4 So Shechem aspoke to his father Hamor, saying, “Get me this young girl for a wife.”
7 Now the sons of Jacob came in from the field when they heard it; and the men were grieved, and they were very angry because he had done a 1adisgraceful thing in Israel 2by lying with Jacob’s daughter, for such a thing ought not to be done.
8 But Hamor spoke with them, saying, “The soul of my son Shechem longs for your daughter; please give her to him 1in marriage.
12 “Ask me ever so much bridal payment and gift, and I will give according as you say to me; but give me the girl 1in marriage.”
14 They said to them, “We cannot do this thing, to give our sister to aone who is uncircumcised, for that would be a disgrace to us.
16 then we will give our daughters to you, and we will take your daughters for ourselves, and we will 1live with you and become one people.
18 Now their words seemed 1reasonable to Hamor and Shechem, Hamor’s son.
20 So Hamor and his son Shechem came to the agate of their city and spoke to the men of their city, saying,
21 “These men are 1friendly with us; therefore let them 2live in the land and trade in it, for behold, the land is 3large enough for them. Let us take their daughters 4in marriage, and give our daughters to them.
22 “Only on this condition will the men consent to us to 1live with us, to become one people: that every male among us be circumcised as they are circumcised.
23 “Will not their livestock and their property and all their animals be ours? Only let us consent to them, and they will 1live with us.”
24 aAll who went out of the gate of his city listened to Hamor and to his son Shechem, and every male was circumcised, all who went out of the gate of his city.
25 Now it came about on the third day, when they were in pain, that two of Jacob’s sons, aSimeon and Levi, Dinah’s brothers, each took his sword and came upon the city unawares, and killed every male.
30 Then Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, “You have abrought trouble on me by bmaking me odious among the inhabitants of the land, among cthe Canaanites and the Perizzites; and 1dmy men being few in number, they will gather together against me and 2attack me and I will be destroyed, I and my household.”
31 But they said, “Should he 1treat our sister as a harlot?”
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