New International Version

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?”

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

创世记 34:1-31


1一天,利亚雅各所生的女儿底娜到外面去见当地的女子。 2当地首领希未哈抹的儿子示剑看到她,就抓住她,强行玷污了她。 3他恋慕雅各的女儿底娜,就用甜言蜜语讨她欢心。 4他求父亲哈抹为他说亲,把底娜娶过来。 5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。 6示剑的父亲哈抹来和雅各商议。 7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。

8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! 9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。”


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?”