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Deuteronomy 23

Who may not enter into the congregation.

Deuteronomy 23:1 None that is gelded or hath hys preuye membres cutt of, shall come into þe congregacyon of the Lorde. Deuteronomy 23:2 And he þt is borne of a comen woman, shall not come into þe congregacyon of the Lorde, no not in þe tenth generacyon he shall not entre into the congregacyon of the Lorde. Deuteronomy 23:3 The Ammonites and the Moabites shall not come into the congregacyon of the Lorde, no not in the tenth generacyon, nor they shall neuer come into the congregacyon of the Lorde, Deuteronomy 23:4 because they met you not wyth bread and water in the waye, when ye came out of Egypt, and because they hyred agaynst the. Balaam the sonne of Beor of Pethor, of Mesopotamia, to curse the. Deuteronomy 23:5 Neuerthelesse the Lorde thy God wolde not herken vnto Balaam, but the Lorde thy God turned the curse to a blessynge vnto the, because þe Lorde thy God loued the. Deuteronomy 23:6 Thou shalt not seke the prosperyte or welth of them all thy dayes for euer.

Deuteronomy 23:7 Thou shalt not abhorre an Edomite, for he is thy brother: nether shalt thou abhorre an Egipcian, because thou wast a straunger in hys lande. Deuteronomy 23:8 The chyldren that are begotten of them shall come into the congregacyon of the Lorde in the .iij. generacyon.

Uncleanness to be avoided in the host.

Deuteronomy 23:9 When thou goest out wyth the host agaynst thyne enemyes, kepe the from all wickednesse.

Deuteronomy 23:10 If there be amonge you any man þt is vncleane, by the reason of vnclennesse that chaunceth hym by nyght, let hym go out of þe host, Deuteronomy 23:11 and not come in agayne, into þe hoost, but at euen let hym wasshe hym selfe wyth water, & then when þe sonne is doune, let him come into the host agayne.

Deuteronomy 23:12 Thou shalt haue a place also without the host, whether thou shalt resorte to, Deuteronomy 23:13 and thou shalt haue a sharpe poynte vpon thy wepon: and when thou wylt ease thy selfe, dygge therwith, & turne and couer þt whych is departed from the. Deuteronomy 23:14 For the Lord thy God walketh in the middes of thyne host, to rydd the, and to set thyne enemies before þe. Therfore shall the place of thyne host be pure, that he se no vncleane thynge in the, and so turne him selfe from the.

Of the fugitive servant.

Deuteronomy 23:15 Thou shalt not delyuer vnto his master the seruaunt whych is escaped from hys master vnto the. Deuteronomy 23:16 He shall dwell with the, euen amonge you in what place he hym selfe lyketh best, in one of thy cyties where it is good for hym, and thou shalt not vexe hym.

Of filthiness.

Deuteronomy 23:17 There shalbe no whore of the daughters of Israel, nor whore keper of the sonnes of Israel.

Of abominable sacrifices.

Deuteronomy 23:18 Thou shalt nether brynge the hyer of an whore nor the pryce of a dogge into the house of the Lorde thy God, in any maner of vowe, for euen both of them are abhominacyon vnto the Lorde thy God.

Of usury.

Deuteronomy 23:19 Thou shalt not hurt thy brother by vsury of money, ner by vsury of corne, ner by vsury of any thynge þt he maye be hurt withall. Deuteronomy 23:20 Unto a straunger thou mayst lende vpon vsurye, but not vnto thy brother, that the Lorde thy God may blesse the in all that thou settest thyne hande to, in the lande whether thou goest to conquere it.

Of vows.

Deuteronomy 23:21 When thou hast vowed a vowe vnto the Lorde thy God, thou shalt not slacke to paye it. For the Lorde thy God wyll surely requyre it of the, and it shalbe synne in the. Deuteronomy 23:22 If þu shalt leue vowynge, it shalbe no synne in the: Deuteronomy 23:23 but that which is once gone out of thy lyppes, thou must kepe and do, accordynge as thou hast vowed vnto þe Lorde thy God of a frewyll, and as thou hast spoken wyth thy mouth.

Of trespasses.

Deuteronomy 23:24 When thou commest into thy neyghbours vyneyarde, thou mayst eate grapes thy belly full at thine awne pleasure: but thou shalt put none in thy vessell. Deuteronomy 23:25 Euen so whan thou commest into thy neyghbours corne, thou mayst plucke the eares with thyne hande, but thou shalt not moue a sycle vnto thy neyghbours corne.

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