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Deuteronomy 23 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Persons Excluded from the Assembly

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 23:1 - “No one who is [fn]emasculated or has his male organ cut off may enter the assembly of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 23:2 - “No one of illegitimate birth may enter the assembly of the LORD; none of his descendants, even to the tenth generation, may enter the assembly of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 23:3 - “No Ammonite or Moabite may enter the assembly of the LORD; none of their descendants, even to the tenth generation, may ever enter the assembly of the LORD,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 23:4 - because they did not meet you with [fn]food and water on the way when you came out of Egypt, and because they hired against you Balaam the son of Beor from Pethor of [fn]Mesopotamia, to curse you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 23:5 - “Nevertheless, the LORD your God was unwilling to listen to Balaam, but the LORD your God turned the curse into a blessing for you because the LORD your God loves you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 23:6 - “You shall never seek their peace or their prosperity all your days.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 23:7 - “You shall not loathe an [fn]Edomite, for he is your brother; you shall not loathe an Egyptian, because you were a stranger in his land.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 23:8 - “The sons of the third generation who are born to them may enter the assembly of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 23:9 - “When you go out as [fn]an army against your enemies, you shall be on guard against every evil thing.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 23:10 - “If there is among you any man who is unclean because of a nocturnal emission, then he must go outside the camp; he may not [fn]reenter the camp.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 23:11 - “But when evening approaches, he shall bathe himself with water, and at sundown he may [fn]reenter the camp.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 23:12 - “You shall also have a place allocated outside the camp, so that you may go out there to relieve yourself,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 23:13 - and you shall have a [fn]spade among your tools, and it shall be when you sit down outside, you shall dig with it and shall turn and cover up your excrement.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 23:14 - “Since the LORD your God walks in the midst of your camp to save you and to [fn]defeat your enemies before you, your camp must be holy; so He must not see [fn]anything indecent among you [fn]or He will turn away from you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 23:15 - “You shall not hand over to his master a slave who has [fn]escaped from his master to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 23:16 - “He shall live with you in your midst, in the place that he chooses in one of your [fn]towns where it pleases him; you shall not mistreat him.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 23:17 - “None of the daughters of Israel shall be a cult prostitute, nor shall any of the sons of Israel be a cult prostitute.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 23:18 - “You shall not bring the earnings of a prostitute or the money for a [fn]dog into the house of the LORD your God as payment for any vowed offering, because both of these are an abomination to the LORD your God.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 23:19 - “You are not to charge interest to your countrymen: interest on money, food, or anything that may be loaned on interest.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 23:20 - “You may charge interest to a foreigner, but to your countrymen you shall not charge interest, so that the LORD your God may bless you in all [fn]that you undertake in the land which you are about to enter to [fn]possess.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 23:21 - “When you make a vow to the LORD your God, you shall not delay to pay it, for the LORD your God will certainly require it of you, and it will be a sin [fn]for you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 23:22 - “However, if you refrain from making vows, it will not be a sin [fn]for you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 23:23 - “You shall be careful and perform what goes out of your lips, since in fact you have vowed a [fn]voluntary offering to the LORD your God, whatever you have [fn]promised.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 23:24 - “When you enter your neighbor’s vineyard, you may eat grapes [fn]until you are satisfied; but you are not to put any in your [fn]basket.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 23:25 - “When you enter your neighbor’s standing grain, you may pluck the heads of grain with your hand, but you are not to [fn]use a sickle on your neighbor’s standing grain.
NASB20 Footnotes
Lit wounded by crushing of testicles
Lit bread
Heb Aram-naharaim
I.e., a descendant of Esau
Or a camp
Lit come to the midst of
Lit come to the midst of
Lit peg
Lit give
Lit nakedness of anything
Lit and
Lit delivered himself
Lit gates in the good to him
Prob. refers to a male prostitute
Lit the putting forth of your hand
Lit possess it
Lit in you
Lit in you
Or freewill offering
Lit spoken with your mouth
Lit according to your soul, your satiation
Lit container
Lit brandish

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