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Deuteronomy 23 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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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 shall enter the assembly of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 23:2 - “No one of illegitimate birth shall enter the assembly of the LORD; none of his descendants, even to the tenth generation, shall enter the assembly of the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 23:3 - “No Ammonite or Moabite shall enter the assembly of the LORD; none of their descendants, even to the tenth generation, shall 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 not willing 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 detest an Edomite, for he is your brother; you shall not detest an Egyptian, because you were an alien 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 keep yourself from 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 it shall be 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 outside the camp and go out there,
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 [fn]to cover up your excrement.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 23:14 - “Since the LORD your God walks in the midst of your camp to deliver you and to [fn]defeat your enemies before you, therefore your camp must be holy; and 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 which he shall choose 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 hire of a harlot or the wages of a [fn]dog into the house of the LORD your God for any votive offering, for both of these are an abomination to the LORD your God.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 23:19 - “You shall not charge interest to your [fn]countrymen: interest on money, food, or anything that may be loaned at interest.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 23:20 - “You may charge interest to a foreigner, but to your [fn]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 it would be sin in you, [fn]and the LORD your God will surely require it of you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 23:22 - “However, if you refrain from vowing, it would not be sin in you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 23:23 - “You shall be careful to perform what goes out from your lips, just as you have voluntarily vowed to the LORD your God, what you have [fn]promised.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 23:24 - “When you enter your neighbor’s vineyard, then you may eat grapes [fn]until you are fully satisfied, but you shall not put any in your [fn]basket.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 23:25 - “When you enter your neighbor’s standing grain, then you may pluck the heads with your hand, but you shall not wield a sickle in your neighbor’s standing grain.
NASB95 Footnotes
Literally: wounded by crushing of testicles
Literally: bread
Hebrew: Aram-naharaim
Or, a camp
Literally: come to the midst of
Literally: come to the midst of
Literally: peg
Literally: and
Literally: give
Literally: nakedness of anything
Literally: and
Literally: delivered himself
Literally: gates
I.e. male prostitute, sodomite
Literally: brother
Literally: brother
Literally: the putting forth of your hand
Literally: possess it
Literally: for
Literally: spoken with your mouth
Literally: according to your satisfaction of your soul
Or, vessel

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