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?”
Dina ndi Sekemu
1Tsopano Dina, mwana amene Leya anaberekera Yakobo, anapita kukacheza ndi akazi ena a mʼdzikolo. 2Pamene Sekemu mwana wa Hamori Mhivi, mfumu ya deralo, anamuona, anamugwirira. 3Koma Sekemu anamukondadi namwali uja, Dina, mwana wa Yakobo motero kuti anamuyankhula mawu womutonthoza. 4Choncho Sekemu anati kwa abambo ake Hamori, “Mundipezere mtsikana uyu kuti akhale mkazi wanga.”
5Yakobo anamva kuti mwana wake Dina wagwiriridwa, koma sanachitepo kanthu msanga kudikira mpaka ana ake amuna omwe anali ku busa atabwerako.
6Kenaka Hamori, abambo a Sekemu, anapita kukakambirana ndi Yakobo. 7Pa nthawi iyi nʼkuti ana a Yakobo atabwererako ku busa kuja. Iwo atangomva zimene zinachitika, anawawidwa mtima. Iwo anapsa mtima kwambiri kuti Sekemu nʼkuchita chonyansa choterechi mu dziko la Israeli, kumugwirira Dina, mwana wa Yakobo.
8Koma Hamori anawawuza kuti, “Mwana wanga Sekemu wamukonda kwambiri mwana wanu. Chonde muloleni kuti akhale mkazi wake. 9Tiyeni tichite mgwirizano wa ukwati kuti ife tidzikwatira ana anu ndi inu mudzikwatira ana athu. 10Khazikikani pakati pathu. Mukhoza kupeza malo wokhala kulikonse kumene mufuna. Mukhozanso kuchita malonda momasuka ndi kupeza chuma.”
11Pamenepo Sekemu anati kwa abambo ndi alongo ake a Dina, “Inu mundikomere mtima, ndipo ndidzakupatsani chilichonse munganene. 12Tchulani mtengo wamalowolo umene ndiyenera kupereka, ndipo ndipereka. Ndidzakupatsani chilichonse chimene mukufuna malingana inu mukandipatsa namwaliyu kuti ndimukwatire.”
13Ana a Yakobo anayankha Sekemu ndi abambo ake, Hamori mwachinyengo chifukwa mlongo wawo, Dina anali atayipitsidwa. 14Iwo anati, “Sitingachite zimenezo, kupereka mlongo wathu kwa munthu wosachita mdulidwe. Chimenecho ndi chinthu cha manyazi kwa ife. 15Tikuvomerani pokhapokha mutakhala ngati ife, mutachita mdulidwe ana anu onse aamuna. 16Kenaka tidzakulolani kuti mukwatire ana athu, ifenso tizikwatira ana anu. Choncho tidzakhala pakati panu ndipo tidzakhala anthu amodzi. 17Koma ngati simuvomereza kuchita mdulidwe titenga mlongo wathu ndi kupita.”
18Mawu amenewa anakondweretsa Hamori ndi mwana wake Sekemu. 19Mnyamata uja amene anali wolemekezeka kwambiri pa banja lake lonse, sanachedwe kuchita mdulidwe popeza anamukonda kwambiri mwana wa Yakobo. 20Choncho Hamori ndi mwana wake Sekemu anapita ku chipata cha mzinda wawo kukayankhula ndi anthu a mu mzindawo. 21Iwo anati, “Anthu awa ndi a mtendere. Aloleni kuti akhale mʼdziko mwathu muno nachitamo malonda. Dzikoli lili ndi malo ambiri woti iwo nʼkukhalamo. Tingathe kukwatira ana awo aakazi ndipo angathe kukwatira ana athu aakazi. 22Komatu anthuwa adzavomereza kukhala amodzi a ife pokhapokha ngati amuna onse pakati pathu atachita mdulidwe monga alili iwo. 23Tikatero, ndiye kuti ziweto zawo zonsezi, katundu wawo yenseyu ndi ziweto zawo zina zonsezi zidzakhala zathu. Choncho tiyeni tiwavomereze ndipo adzakhazikika pakati pathu.”
24Amuna onse amene anatuluka ku chipata cha mzinda anavomerezana ndi Hamori ndi mwana wake Sekemu, ndipo aliyense wamwamuna mu mzindamo anachita mdulidwe.
25Patapita masiku atatu, amuna onse akumvabe ululu wa kuchita mdulidwe uja, ana awiri a Yakobo, Simeoni ndi Levi, alongo ake a Dina, anatenga malupanga ndi kulowa mu mzindawo mwakachetechete napha amuna onse. 26Anapha Hamori ndi Sekemu. Anakatenga Dina ku nyumba kwa Sekemu nanyamuka. 27Ana a Yakobo anafika kwa anthu ophedwawo ndi kututa katundu mu mzindawo chifukwa anagwiririra mlongo wawo. 28Analanda nkhosa zawo, ngʼombe zawo, abulu awo ndi china chilichonse chawo mu mzindamo pamodzi ndi za ku minda. 29Anawatengera chuma chawo chonse, akazi ndi ana awo, pamodzi ndi zonse zimene zinapezeka mʼnyumba zawo. Zonsezi zinayesedwa ngati zolandidwa ku nkhondo.
30Pamenepo Yakobo anati kwa Simeoni ndi Levi, “Mwandiputira mavuto, ndi kundiyipitsira dzina pakati pa anthu a mʼdziko lino, Akanaani ndi Aperezi. Ife ndife owerengeka, ndipo atati aphatikizane kudzandithira nkhondo, ndiye kuti ine ndi banja langa tidzawonongeka.”
31Koma iwo anayankha kuti, “Pepani, nanga achite kumusandutsa mlongo wathu ngati mkazi wachiwerewere?”