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创世记 34

底娜受辱

1一天,利亚给雅各所生的女儿底娜到外面去见当地的女子。 当地首领希未人哈抹的儿子示剑看到她,就抓住她,强行玷污了她。 他恋慕雅各的女儿底娜,就用甜言蜜语讨她欢心。 他求父亲哈抹为他说亲,把底娜娶过来。 消息传到雅各耳中时,他的儿子们正在田野放牧。他只好忍气吞声,等儿子们回来再作打算。 示剑的父亲哈抹来和雅各商议。 雅各的儿子们一听说这事,就从田野赶回来。大家都非常愤怒,因为示剑不该对以色列家做这丑事——玷污雅各的女儿。

哈抹跟他们商议说:“我儿子示剑爱慕你们家的女儿,请你们把女儿嫁给他吧! 我们可以互相通婚,你们可以把女儿嫁给我们的儿子,也可以娶我们的女儿为妻。 10 你们可以在我们这里安顿下来,这片土地就在你们面前,住在这里做买卖、置产业吧。” 11 示剑对底娜的父亲和她的弟兄们说:“请你们恩待我,你们要什么,我都给你们。 12 只要你们答应把女儿嫁给我,无论你们要多少聘金和礼物,我必如数奉上。”

雅各之子计杀示剑人

13 雅各的儿子们因为示剑玷污了他们的妹妹底娜,就假意对示剑和他的父亲哈抹说: 14 “我们不能把妹妹嫁给没有受过割礼的人,这对我们是一种羞辱。 15 除非你们所有的男子都跟我们一样受割礼, 16 我们才能答应和你们通婚,共同生活,结成一个民族。 17 如果你们不肯这样做,我们就把妹妹带走。”

18 哈抹父子欣然答应。 19 示剑毫不迟延地照办,因为他热恋底娜。在哈抹家族中,他最受人尊重。 20 哈抹父子来到城门口,对那城的居民说: 21 “这些人跟我们相处和睦,就让他们在这里定居、做买卖吧。我们这里有足够的地方可以容纳他们,我们可以和他们通婚。 22 可是,他们有一个条件,就是要我们所有的男子和他们一样接受割礼,他们才答应和我们一起生活,结成一个民族。 23 到时候,他们的财产和牛羊等所有牲畜不全归我们了吗?我们同意他们吧,这样他们就会在我们这里定居。” 24 在城门进出的人听了哈抹父子的话,都表示赞同。于是,城里的男子都接受了割礼。

25 到了第三天,他们伤口正疼痛的时候,雅各的两个儿子——底娜的哥哥西缅和利未拿着利剑,乘众人没有防备,潜入城中,杀掉了所有的男子, 26 包括哈抹和示剑,从示剑家里带走了底娜。 27 雅各的儿子又到城里掳掠,因为他们的妹妹在那里被人玷污。 28 他们抢走牛群、羊群、驴群和城里城外所有的东西, 29 并带走所有财物、妇孺以及房屋里的一切。 30 雅各责备西缅和利未说:“你们为什么要给我惹麻烦,使我在当地的迦南人和比利洗人中留下臭名呢?我们人数很少,要是他们联手来攻击我们,我们全家必遭灭门之祸。” 31 他们说:“他怎么能把我们的妹妹当妓女对待?”

The Message

Genesis 34

11-4 One day Dinah, the daughter Leah had given Jacob, went to visit some of the women in that country. Shechem, the son of Hamor the Hivite who was chieftain there, saw her and raped her. Then he felt a strong attraction to Dinah, Jacob’s daughter, fell in love with her, and wooed her. Shechem went to his father Hamor, “Get me this girl for my wife.”

5-7 Jacob heard that Shechem had raped his daughter Dinah, but his sons were out in the fields with the livestock so he didn’t say anything until they got home. Hamor, Shechem’s father, went to Jacob to work out marriage arrangements. Meanwhile Jacob’s sons on their way back from the fields heard what had happened. They were outraged, explosive with anger. Shechem’s rape of Jacob’s daughter was intolerable in Israel and not to be put up with.

8-10 Hamor spoke with Jacob and his sons, “My son Shechem is head over heels in love with your daughter—give her to him as his wife. Intermarry with us. Give your daughters to us and we’ll give our daughters to you. Live together with us as one family. Settle down among us and make yourselves at home. Prosper among us.”

11-12 Shechem then spoke for himself, addressing Dinah’s father and brothers: “Please, say yes. I’ll pay anything. Set the bridal price as high as you will—the sky’s the limit! Only give me this girl for my wife.”

13-17 Jacob’s sons answered Shechem and his father with cunning. Their sister, after all, had been raped. They said, “This is impossible. We could never give our sister to a man who was uncircumcised. Why, we’d be disgraced. The only condition on which we can talk business is if all your men become circumcised like us. Then we will freely exchange daughters in marriage and make ourselves at home among you and become one big, happy family. But if this is not an acceptable condition, we will take our sister and leave.”

18 That seemed fair enough to Hamor and his son Shechem.

19 The young man was so smitten with Jacob’s daughter that he proceeded to do what had been asked. He was also the most admired son in his father’s family.

20-23 So Hamor and his son Shechem went to the public square and spoke to the town council: “These men like us; they are our friends. Let them settle down here and make themselves at home; there’s plenty of room in the country for them. And, just think, we can even exchange our daughters in marriage. But these men will only accept our invitation to live with us and become one big family on one condition, that all our males become circumcised just as they themselves are. This is a very good deal for us—these people are very wealthy with great herds of livestock and we’re going to get our hands on it. So let’s do what they ask and have them settle down with us.”

24 Everyone who was anyone in the city agreed with Hamor and his son, Shechem; every male was circumcised.

25-29 Three days after the circumcision, while all the men were still very sore, two of Jacob’s sons, Simeon and Levi, Dinah’s brothers, each with his sword in hand, walked into the city as if they owned the place and murdered every man there. They also killed Hamor and his son Shechem, rescued Dinah from Shechem’s house, and left. When the rest of Jacob’s sons came on the scene of slaughter, they looted the entire city in retaliation for Dinah’s rape. Flocks, herds, donkeys, belongings—everything, whether in the city or the fields—they took. And then they took all the wives and children captive and ransacked their homes for anything valuable.

30 Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, “You’ve made my name stink to high heaven among the people here, these Canaanites and Perizzites. If they decided to gang up on us and attack, as few as we are we wouldn’t stand a chance; they’d wipe me and my people right off the map.”

31 They said, “Nobody is going to treat our sister like a whore and get by with it.”