ותצא דינת בת לאה, יצאה מאהל אמה ואביה שהיה מחוץ לעיר ובאה אל העיר לראות בבנות הארץ. ומה שאמר בת לאה, דרשו בו (ב"ר פ') יוצאנית בת יוצאנית "ותצא לאה לקראתו" ואמר אשר ילדה ליעקב, כי מה שקרה לה עונש יעקב היה כמו שכתבנו:
ותצא דינה בת לאה, she went forth from her mother’s tent, her father also not being at home, and she came into the town to get acquainted with other girls in the town. The reason why the Torah underscored that she was the daughter of Leah, a fact we are all familiar with, was to remind us “like mother like daughter.” Her mother had been described in 30,16 by the words ותצא לאה לקראתו, “Leah went forth to meet her husband,” suggesting that she took an initiative which was not common for her. The reason the Torah added another fact that we knew already, i.e. אשר ילדה ליעקב, “whom she had born for Yaakov,” is to alert us to the fact that what happened to her was a punishment for her father (as we explained in 32,23).