will be open to you, dwell and trade in it, gain property.”
And Shechem said to her father and to her brothers, “Please do this one favor for me:
I will pay you whatever you ask, and a dowry and gifts as much as you can name,
I will give you whatever you want, just give me the girl Dinah as my wife to claim.”

Jacob’s sons answered Shechem and Hamor his father deceitfully due to his deed,
For Shechem had defiled their sister Dinah. They said to them, “Our words you must heed.
We cannot do this thing, giving our sister to men with foreskins– Disgrace in our eyes.
Only on one condition will we comply: All males among you must be circumcised.
Then we’ll give you our daughters, and we’ll take your daughters for ourselves, and settle with you,
To become one people. But if you don’t heed us and circumcise yourselves, then we’re through,
We will take our daughter and go.” Their words seemed good in the eyes of Hamor and his son,
And the young man Shechem wanted Jacob’s daughter, so he quickly set to see it done.
Now Shechem was respected in his father’s house, so he and Hamor went to the gate.
At the gate of the city they spoke to the townsmen and said, “These men bring peace, not hate.
Let them settle in the land and travel in it, for the land is large enough for them.
Let us take their daughters as wives for ourselves and let us give our own daughters to them.
But there is one condition to these men’s compliance, to settle with us as one kin,
That every male of ours will be circumcised, just as they have removed their own foreskin.
All their livestock, beasts, and property shall be ours! Let’s comply so they settle with us.”
So they heeded Hamor and Shechem his son, all at the city’s gate, with little fuss.
All the males who went out of the city’s gate were circumcised. When three days had gone by,
While they were still in pain, two of Jacob’s sons, brothers of Dinah, Simeon and Levi,
Each took their sword and came upon the city, feeling secure, and killed all of the males.
And Hamor and his son Shechem they also killed by the sword, which slashes and impales.
They took Dinah from Shechem’s house and went off. Then Jacob’s other sons found all the slain,
(Whom had all been defeated quite easily since they were still off their guard from the pain),
And they plundered the town, because their sister had been defiled. They seized their livestock,
All their sheep, oxen, donkeys, all in the city and the field, all their wealth in stock.
All their children and wives, all that was in the houses, they captured and plundered the lot.
But Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, “Far too much trouble for me you have brought.
You’ve made me odious to the men of the land, the Canaanites and the Perizzites.
My men are few in number, so if the two of them should launch an attack and unite,
They could band against me, and I will be destroyed, me and my household lost in this war.”
But Simeon and Levi answered him, “Should our sister Dinah be treated like a whore?”

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