Dinah, Leah's daughter whom she bore to Jacob, went out to see some of the young women of the area.
When Shechem son of Hamor the Hivite, a prince of the region, saw her, he took her and raped her.
He became infatuated with Dinah, daughter of Jacob. He loved the young girl and spoke tenderly to her.
"Get me this girl as a wife," he told his father Hamor.
Jacob heard that Shechem had defiled his daughter Dinah, but since his sons were with his cattle in the field, he remained silent until they returned.
Meanwhile, Shechem's father Hamor came to speak with Jacob.
Jacob's sons returned from the field when they heard [about the incident] and were deeply grieved and angry. For Shechem had committed an outrage against Israel by sleeping with Jacob's daughter, and such a thing should not be done.
Hamor said to Jacob's sons, "My son Shechem is strongly attracted to your daughter. Please give her to him as a wife.
Intermarry with us; give your daughters to us, and take our daughters for yourselves.
Live with us. The land is before you. Settle here, move about, and acquire property in it."
Then Shechem said to Dinah's father and brothers, "Grant me this favor, and I'll give you whatever you say.
Set for me the compensation and the gift; I'll give you whatever you ask me. Just give the girl to be my wife!"
But Jacob's sons answered Shechem and his father Hamor deceitfully because he had defiled their sister Dinah.
"We cannot do this thing," they said to them. "Giving our sister to an uncircumcised man is a disgrace to us.
We will agree with you only on this condition: if all your males are circumcised as we are.
Then we will give you our daughters, take your daughters for ourselves, live with you, and become one people.
But if you will not listen to us and be circumcised, then we will take our daughter and go."
Their words seemed good in the eyes of Hamor and his son Shechem.
The young man did not delay doing this, because he was delighted with Jacob's daughter. Now he was the most important in all his father's house.
So Hamor and his son Shechem went to the gate of their city and spoke to the men there.
"These men are peaceful toward us," they said. "Let them live in our land and move about in it, for indeed, the region is large enough for them. Let us take their daughters as our wives and give our daughters to them.
But the men will agree to live with us and be one people only on this condition: if all our men are circumcised as they are.
Won't their herds, their possessions, and all their livestock become ours? Only let us agree with them, and they will live with us."
All the able-bodied men listened to Hamor and his son Shechem, and all the able-bodied men were circumcised.
On the third day, when they were still in pain, two of Jacob's sons, Simeon and Levi, Dinah's brothers, took their swords, went into the unsuspecting city, and killed every male.
They killed Hamor and his son Shechem with their swords, took Dinah from Shechem's house, and went away.
Jacob's [other] sons came to the slaughter and plundered the city because their sister had been defiled.
They took their sheep, cattle, donkeys, and whatever was in the city and in the field.
They captured all their possessions, children, and wives, and plundered everything in the houses.
Then Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, "You have brought trouble on me, making me odious to the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites and the Perizzites. We are few in number; if they unite against me and attack me, I and my household will be destroyed."
But they answered, "Should he have treated our sister like a prostitute?"
God said to Jacob, "Get up! Go to Bethel and settle there. Build an altar there to the God who appeared to you when you fled from your brother Esau."
So Jacob said to his family and all who were with him, "Get rid of the foreign gods that are among you. Purify yourselves and change your clothes.
We must get up and go to Bethel. I will build an altar there to the God who answered me in my day of distress. He has been with me everywhere I have gone."
Then they gave Jacob all their foreign gods and their earrings, and Jacob hid them under the oak near Shechem.
When they set out, a terror from God came over the cities around them, and they did not pursue Jacob's sons.
So Jacob and all who were with him came to Luz (that is, Bethel) in the land of Canaan.
Jacob built an altar there and called the place God of Bethel because it was there that God had revealed Himself to him when he was fleeing from his brother.
Deborah, Rebekah's nurse, died and was buried under the oak south of Bethel. So Jacob named it Oak of Weeping.
God appeared to Jacob again after he returned from Paddan-aram, and He blessed him.
God said to him: Your name is Jacob; you will no longer be named Jacob, but Israel will be your name. So He named him Israel.
God also said to him: I am God Almighty. Be fruitful and multiply. A nation, indeed an assembly of nations, will come from you, and kings will descend from you.
The land that I gave to Abraham and Isaac I will give to you. And I will give the land to your descendants after you.
Then God withdrew from him at the place where He had spoken to him.
Jacob set up a marker at the place where He had spoken to him-- a stone marker. He poured a drink offering on it and anointed it with oil.
Jacob named the place where God had spoken with him Bethel.
They set out from Bethel. When they were still some distance from Ephrath, Rachel began to give birth, and her labor was difficult.
During her difficult labor, the midwife said to her, "Don't be afraid, for this is another son for you."
With her last breath-- for she was dying-- she named him Ben-oni, but his father called him Benjamin.
So Rachel died and was buried on the way to Ephrath (that is, Bethlehem).
Jacob set up a marker on her grave; it is the marker at Rachel's grave to this day.
Israel set out again and pitched his tent beyond the tower at Eder.
While Israel was living in that region, Reuben went in and slept with his father's concubine Bilhah, and Israel heard about it. Jacob had 12 sons:
Leah's sons were Reuben (Jacob's firstborn), Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, and Zebulun.
Rachel's sons were Joseph and Benjamin.
The sons of Rachel's slave Bilhah were Dan and Naphtali.
The sons of Leah's slave Zilpah were Gad and Asher. These are the sons of Jacob, who were born to him in Paddan-aram.
Jacob came to his father Isaac at Mamre in Kiriath-arba (that is, Hebron), where Abraham and Isaac had stayed.
Isaac lived 180 years.
He took his last breath and died, and was gathered to his people, old and full of days. His sons Esau and Jacob buried him.
These are the family records of Esau (that is, Edom).
Esau took his wives from the Canaanite women: Adah daughter of Elon the Hittite, Oholibamah daughter of Anah and granddaughter of Zibeon the Hivite;
and Basemath daughter of Ishmael and sister of Nebaioth.
Adah bore Eliphaz to Esau, Basemath bore Reuel,
and Oholibamah bore Jeush, Jalam, and Korah. These were Esau's sons, who were born to him in the land of Canaan.
Esau took his wives, sons, daughters, and all the people of his household, as well as his herds, all his livestock, and all the property he had acquired in Canaan; he went to a land away from his brother Jacob.
For their possessions were too many [for them] to live together, and because of their herds, the land where they stayed could not support them.
So Esau (that is, Edom) lived in the mountains of Seir.
These are the family records of Esau, father of the Edomites in the mountains of Seir.
These are the names of Esau's sons: Eliphaz son of Esau's wife Adah, and Reuel son of Esau's wife Basemath.
The sons of Eliphaz were Teman, Omar, Zepho, Gatam, and Kenaz.
Timna, a concubine of Esau's son Eliphaz, bore Amalek to Eliphaz. These were the sons of Esau's wife Adah.
These are Reuel's sons: Nahath, Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah. These were the sons of Esau's wife Basemath.
These are the sons of Esau's wife Oholibamah daughter of Anah and granddaughter of Zibeon: She bore Jeush, Jalam, and Korah to Edom.
These are the chiefs of Esau's sons: the sons of Eliphaz, Esau's firstborn: Chiefs Teman, Omar, Zepho, Kenaz,
Korah, Gatam, and Amalek. These are the chiefs of Eliphaz in the land of Edom. These are the sons of Adah.
These are the sons of Reuel, Esau's son: Chiefs Nahath, Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah. These are the chiefs of Reuel in the land of Edom. These are the sons of Esau's wife Basemath.
These are the sons of Esau's wife Oholibamah: Chiefs Jeush, Jalam, and Korah. These are the chiefs of Esau's wife Oholibamah daughter of Anah.
These are the sons of Esau (that is, Edom), and these are their chiefs.
These are the sons of Seir the Horite, the inhabitants of the land: Lotan, Shobal, Zibeon, Anah,
Dishon, Ezer, and Dishan. These are the chiefs of the Horites, the sons of Seir, in the land of Edom.
The sons of Lotan were Hori and Heman. Timna was Lotan's sister.
These are Shobal's sons: Alvan, Manahath, Ebal, Shepho, and Onam.
These are Zibeon's sons: Aiah and Anah. This was the Anah who found the hot springs in the wilderness while he was pasturing the donkeys of his father Zibeon.
These are the children of Anah: Dishon and Oholibamah daughter of Anah.
These are Dishon's sons: Hemdan, Eshban, Ithran, and Cheran.
These are Ezer's sons: Bilhan, Zaavan, and Akan.
These are Dishan's sons: Uz and Aran.
These are the chiefs of the Horites: Chiefs Lotan, Shobal, Zibeon, Anah,
Dishon, Ezer, and Dishan. These are the chiefs of the Horites, according to their divisions, in the land of Seir.
These are the kings who ruled in the land of Edom before any king ruled over the Israelites:
Bela son of Beor ruled in Edom; the name of his city was Dinhabah.
When Bela died, Jobab son of Zerah from Bozrah ruled in his place.
When Jobab died, Husham from the land of the Temanites ruled in his place.
When Husham died, Hadad son of Bedad ruled in his place. He defeated Midian in the field of Moab; the name of his city was Avith.
When Hadad died, Samlah from Masrekah ruled in his place.
When Samlah died, Shaul from Rehoboth-on-the-River ruled in his place.
When Shaul died, Baal-hanan son of Achbor ruled in his place.
When Baal-hanan son of Achbor died, Hadar ruled in his place. His city was Pau, and his wife's name was Mehetabel daughter of Matred daughter of Me-zahab.
These are the names of Esau's chiefs, according to their families and their localities, by their names: Chiefs Timna, Alvah, Jetheth,
Oholibamah, Elah, Pinon,
Magdiel, and Iram. These are Edom's chiefs, according to their settlements in the land they possessed. Esau was father of the Edomites.