Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

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?”

Amplified Bible

Genesis 34

The Treachery of Jacob’s Sons

1Now Dinah the daughter of Leah, whom she had borne to Jacob, went out [unescorted] to visit the girls of the land. When Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, prince (sheik) of the land, saw her, he kidnapped her and lay [intimately] with her by force [humbling and offending her]. But his soul longed for and clung to Dinah daughter of Jacob, and he loved the girl and spoke comfortingly to her young heart’s wishes. So Shechem said to his father Hamor, “Get me this young woman as a wife.” Now Jacob heard that Shechem had defiled (violated) Dinah his daughter; but his sons were in the field with his livestock, so Jacob said nothing until they came in. But Shechem’s father Hamor went to Jacob to talk with him. Now when Jacob’s sons heard of it they came in from the field; they were deeply grieved, and they were very angry, for Shechem had done a disgraceful thing to [a]Israel by lying with Jacob’s daughter, for such a thing is not to be done.

But Hamor conferred with them, saying, “The soul of my son Shechem [deeply] longs for your daughter [and sister]. Please give her to him as his wife. And [beyond that] intermarry with us; give your daughters to us [as wives] and take our daughters for yourselves. 10 In this way you shall live with us; the country will be open to you; live and do business in it and acquire property and possessions in it.” 11 Shechem also said to Dinah’s father and to her brothers, “Let me find favor in your sight, and I will give you whatever you ask of me. 12 Demand of me a very large bridal payment and gift [as compensation for giving up your daughter and sister], and I will give you whatever you tell me; only give me the girl to be my wife.”

13 Jacob’s sons answered Shechem and Hamor his father deceitfully, because Shechem had defiled and disgraced their sister Dinah. 14 They said to them, “We cannot do this thing and give our sister [in marriage] to one who is not circumcised, because that would be a disgrace to us. 15 But we will consent to you only on this condition: if you will become like us, in that every male among you consents to be circumcised, 16 then we will give our daughters to you [in marriage], and we will take your daughters for ourselves, and we will live with you and become one people. 17 But if you do not listen to us and refuse to be circumcised, then we will take our daughter [Dinah] and go.”

18 Their words seemed reasonable to Hamor and his son Shechem, 19 and the young man did not hesitate to do the [required] thing, for he was delighted with Jacob’s daughter. Now he was more respected and honored than all [others] in the household of his father. 20 Then Hamor and Shechem his son came to the gate of their [walled] city [where the leading men would meet] and spoke with the men of the city, saying, 21 “These men are peaceful and friendly with us; so let them live in the land and do business in it, for the land is large enough [for us and] for them; let us take their daughters for wives and let us give them our daughters [in marriage]. 22 But only on this condition will the men consent to our request that they live among us and become one people: that every male among us become circumcised just as they are circumcised. 23 Will not their cattle and their possessions and all their animals be ours [if we do this]? Let us consent [to do as they ask], and they will live here with us.” 24 And every [Canaanite] man who went out of the city gate listened and considered what Hamor and Shechem said; and every male who [b]was a resident of that city was circumcised.

25 Now on the third day [after the circumcision], when all the men were [terribly] sore and in pain, two of Jacob’s sons, Simeon and Levi, Dinah’s [full] brothers, took their swords, boldly entered the city [without anyone suspecting them of evil intent], and they killed every male. 26 They killed Hamor and his son Shechem with the edge of the sword, and took Dinah out of Shechem’s house [where she was staying], and left. 27 Then Jacob’s [other] sons came upon those who were killed and looted the town, because their sister had been defiled and disgraced. 28 They took the Canaanites’ flocks and their herds and their donkeys, and whatever was in the city and in the field; 29 they looted all their wealth, and [took captive] all their children and their wives, even everything that was in the houses. 30 Then Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, “You have ruined me, making me a stench to the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites and the Perizzites! My men are few in number, and the men of the land will band together against me and attack me; I shall be destroyed, I and my household.” 31 But they said, “Should he [be permitted to] treat our sister as a prostitute?”

Footnotes

  1. Genesis 34:7 This use of the word “Israel” implies that the family of Israel (Jacob) was developing into a distinct people or nation. They are recognized by Pharaoh as a separate nation in Ex 1:9.
  2. Genesis 34:24 Lit went out of the gate of his city.