34:1 And Dinah the daughter of Leah, which she bore to Jacob,
went out to see the daughters of the land.
34:2 And when Shechem, the son of Hamor the Hivite, prince of
the country, saw her, he took her, and lay with her, and
34:3 And his soul cleaved to Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he
loved the damsel, and spoke kindly to the damsel.
34:4 And Shechem spoke to his father Hamor, saying, Get me this
damsel for a wife.
34:5 And Jacob heard that he had defiled Dinah his daughter (now
his sons were with his cattle in the field:) and Jacob held his
peace till they had come.
34:6 And Hamor the father of Shechem went out to Jacob to
commune with him.
34:7 And the sons of Jacob came from the field when they heard
[it]: and the men were grieved, and they were very wroth,
because he had wrought folly in Israel, in lying with Jacob's
daughter; which thing ought not to be done.
34:8 And Hamor communed with them, saying, The soul of my son
Shechem longeth for your daughter: I pray you give her to him
for a wife.
34:9 And make ye marriages with us: give your daughters to us,
and take our daughters to you.
34:10 And ye shall dwell with us: and the land shall be before
you; dwell and trade ye therein, and get you possessions
34:11 And Shechem said to her father, and to her brethren, Let
me find favor in your eyes, and what ye shall say to me, I will
34:12 Ask me never so much dower and gift, and I will give
according as ye shall say to me: but give me the damsel for a
34:13 And the sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his
father deceitfully, and said, (because he had defiled Dinah
34:14 And they said to them, We cannot do this thing, to give
our sister to one that is uncircumcised: for that [would be] a
reproach to us:
34:15 But in this will we consent to you: If ye will be as we
[are], that every male of you shall be circumcised;
34:16 Then will we give our daughters to you, and we will take
your daughters to us, and we will dwell with you, and we will
become one people.
34:17 But if ye will not hearken to us, to be circumcised; then
will we take our daughter, and we will be gone.
34:18 And their words pleased Hamor, and Shechem Hamor's son.
34:19 And the young man deferred not to do the thing, because he
had delight in Jacob's daughter: and he [was] more honorable
than all the house of his father.
34:20 And Hamor and Shechem his son came to the gate of their
city, and communed with the men of their city, saying,
34:21 These men [are] peaceable with us, therefore let them
dwell in the land, and trade therein: for the land, behold, [it
is] large enough for them: let us take their daughters to us
for wives, and let us give them our daughters.
34:22 Only herein, will the men consent to us to dwell with us,
to be one people, if every male among us shall be circumcised,
as they [are] circumcised.
34:23 [Will] not their cattle, and their substance, and every
beast of theirs [be] ours? only let us consent to them, and
they will dwell with us.
34:24 And to Hamor and to Shechem his son hearkened all that
went out of the gate of his city: and every male was
circumcised, all that went out of the gate of his city.
34:25 And it came to pass on the third day, when they were sore,
that two of the sons of Jacob, Simeon and Levi, Dinah's
brethren, took each man his sword, and came upon the city
boldly, and slew all the males.
34:26 And they slew Hamor and Shechem his son with the edge of
the sword, and took Dinah out of Shechem's house, and went out.
34:27 The sons of Jacob came upon the slain, and spoiled the
city; because they had defiled their sister.
34:28 They took their sheep, and their oxen, and their asses,
and that which [was] in the city, and that which [was] in the
34:29 And all their wealth, and all their little ones, and their
wives they took captive, and spoiled even all that [was] in the
34:30 And Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, Ye have troubled me to
make me odious among the inhabitants of the land, among the
Canaanites, and the Perizzites: and I [being] few in number,
they will assemble themselves against me, and slay me, and I
shall be destroyed, I and my house.
34:31 And they said, Should he deal with our sister, as with a