Tyndale Bible

Genesis 34

Dinah is ravished by Shechem.

Genesis 34:1 Dina the doughter of Lea which she bare vnto Iacob went out to see the doughters of the lande. Genesis 34:2 And Siche the sonne of Hemor the Heuite lorde of the countre sawe her and toke her and laye with her and forced her: Genesis 34:3 and his harte laye vnto Dina ye doughter of Iacob. And he loued yt damsell and spake kidly vnto her

He sueth to marry her.

Genesis 34:4 and spake vnto his father Hemor saynge gett me this mayde vnto my wyfe. Genesis 34:5 And Iacob herde that he had defyled Dina his doughter but his sonnes were with the catell in the felde and therfore he helde his peace vntill they were come.

Genesis 34:6 Then Hemor the father of Sichem went out vnto Iacob to come with him. Genesis 34:7 And the sonnes of Iacob came out of the felde as soone as they herde it for it greued them and they were not a litle wrooth because he had wrought folie in Israell in that he had lyen with Iacobs doughter which thinge oughte not to be done. Genesis 34:8 And Hemor comened with the sainge? the soule of my sonne Siche logeth for youre doughter geue her him to wyfe Genesis 34:9 and make mariages with vs: geue youre doughters vnto vs ad take oure doughters vnto you Genesis 34:10 and dwell with vs and the lande shall be at youre pleasure dwell and do youre busynes and haue youre possessions there in. Genesis 34:11 And Sichem sayde vnto hyr father and hir brethern: let me fynde grace in youre eyes and what soeuer ye apoynte me that will I geue. Genesis 34:12 Axe frely of me both the dowry and gyftes and I will geue acordynge as ye saye vnto me and geue me the damsell to wyfe.

The sons of Jacob offer their condition of circumcision to the Shechemites.

Genesis 34:13 Then the sonnes of Iacob answered to Sichem ad Hemor his father deceytefully because he had defyled Dina their syster. Genesis 34:14 And they sayde vnto them we can not do this thinge yt we shulde geue oure syster to one that is vncircumcysed for that were a shame vnto us. Genesis 34:15 Only in this will we consent vnto you? Yf ye will be as we be that all the men childern amonge you be circumcysed Genesis 34:16 tha will we geue oure doughter to you and take youres to vs and will dwell with you and be one people. Genesis 34:17 But and yf ye will not harken vnto vs to be circumcysed than will we take oure doughter and goo oure wayes. Genesis 34:18 And their wordes pleased Hemor and Sichem his sonne. Genesis 34:19 And the yonge man deferde not for to do the thinge because he had a lust to Iacobs doughter: he was also most sett by of all that were in his fathers house.

Hamor and Shechem persuade them to accept it.

Genesis 34:20 Tha Hemor and Sichem went vnto the gate of their cyte and comened with the men of their cyte sayncte. Genesis 34:21 These men ar peasable with us and will dwell in the lade and do their occupatio therin And in the land is rowme ynough for the let us take their doughters to wyues and geue them oures: Genesis 34:22 only herin will they consent vnto vs for to dwell with vs and to be one people: yf all the men childern that are amonge vs be circumcysed as they are. Genesis 34:23 Their goodes and their substance and all their catell are oures only let vs consente vnto them that they maye dwell with vs. Genesis 34:24 And vnto Hemor and Sichem his sonneharkened all that went out at the gate of his cyte. And all the men childern were circumcysed what soeuer went out at the gates of his cyte.

The sons of Jacob upon that advantage slay them,

Genesis 34:25 And the third daye when it was paynefull to them ij. of the sonnes of Iacob Simeon and Leui Dinas brethren toke ether of them his swerde and went in to the cyte boldly and slewe all yt was male Genesis 34:26 and slewe also Hemor and Sichem his sonne with the edge of the swerde ad toke Dina their sister out of Sichems house and went their waye.

and spoil their city.

Genesis 34:27 Than came the sonnes of Iacob vpon the deede and spoyled the cyte because they had defyled their sister: Genesis 34:28 and toke their shepe oxen asses and what so euer was in the cyte and also in ye feldes. Genesis 34:29 And all their goodes all their childern and their wyues toke they captyue and made havock of all that was in the houses.

Jacob reproveth Simeon and Levi.

Genesis 34:30 And Iacob sayde to Simeon and Leui: ye haue troubled me ad made me styncke vnto the inhabitatours of the lande both to the Canaanytes and also vnto the Pherezites. And I am fewe in nombre. Wherfore they shall gather them selves together agaynst me and sley me and so shall I and my house be dystroyed. Genesis 34:31 And they answered: shuld they deall with oure sister as wyth an whoore?

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