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Genesis 34 - NASB

1 Now Dinah the daughter of Leah, whom she had borne to Jacob, went out to visit the daughters of the land. 2 When Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, the prince of the land, saw her, he took her and lay with her by force. 3 He was deeply attracted to Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the girl and spoke tenderly to her. 4 So Shechem spoke to his father Hamor, saying, "Get me this young girl for a wife." 5 Now Jacob heard that he had defiled Dinah his daughter; but his sons were with his livestock in the field, so Jacob kept silent until they came in.

6 Then Hamor the father of Shechem went out to Jacob to speak with him. 7 Now the sons of Jacob came in from the field when they heard it; and the men were grieved, and they were very angry because he had done a disgraceful thing in Israel by lying with Jacob's daughter, for such a thing ought not to be done. 8 But Hamor spoke with them, saying, "The soul of my son Shechem longs for your daughter; please give her to him in marriage. 9 "Intermarry with us; give your daughters to us and take our daughters for yourselves. 10 "Thus you shall live with us, and the land shall be open before you; live and trade in it and acquire property in it." 11 Shechem also said to her father and to her brothers, "If I find favor in your sight, then I will give whatever you say to me. 12 "Ask me ever so much bridal payment and gift, and I will give according as you say to me; but give me the girl in marriage." 13 But Jacob's sons answered Shechem and his father Hamor with deceit, because he had defiled Dinah their sister. 14 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. 15 "Only on this condition will we consent to you: if you will become like us, in that every male of you be circumcised, 16 then we will give our daughters to you, and we will take your daughters for ourselves, and we will live with you and become one people. 17 "But if you will not listen to us to be circumcised, then we will take our daughter and go."

18 Now their words seemed reasonable to Hamor and Shechem, Hamor's son. 19 The young man did not delay to do the thing, because he was delighted with Jacob's daughter. Now he was more respected than all the household of his father. 20 So Hamor and his son Shechem came to the gate of their city and spoke to the men of their city, saying, 21 "These men are friendly with us; therefore let them live in the land and trade in it, for behold, the land is large enough for them. Let us take their daughters in marriage, and give our daughters to them. 22 "Only on this condition will the men consent to us to live with us, to become one people: that every male among us be circumcised as they are circumcised. 23 "Will not their livestock and their property and all their animals be ours? Only let us consent to them, and they will live with us." 24 All who went out of the gate of his city listened to Hamor and to his son Shechem, and every male was circumcised, all who went out of the gate of his city.

25 Now it came about on the third day, when they were in pain, that two of Jacob's sons, Simeon and Levi, Dinah's brothers, each took his sword and came upon the city unawares, and killed every male. 26 They killed Hamor and his son Shechem with the edge of the sword, and took Dinah from Shechem's house, and went forth. 27 Jacob's sons came upon the slain and looted the city, because they had defiled their sister. 28 They took their flocks and their herds and their donkeys, and that which was in the city and that which was in the field; 29 and they captured and looted all their wealth and all their little ones and their wives, even all that was in the houses. 30 Then Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, "You have brought trouble on me by making me odious among the inhabitants of the land, among the Canaanites and the Perizzites; and my men being few in number, they will gather together against me and attack me and I will be destroyed, I and my household." 31 But they said, "Should he treat our sister as a harlot?"

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David Taylor avatar
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.
D Marion Clark avatar
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
Views: 151
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
Genesis 34:1-35:15
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
William R. Nabaza avatar
How To Avoid Rape? by: William R. Nabaza of www.Nabaza.com
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Feb, 2012
Summary: How To Avoid Rape? by: William R. Nabaza of www.Nabaza.com
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 34:1-2
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 2,465
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
Views: 1,540
C. Philip Green avatar
Shame in Shechem
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
Genesis 43
Shared by: Tom Owen on Aug, 2009
Summary: verse-by-verse
Series: Beginnings
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Genesis 33:18-34:31
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,008
Paul Clemente avatar
Defiled By The World (Preventable? Response?)
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.
based on 7 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 34:1-35:14
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 2,678
Joel Smith avatar
Somewhere Between Quack and Quisling
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
Views: 1,545
samson musyoki avatar
Shared by: samson musyoki on Sep, 2007
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 34:32-24:33
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 457
Patrick O'Loughlin avatar
God's kind of love
Shared by: Patrick O'Loughlin on Aug, 2007
Summary: What is God’s kind of love like?
Series: 1 John
based on 5 ratings
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,823
Brian Buriff avatar
Scattered To Find What Mattered
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
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 34:1-26
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 1,282
Tom Fuller avatar
Unexpected Welcome - Unexpected Sin
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
based on 14 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 33:1-34:31
Denomination: Calvary Chapel
Views: 1,843
Stephen Todd avatar
The Rape of Dinah
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
based on 64 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 34:1-31
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,384
Joey Nelson avatar
A Fathers Blessing
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
based on 97 ratings
Views: 8,991
Larry Sarver avatar
How to Maintain Spiritual Purity
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.
based on 51 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 34:1-31
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 6,055
Bruce Landry avatar
Weathering the Storms in Life
Shared by: Bruce Landry on Feb, 2002
Summary: We will walk with Jacob, as his daughter Dinah is brutally raped by Shekem, a prince of Hamor. We will see how God would have us walk, and we will see what happens when we choose to take matters into our own hands. We must always remember--Vengeance is
Series: Genesis
based on 35 ratings
Scripture: Genesis 34:1-31
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 5,659