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Genesis 34 - AMP

2 And when Shechem son of Hamor the Hivite, prince of the country, saw her, he seized her, lay with her, and humbled, defiled, and disgraced her.

3 But his soul longed for and clung to Dinah daughter of Jacob, and he loved the girl and spoke comfortingly to her young heart's wishes.

4 And Shechem said to his father Hamor, Get me this girl to be my wife.

5 Jacob heard that had defiled Dinah his daughter. Now his sons were with his livestock in the field. So Jacob held his peace until they came.

6 But Hamor father of Shechem went out to Jacob to have a talk with him.

7 When Jacob's sons heard it, they came from the field; and they were distressed and grieved and very angry, for had done a vile thing to Israel in lying with Jacob's daughter, which ought not to be done.

8 And Hamor conferred with them, saying, The soul of my son Shechem craves your daughter . I beg of you give her to him to be his wife.

9 And make marriages with us and give your daughters to us and take our daughters to you.

10 You shall dwell with us; the country will be open to you; live and trade and get your possessions in it.

11 And Shechem said to father and to her brothers, Let me find favor in your eyes, and I will give you whatever you ask of me.

12 Ask me ever so much dowry and gift, and I will give according to what you tell me; only give me the girl to be my wife.

13 The sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his father deceitfully, because Shechem had defiled and disgraced their sister Dinah.

14 They said to them, We cannot do this thing and give our sister to one who is not circumcised, for that would be a reproach and disgrace to us.

15 But we do consent to do this: if you will become as we are and every male among you be circumcised,

16 Then we will give our daughters to you and we will take your daughters to us, and we will dwell with you and become one people.

17 But if you will not listen to us and consent to be circumcised, then we will take our daughter and go.

18 Their words pleased Hamor and his son Shechem.

19 And the young man did not delay to do the thing, for he delighted in Jacob's daughter. He was honored above all his family .

20 Then Hamor and Shechem his son came to the gate of their town and discussed the matter with the citizens, saying,

21 These men are peaceable with us; so let them dwell in the land and trade in it; for the land is large enough for them; let us take their daughters for wives and let us give them our daughters.

22 But the men will consent to our request that they live among us and be one people only on condition that every male among us be circumcised, as they are.

23 Shall not their cattle and their possessions and all their beasts be ours? Only let us consent to them, and they will dwell here with us.

24 And all the people who went out of the town gate listened and heeded what Hamor and Shechem said; and every male was circumcised who was a resident of that town.

25 But on the third day when were sore, two of the sons of Jacob, Simeon and Levi, Dinah's brothers, took their swords, boldly entered the city , and slew all the males.

26 And they killed Hamor and Shechem his son with the edge of the sword and took Dinah out of Shechem's house and departed.

27 Jacob's sons came upon the slain and plundered the town, because there their sister had been defiled and disgraced.

28 They took their flocks, their herds, their donkeys, and whatever was in the town and in the field;

29 All their wealth and all their little ones and their wives they took captive, making spoil even of all in the houses.

30 And Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, You have ruined me, making me infamous and embroiling me with the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites and the Perizzites! And we are few in number, and they will gather together against me and attack me; and I shall be destroyed, I and my household.

31 And they said, Should he deal with our sister as with a harlot?

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Living in Shechem
Shared by: David Taylor on Oct, 2016
Summary: The Patriarchs Living in Shechem Genesis 34 This story is the story of the consequences of living in Shechem. The collateral damage does not end with Dinah’s sexual assault, but the sons murderous rampage.
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Clash of Cultures
Shared by: D Marion Clark on Sep, 2016
Summary: The episode of Dinah reveals the clash of two distinct cultures. Their different world-views, especially about sex, reflect the growing gap today between Christian culture and secular culture.
Scripture: Genesis 34:1-31
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
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Manny Salva Cruz avatar
The Consequences of Sexual Sins
Shared by: Manny Salva Cruz on Jul, 2014
Summary: Sexual sin will always have eternal consequences. This message is to warn us of the dangers of this sin and to help us be watchful so that we will live in Christian purity and holiness.
John Shearhart avatar
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Shared by: John Shearhart on Dec, 2013
Summary: God reminds Jacob that He alone will deliver the promise no matter what happens or who stands against him.
Scripture: Genesis 34:1-35:15
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,134
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Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Feb, 2012
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Scripture: Genesis 34:1-2
Denomination: Independent/Bible
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Edward Hardee avatar
Studies in Genesis: Chapter 34
Shared by: Edward Hardee on Oct, 2011
Summary: This is a study of the book of Genesis. Genesis and Revelation are two of the most disputed books in the Bible. The premise of this study is the foundation of creation.
Series: Genesis
Scripture: Genesis 34:1-31
Denomination: Church Of God
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C. Philip Green avatar
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Shared by: C. Philip Green on Mar, 2011
Summary: Don’t compromise in your commitment to the Lord, and don’t compromise with the godless culture that surrounds us, lest you be consumed by it.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Genesis 33:18-34:31
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 2,187
Tom Owen avatar
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Shared by: Tom Owen on Aug, 2009
Summary: verse-by-verse
Series: Beginnings
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Scripture: Genesis 33:18-34:31
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,008
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Shared by: Paul Clemente on May, 2009
Summary: What God wants us to do now is totally depend on Jesus Christ to show the world that Jesus already won all the battles!
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 34:1-31
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 1,913
Ed Vasicek avatar
Hitting Bottom
Shared by: Ed Vasicek on Feb, 2009
Summary: Sometimes we refuse to bear down spiritually until we or our family hits bottom.
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Scripture: Genesis 34:1-35:14
Denomination: Independent/Bible
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Joel Smith avatar
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Shared by: Joel Smith on Jan, 2009
Summary: The Christian life is a balancing act between syncretism and sectarianism.
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 33:18-34:31
Denomination: Baptist
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Shared by: samson musyoki on Sep, 2007
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Scripture: Genesis 34:32-24:33
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 457
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Shared by: Patrick O'Loughlin on Aug, 2007
Summary: What is God’s kind of love like?
Series: 1 John
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Denomination: Assembly Of God
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Brian Buriff avatar
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Shared by: Brian Buriff on Jun, 2006
Summary: In the midst of the penalty (for avenging the violation against his sister Dinah), Levi and his descendants (the Levites) rediscover God’s purposes
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Scripture: Genesis 34:1-26
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Tom Fuller avatar
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Shared by: Tom Fuller on May, 2005
Summary: After dreading the meeting - Jacob and Esau have a family reunion. But then jealousy and violence take over as Jacob’s sons do something unthinkable.
Series: Genesis
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Views: 1,843
Stephen Todd avatar
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Shared by: Stephen Todd on Apr, 2004
Summary: When we take God’s justice into our own hands it is easy to become more concerned with our revnge than God’s righteousness.
Series: Genesis
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Scripture: Genesis 34:1-31
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Views: 3,384
Joey Nelson avatar
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Shared by: Joey Nelson on Jun, 2003
Summary: This week I needed an oil change and car check-up for both of my vehicles, so I took both of my cars to Herb Winters at the Shell station here in town. (They do a great job. When I go in there, it feels like I’m going back in time when my own father would
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Larry Sarver avatar
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Shared by: Larry Sarver on Sep, 2002
Summary: A teaching message on Genesis 33:18-34:31.
based on 94 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 33:18-34:21
Views: 11,888
Tammy Garrison avatar
Culture Shift: Casualties of War
Shared by: Tammy Garrison on Feb, 2002
Summary: The story of the rape of Dinah is one that makes us feel uncomfortable. What does such a story have to do with revealing God to us? This sermon explores living as faithful Christians in an ever increasingly violent world.
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Scripture: Genesis 34:1-31
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Bruce Landry avatar
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Shared by: Bruce Landry on Feb, 2002
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Series: Genesis
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