Matthew Bible

Deuteronomy 23

Who may not enter into the congregation.

Deuteronomy 23:1 Non that is gelded or hath his preuye membres cut of shal come in to the congregacion of the Lord. Deuteronomy 23:2 And he that is borne of a comen woman shall not come into the congregacyon of the Lorde, no in the tenth generacyon he shall not entre into the congregacyon of the Lorde. Deuteronomy 23:3 The Ammonites and the Moabites shall not come in to the congregacyon of þe Lord, no not in the tenth generacion, no they shall neuer come in to the congregacyon of þe Lorde, Deuteronomy 23:4 because they met you not wyth bread and water in the waye when ye came out of Egypt, & because they hyred agenst the Balaam þe sonne of Beor þe interpreter of Mesopotamia, to curse the. Deuteronomy 23:5 Neuerthelesse the Lorde thy God wolde not herken vnto Balaam, but turned the curse to a blessing vnto the, because the Lorde thy God loued the. Deuteronomy 23:6 Thou shalt neuer therfore seke that which is prosperouse or good for 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 Eygpcian, because thou waste a straunger in his lande. Deuteronomy 23:8 The chyldren that are begotten of them shall come in to the congregacyon of the Lorde in the .iii. generacion.

Uncleanness to be avoided in the host.

Deuteronomy 23:9 When thou goest out with the host agaynst thine enemies, kepe þe from al wickednesse for þe Lord is amonge you.

Deuteronomy 23:10 If there be any man that is vncleane by the reason of vnclennesse that chaunceth him by nyght, let him go out of the host and not come in agayne Deuteronomy 23:11 vntyll he haue washed him selfe with water before þe euen: & then when the sonne is doune, let hym come in to the host agayne.

Deuteronomy 23:12 Thou shalt haue a place without the host whether thou shalt resorte to Deuteronomy 23:13 & thou shalt haue a sharpe poynte at the ende of thy wepon: & when thou wylt ease thy selfe, dygge therwith and turne and couer that which is departed from the. Deuteronomy 23:14 For þe Lorde thy god walketh in thyne host, to ryd the and to set thyne enemyes before the. Let thyne host be pure, that he se no vncleane thyng among you and turne from you.

Of the fugitive servant.

Deuteronomy 23:15 Thou shalt not delyuer vnto his master þe seruaunt which is escaped from his master vnto the. Deuteronomy 23:16 Let him dwel wt the, euen amonge you in what place he him self lyketh best, in one of thy cyties where it is good for hym, & vexe him not.

Of filthiness.

Deuteronomy 23:17 There shalbe no whore of þe daughters of Israel, nor whorekeper of þe sonnes of Israel.

Of abominable sacrifices.

Deuteronomy 23:18 Thou shalt nether brynge þe hyre of an whore nor þe price of a dogge in to the house of the Lorde thy God, in no maner of vowe, for euen both of them are abhominacion vnto the Lord thy God.

Of usury.

Deuteronomy 23:19 Thou shalt be no vsurer vnto thy brother, nether in money nor in fode, nor in any maner thyng that is let vpon vsurye. Deuteronomy 23:20 Vnto a straunger thou mayst lende vpon vsurye, but not vnto thy brother, that the Lord thy God may blesse þe in al that þu settest thyne hande to in the land whether thou goest to conquere it.

Of vows.

Deuteronomy 23:21 When thou hast vowed a vowe vnto þe Lord thy God, se thou be not slacke to paye it. For he wyl surely requyre it of the, and it shalbe sinne vnto the. Deuteronomy 23:22 If thou shalt leaue vowynge, it shalbe no synne vnto the: Deuteronomy 23:23 but that whych is once gone out of thy lyppes, thou must kepe and do, accordynge as thou hast vowed vnto the Lorde thy God of a frewyl which thou hast spoken with thy mouth.

Of trespasses.

Deuteronomy 23:24 When thou comest into thy neyghbours vineyarde, thou mayst eate grapes thy belyfull at thyne awne pleasure: but thou shalt put none in thy bagge. Deuteronomy 23:25 When thou goest into thy neyghboures corne, thou mayst plucke þe eares wt thyne hande, but thou mayst not moue a sycle vnto thy neyghbours corne.

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