Genesis Chapter 34

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Genesis 34

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

2 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.

3 And his soul clave unto Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the damsel, and spake kindly unto the damsel.

4 And Shechem spake unto his father Hamor, saying, Get me this damsel to wife.

5 And Jacob heard that he had defiled Dinah his daughter: now his sons were with his cattle in the field: and Jacob held his peace until they were come.

6 And Hamor the father of Shechem went out unto Jacob to commune with him.

7 And the sons of Jacob came out of the field when they heard it: and the men were grieved, and they were very wroth, because he had wrought folly in Israel in lying with Jacob’s daughter: which thing ought not to be done.

8 And Hamor communed with them, saying, The soul of my son Shechem longeth for your daughter: I pray you give her him to wife.

9 And make ye marriages with us, and give your daughters unto us, and take our daughters unto you.

10 And ye shall dwell with us: and the land shall be before you; dwell and trade ye therein, and get you possessions therein.

11 And Shechem said unto her father and unto her brethren, Let me find grace in your eyes, and what ye shall say unto me I will give.

12 Ask me never so much dowry and gift, and I will give according as ye shall say unto me: but give me the damsel to wife.

13 And the sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his father deceitfully, and said, because he had defiled Dinah their sister:

14 And they said unto them, We cannot do this thing, to give our sister to one that is uncircumcised; for that were a reproach unto us:

15 But in this will we consent unto you: If ye will be as we be, that every male of you be circumcised;

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

17 But if ye will not hearken unto us, to be circumcised; then will we take our daughter, and we will be gone.

18 And their words pleased Hamor, and Shechem Hamor’s son.

19 And the young man deferred not to do the thing, because he had delight in Jacob’s daughter: and he was more honourable than all the house of his father.

20 And Hamor and Shechem his son came unto the gate of their city, and communed with the men of their city, saying,

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

22 Only herein will the men consent unto us for to dwell with us, to be one people, if every male among us be circumcised, as they are circumcised.

23 Shall not their cattle and their substance and every beast of their’s be our’s? only let us consent unto them, and they will dwell with us.

24 And unto Hamor and unto Shechem his son hearkened all that went out of the gate of his city; and every male was circumcised, all that went out of the gate of his city.

25 And it came to pass on the third day, when they were sore, that two of the sons of Jacob, Simeon and Levi, Dinah’s brethren, took each man his sword, and came upon the city boldly, and slew all the males.

26 And they slew Hamor and Shechem his son with the edge of the sword, and took Dinah out of Shechem’s house, and went out.

27 The sons of Jacob came upon the slain, and spoiled the city, because they had defiled their sister.

28 They took their sheep, and their oxen, and their asses, and that which was in the city, and that which was in the field,

29 And all their wealth, and all their little ones, and their wives took they captive, and spoiled even all that was in the house.

30 And Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, Ye have troubled me to make me to stink among the inhabitants of the land, among the Canaanites and the Perizzites: and I being few in number, they shall gather themselves together against me, and slay me; and I shall be destroyed, I and my house.

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

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29 thoughts on “Genesis Chapter 34

  1. 1. Dinah the daughter of Leah, which she bare unto Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the land.

    Never let your daughter out on her own. We grew up with my parents telling us,”it’s not that we don’t trust you son, we don’t trust the devil”. Very true, in fact, they should have not trusted me. When I was in my teens, (1990’s) it was a different world out there. And like the bible continually says, it keeps getting worse.

    How can we live so comfortably when the devil is our day and night seeking whom to devour. Let us be sober and vigilant them, that we may not be caught off guard.

  2. And it came to pass on the third day, when they were sore, that two of the sons of Jacob, Simeon and Levi, Dinah’s brethren, took each man his sword, and came upon the city boldly, and slew all the males. And they slew Hamor and Shechem his son with the edge of the sword, and took Dinah out of Shechem’s house, and went out.

  3. Gen 34:13
    “And the sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his father deceitfully, and said, because he had defiled Dinah their sister.”

    Where had the sons of Jacob learned to be deceitful? From their father.
    We could say ” they were chips off the old block” or ” like father like son.”

    So the question to the parents today is, ” What are you teaching your children?”
    Deut. 6:4-7 says, “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.”
    Prov. 22:6 says, “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”
    Eph. 6:4 says, “And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.”

    As parents, we need to…
    1) Teach our children the Word of God
    2) Train our children right ways
    3) Nurture and Admonish our children in the Lord

  4. MORE CONSCIENCE OF RESTITUTION

    21 These men are peaceable with us; therefore let them dwell in the land, and trade therein; for the land, behold, it is large enough for them; let us take their daughters to us for wives, and let us give them our daughters.
    22 Only herein will the men consent unto us for to dwell with us, to be one people, if every male among us be circumcised, as they are circumcised.
    23 Shall not their cattle and their substance and every beast of their’s be our’s? only let us consent unto them, and they will dwell with us.
    24 And unto Hamor and unto Shechem his son hearkened all that went out of the gate of his city; and every male was circumcised, all that went out of the gate of his city.
    25 And it came to pass on the third day, when they were sore, that two of the sons of Jacob, Simeon and Levi, Dinah’s brethren, took each man his sword, and came upon the city boldly, and slew all the males.
    26 And they slew Hamor and Shechem his son with the edge of the sword, and took Dinah out of Shechem’s house, and went out.
    27 The sons of Jacob came upon the slain, and spoiled the city, because they had defiled their sister.

    There is grave danger in making deals. These men were led by their FLESH, they lusted for the daughters of the church. The men of the church recognized the disrespect that was already given to Dinah and knew the spirit of the men involved.

    The wise men of GOD set up the slaughter of the lustful men by, challenging them, as grown men to be circumcised. Following this painful season of surgery, crippled with pain. Jacob and his family, taught a very costly lesson. “Don’t take advantage of our daughters”.

    We glean from this chapter the painful consequences of following your FLESH and allowing lust to be the motivation for decisions made. May GOD help us to win The War Within and walk in the SPIRIT and not after the flesh.

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  5. The principle that I find in this chapter is the fact of being equally yoked. Again, the people of Hamon was not circumcised, they were of a different race, a different upbringing, and our God was not their God. Yet because they inquired about having daughters of the tribe of Jacob they were given instructions, deceitfully knowing that what the plan was, but nevertheless they tried to be come like Jacob’s people just to get what they wanted, but not for the reasons and purpose that the Israelites were circumcised for.

    We must be careful when people around us want the blessings of God, the anointing of God, but don’t want to sacrifice their time in prayer, fasting and the Word to receive the anointing.

    There’s only one way to get the Anointing of God, and that is to have a relationship with the God of the Anointing. You can’t get it any other way.

  6. 20 And Hamor and Shechem his son came unto the gate of their city, and communed with the men of their city, saying,

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

    22 Only herein will the men consent unto us for to dwell with us, to be one people, if every male among us be circumcised, as they are circumcised.

    23 Shall not their cattle and their substance and every beast of their’s be our’s? only let us consent unto them, and they will dwell with us.
    It’s crazy what extent people will go when they are deceived. This men were blinded by the “glory” they could receive by being deceptive in their looks. Changing the way we look will never take away the sin that is in our hearts. Circumcision does not make a person righteous or overcome wickedness.

  7. 1 And Dinah the daughter of Leah, which she bare unto Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the land.
    2 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.
    3 And his soul clave unto Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the damsel, and spake kindly unto the damsel.

    Sometimes being so curious about some other religion or wonder why we can’t just leave some of our standards behind could get you in a heap of trouble. Look at Dinah all she wanted was to see how the females of the land were like probably because she felt lonely or was tired of so many rules and she wanted to compare. She finished being raped. One thing that is important and young people of today don’t seem to understand that when you lay with someone your spirits unite and you lose part of yourself and the consequences will hurt not just you but your family unit. Think it hard all the rules of your home are meant to protect you and the rest of the family and all decisions you take will affect the family as a whole. May the Lord help our young men and young women follow you Lord and never lose their submission to those in authority over them.

  8. 14 They said to them, “We couldn’t possibly allow this, because you’re not circumcised. It would be a disgrace for our sister to marry a man like you! (NLT)

    Jacob’s sons were right to point out that they couldn’t and wouldn’t allow their sister to be unequally yoked, however, Hamor, Shechem, and all their people had the wrong intentions. They “obeyed” the command but with a wrong attitude, with a wrong spirit, and only desired the physical attributes and things Jacob’s sons “promised.” We must be careful how we serve, are we doing and obeying with a cheerful and submissive heart that truly desires to serve our God? I pray so.

  9. Genesis 34:25 And it came to pass on the third day when they were sore that two of the sons of Jacob Simeon and Levi, Dinah brethren took each man his sword and came upon the city boldly and slew all the names.And they slew Hamor and Shechem his son with the edge of the sword and tookDinah out of Shechem’ house and went out. The sons of Jacob came upon the slain and spoiled the city because they had defiled their sister.

  10. And the young man deferred not to do the thing, because he had delight in Jacob’s daughter: and he was more honourable than all the house of his father.

    Being honorable in the sight of God. Wow. What have we done to be honorable in his sight? Lord help me to be honorable on your sight.

  11. 20 And Hamor and Shechem his son came unto the gate of their city, and communed with the men of their city, saying,

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

    22 Only herein will the men consent unto us for to dwell with us, to be one people, if every male among us be circumcised, as they are circumcised.

    23 Shall not their cattle and their substance and every beast of their’s be our’s? only let us consent unto them, and they will dwell with us.

    circumcision was meant to be a ritual of dedication to God but these men had the wrong intentions. there only reason for being circumsized and wanting to be like the family of Jacob was to get what they had, their daughters, animals, and substance. by doing this they showed the true intentions of their hearts and they were wrong. they took a spiritual ritual and did it for carnal reasons.

  12. When Jacob’s daughter is raped by a young Canaanite her brother practices deceit and exact bloody revenge. Sometimes there are no easy way out when life is unfair. Ever human society shows similar evidence of sins impact. Godly as well as ungodly individual is vulnerable.

  13. 1 And Dinah the daughter of Leah, which she bare unto Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the land.

    2 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.

    3 And his soul clave unto Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the damsel, and spake kindly unto the damsel.

    4 And Shechem spake unto his father Hamor, saying, Get me this damsel to wife.

    5 And Jacob heard that he had defiled Dinah his daughter: now his sons were with his cattle in the field: and Jacob held his peace until they were come.

    Nothing that starts wrong can end right… Dinah means judgment and shecem defiled judgement and well got the consequences of it. They try to make an agreement oír of their own wants and desires and not from a true heart that would serve God.

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    2 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.

    Sin not only caused him his life, but the lives of his whole nation. Sin might look good in the beginning, but it will cause you to lose out in the end.

  15. Genesis 34:25
    And it came to pass on the third day, when they were sore, that two of the sons of Jacob, Simeon and Levi, Dinah’s brethren, took each man his sword, and came upon the city boldly, and slew all the males.

  16. They looted all their wealth and plundered their houses. They also took all their little children and wives and led them away as captives. Afterward Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, “You have ruined me! You’ve made me stink among all the people of this land—among all the Canaanites and Perizzites. We are so few that they will join forces and crush us. I will be ruined, and my entire household will be wiped out!”
    Genesis 34:29-30 NLT

    Our actions can carry consequences and also smear others with what we do or what we say. We must always think before we act.

  17. In the end of verses 20-23 MSG it says “….This is a very good deal for us—these people are very wealthy with great herds of livestock and we’re going to get our hands on it. So let’s do what they ask and have them settle down with us.” They made this so called deal, thinking they were getting so much more than what they ended up getting. Shechem thought he was not only getting away with what he had done, but also profit from it…..big mistake. Sin cannot profit you in any way, regardless of what you think you might be getting away with. JESUS today YOU will SAVE me.

  18. “Shall not their cattle and their substance and every beast of their’s be our’s? only let us consent unto them, and they will dwell with us.” Their motive was still dishonorable as they were looking what could be gained from Jacob. Dear God, expose those that only want for their own gain; “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done”. “In GOD we trust”. “One Nation under GOD, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all”. What a mighty GOD we serve! Thank GOD for his word. GOD bless America, Jerusalem, and you all in JESUS name, Amen!

  19. And Dinah the daughter of Leah, which she bare unto Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the land.
    2 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.
    3 And his soul clave unto Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the damsel, and spake kindly unto the damsel.
    We are a peculiar people we can’t let intimidation take over our lives. We are to holy like Jesus is holy. Our bodies are the temples of God we can just do what we want to them.

  20. “Jacob’s sons answered Shechem and his father with cunning. Their sister, after all, had been raped. They said, “This is impossible. We could never give our sister to a man who was uncircumcised. Why, we’d be disgraced. The only condition on which we can talk business is if all your men become circumcised like us. Then we will freely exchange daughters in marriage and make ourselves at home among you and become one big, happy family. But if this is not an acceptable condition, we will take our sister and leave.”

    Three days after the circumcision, while all the men were still very sore, two of Jacob’s sons, Simeon and Levi, Dinah’s brothers, each with his sword in hand, walked into the city as if they owned the place and murdered every man there. They also killed Hamor and his son Shechem, rescued Dinah from Shechem’s house, and left. When the rest of Jacob’s sons came on the scene of slaughter, they looted the entire city in retaliation for Dinah’s rape. Flocks, herds, donkeys, belongings—everything, whether in the city or the fields—they took. And then they took all the wives and children captive and ransacked their homes for anything valuable.”
    ‭‭Genesis‬ ‭34:13-17, 25-29‬ ‭MSG‬‬

    You can’t always trust a person on their word. Be patient and watch their actions, that is when you see the true personality of a person come into play.

  21. v 2 And when Shechem the son Hamor the Hivitr, prince of the country, saw her,he took her, and lay with her, and defiled her.

    Wrong decision. Our idols may no longer be fashioned of wood or stone; they may be the illusionary pleasures of the flesh.
    Let’s choose the high road of holiness that leads to heaven rather than the well eorn way to hell.

  22. 7 And the sons of Jacob came out of the field when they heard it: and the men were grieved, and they were very wroth, because he had wrought folly in Israel in lying with Jacob’s daughter: which thing ought not to be done.

    Brothers protect and defend your sisters. Growing up I had three older brothers. It was a joy in some circumstances but a pain in others lol. One thing stood true in our house and anywhere I went, those three boys would fight the world for me. They would fight each other and anyone else that tryed to mess with me.

    Sometimes even when I made a mistake the response would be you can say whatever but you better not touch her. Then latter they would tell me how wrong I was.

    I said all that to help us see how we are to defend the gospel and each other against the devil. It is a disgrace to be unequially yoked together. Allowing the enemy to disgrace the Word. “Shall we continue in sin, God forbid” in this chapter we see brother standing for what was right. They had no desire in entangle themselves with sin. They where also angry at the lack of respect for their sister.

  23. Genesis 34:30 (KJV Strong’s)

    30 And Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, Ye have troubled me to make me to stink among the inhabitants of the land, among the Canaanites and the Perizzites: and I being few in number, they shall gather themselves together against me, and slay me; and I shall be destroyed, I and my house.

    As representatives of the king we cannot act just any way. We are the ones who should exhibit utmost respect, and honorable character even in the face of others wrong doings, and bad choices.

    Although it was wrong for the men to do what they did to Dinah the response of the children of Jacob reflected poorly on their house and their God.

  24. 30 And Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, Ye have troubled me to make me to stink among the inhabitants of the land, among the Canaanites and the Perizzites: and I being few in number, they shall gather themselves together against me, and slay me; and I shall be destroyed, I and my house.

    The text of the Torah says that the name of Simeon refers to Leah’s belief that God had heard that Jacob preferred her sister, Rachel,[3] implying a derivation from the Hebrew term shama on, meaning he has heard of my suffering; this is a similar etymology as the Torah gives for the theophoric name Ishmael (God has heard),[4] implying that the names are cognate. The name is sometimes interpreted as meaning he who listens to the words of God,[5] and at other times thought to derive from sham ‘in, meaning there is sin, which is argued to be a prophetic reference to Zimri’s sexual miscegenation with a Midianite woman, a type of relationship which rabbinical sources regard as sinful.[2]

  25. Dwell 20. And Ha’-mor and She’-chem his son came unto the gate of their city, and communed with the men of their city, saying, 21. These men are peaceable with us; therefore let them dwell in the land, and trade therein; for the land, behold, it is large enough for them; let us take their daughters to us for wives, and let us give them our daughters. 22. Only herein will the men consent unto us for to dwell with us, to be one people, if every male among us be circumcised, as they are circumcised. 23. Shall not their cattle and their substance and every beast of their’s be ours? only let us consent unto them, and they will dwell with us. I will dwell in the LORDS house forever !!!!

  26. 1 And Dinah the daughter of Leah, which she bare unto Jacob, went out to see the daughters of the land.

    All of the trouble in this chapter could have been avoided and it all started here in vs 1 when Dinah decided to “see the daugthers of the land”. It shows us the importance of who we hang out with will impact our lives either for the good or bad. The situation fell like dominos from there. We have to be careful who we associate ourselves with because their influence can affect not only ourselves but those we love.

  27. 30 And Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, Ye have troubled me to make me to stink among the inhabitants of the land, among the Canaanites and the Perizzites: and I being few in number, they shall gather themselves together against me, and slay me; and I shall be destroyed, I and my house.

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

    What was a bad situation ended up being made worse by Jacob’s sons when they deceived and then killed the men in the town. Should they have stood by and done nothing? No I don’t think so, but there’s doing something about it and then there’s putting justice in your hands. God is the one to enact judgement on people, so when you do it yourself I believe you’re essentially telling God that you don’t trust God with the situation.

    So be careful how you act in a terrible situation, for you can easily make it worse.

  28. More Honor

    30 And Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, Ye have troubled me to make me to stink among the inhabitants of the land, among the Canaanites and the Perizzites: and I being few in number, they shall gather themselves together against me, and slay me; and I shall be destroyed, I and my house.

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

    Another person may do something as a dishonor to us, but we are a fool to compromise our integrity in retaliation; the true dishonor is that which we bring upon ourselves. V19 says Shechem was more honorable than all in his father’s house, and while he fell into a dishonorable action by lying with Dinah before wedding her, his honorable character was displayed in his eager attempts to make things right and restore honor to her and her family. Even David, the honorable king and sweet psalmist of Israel, stumbled with Bathsheba, but he humbled himself before God and “walked softly” in repentance. His transgression was one of carnal weakness but not a reflection of his true character as Saul’s transgressions were.

    Historically speaking, the Hivites (of whom was Shechem and his family) were considered a rarity among those in Canaan for not practicing circumcism. The practice was apparently done outside the family of Israel and aside from the Philistines, the Hivites culture was one of the few that did not pick up on it. Later in Deuteronomy 7:3, the Jews were even forbid to marry Hivites.

    What difference might have been made had Simeon and Levi not slew Shechem and the other men? Perhaps that group would have adopted the practices of Israel and not embraced other gods to the point that God forbade marriage to them (the reason cited in Deuteronomy)? Shechem eagerly led the way of circumcism and valued the “daughter of Israel” (symbolic of the church in some ways) so much that his family would pay any cost to for him to marry her. Speculation could fall either way but it makes me wonder not only what shame was brought on Israel because of his sons’ actions but also what honor they missed by not allowing the Hivites the opportunity to learn of the ways of Israel?

    Our desire to avenge lost honor does not constitute cutting off lost souls. I wonder what would have happened if the people of Shechem would have knit their hearts to Israel such that they would have followed after God and His truth as Ruth later did? From Ruth’s faith came David. Whom might have sprung up from Shechem?

    Proverbs 19:11
    The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.

    Proverbs 19:11 NLT
    Sensible people control their temper; they earn respect by overlooking wrongs.

    Proverbs 19:11 AMP
    Good sense and discretion make a man slow to anger, And it is his honor and glory to overlook a transgression or an offense [without seeking revenge and harboring resentment.]

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