Genesis 34:30–31 (ESV)
Defiling of Dinah (Final)
30 Then Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, “You have brought trouble on me by making me stink to the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites and the Perizzites. My numbers are few, and if they gather themselves against
me and attack me, I shall be destroyed, both I and my household.” 31 But they said, “Should he treat our sister like a prostitute?”
Jacob is not happy with Simeon and Levi for the mass killing of the circumcised clan of Hamor’s. Their action has possibly jeopardized their future. The Lutheran Study
Bible states: “One sin leads to another. Shechem rapes Dinah, and Jacob’s sons abuse God’s holy institution of circumcision so they could massacre the men of Shechem. Christians, beware! Those who treat God’s holy things carelessly
and who nurture vengeance prepare for themselves lasting misery. Zeal for a right cause is good, but moderation and due process are also required. The same Savior who died for us also died for sinners such as Shechem and Jacob’s sons.
I pray: O Lord Jesus, grant me wisdom and patience. Help me to love others as You have loved me. Amen.
Engelbrecht, E. A. (2009). The Lutheran Study Bible (pp. 69–70). St. Louis, MO:
Concordia Publishing House.