34:1 And Dinah the daughter of Leah, which she bare unto Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the land.
34:1 Now Dinah the daughter of Leah, whom she had borne 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 defiled her.
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 violated her.

34:3 And his soul clave unto Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the damsel, and spake kindly unto the damsel.
34:3 His soul was strongly attracted to Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the young woman and spoke kindly to the young woman.

34:4 And Shechem spake unto his father Hamor, saying, Get me this damsel to wife.
34:4 So Shechem spoke to his father Hamor, saying, "Get me this young woman as 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 until they were come.
34:5 And Jacob heard that he had defiled Dinah his daughter. Now his sons were with his livestock in the field; so Jacob held his peace until they came.

34:6 And Hamor the father of Shechem went out unto Jacob to commune with him.
34:6 Then Hamor the father of Shechem went out to Jacob to speak with him.

34:7 And the sons of Jacob came out of 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.
34:7 And the sons of Jacob came in from the field when they heard it; and the men were grieved and very angry, because he had done a disgraceful thing in Israel by lying with Jacob's daughter, a thing which 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 him to wife.
34:8 But Hamor spoke with them, saying, "The soul of my son Shechem longs for your daughter. Please give her to him as a wife.

34:9 And make ye marriages with us, [and] give your daughters unto us, and take our daughters unto you.
34:9 "And make marriages with us; give your daughters to us, and take our daughters to yourselves.

34:10 And ye shall dwell with us: and the land shall be before you; dwell and trade ye therein, and get you possessions therein.
34:10 "So you shall dwell with us, and the land shall be before you. Dwell and trade in it, and acquire possessions for yourselves in it."

34:11 And Shechem said unto her father and unto her brethren, Let me find grace in your eyes, and what ye shall say unto me I will give.
34:11 Then Shechem said to her father and her brothers, "Let me find favor in your eyes, and whatever you say to me I will give.

34:12 Ask me never so much dowry and gift, and I will give according as ye shall say unto me: but give me the damsel to wife.
34:12 "Ask me ever so much dowry and gift, and I will give according to what you say to me; but give me the young woman as a wife."

34:13 And the sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his father deceitfully, and said, because he had defiled Dinah their sister:
34:13 But the sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his father, and spoke deceitfully, because he had defiled Dinah their sister.

34:14 And they said unto them, We cannot do this thing, to give our sister to one that is uncircumcised; for that [were] a reproach unto us:
34:14 And they said to them, "We cannot do this thing, to give our sister to one who is uncircumcised, for that would be a reproach to us.

34:15 But in this will we consent unto you: If ye will be as we [be], that every male of you be circumcised;
34:15 "But on this condition we will consent to you: If you will become as we are, if every male of you is circumcised,

34:16 Then will we give our daughters unto you, and we will take your daughters to us, and we will dwell with you, and we will become one people.
34:16 "then we will 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 unto us, to be circumcised; then will we take our daughter, and we will be gone.
34:17 "But if you will not heed us and be circumcised, then we will take our daughter and be gone."

34:18 And their words pleased Hamor, and Shechem Hamor's son.
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 honourable than all the house of his father.
34:19 So the young man did not delay to do the thing, because he delighted in Jacob's daughter. He was more honorable than all the household of his father.

34:20 And Hamor and Shechem his son came unto the gate of their city, and communed with the men of their city, saying,
34:20 And Hamor and Shechem his son came to the gate of their city, and spoke 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.
34:21 "These men are at peace with us. Therefore let them dwell in the land and trade in it. For indeed the land is large enough for them. Let us take their daughters to us as wives, and let us give them our daughters.

34:22 Only herein will the men consent unto us for to dwell with us, to be one people, if every male among us be circumcised, as they [are] circumcised.
34:22 "Only on this condition will the men consent to dwell with us, to be one people: if every male among us is circumcised as they are circumcised.

34:23 [Shall] not their cattle and their substance and every beast of theirs [be] ours? only let us consent unto them, and they will dwell with us.
34:23 "Will not their livestock, their property, and every animal of theirs be ours? Only let us consent to them, and they will dwell with us."

34:24 And unto Hamor and unto 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.
34:24 And all who went out of the gate of his city heeded Hamor and Shechem his son; every male was circumcised, all who 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.
34:25 Now it came to pass on the third day, when they were in pain, that two of the sons of Jacob, Simeon and Levi, Dinah's brothers, each took his sword and came boldly upon the city and killed 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.
34:26 And they killed Hamor and Shechem his son with the edge of the sword, and took Dinah from 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.
34:27 The sons of Jacob came upon the slain, and plundered the city, because their sister had been defiled.

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 field,
34:28 They took their sheep, their oxen, and their donkeys, what was in the city and what was in the field,

34:29 And all their wealth, and all their little ones, and their wives took they captive, and spoiled even all that [was] in the house.
34:29 and all their wealth. All their little ones and their wives they took captive; and they plundered even all that was in the houses.

34:30 And Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, Ye have troubled me to make me to stink among the inhabitants of the land, among the Canaanites and the Perizzites: and I [being] few in number, they shall gather themselves together against me, and slay me; and I shall be destroyed, I and my house.
34:30 Then Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, "You have troubled me by making me obnoxious among the inhabitants of the land, among the Canaanites and the Perizzites; and since I am few in number, they will gather themselves together against me and kill me. I shall be destroyed, my household and I."

34:31 And they said, Should he deal with our sister as with an harlot?
34:31 But they said, "Should he treat our sister like a harlot?"