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Deuteronomy 23

Who may not enter into the congregation.

Deuteronomy 23:1 He that is wounded or mutilated in his secrets, shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD. Deuteronomy 23:2 A bastard shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD; even to his tenth generation shall he not enter into the congregation of the LORD. Deuteronomy 23:3 An Ammonite or Moabite shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD; even to their tenth generation shall they not enter into the congregation of the LORD for ever: Deuteronomy 23:4 Because they met you not with bread and with water in the way, when ye came forth from Egypt; and because they hired against thee Balaam the son of Beor of Pethor of Mesopotamia, to curse thee. Deuteronomy 23:5 Nevertheless, the LORD thy God would not hearken to Balaam: but the LORD thy God turned the curse into a blessing to thee, because the LORD thy God loved thee. Deuteronomy 23:6 Thou shalt not seek their peace, nor their prosperity all thy days for ever.

Deuteronomy 23:7 Thou shalt not abhor an Edomite, for he [is] thy brother: thou shalt not abhor an Egyptian, because thou wast a stranger in his land. Deuteronomy 23:8 The children that are begotten by them shall enter into the congregation of the LORD in their third generation.

Uncleanness to be avoided in the host.

Deuteronomy 23:9 When the host goeth forth against thy enemies, then keep thee from every wicked thing.

Deuteronomy 23:10 If there shall be among you any man that is not clean by reason of uncleanness that chanceth to him by night, then shall he go abroad out of the camp, he shall not come within the camp: Deuteronomy 23:11 But it shall be, when evening cometh on, he shall wash [himself] with water: and when the sun is down, he shall come into the camp [again].

Deuteronomy 23:12 Thou shalt have a place also without the camp, whither thou shalt go forth abroad: Deuteronomy 23:13 And thou shalt have a paddle upon thy weapon: and it shall be when thou wilt ease thyself abroad, thou shalt dig with it, and shalt turn back, and cover that which cometh from thee: Deuteronomy 23:14 For the LORD thy God walketh in the midst of thy camp, to deliver thee, and to give up thy enemies before thee; therefore shall thy camp be holy: that he may see no unclean thing in thee, and turn away from thee.

Of the fugitive servant.

Deuteronomy 23:15 Thou shalt not deliver to his master the servant who hath escaped from his master to thee: Deuteronomy 23:16 He shall dwell with thee, [even] among you in that place which he shall choose in one of thy gates where it pleaseth him best: thou shalt not oppress him.

Of filthiness.

Deuteronomy 23:17 There shall be no harlot of the daughters of Israel, nor a sodomite of the sons of Israel.

Of abominable sacrifices.

Deuteronomy 23:18 Thou shalt not bring the hire of a harlot, or the price of a dog into the house of the LORD thy God for any vow: for even both these [are] abomination to the LORD thy God.

Of usury.

Deuteronomy 23:19 Thou shalt not lend upon interest to thy brother; interest of money, interest of victuals, interest of any thing that is lent upon interest: Deuteronomy 23:20 To a stranger thou mayest lend upon interest; but to thy brother thou shalt not lend upon interest; that the LORD thy God may bless thee in all that thou settest thy hand to in the land whither thou goest to possess it.

Of vows.

Deuteronomy 23:21 When thou shalt vow a vow to the LORD thy God, thou shalt not defer to pay it: for the LORD thy God will surely require it of thee; and it would be sin in thee. Deuteronomy 23:22 But if thou shalt forbear to vow, it shall be no sin in thee. Deuteronomy 23:23 That which is uttered by thy lips thou shalt keep and perform; [even] a free-will-offering, according as thou hast vowed to the LORD thy God, which thou hast promised with thy mouth.

Of trespasses.

Deuteronomy 23:24 When thou comest into thy neighbor's vineyard, then thou mayest satisfy thy appetite with grapes at thy own pleasure; but thou shalt not put [any] in thy vessel. Deuteronomy 23:25 When thou comest into the standing-corn of thy neighbor, then thou mayest pluck the ears with thy hand: but thou shalt not move a sickle to thy neighbor's standing-corn.

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