34:18And their words pleased Hamor, and Shechem Hamor's son. 34:19And the young man deferred not to do the thing, because he had delight in Jacob's daughter: and he was honored above all the house of his father. 34:20And Hamor and Shechem his son came unto the gate of their city, and communed with the men of their city, saying, 34:21These men are peaceable with us; therefore let them dwell in the land, and trade therein; for, behold, the land is large enough for them; let us take their daughters to us for wives, and let us give them our daughters. 34:22Only on this condition will the men consent unto us to dwell with us, to become one people, if every male among us be circumcised, as they are circumcised. 34:23Shall not their cattle and their substance and all their beasts be ours? only let us consent unto them, and they will dwell with us. 34:24And 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. 34:25And 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 unawares, and slew all the males. 34:26And they slew Hamor and Shechem his son with the edge of the sword, and took Dinah out of Shechem's house, and went forth. 34:27The sons of Jacob came upon the slain, and plundered the city, because they had defiled their sister. 34:28They took their flocks and their herds and their asses, and that which was in the city, and that which was in the field; 34:29and all their wealth, and all their little ones and their wives, took they captive and made a prey, even all that was in the house. 34:30And Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, Ye have troubled me, to make me odious to the inhabitants of the land, among the Canaanites and the Perizzites: and, I being few in number, they will gather themselves together against me and smite me; and I shall be destroyed, I and my house. 34:31And they said, Should he deal with our sister as with a harlot?
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