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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?”

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

創世記 34:1-31


1一天,利亞雅各所生的女兒底娜到外面去見當地的女子。 2當地首領希未哈抹的兒子示劍看到她,就抓住她,強行玷污了她。 3他戀慕雅各的女兒底娜,就用甜言蜜語討她歡心。 4他求父親哈抹為他說親,把底娜娶過來。 5消息傳到雅各耳中時,他的兒子們正在田野放牧。他只好忍氣吞聲,等兒子們回來再作打算。 6示劍的父親哈抹來和雅各商議。 7雅各的兒子們一聽說這事,就從田野趕回來。大家都非常憤怒,因為示劍不該對以色列家做這醜事——玷污雅各的女兒。

8哈抹跟他們商議說:「我兒子示劍愛慕你們家的女兒,請你們把女兒嫁給他吧! 9我們可以互相通婚,你們可以把女兒嫁給我們的兒子,也可以娶我們的女兒為妻。 10你們可以在我們這裡安頓下來,這片土地就在你們面前,住在這裡做買賣、置產業吧。」 11示劍底娜的父親和她的弟兄們說:「請你們恩待我,你們要什麼,我都給你們。 12只要你們答應把女兒嫁給我,無論你們要多少聘金和禮物,我必如數奉上。」


13雅各的兒子們因為示劍玷污了他們的妹妹底娜,就假意對示劍和他的父親哈抹說: 14「我們不能把妹妹嫁給沒有受過割禮的人,這對我們是一種羞辱。 15除非你們所有的男子都跟我們一樣受割禮, 16我們才能答應和你們通婚,共同生活,結成一個民族。 17如果你們不肯這樣做,我們就把妹妹帶走。」

18哈抹父子欣然答應。 19示劍毫不遲延地照辦,因為他熱戀底娜。在哈抹家族中,他最受人尊重。 20哈抹父子來到城門口,對那城的居民說: 21「這些人跟我們相處和睦,就讓他們在這裡定居、做買賣吧。我們這裡有足夠的地方可以容納他們,我們可以和他們通婚。 22可是,他們有一個條件,就是要我們所有的男子和他們一樣接受割禮,他們才答應和我們一起生活,結成一個民族。 23到時候,他們的財產和牛羊等所有牲畜不全歸我們了嗎?我們同意他們吧,這樣他們就會在我們這裡定居。」 24在城門進出的人聽了哈抹父子的話,都表示贊同。於是,城裡的男子都接受了割禮。

25到了第三天,他們傷口正疼痛的時候,雅各的兩個兒子——底娜的哥哥西緬利未拿著利劍,乘眾人沒有防備,潛入城中,殺掉了所有的男子, 26包括哈抹示劍,從示劍家裡帶走了底娜27雅各的兒子又到城裡擄掠,因為他們的妹妹在那裡被人玷污。 28他們搶走牛群、羊群、驢群和城裡城外所有的東西, 29並帶走所有財物、婦孺以及房屋裡的一切。 30雅各責備西緬利未說:「你們為什麼要給我惹麻煩,使我在當地的迦南人和比利洗人中留下臭名呢?我們人數很少,要是他們聯手來攻擊我們,我們全家必遭滅門之禍。」 31他們說:「他怎麼能把我們的妹妹當妓女對待?」