||egressa est autem Dina filia Liae ut videret mulieres regionis illius
And Dina the daughter of Lia went out to see the women of that country.
||quam cum vidisset Sychem filius Emor Evei princeps terrae illius adamavit et rapuit et dormivit cum illa vi opprimens virginem
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.
||et conglutinata est anima eius cum ea tristemque blanditiis delinivit
And his soul was fast knit unto her, and whereas she was sad, he comforted her with sweet words.
||et pergens ad Emor patrem suum accipe mihi inquit puellam hanc coniugem
And going to Hemor his father, he said: Get me this damsel to wife.
||quod cum audisset Iacob absentibus filiis et in pastu occupatis pecorum siluit donec redirent
But when Jacob had heard this, his sons being absent, and employed in feeding the cattle, he held his peace till they came back.
||egresso autem Emor patre Sychem ut loqueretur ad Iacob
And when Hemor the father of Sichem was come out to speak to Jacob,
||ecce filii eius veniebant de agro auditoque quod acciderat irati sunt valde eo quod foedam rem esset operatus in Israhel et violata filia Iacob rem inlicitam perpetrasset
Behold his sons came from the field: and hearing what had passed, they were exceeding angry, because he had done a foul thing in Israel, and committed an unlawful act, in ravishing Jacob's daughter,
||locutus est itaque Emor ad eos Sychem filii mei adhesit anima filiae vestrae date eam illi uxorem
And Hemor spoke to them: The soul of my son Sichem has a longing for your daughter: give her him to wife:
||et iungamus vicissim conubia filias vestras tradite nobis et filias nostras accipite
And let us contract marriages one with another: give us your daughters and take you our daughters,
||et habitate nobiscum terra in potestate vestra est exercete negotiamini et possidete eam
And dwell with us: the land is at your command, till, trade,and possess it.
||sed et Sychem ad patrem et ad fratres eius ait inveniam gratiam coram vobis et quaecumque statueritis dabo
Sichem also said to her father and to her brethren: Let me find favor in your sight: and whatsoever you shall appoint I will give.
||augete dotem munera postulate libens tribuam quod petieritis tantum date mihi puellam hanc uxorem
Raise the dowry,, and ask gifts, and I will gladly give what you shall demand: only give me this damsel to wife.
||responderunt filii Iacob Sychem et patri eius in dolo saevientes ob stuprum sororis
The sons of Jacob answered Sichem and his father deceitfully, being enraged at the deflowering of their sister:
||non possumus facere quod petitis nec dare sororem nostram homini incircumciso quod inlicitum et nefarium est apud nos
We cannot do what you demand, nor give our sister to one that is uncircumcised, which with us is unlawful and abominable.
||sed in hoc valebimus foederari si esse volueritis nostri similes et circumcidatur in vobis omne masculini sexus
But in this way may we be allied with you, if you will be like us, and all the male sex among you be circumcised:
||tunc dabimus et accipiemus mutuo filias nostras ac vestras et habitabimus vobiscum erimusque unus populus
Then will we mutually give and take your daughters, and ours: and we will dwell with you, and will be one people:
||sin autem circumcidi nolueritis tollemus filiam nostram et recedemus
But if you will not be circumcised, we will take our daughter and depart:
||placuit oblatio eorum Emor et Sychem filio eius
Their offer pleased Hemor, and Sichem his son:
||nec distulit adulescens quin statim quod petebatur expleret amabat enim puellam valde et ipse erat inclitus in omni domo patris sui
And the young man made no delay, but forthwith fulfilled what was required, for he loved the damsel exceedingly, and he was the greatest man in all his father's house.
||ingressique portam urbis locuti sunt populo
And going into the gate of the city they spoke to the people:
||viri isti pacifici sunt et volunt habitare nobiscum negotientur in terra et exerceant eam quae spatiosa et lata cultoribus indiget filias eorum accipiemus uxores et nostras illis dabimus
These men are peaceable and willing to dwell with us: let them trade in the land, and till it, which being large and wide wanteth men to till it: we shall take their daughters for wives, and we will give them ours.
||unum est quod differtur tantum bonum si circumcidamus masculos nostros ritum gentis imitantes
One thing there is for which so great a good is deferred: We must circumcise every male among us, following the manner of the nation.
||et substantia eorum et pecora et cuncta quae possident nostra erunt tantum in hoc adquiescamus et habitantes simul unum efficiemus populum
And their substance, and cattle, and all that they possess, shall be ours: only in this let us condescend, and by dwelling together, we shall make one people.
||adsensi sunt omnes circumcisis cunctis maribus
And they all agreed, and circumcised all the males.
||et ecce die tertio quando gravissimus vulnerum dolor est arreptis duo Iacob filii Symeon et Levi fratres Dinae gladiis ingressi sunt urbem confidenter interfectisque omnibus masculis
And behold the third day, when the pain of the wound was greatest, two of the sons of Jacob, Simeon and Levi, the brothers of Dina, taking their swords, entered boldly into the city, and slew all the men:
||Emor et Sychem pariter necaverunt tollentes Dinam de domo Sychem sororem suam
And they killed also Hemor and Sichem, and took away their sister Dina, out of Sichem's house.
||quibus egressis inruerunt super occisos ceteri filii Iacob et depopulati sunt urbem in ultionem stupri
And when they were gone out, the other sons of Jacob came upon the slain; and plundered the city in revenge of the rape.
||oves eorum et armenta et asinos cunctaque vastantes quae in domibus et in agris erant
And they took their sheep and their herds and their asses, wasting all they had in their houses and in the fields.
||parvulos quoque et uxores eorum duxere captivas
And their children and wives they took captive,
||quibus patratis audacter Iacob dixit ad Symeon et Levi turbastis me et odiosum fecistis Chananeis et Ferezeis habitatoribus terrae huius nos pauci sumus illi congregati percutient me et delebor ego et domus mea
And when they had boldly perpetrated these things, Jacob said to Simeon and Levi: You have troubled me, and made me hateful to the Chanaanites and Pherezites, the inhabitants of this land: we are few: they will gather themselves together and kill me; and both I, and my house, shall be destroyed.
||responderunt numquid ut scorto abuti debuere sorore nostra
They answered: Should they abuse our sister as a strumpet?