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Genesis 34:1-31

1And Dinah the daughter of Leah, which she bare unto Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the land. 2And when Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, prince of the country, saw her, he took her, and lay with her, and defiled her.34.2 defiled…: Heb. humbled her 3And his soul clave unto Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the damsel, and spake kindly unto the damsel.34.3 kindly…: Heb. to the heart of the damsel 4And Shechem spake unto his father Hamor, saying, Get me this damsel to wife. 5And Jacob heard that he had defiled Dinah his daughter: now his sons were with his cattle in the field: and Jacob held his peace until they were come.

6¶ And Hamor the father of Shechem went out unto Jacob to commune with him. 7And the sons of Jacob came out of the field when they heard it: and the men were grieved, and they were very wroth, because he had wrought folly in Israel in lying with Jacob’s daughter; which thing ought not to be done. 8And Hamor communed with them, saying, The soul of my son Shechem longeth for your daughter: I pray you give her him to wife. 9And make ye marriages with us, and give your daughters unto us, and take our daughters unto you. 10And ye shall dwell with us: and the land shall be before you; dwell and trade ye therein, and get you possessions therein. 11And Shechem said unto her father and unto her brethren, Let me find grace in your eyes, and what ye shall say unto me I will give. 12Ask me never so much dowry and gift, and I will give according as ye shall say unto me: but give me the damsel to wife. 13And the sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his father deceitfully, and said, because he had defiled Dinah their sister: 14And they said unto them, We cannot do this thing, to give our sister to one that is uncircumcised; for that were a reproach unto us: 15But in this will we consent unto you: If ye will be as we be, that every male of you be circumcised; 16Then will we give our daughters unto you, and we will take your daughters to us, and we will dwell with you, and we will become one people. 17But if ye will not hearken unto us, to be circumcised; then will we take our daughter, and we will be gone.

18And their words pleased Hamor, and Shechem Hamor’s son. 19And the young man deferred not to do the thing, because he had delight in Jacob’s daughter: and he was more honourable than all the house of his father.

20¶ And Hamor and Shechem his son came unto the gate of their city, and communed with the men of their city, saying, 21These men are peaceable with us; therefore let them dwell in the land, and trade therein; for the land, behold, it is large enough for them; let us take their daughters to us for wives, and let us give them our daughters. 22Only herein will the men consent unto us for to dwell with us, to be one people, if every male among us be circumcised, as they are circumcised. 23Shall not their cattle and their substance and every beast of theirs be ours? only let us consent unto them, and they will dwell with us. 24And unto Hamor and unto Shechem his son hearkened all that went out of the gate of his city; and every male was circumcised, all that went out of the gate of his city.

25¶ And it came to pass on the third day, when they were sore, that two of the sons of Jacob, Simeon and Levi, Dinah’s brethren, took each man his sword, and came upon the city boldly, and slew all the males. 26And they slew Hamor and Shechem his son with the edge of the sword, and took Dinah out of Shechem’s house, and went out.34.26 edge: Heb. mouth 27The sons of Jacob came upon the slain, and spoiled the city, because they had defiled their sister. 28They took their sheep, and their oxen, and their asses, and that which was in the city, and that which was in the field, 29And all their wealth, and all their little ones, and their wives took they captive, and spoiled even all that was in the house. 30And Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, Ye have troubled me to make me to stink among the inhabitants of the land, among the Canaanites and the Perizzites: and I being few in number, they shall gather themselves together against me, and slay me; and I shall be destroyed, I and my house. 31And they said, Should he deal with our sister as with an harlot?

Mawu a Mulungu mu Chichewa Chalero

Genesis 34:1-31

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?”