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|Now Dinah the daughter of Leah, whom she had borne to Jacob, went out to visit the women of the land;
||וַתֵּצֵא דִינָה בַּת־לֵאָה אֲשֶׁר יָלְדָה לְיַעֲקֹב לִרְאֹות בִּבְנֹות הָאָרֶץ׃ ||E source Gn.34.1-2a|
The rape of Dinah. Gn.34.1-31
|and when Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, the prince of the land, saw her, he seized her and lay with her and humbled her.
||וַיַּרְא אֹתָהּ שְׁכֶם בֶּן־חֲמֹור הַחִוִּי נְשִׂיא הָאָרֶץ וַיִּקַּח אֹתָהּ וַיִּשְׁכַּב אֹתָהּ וַיְעַנֶּהָ׃ ||J source Gn.34.2b-3a|
|And his soul was drawn to Dinah the daughter of Jacob; he loved the maiden and spoke tenderly to her.
||וַתִּדְבַּק נַפְשֹׁו בְּדִינָה בַּת־יַעֲקֹב וַיֶּאֱהַב אֶת־הַנַּעֲרָ וַיְדַבֵּר עַל־לֵב הַנַּעֲרָ׃ ||E source Gn.34.3b-4|
|So Shechem spoke to his father Hamor, saying, "Get me this maiden for my wife."
||וַיֹּאמֶר שְׁכֶם אֶל־חֲמֹור אָבִיו לֵאמֹר קַח־לִי אֶת־הַיַּלְדָּה הַזֹּאת לְאִשָּׁה׃ || |
|Now Jacob heard that he had defiled his daughter Dinah; but his sons were with his cattle in the field, so Jacob held his peace until they came.
||וְיַעֲקֹב שָׁמַע כִּי טִמֵּא אֶת־דִּינָה בִתֹּו וּבָנָיו הָיוּ אֶת־מִקְנֵהוּ בַּשָּׂדֶה וְהֶחֱרִשׁ יַעֲקֹב עַד־בֹּאָם׃ ||J source Gn.34.5|
|And Hamor the father of Shechem went out to Jacob to speak with him.
||וַיֵּצֵא חֲמֹור אֲבִי־שְׁכֶם אֶל־יַעֲקֹב לְדַבֵּר אִתֹּו׃ ||E source Gn.34.6|
|The sons of Jacob came in from the field when they heard of it; and the men were indignant and very angry, because he had wrought folly in Israel by lying with Jacob's daughter, for such a thing ought not to be done.
||וּבְנֵי יַעֲקֹב בָּאוּ מִן־הַשָּׂדֶה כְּשָׁמְעָם וַיִּתְעַצְּבוּ הָאֲנָשִׁים וַיִּחַר לָהֶם מְאֹד כִּי־נְבָלָה עָשָׂה בְיִשְׂרָאֵל לִשְׁכַּב אֶת־בַּת־יַעֲקֹב וְכֵן לֹא יֵעָשֶׂה׃ ||J source Gn.34.7|
|But Hamor spoke with them, saying, "The soul of my son Shechem longs for your daughter; I pray you, give her to him in marriage.
||וַיְדַבֵּר חֲמֹור אִתָּם לֵאמֹר שְׁכֶם בְּנִי חָשְׁקָה נַפְשֹׁו בְּבִתְּכֶם תְּנוּ נָא אֹתָהּ לֹו לְאִשָּׁה׃ ||E source Gn.34.8-10|
|Make marriages with us; give your daughters to us, and take our daughters for yourselves.
||וְהִתְחַתְּנוּ אֹתָנוּ בְּנֹתֵיכֶם תִּתְּנוּ־לָנוּ וְאֶת־בְּנֹתֵינוּ תִּקְחוּ לָכֶם׃ || |
|You shall dwell with us; and the land shall be open to you; dwell and trade in it, and get property in it."
||וְאִתָּנוּ תֵּשֵׁבוּ וְהָאָרֶץ תִּהְיֶה לִפְנֵיכֶם שְׁבוּ וּסְחָרוּהָ וְהֵאָחֲזוּ בָּהּ׃ || |
|Shechem also said to her father and to her brothers, "Let me find favor in your eyes, and whatever you say to me I will give.
||וַיֹּאמֶר שְׁכֶם אֶל־אָבִיהָ וְאֶל־אַחֶיהָ אֶמְצָא־חֵן בְּעֵינֵיכֶם וַאֲשֶׁר תֹּאמְרוּ אֵלַי אֶתֵּן׃ ||J source Gn.34.11-13|
|Ask of me ever so much as marriage present and gift, and I will give according as you say to me; only give me the maiden to be my wife."
||הַרְבּוּ עָלַי מְאֹד מֹהַר וּמַתָּן וְאֶתְּנָה כַּאֲשֶׁר תֹּאמְרוּ אֵלָי וּתְנוּ־לִי אֶת־הַנַּעֲרָ לְאִשָּׁה׃ || |
|The sons of Jacob answered Shechem and his father Hamor deceitfully, because he had defiled their sister Dinah.
||וַיַּעֲנוּ בְנֵי־יַעֲקֹב אֶת־שְׁכֶם וְאֶת־חֲמֹור אָבִיו בְּמִרְמָה וַיְדַבֵּרוּ אֲשֶׁר טִמֵּא אֵת דִּינָה אֲחֹתָם׃ || |
|They said to them, "We cannot do this thing, to give our sister to one who is uncircumcised, for that would be a disgrace to us.
||וַיֹּאמְרוּ אֲלֵיהֶם לֹא נוּכַל לַעֲשֹׂות הַדָּבָר הַזֶּה לָתֵת אֶת־אֲחֹתֵנוּ לְאִישׁ אֲשֶׁר־לֹו עָרְלָה כִּי־חֶרְפָּה הִוא לָנוּ׃ ||E source Gn.34.14-18|
|Only on this condition will we consent to you: that you will become as we are and every male of you be circumcised.
||אַךְ־בְּזֹאת נֵאֹות לָכֶם אִם תִּהְיוּ כָמֹנוּ לְהִמֹּל לָכֶם כָּל־זָכָר׃ || |
|Then we will give our daughters to you, and we will take your daughters to ourselves, and we will dwell with you and become one people.
||וְנָתַנּוּ אֶת־בְּנֹתֵינוּ לָכֶם וְאֶת־בְּנֹתֵיכֶם נִקַּח־לָנוּ וְיָשַׁבְנוּ אִתְּכֶם וְהָיִינוּ לְעַם אֶחָד׃ || |
|But if you will not listen to us and be circumcised, then we will take our daughter, and we will be gone."
||וְאִם־לֹא תִשְׁמְעוּ אֵלֵינוּ לְהִמֹּול וְלָקַחְנוּ אֶת־בִּתֵּנוּ וְהָלָכְנוּ׃ || |
|Their words pleased Hamor and Hamor's son Shechem.
||וַיִּיטְבוּ דִבְרֵיהֶם בְּעֵינֵי חֲמֹור וּבְעֵינֵי שְׁכֶם בֶּן־חֲמֹור׃ || |
|And the young man did not delay to do the thing, because he had delight in Jacob's daughter. Now he was the most honored of all his family.
||וְלֹא־אֵחַר הַנַּעַר לַעֲשֹׂות הַדָּבָר כִּי חָפֵץ בְּבַת־יַעֲקֹב וְהוּא נִכְבָּד מִכֹּל בֵּית אָבִיו׃ ||J source G.34.19|
|So Hamor and his son Shechem came to the gate of their city and spoke to the men of their city, saying,
||וַיָּבֹא חֲמֹור וּשְׁכֶם בְּנֹו אֶל־שַׁעַר עִירָם וַיְדַבְּרוּ אֶל־אַנְשֵׁי עִירָם לֵאמֹר׃ ||E source Gn.34.20-25a|
|"These men are friendly with us; let them dwell in the land and trade in it, for behold, the land is large enough for them; let us take their daughters in marriage, and let us give them our daughters.
||הָאֲנָשִׁים הָאֵלֶּה שְׁלֵמִים הֵם אִתָּנוּ וְיֵשְׁבוּ בָאָרֶץ וְיִסְחֲרוּ אֹתָהּ וְהָאָרֶץ הִנֵּה רַחֲבַת־יָדַיִם לִפְנֵיהֶם אֶת־בְּנֹתָם נִקַּח־לָנוּ לְנָשִׁים וְאֶת־בְּנֹתֵינוּ נִתֵּן לָהֶם׃ || |
|Only on this condition will the men agree to dwell with us, to become one people: that every male among us be circumcised as they are circumcised.
||אַךְ־בְּזֹאת יֵאֹתוּ לָנוּ הָאֲנָשִׁים לָשֶׁבֶת אִתָּנוּ לִהְיֹות לְעַם אֶחָד בְּהִמֹּול לָנוּ כָּל־זָכָר כַּאֲשֶׁר הֵם נִמֹּלִים׃ || |
|Will not their cattle, their property and all their beasts be ours? Only let us agree with them, and they will dwell with us."
||מִקְנֵהֶם וְקִנְיָנָם וְכָל־בְּהֶמְתָּם הֲלֹוא לָנוּ הֵם אַךְ נֵאֹותָה לָהֶם וְיֵשְׁבוּ אִתָּנוּ׃ || |
|And all who went out of the gate of his city hearkened to Hamor and his son Shechem; and every male was circumcised, all who went out of the gate of his city.
||וַיִּשְׁמְעוּ אֶל־חֲמֹור וְאֶל־שְׁכֶם בְּנֹו כָּל־יֹצְאֵי שַׁעַר עִירֹו וַיִּמֹּלוּ כָּל־זָכָר כָּל־יֹצְאֵי שַׁעַר עִירֹו׃ || |
|On the third day, when they were sore, two of the sons of Jacob, Simeon and Levi, Dinah's brothers, took their swords and came upon the city unawares, and killed all the males.
||וַיְהִי בַיֹּום הַשְּׁלִישִׁי בִּהְיֹותָם כֹּאֲבִים וַיִּקְחוּ שְׁנֵי־בְנֵי־יַעֲקֹב שִׁמְעֹון וְלֵוִי אֲחֵי דִינָה אִישׁ חַרְבֹּו וַיָּבֹאוּ עַל־הָעִיר בֶּטַח וַיַּהַרְגוּ כָּל־זָכָר׃ ||J source Gn.34.25b-26|
|They slew Hamor and his son Shechem with the sword, and took Dinah out of Shechem's house, and went away.
||וְאֶת־חֲמֹור וְאֶת־שְׁכֶם בְּנֹו הָרְגוּ לְפִי־חָרֶב וַיִּקְחוּ אֶת־דִּינָה מִבֵּית שְׁכֶם וַיֵּצֵאוּ׃ || |
|And the sons of Jacob came upon the slain, and plundered the city, because their sister had been defiled;
||בְּנֵי יַעֲקֹב בָּאוּ עַל־הַחֲלָלִים וַיָּבֹזּוּ הָעִיר אֲשֶׁר טִמְּאוּ אֲחֹותָם׃ ||E source Gn.34.27-29|
|they took their flocks and their herds, their asses, and whatever was in the city and in the field;
||אֶת־צֹאנָם וְאֶת־בְּקָרָם וְאֶת־חֲמֹרֵיהֶּם וְאֵת אֲשֶׁר־בָּעִיר וְאֶת־אֲשֶׁר בַּשָּׂדֶה לָקָחוּ׃ || |
|all their wealth, all their little ones and their wives, all that was in the houses, they captured and made their prey.
||וְאֶת־כָּל־חֵילָם וְאֶת־כָּל־טַפָּם וְאֶת־נְשֵׁיהֶם שָׁבוּ וַיָּבֹזּוּ וְאֵת כָּל־אֲשֶׁר בַּבָּיִת׃ || |
|Then Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, "You have brought trouble on me by making me odious to the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites and the Per'izzites; my numbers are few, and if they gather themselves against me and attack me, I shall be destroyed, both I and my household."
||וַיֹּאמֶר יַעֲקֹב אֶל־שִׁמְעֹון וְאֶל־לֵוִי עֲכַרְתֶּם אֹתִי לְהַבְאִישֵׁנִי בְּיֹשֵׁב הָאָרֶץ בַּכְּנַעֲנִי וּבַפְּרִזִּי וַאֲנִי מְתֵי מִסְפָּר וְנֶאֶסְפוּ עָלַי וְהִכּוּנִי וְנִשְׁמַדְתִּי אֲנִי וּבֵיתִי׃ ||J source Gn.34.30-31|
|But they said, "Should he treat our sister as a harlot?"
||וַיֹּאמְרוּ הַכְזֹונָה יַעֲשֶׂה אֶת־אֲחֹותֵנוּ׃ ף || |
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