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Genesis 34:1-31

Dinah and the Shechemites

1Now Dinah, the daughter Leah had borne to Jacob, went out to visit the women of the land. 2When Shechem son of Hamor the Hivite, the ruler of that area, saw her, he took her and raped her. 3His heart was drawn to Dinah daughter of Jacob; he loved the young woman and spoke tenderly to her. 4And Shechem said to his father Hamor, “Get me this girl as my wife.”

5When 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.

6Then Shechem’s father Hamor went out to talk with Jacob. 7Meanwhile, 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 in34:7 Or against Israel by sleeping with Jacob’s daughter—a thing that should not be done.

8But Hamor said to them, “My son Shechem has his heart set on your daughter. Please give her to him as his wife. 9Intermarry with us; give us your daughters and take our daughters for yourselves. 10You can settle among us; the land is open to you. Live in it, trade34:10 Or move about freely; also in verse 21 in it, and acquire property in it.”

11Then Shechem said to Dinah’s father and brothers, “Let me find favor in your eyes, and I will give you whatever you ask. 12Make 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.”

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

18Their proposal seemed good to Hamor and his son Shechem. 19The 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. 20So 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. 22But the men will agree to live with us as one people only on the condition that our males be circumcised, as they themselves are. 23Won’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.”

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

25Three 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. 26They put Hamor and his son Shechem to the sword and took Dinah from Shechem’s house and left. 27The sons of Jacob came upon the dead bodies and looted the city where34:27 Or because their sister had been defiled. 28They seized their flocks and herds and donkeys and everything else of theirs in the city and out in the fields. 29They carried off all their wealth and all their women and children, taking as plunder everything in the houses.

30Then 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.”

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

Akuapem Twi Contemporary Bible

1 Mose 34:1-31

Sekem Gu Dina Ho Fi

1Da koro bi, Lea ne Yakob ba Dina fii adi kɔsraa mmabaa a wɔwɔ wɔn mpɔtam hɔ no. 2Bere a Hewifohene Hamor babarima Sekem huu Dina no, ɔkyeree no kɔtoo no mmonnaa. 3Efi saa bere no, Sekem tuu nʼani sii Yakob ba Dina so. Ɔbɔɔ mmɔden ara sɛ ɔne no bɛkasa ama wapene so, na waware no. 4Ɛno nti, Sekem dii ho nkɔmmɔ kyerɛɛ nʼagya Hamor se, “Mepɛ sɛ meware ababaa yi, enti kɔka ne ho asɛm ma me!”

5Bere a Yakob tee sɛ Sekem akɔkyere ne babea Dina akɔto no mmonnaa no, na ne mmabarima no nyinaa ne wɔn agya anantwi wɔ wuram. Enti Yakob anka hwee kosii sɛ wɔbae.

6Sekem nʼagya Hamor kɔɔ Yakob nkyɛn ne no kodii nkɔmmɔ. 7Yakob mmabarima no tee wɔn nuabea Dina ho asɛm no pɛ, wofii wuram hɔ bae. Wɔn werɛ howee na wɔn bo nso fuw yiye, efisɛ Sekem ayɛ aniwude wɔ Israel. Ɔne Yakob babea dae, na eyi yɛ akyiwade.

8Nanso Hamor ka kyerɛɛ Yakob se, “Me ba Sekem ani gye wo ba Dina ho. Mesrɛ wo, fa no ma no na ɔnware no. 9Mo ne yenni aware. Momfa mo mmabea mma yɛn, na yɛnware wɔn, na yɛn nso, yɛmfa yɛn mmabea mma mo aware. 10Mubetumi ne yɛn atena. Asase yi nyinaa yɛ mo dea. Montena so, nni gua wɔ so, mpɛ mu agyapade.”

11Na Sekem ka kyerɛɛ Dina nʼagya ne ne nuabarimanom no se “Munnye me nto mu. Biribiara a mubegye me no, metua. 12Ɔbea no ti ade ne biribiara a mubegye aka ho no, mommɔ bo biara a mopɛ, na metua. Nea ehia me ara ne sɛ, mode ababaa no bɛma me aware.”

13Esiane sɛ na Sekem agu wɔn nuabea Dina ho fi no nti, mmuae a wɔmaa Sekem ne nʼagya Hamor no anyɛ nokware. Na mmom, na wɔwɔ adwene foforo bi wɔ akyi. 14Yakob mmabarima no ka kyerɛɛ Sekem ne nʼagya Hamor se, “Yɛrentumi mfa yɛn nuabea mma ɔbarima a ontwaa twetia aware. Sɛ yɛyɛ saa a, na yɛagu yɛn ho anim ase. 15Ansa na yɛde yɛn nuabea bɛma wo aware no, gye sɛ woatwitwa wo mmarima nyinaa twetia te sɛ yɛn. 16Sɛ moyɛ saa de a, yɛne mo bedi aware. Mobɛware yɛn mmea, na yɛn nso, yɛaware mo mmea. Yɛne mo bɛtena fɛfɛɛfɛ sɛ nnipa baako. 17Sɛ moampene so amma wɔantwitwa mo twetia de a, yebegye yɛn nuabea de no akɔ.”

18Asɛm a wɔkae no tɔɔ Hamor ne ne ba Sekem asom. 19Sekem a na ɔyɛ aberante a odi mu wɔ nʼagya mma nyinaa mu no antwentwɛn ne nan ase koraa. Okotwaa twetia no, sɛnea Yakob mma no kae no, efisɛ na ɔpɛ Yakob babea no yiye. 20Enti Hamor ne ne ba Sekem kɔbɔɔ gua wɔ kurow no pon ano ne ɛhɔ mmarima kɔkasae se, 21“Yakob ne ne mma yi ne yɛn te yiye. Mompene so na wɔne yɛn ntena yɛn asase yi so, na yenni gua. Efisɛ yɛn asase yi so a yɛne wɔn bɛsen so. Yebetumi aware wɔn mmabea, na wɔn nso betumi aware yɛn de. 22Nanso ansa na wɔn mmarima no bɛpene so ne yɛn atena sɛ nnipa koro no, gye sɛ yɛn mmarima nyinaa twitwa twetia, sɛnea wɔn nso wɔatwitwa twetia no. 23Sɛ ɛba saa a, wɔn mmoa, wɔn agyapade ne wɔn mmoa ahorow a ɛkeka ho no nyinaa remmɛyɛ yɛn de ana? Enti momma yɛmpene so mma wɔn, na yɛne wɔn ntena.”

24Mmarima a wokohyiaa Hamor ne ne ba Sekem wɔ kurow no pon ano no nyinaa ne wɔn yɛɛ adwene maa mmarima a wɔwɔ kurom hɔ nyinaa twitwaa twetia.

Dina So Aweretɔ

25Nnansa akyi a na twetiatwa no nti, kurom hɔ mmarima no nyinaa deda hɔ a wogye wɔn ho a ennye no, Yakob mmabarima baanu Simeon ne Lewi a wɔyɛ Dina nuabarimanom no faa wɔn mpeaw. Wɔkɔtow hyɛɛ kurow no so bere a wɔn ani nna wɔn ho so, kunkum mmarima a wɔwɔ kurom hɔ nyinaa. 26Wɔde peaw kum Hamor ne ne ba Sekem, na wɔfaa wɔn nuabea Dina fii Sekem fi de no kɔɔ wɔn nkyɛn. 27Yakob mmabarima a wɔaka no nso tow hyɛɛ kurow no so. Wotiatiaa nnipa a wɔawuwu no so, fom kurow no mu nneɛma nyinaa pasaa, efisɛ ɛhɔ na Sekem guu wɔn nuabea Dina ho fi. 28Wɔfom wɔn mmoa, wɔn anantwi, wɔn nguan, wɔn mfurum ne wɔn agyapade biara a ɛwɔ kurow no mu ne nea ɛwɔ wuram nyinaa. 29Wɔfaa wɔn ahode, wɔn yerenom ne wɔn mmea, fom wɔn afi mu nneɛma nyinaa.

30Na Yakob ka kyerɛɛ Simeon ne Lewi se, “Mode ɔhaw abɛto me so, ama nnɛ me ho koraa abɔn Perisifo ne Kanaanfo a mete wɔn asase so yi. Yɛnnɔɔso. Sɛ wɔka wɔn ho bo mu bɛtow hyɛ yɛn so a, wɔbɛhyew me ne mʼasefo nyinaa.”

31Na wobuaa wɔn agya se, “Enti anka yɛntena hɔ nhwɛ na ɔnyɛ yɛn nuabea sɛ oguamanfo ana?”