Genesis 34:2
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New International Version
When Shechem son of Hamor the Hivite, the ruler of that area, saw her, he took her and raped her.

New Living Translation
But when the local prince, Shechem son of Hamor the Hivite, saw Dinah, he seized her and raped her.

English Standard Version
And when Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, the prince of the land, saw her, he seized her and lay with her and humiliated her.

New American Standard Bible
When Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, the prince of the land, saw her, he took her and lay with her by force.

King James Bible
And when Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, prince of the country, saw her, he took her, and lay with her, and defiled her.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When Shechem son of Hamor the Hivite, a prince of the region, saw her, he took her and raped her.

International Standard Version
When Hamor the Hivite's son Shechem, the regional leader, saw her, he grabbed her and raped her, humiliating her.

NET Bible
When Shechem son of Hamor the Hivite, who ruled that area, saw her, he grabbed her, forced himself on her, and sexually assaulted her.

New Heart English Bible
Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, the prince of the land, saw her. He took her, lay with her, and humbled her.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When Shechem, son of the local ruler Hamor the Hivite, saw her, he took her and raped her.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, the prince of the land, saw her; and he took her, and lay with her, and humbled her.

New American Standard 1977
And when Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, the prince of the land, saw her, he took her and lay with her by force.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And when Shechem, the son of Hamor the Hivite, prince of the country, saw her, he took her and lay with her and defiled her.

King James 2000 Bible
And when Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, prince of the country, saw her, he took her, and lay with her, and defiled her.

American King James Version
And when Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, prince of the country, saw her, he took her, and lay with her, and defiled her.

American Standard Version
And Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, the prince of the land, saw her; And he took her, and lay with her, and humbled her.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when Sichem the son of Hemor the Hevite, the prince of that land, saw her, he was in love with her: and took her away, and lay with her, ravishing the virgin.

Darby Bible Translation
And when Shechem, the son of Hamor the Hivite, the prince of the country, saw her, he took her, and lay with her, and humbled her.

English Revised Version
And Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, the prince of the land, saw her; and he took her, and lay with her, and humbled her.

Webster's Bible Translation
And when Shechem, the son of Hamor the Hivite, prince of the country, saw her, he took her, and lay with her, and defiled her.

World English Bible
Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, the prince of the land, saw her. He took her, lay with her, and humbled her.

Young's Literal Translation
and Shechem, son of Hamor the Hivite, a prince of the land, seeth her, and taketh her, and lieth with her, and humbleth her;
Study Bible
The Defiling of Dinah
1Now Dinah the daughter of Leah, whom she had borne to Jacob, went out to visit the daughters of the land. 2When Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, the prince of the land, saw her, he took her and lay with her by force. 3He was deeply attracted to Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the girl and spoke tenderly to her.…
Cross References
Genesis 34:3
He was deeply attracted to Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the girl and spoke tenderly to her.

Genesis 34:30
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."

Deuteronomy 21:14
"It shall be, if you are not pleased with her, then you shall let her go wherever she wishes; but you shall certainly not sell her for money, you shall not mistreat her, because you have humbled her.

Judges 9:28
Then Gaal the son of Ebed said, "Who is Abimelech, and who is Shechem, that we should serve him? Is he not the son of Jerubbaal, and is Zebul not his lieutenant? Serve the men of Hamor the father of Shechem; but why should we serve him?
Treasury of Scripture

And when Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, prince of the country, saw her, he took her, and lay with her, and defiled her.

Shechem.

Genesis 10:17 And the Hivite, and the Arkite, and the Sinite,

Genesis 33:19 And he bought a parcel of a field, where he had spread his tent, …

saw her.

Genesis 6:2 That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; …

Genesis 39:6,7 And he left all that he had in Joseph's hand; and he knew not ought …

Judges 14:1 And Samson went down to Timnath, and saw a woman in Timnath of the …

2 Samuel 11:2 And it came to pass in an evening, that David arose from off his …

Job 31:1,9 I made a covenant with my eyes; why then should I think on a maid…

Proverbs 13:20 He that walks with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools …

Matthew 5:28 But I say to you, That whoever looks on a woman to lust after her …

took her.

Genesis 20:2 And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, She is my sister: and Abimelech …

defiled her. Heb. humbled her.

Deuteronomy 21:14 And it shall be, if you have no delight in her, then you shall let …

Deuteronomy 22:24,29 Then you shall bring them both out to the gate of that city, and …

Judges 19:24,25 Behold, here is my daughter a maiden, and his concubine; them I will …

Ezekiel 22:10,11 In you have they discovered their fathers' nakedness: in you have …

Verse 2. - And when Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, the prince of the country, saw her (literally, and Shechem... saw her, and) he took her. "Dinah paid the full penalty of her carelessness. She suffered the fate which Sarah and Rebekah encountered in the land of Pharaoh and Abimelech; she was seen and taken by the son of the prince" (Kalisch); forcibly, i.e. against her will in the first instance, though not, it is apparent, without the blandishments of a lover. And lay with her, and defiled her - literally, oppressed her, offered violence to her, whence humbled her - ἐταπείνωσεν (LXX.), vi opprimens (Vulgate). And when Shechem the son of Hamor,.... From whom the city had its name, near which Jacob and his family now were:

the Hivite, prince of the country; Hamor was an Hivite, which was one of the nations of the land of Canaan, and this man was the prince or a principal man of that nation, as well as of Shechem. Josephus (c) calls him a king: when the son of this man

saw her; that is, Dinah, what a beautiful person she was, and was enamoured with her:

he took her: by force, as the Targum of Jonathan:

and lay with her, and defiled her; or "humbled" or "afflicted her" (d); and it is a rule with the Jews, that every such act, which is done by force, is called an humiliation and affliction (e): the child begotten in this act of fornication is said (f) by them to be Asenath, who was had into Egypt, and brought up by Potipherah's wife as her daughter, and afterwards married to Joseph, Genesis 41:45.

(c) Ut supra. (Antiqu. l. 1. c. 21. sect. 1.) (d) , Sept. & afflixit eam, Pagninus, Montanus. (e) Gerundensis apud Munster, & Drusium in loc. (f) Pirke Eliezer, ut supra. (c. 33. fol. 42. 2.) 34:1-19 Young persons, especially females, are never so safe and well off as under the care of pious parents. Their own ignorance, and the flattery and artifices of designing, wicked people, who are ever laying snares for them, expose them to great danger. They are their own enemies if they desire to go abroad, especially alone, among strangers to true religion. Those parents are very wrong who do not hinder their children from needlessly exposing themselves to danger. Indulged children, like Dinah, often become a grief and shame to their families. Her pretence was, to see the daughters of the land, to see how they dressed, and how they danced, and what was fashionable among them; she went to see, yet that was not all, she went to be seen too. She went to get acquaintance with the Canaanites, and to learn their ways. See what came of Dinah's gadding. The beginning of sin is as the letting forth of water. How great a matter does a little fire kindle! We should carefully avoid all occasions of sin and approaches to it.
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