Genesis 34:1 Dinah, the daughter of Jacob through Leah, went out to meet the young women of the area.
Genesis 34:2 Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, the prince of the land, saw her.
Genesis 34:2 He seized her, forced himself on her, and raped her.
Genesis 34:3 He became deeply attached to Dinah. He loved the young woman, and tried to console her.
Genesis 34:4 Shechem spoke to his father Hamor, saying, 'Get me this young woman as a wife.'
Genesis 34:5 Jacob heard that Shechem had defiled his daughter Dinah.
Genesis 34:5 But his sons were in the field with his livestock, and Jacob kept silent until they returned.
Genesis 34:6-7 Hamor the father of Shechem went to Jacob to talk with him. When they heard of this, Jacob's sons came in from the field.
Genesis 34:7 They were very angry because Shechem had done a disgrace against Israel in lying with Jacob's daughter -- something which ought not to be done.
Genesis 34:8-9 Hamor talked with them, saying, 'The soul of my son Shechem longs for your daughter. Please give her to him as a wife. Intermarry with us. Give your daughters to us, and take our daughters for yourselves.'
Genesis 34:10 'You shall dwell with us, and the land will be open to you. Live and trade in it, and acquire possessions of it.
Genesis 34:11-12 Shechem said to her father and to her brothers, 'Let me find favor in your eyes. Whatever you require of me I will give. Set the bride-price as high as you please, and I will give whatever you ask. Just give me the girl as my wife.'
Genesis 34:13-14 The sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his father, 'We cannot do this. To give our sister to someone who is uncircumcised would be a disgrace to us.'
Genesis 34:15-16 'Only on one condition will we consent: if you will become like us and have every one of your males circumcised. Only then will we give our daughters to you, and we will take your daughters to us, and we will dwell with you, and become one nation.'
Genesis 34:17 'But if you will not listen to us and become circumcised, then we will take our sister, and we will go.'
Genesis 34:18 Their words pleased Hamor and his son Shechem.
Genesis 34:19 The young man did not hesitate to do this, because he took delight in Jacob's daughter, and he was the most honored in his father's house.
Genesis 34:20-21 Hamor and his son Shechem came to the city gate and spoke with the citizens of their city, saying, 'These men are peaceful. Let them live in the land and trade in it, for the land is large enough for them. We will take their daughters as wives, and give our daughters to them.'
Genesis 34:22-23 'Only on this condition will the men consent to us to live with us and become one nation: if every male among us becomes circumcised like they are. Let us give our consent to them, so they will dwell with us.'
Genesis 34:24 All the citizens agreed with Hamor and his son Shechem, and every male was circumcised.
Genesis 34:25 Three days later, while the men were still in pain...
Genesis 34:25 ...two of Jacob's sons, Simeon and Levi, each took his sword, and came into the unsuspecting city.
Genesis 34:25 They slaughtered all the males.
Genesis 34:26 They killed Hamor...
Genesis 34:26 ...and his son Schechem...
Genesis 34:26 …and took Dinah out of Shechem's house, and went away.
Genesis 34:27 Jacob's other sons came upon the slain.
Genesis 34:27-29 And they plundered the city, taking their flocks, their herds, their donkeys, all that was in the city and in the fields, and all their wealth.
Genesis 34:29 They took all their wives and children captive, and took as plunder everything in their houses.
Genesis 34:30 Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, 'You have ruined me, making me odious to the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites and the Perizzites.'
Genesis 34:30 'We are few in number. They will band together against us and attack. I will be destroyed, I and my household.'
Genesis 34:31 Simeon and Levi replied, 'Should we have allowed him to treat our sister like a whore?'