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Deuteronomy 23

Who may not enter into the congregation.

Deuteronomy 23:1 None that is hurt by bursting, or that hath his priuie member cut off, shall enter into the Congregation of the Lord. Deuteronomy 23:2 A bastard shall not enter into the Congregation of the Lorde: euen to his tenth generation shall he not enter into the Congregation of the Lord. Deuteronomy 23:3 The Ammonites and the Moabites shall not enter into the Congregation of the Lord: euen to their tenth generation shal they not enter into the Congregation of the Lord for euer, Deuteronomy 23:4 Because they met you not with bread & water in the way, when yee came out of Egypt, and because they hyred against thee Balaam the sonne of Beor, of Pethor in Aram-naharaim, to curse thee. Deuteronomy 23:5 Neuerthelesse, the Lorde thy God would not hearken vnto Balaam, but the Lord thy God turned the curse to a blessing vnto thee, because the Lord thy God loued thee. Deuteronomy 23:6 Thou shalt not seeke their peace nor their prosperitie all thy dayes for euer.

Deuteronomy 23:7 Thou shalt not abhorre an Edomite: for he is thy brother, neither shalt thou abhorre an Egyptian, because thou wast a strager in his land. Deuteronomy 23:8 The children that are begotten of them in their thirde generation, shall enter into the Congregation of the Lord.

Uncleanness to be avoided in the host.

Deuteronomy 23:9 When thou goest out with the host against thine enemies, keepe thee then from all wickednesse.

Deuteronomy 23:10 If there be among you any that is vncleane by that which commeth to him by night, he shall goe out of the hoste, and shall not enter into the hoste, Deuteronomy 23:11 But at euen he shall wash him selfe with water, and when the sunne is downe, he shall enter into the hoste.

Deuteronomy 23:12 Thou shalt haue a place also without the hoste whither thou shalt resort, Deuteronomy 23:13 And thou shalt haue a paddle among thy weapons, & when thou wouldest sit downe without, thou shalt shalt digge therewith, and returning thou shalt couer thine excrements. Deuteronomy 23:14 For the Lord thy God walketh in the mids of thy campe to deliuer thee, and to giue thee thine enemies before thee: therefore thine hoste shalbe holy, that he see no filthie thing in thee and turne away from thee.

Of the fugitive servant.

Deuteronomy 23:15 Thou shalt not deliuer the seruant vnto his master, which is escaped from his master vnto thee. Deuteronomy 23:16 He shall dwell with thee, euen among you, in what place he shal chuse, in one of thy cities where it liketh him best: thou shalt not vexe him.

Of filthiness.

Deuteronomy 23:17 There shalbe no whore of the daughters of Israel, neither shal there be a whore keeper of the sonnes of Israel.

Of abominable sacrifices.

Deuteronomy 23:18 Thou shalt neyther bring the hyre of a whore, nor the price of a dogge into the house of the Lord thy God for any vow: for euen both these are abomination vnto the Lord thy God.

Of usury.

Deuteronomy 23:19 Thou shalt not giue to vsurie to thy brother: as vsurie of money, vsurie of meate, vsurie of any thing that is put to vsurie. Deuteronomy 23:20 Vnto a stranger thou mayest lend vpon vsurie, but thou shalt not lend vpon vsurie vnto thy brother, that the Lord thy God may blesse thee in all that thou settest thine hand to, in the land whither thou goest to possesse it.

Of vows.

Deuteronomy 23:21 When thou shalt vowe a vowe vnto the Lord thy God, thou shalt not be slacke to paye it: for the Lorde thy God will surely require it of thee, and so it should be sinne vnto thee. Deuteronomy 23:22 But when thou absteinest from vowing, it shalbe no sinne vnto thee. Deuteronomy 23:23 That which is gone out of thy lippes, thou shalt keepe and performe, as thou hast vowed it willingly vnto the Lord thy God: for thou hast spoken it with thy mouth.

Of trespasses.

Deuteronomy 23:24 When thou commest vnto thy neighbours vineyard, then thou mayest eate grapes at thy pleasure, as much as thou wilt: but thou shalt put none in thy vessell. Deuteronomy 23:25 When thou commest into thy neighbours corne thou mayest plucke the eares with thine hand, but thou shalt not moue a sickle to thy neighbours corne.

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