The LORD was grieved that he had made man on the earth, and his heart was filled with pain.
The LORD smelled the pleasing aroma and said in his heart: "Never again will I curse the ground because of man, even though every inclination of his heart is evil from childhood. And never again will I destroy all living creatures, as I have done.
His heart was drawn to Dinah daughter of Jacob, and he loved the girl and spoke tenderly to her.
But Hamor said to them, "My son Shechem has his heart set on your daughter. Please give her to him as his wife.
The LORD said to Moses, "When you return to Egypt, see that you perform before Pharaoh all the wonders I have given you the power to do. But I will harden his heart so that he will not let the people go.
Instead, he turned and went into his palace, and did not take even this to heart.
But when Pharaoh saw that there was relief, he hardened his heart and would not listen to Moses and Aaron, just as the LORD had said.
But this time also Pharaoh hardened his heart and would not let the people go.
Pharaoh sent men to investigate and found that not even one of the animals of the Israelites had died. Yet his heart was unyielding and he would not let the people go.
Then the LORD said to Moses, "Go to Pharaoh, for I have hardened his heart and the hearts of his officials so that I may perform these miraculous signs of mine among them