Meanwhile, Jacob’s sons had come in from the fields as soon as they heard what had happened. They were shocked(A) and furious,(B) because Shechem had done an outrageous thing in[a] Israel(C) by sleeping with Jacob’s daughter—a thing that should not be done.(D)

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 34:7 Or against

29 “‘Do not degrade your daughter by making her a prostitute,(A) or the land will turn to prostitution and be filled with wickedness.(B)

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15 Whoever is caught with the devoted things(A) shall be destroyed by fire,(B) along with all that belongs to him.(C) He has violated the covenant(D) of the Lord and has done an outrageous thing in Israel!’”(E)

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I took my concubine, cut her into pieces and sent one piece to each region of Israel’s inheritance,(A) because they committed this lewd and outrageous act(B) in Israel.

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27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.(A)

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