Genesis 34:1
New International Version
Now Dinah, the daughter Leah had borne to Jacob, went out to visit the women of the land.

New Living Translation
One day Dinah, the daughter of Jacob and Leah, went to visit some of the young women who lived in the area.

English Standard Version
Now Dinah the daughter of Leah, whom she had borne to Jacob, went out to see the women of the land.

Berean Study Bible
Now Dinah, the daughter Leah had borne to Jacob, went out to visit the daughters of the land.

New American Standard Bible
Now Dinah the daughter of Leah, whom she had borne to Jacob, went out to visit the daughters of the land.

King James Bible
And Dinah the daughter of Leah, which she bare unto Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the land.

Christian Standard Bible
Leah's daughter Dinah, whom Leah bore to Jacob, went out to see some of the young women of the area.

Contemporary English Version
Dinah, the daughter of Jacob and Leah, went to visit some of the women who lived nearby.

Good News Translation
One day Dinah, the daughter of Jacob and Leah, went to visit some of the Canaanite women.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Dinah, Leah's daughter whom she bore to Jacob, went out to see some of the young women of the area.

International Standard Version
Some time later, Dinah, Leah's daughter whom she had borne to Jacob, went out to visit the women of the land.

NET Bible
Now Dinah, Leah's daughter whom she bore to Jacob, went to meet the young women of the land.

New Heart English Bible
Dinah, the daughter of Leah, whom she bore to Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the land.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Dinah, daughter of Leah and Jacob, went out to visit some of the Canaanite women.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Dinah the daughter of Leah, whom she had borne unto Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the land.

New American Standard 1977
Now Dinah the daughter of Leah, whom she had borne to Jacob, went out to visit the daughters of the land.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Dinah, the daughter of Leah, which she gave birth unto Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the land.

King James 2000 Bible
And Dinah the daughter of Leah, which she bore unto Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the land.

American King James Version
And Dinah the daughter of Leah, which she bore to Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the land.

American Standard Version
And Dinah the daughter of Leah, whom she bare unto Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the land.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Dina, the daughter of Lea, whom she bore to Jacob, went forth to observe the daughters of the inhabitants.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Dina the daughter of Lia went out to see the women of that country.

Darby Bible Translation
And Dinah the daughter of Leah, whom she had borne to Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the land.

English Revised Version
And Dinah the daughter of Leah, which she bare unto Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the land.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Dinah the daughter of Leah, which she bore to Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the land.

World English Bible
Dinah, the daughter of Leah, whom she bore to Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the land.

Young's Literal Translation
And Dinah, daughter of Leah, whom she hath borne to Jacob, goeth out to look on the daughters of the land,
Study Bible
The Defiling of Dinah
1Now Dinah, the daughter Leah had borne to Jacob, went out to visit the daughters of the land. 2When Shechem son of Hamor the Hivite, the prince of the region, saw her, he took her and lay with her by force.…
Cross References
Genesis 30:21
After that, Leah gave birth to a daughter and named her Dinah.

Genesis 33:20
There he set up an altar and called it El-Elohe-Israel.

Treasury of Scripture

And Dinah the daughter of Leah, which she bore to Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the land.

A.

Genesis 30:21
And afterwards she bare a daughter, and called her name Dinah.

Genesis 46:15
These be the sons of Leah, which she bare unto Jacob in Padanaram, with his daughter Dinah: all the souls of his sons and his daughters were thirty and three.

the daughters.

Genesis 26:34
And Esau was forty years old when he took to wife Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Bashemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite:

Genesis 27:46
And Rebekah said to Isaac, I am weary of my life because of the daughters of Heth: if Jacob take a wife of the daughters of Heth, such as these which are of the daughters of the land, what good shall my life do me?

Genesis 28:6
When Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob, and sent him away to Padanaram, to take him a wife from thence; and that as he blessed him he gave him a charge, saying, Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan;







Lexicon
Now Dinah,
דִינָה֙ (ḏî·nāh)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1783: Dinah -- daughter of Jacob

the daughter
בַּת־ (baṯ-)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1323: A daughter

Leah
לֵאָ֔ה (lê·’āh)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3812: Leah -- 'weary', a wife of Jacob

had borne
יָלְדָ֖ה (yā·lə·ḏāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3205: To bear young, to beget, medically, to act as midwife, to show lineage

to Jacob,
לְיַעֲקֹ֑ב (lə·ya·‘ă·qōḇ)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3290: Jacob -- a son of Isaac, also his desc

went out
וַתֵּצֵ֤א (wat·tê·ṣê)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3318: To go, bring, out, direct and proxim

to visit
לִרְא֖וֹת (lir·’ō·wṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 7200: To see

the daughters
בִּבְנ֥וֹת (biḇ·nō·wṯ)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1323: A daughter

of the land.
הָאָֽרֶץ׃ (hā·’ā·reṣ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land
XXXIV.

(1) Dinah . . . went out to see the daughters of the land.--Those commentators who imagine that Jacob sojourned only twenty years at Haran are obliged to suppose that he remained two or more years at Succoth, and some eight years at Shechem, before this event happened, leaving only one more year for the interval between Dinah's dishonour and the sale of Joseph to the Ishmaelites. But even so, if Dinah was now not more than fourteen, there would be left a period of only nine years, in which Leah has to bear six sons and a daughter, with a long interval of barrenness, during which Zilpah was given to Jacob and bears two sons. But besides this impossibility, Jacob evidently remained at Succoth only until he was shalem, sound and whole from his sprain, and Dinah's visit was one of curiosity, for she went "to see the daughters of the land," that is, she wanted, as Abravanel says, to see what the native women were like, and how they dressed themselves. Josephus says that she took the opportunity of a festival at Shechem; but as neither her father nor brothers knew of her going, but were with their cattle as usual, it is probable that with one or two women only she slipped away from her father's camp and paid the penalty of her girlish curiosity. But she would feel no such curiosity after being a year or two at Shechem, so that it is probable that her dishonour took place within a few weeks after Jacob's arrival there. So, too, Hamor's words in Genesis 34:21-22 plainly show that Jacob was a new comer; for he proposes that the people should "let them dwell in the land," and therefore consent to the condition required by them that the Hivites should be circumcised. It would have been absurd thus to speak if Jacob had already dwelt there eight years with no apparent intention of going away.

Verse 1. - And Dinah the daughter of Leah, which she bare unto Jacob, - if Dinah was born before Joseph (Genesis 30:21) she was probably in her seventh year when Jacob reached Succoth (Genesis 33:17); but it does not follow that she was only six or seven years of age when the incident about to be described occurred (Tuch, Bohlen). If Jacob stayed two years at Succoth and eight in Shechem (Petavius), and if, as is probable, his residence in Shechem terminated with his daughter's dishonor (Lange), and if, moreover, Joseph s sale into Egypt happened soon after (Hengstenberg), Dinah may at this time have been in her sixteenth or seventeenth year (Kurtz). Yet there is no reason why she should not have been younger, say between thirteen and fifteen (Keil, Lange, Kalisch, Murphy, et alii), since in the East females attain to puberty at the age of twelve, and sometimes earlier (Delitzsch) - went out - it is not implied that this was the first occasion on which Dinah left her mother's tent to mingle with the city maidens in Shechem: the expression is equivalent to "once upon a time she went out" (Hengstenberg) - to see the daughters of the land - who were gathered at a festive entertainment (Josephus, 'Ant.,' 1:21, 1), a not improbable supposition (Kurtz), though the language rather indicates the paying of a friendly visit (Lange), or the habitual practice of associating with the Shechemite women (Bush), in their social entertainments, if not in their religious festivals. 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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