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At first an offer for material things was made by Hamor and turned down as Simeon and Levi took over the negotiations (vv. 8-13). They spoke deceitfully by saying they were not evaluating the wrong done to them in terms of riches but in terms of religious principles (v. 14). They also came back with a counter proposal that before they could consider a marital alliance the Canaanite men must all accept their basic religious premise of being circumcised v. 15). They promised that if you do this you can marry into our tribe and we can marry into your tribe and we can live together as one nation, but if you don’t we will take Dinah and leave (vv. 16-17).
Actually this was a deceptive offer as they never expected the Shechemites would accept it. However, all of the men of Shechem agreed to it and were circumcised (vv. 18-24). While all these men were suffering from this painful operation Simeon and Levi massacred every man in the place and Dinah was dragged back home (vv. 25-26). Jacobs other sons took all their possessions and families (v. 27-29). Jacob was alarmed and troubled by all of this. He was no doubt foolish and soft in the way he had reacted to all of this but his heart was right (30-31).
I want to be a person who always pays good back for evil and never seek to take revenge.
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Genesis 31:1-16Jacob Moves His Flocks to Canaan
Genesis 31:17-42Laban Chases Jacob And Confronts Him
Genesis 31:43-55Laban And Jacob Make Peace
Genesis 32:1-21Jacob Sends Messengers And Gifts to Esau
Genesis 32:22-32Jacob Wrestles With God
Genesis 33:1-20Jacob Mets Esau
Genesis 34:1-7Jacob And Leah’s Daughter Dinah is Raped
Genesis 34:8-31Revenge by Jacob’s Sons
Genesis 35:1-15Jacob’s Return to Bethel
Genesis 35:16-29The Deaths of Rachel And Isaac
Genesis 36:1-43Decendants of Esau
Genesis 37:1-17Joseph Goes to See His Brothers Who Hate Him
Genesis 37:18-36Joseph Sold Into Egypt by His Brothers