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Gênesis 34

1 And Dinah the daughter of Leah, which she bare unto Jacob,This example teaches us that too much liberty is not to be given to youth.went out to see the daughters of the land.

2 Whome when Shechem the sonne of Hamor the Hiuite lorde of that countrey sawe, hee tooke her, and lay with her, and defiled her.

3 So his heart claue vnto Dinah the daughter of Iaakob: and he loued the maide, & spake kindely vnto the maide.

4 And Shechem spake unto his father Hamor, saying,This proves that the consent of parents is required in marriage, seeing that even the infidels observed it as a necessary thing.Get me this damsel to wife.

5 (Nowe Iaakob heard that he had defiled Dinah his daughter, and his sonnes were with his cattell in the fielde: therefore Iaakob helde his peace, vntill they were come.)

6 Then Hamor the father of Shechem went out vnto Iaakob to commune with him.

7 And whe the sonnes of Iaakob were come out of the fielde and heard it, it grieued the men, & they were very angry, because he had wrought villenie in Israel, in that he had lyen with Iaakobs daughter: which thing ought not to be done.

8 And Hamor communed with them, saying, the soule of my sonne Shechem longeth for your daughter: giue her him to wife, I pray you.

9 So make affinitie with vs: giue your daughters vnto vs, and take our daughters vnto you,

10 And ye shall dwell with vs, and the lande shalbe before you: dwell, and doe your businesse in it, and haue your possessions therein.

11 Shechem also said vnto her father & vnto her brethren, Let me finde fauour in your eyes, and I will giue whatsoeuer ye shall appoint me.

12 Aske of me abundantly both dowrie and giftes, and I will giue as ye appoint me, so that ye giue me the maide to wife.

13 Then the sonnes of Iaakob answered Shechem and Hamor his father, talking deceitfully, because he had defiled Dinah their sister,

14 And they said unto them,They used the holy ordinance of God a means to accomplish their wicked purpose.We cannot do this thing, to give our sister to one that is uncircumcised; for that [were] aAs it is abomination for those who are baptized to be joined to infidels.reproach unto us:

15 But in this will we consent unto you: If ye will be as we [be], that every male of you beTheir fault is even greater since they made religion a disguise for their deceit.circumcised;

16 Then will we giue our daughters to you, and we will take your daughters to vs, and will dwell with you, and be one people.

17 But if ye will not hearken vnto vs to be circumcised, then will we take our daughter and depart.

18 Nowe their wordes pleased Hamor, and Shechem Hamors sonne.

19 And the yong man deferd not to doe the thing because he loued Iaakobs daughter: he was also the most set by of all his fathers house.

20 And Hamor and Shechem his son came unto theFor the people used to assemble there, and justice was administered.gate of their city, and communed with the men of their city, saying,

21 These men [are]Thus many pretend to speak for a public profit, when in reality they are only speaking for their own private gain and convenience.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.

22 Onely herein will the men consent vnto vs for to dwell with vs, and to be one people, if all the men children among vs be circumcised as they are circumcised.

23 [Shall] notThus they do not lack any form of perversion, who prefer their own convenience before the common good.their cattle and their substance and every beast of theirs [be] ours? only let us consent unto them, and they will dwell with us.

24 And vnto Hamor, and Shechem his sonne hearkened all that went out of the gate of his citie: and all the men children were circumcised, euen all that went out of the gate of his citie.

25 And it came to pass on the third day, when they were sore, that two of the sons of Jacob,For they were the leaders of the company.Simeon and Levi, Dinah's brethren, took each man his sword, and came upon the city boldly, and slewThe people are punished because of their wicked princes.all the males.

26 They slewe also Hamor and Shechem his sonne with the edge of the sword, & tooke Dinah out of Shechems house, and went their way.

27 Againe the other sonnes of Iaakob came vpon the dead, and spoyled the citie, because they had defiled their sister.

28 They tooke their sheepe & their beeues, and their asses, and whatsoeuer was in the citie, and in the fieldes.

29 Also they caryed away captiue & spoyled all their goods, and all their children and their wiues, and all that was in the houses.

30 Then Iaakob said to Simeon and Leui, Ye haue troubled me, and made me stinke among the inhabitats of the land, aswell the Canaanites, as the Perizzites, and and I being few in nomber, they shall gather theselues together against me, & slay me, and so shall I, and my house be destroied.

31 And they answered, Shoulde hee abuse our sister as a whore?

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