Bibelen på hverdagsdansk

1. Mosebog 34:1-31

Jakobs sønner hævner deres søster

1En dag gik Leas datter Dina ud for at besøge nogle af de unge piger, som boede der på stedet. 2Men da Sikem, der var søn af hivvitten Hamor, som var byens konge, fik øje på hende, greb han fat i hende og voldtog hende. 3Han blev dybt forelsket i hende og forsøgte at vinde hendes kærlighed. 4Han sagde derfor til sin far: „Den pige vil jeg giftes med! Hjælp mig med at få hende!”

5Jakob fik hurtigt at vide, at hans datter var blevet vanæret, men da hans sønner var ude for at passe dyrene, ville han ikke foretage sig noget, før de kom hjem igen.

6Sikems far, Hamor, begav sig på vej hen til Jakob sammen med sin søn for at få en aftale. 7Jakobs sønner var kommet hjem fra marken, så snart de hørte, hvad der var sket. De var chokerede og rasende over, at Sikem havde været så skamløs og voldtaget deres søster og derved havde bragt skam over hende og hele Jakobs familie. 8Hamor fremkom nu med sit ærinde over for dem: „Min søn Sikem er forelsket i din datter. Han kan slet ikke vente med at få hende til kone. Vær rar og lad ham gifte sig med hende!” 9-10Så tilføjede han: „I øvrigt vil jeg indbyde dig og dine folk til at slå jer ned her iblandt os, så jeres døtre kan gifte sig med vores sønner, og vores døtre med jeres sønner. I må slå jer ned, hvor I har lyst, og færdes frit iblandt os og blive velstående folk.”

11Sikem tog derefter ordet, og henvendt til Dinas far og brødre sagde han: „Vis mig godhed og lad mig gifte mig med Dina! Jeg vil give jer hvad som helst, I beder om! 12Uanset hvor stor en brudepris eller anden gave, I forlanger, er jeg villig til at betale—hvis I blot vil give mig pigen!”

13Men Dinas brødre gav Sikem og Hamor et listigt svar på grund af det, Sikem havde gjort imod deres søster. De sagde: 14„Det kan vi umuligt gå med til, for du er ikke omskåret. Det ville være en stor skam for en kvinde fra vores familie at gifte sig med en mand som dig. 15Men hvis alle jeres mænd vil blive omskåret som os, 16har vi ikke noget imod giftermål med jer. Så slår vi os gerne ned her og bliver ét med jer. 17Men hvis I ikke vil gå ind på det forslag, tager vi vores søster og rejser herfra.”

18Hamor og Sikem gik straks ind på forslaget. 19Sikem ville ingen tid spilde, for han var meget forelsket i Dina. Han var også den, der havde mest at sige i sin familie. 20Hamor og Sikem fremlagde nu forslaget for byens ledere, som samledes på pladsen ved byporten.

21„Disse folk er vores venner,” begyndte de. „Lad os indbyde dem til at slå sig ned iblandt os og leve af deres erhverv som alle andre. Landet er jo stort nok til at rumme dem, og deres unge og vores unge kan gifte sig med hinanden. 22Men de vil kun blive her på den betingelse, at alle vores mænd bliver omskåret, lige som de er. 23Hvis vi accepterer, bliver alle deres husdyr og anden ejendom i sidste ende vores. Lad os gå ind på deres betingelse, så de bliver boende hos os.”

24Forslaget blev accepteret, og alle mændene i byen blev omskåret. 25Men to dage senere, da de alle lå med feber og smerter, greb to af Dinas brødre, Simeon og Levi, deres sværd og gik uhindret ind i byen og dræbte samtlige mænd— 26deriblandt også Hamor og Sikem. Så hentede de Dina i Sikems hus og vendte tilbage til lejren med hende. 27Derefter gik alle Jakobs sønner ind og plyndrede byen, hvor deres søster var blevet voldtaget. 28De tog alle får og køer og æsler i byen og på markerne udenfor. 29Alt, der havde nogen værdi, tog de, og kvinderne og børnene tog de til fange.

30Men Jakob bebrejdede Simeon og Levi, hvad de havde gjort. „I har gjort mig meget upopulær!” sagde han. „Nu kan jeg takke jer for, at landets indbyggere, kana’anæerne og perizzitterne, er blevet mine fjender. Vi er jo ikke ret mange, så hvis de slår sig sammen og angriber os, er det ude med os.”

31„Synes du måske, at Sikem skulle have lov til at behandle vores søster som en luder?” indvendte de vredt.

New International Version

Genesis 34

Dinah and the Shechemites

1Now Dinah, the daughter Leah had borne to Jacob, went out to visit the women of the land. When Shechem son of Hamor the Hivite, the ruler of that area, saw her, he took her and raped her. His heart was drawn to Dinah daughter of Jacob; he loved the young woman and spoke tenderly to her. And Shechem said to his father Hamor, “Get me this girl as my wife.”

When Jacob heard that his daughter Dinah had been defiled, his sons were in the fields with his livestock; so he did nothing about it until they came home.

Then Shechem’s father Hamor went out to talk with Jacob. Meanwhile, Jacob’s sons had come in from the fields as soon as they heard what had happened. They were shocked and furious, because Shechem had done an outrageous thing in[a] Israel by sleeping with Jacob’s daughter—a thing that should not be done.

But Hamor said to them, “My son Shechem has his heart set on your daughter. Please give her to him as his wife. Intermarry with us; give us your daughters and take our daughters for yourselves. 10 You can settle among us; the land is open to you. Live in it, trade[b] in it, and acquire property in it.”

11 Then Shechem said to Dinah’s father and brothers, “Let me find favor in your eyes, and I will give you whatever you ask. 12 Make the price for the bride and the gift I am to bring as great as you like, and I’ll pay whatever you ask me. Only give me the young woman as my wife.”

13 Because their sister Dinah had been defiled, Jacob’s sons replied deceitfully as they spoke to Shechem and his father Hamor. 14 They said to them, “We can’t do such a thing; we can’t give our sister to a man who is not circumcised. That would be a disgrace to us. 15 We will enter into an agreement with you on one condition only: that you become like us by circumcising all your males. 16 Then we will give you our daughters and take your daughters for ourselves. We’ll settle among you and become one people with you. 17 But if you will not agree to be circumcised, we’ll take our sister and go.”

18 Their proposal seemed good to Hamor and his son Shechem. 19 The young man, who was the most honored of all his father’s family, lost no time in doing what they said, because he was delighted with Jacob’s daughter. 20 So Hamor and his son Shechem went to the gate of their city to speak to the men of their city. 21 “These men are friendly toward us,” they said. “Let them live in our land and trade in it; the land has plenty of room for them. We can marry their daughters and they can marry ours. 22 But the men will agree to live with us as one people only on the condition that our males be circumcised, as they themselves are. 23 Won’t their livestock, their property and all their other animals become ours? So let us agree to their terms, and they will settle among us.”

24 All the men who went out of the city gate agreed with Hamor and his son Shechem, and every male in the city was circumcised.

25 Three days later, while all of them were still in pain, two of Jacob’s sons, Simeon and Levi, Dinah’s brothers, took their swords and attacked the unsuspecting city, killing every male. 26 They put Hamor and his son Shechem to the sword and took Dinah from Shechem’s house and left. 27 The sons of Jacob came upon the dead bodies and looted the city where[c] their sister had been defiled. 28 They seized their flocks and herds and donkeys and everything else of theirs in the city and out in the fields. 29 They carried off all their wealth and all their women and children, taking as plunder everything in the houses.

30 Then Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, “You have brought trouble on me by making me obnoxious to the Canaanites and Perizzites, the people living in this land. We are few in number, and if they join forces against me and attack me, I and my household will be destroyed.”

31 But they replied, “Should he have treated our sister like a prostitute?”

Notas al pie

  1. Genesis 34:7 Or against
  2. Genesis 34:10 Or move about freely; also in verse 21
  3. Genesis 34:27 Or because