Young's Literal Translation

Deuteronomy 23

Who may not enter into the congregation.

Deuteronomy 23:1 'One wounded, bruised, or cut in the member doth not enter into the assembly of Jehovah; Deuteronomy 23:2 a bastard doth not enter into the assembly of Jehovah; even a tenth generation of him doth not enter into the assembly of Jehovah. Deuteronomy 23:3 'An Ammonite and a Moabite doth not enter into the assembly of Jehovah; even a tenth generation of them doth not enter into the assembly of Jehovah—to the age; Deuteronomy 23:4 because that they have not come before you with bread and with water in the way, in your coming out from Egypt, and because he hath hired against thee Balaam son of Beor, of Pethor of Aram-Naharaim, to revile thee; Deuteronomy 23:5 and Jehovah thy God hath not been willing to hearken unto Balaam, and Jehovah thy God doth turn for thee the reviling to a blessing, because Jehovah thy God hath loved thee; Deuteronomy 23:6 thou dost not seek their peace and their good all thy days—to the age.

Deuteronomy 23:7 'Thou dost not abominate an Edomite, for thy brother he [is]; thou dost not abominate an Egyptian, for a sojourner thou hast been in his land; Deuteronomy 23:8 sons who are begotten of them, a third generation of them, doth enter into the assembly of Jehovah.

Uncleanness to be avoided in the host.

Deuteronomy 23:9 'When a camp goeth out against thine enemies, then thou hast kept from every evil thing.

Deuteronomy 23:10 'When there is in thee a man who is not clean, from an accident at night—then he hath gone out unto the outside of the camp—he doth not come in unto the midst of the camp— Deuteronomy 23:11 and it hath been, at the turning of the evening, he doth bathe with water, and at the going in of the sun he doth come in unto the midst of the camp.

Deuteronomy 23:12 'And a station thou hast at the outside of the camp, and thou hast gone out thither without, Deuteronomy 23:13 and a nail thou hast on thy staff, and it hath been, in thy sitting without, that thou hast digged with it, and turned back, and covered thy filth; Deuteronomy 23:14 for Jehovah thy God is walking up and down in the midst of thy camp, to deliver thee, and to give thine enemies before thee, and thy camp hath been holy, and He doth not see in thee the nakedness of anything, and hath turned back from after thee.

Of the fugitive servant.

Deuteronomy 23:15 'Thou dost not shut up a servant unto his lord, who is delivered unto thee from his lord; Deuteronomy 23:16 with thee he doth dwell, in thy midst, in the place which he chooseth within one of thy gates, where it is pleasing to him; thou dost not oppress him.

Of filthiness.

Deuteronomy 23:17 'There is not a whore among the daughters of Israel, nor is there a whoremonger among the sons of Israel;

Of abominable sacrifices.

Deuteronomy 23:18 thou dost not bring a gift of a whore, or a price of a dog, into the house of Jehovah thy God, for any vow; for the abomination of Jehovah thy God [are] even both of them.

Of usury.

Deuteronomy 23:19 'Thou dost not lend in usury to thy brother; usury of money, usury of food, usury of anything which is lent on usury. Deuteronomy 23:20 To a stranger thou mayest lend in usury, and to thy brother thou dost not lend in usury, so that Jehovah thy God doth bless thee in every putting forth of thy hand on the land whither thou goest in to possess it.

Of vows.

Deuteronomy 23:21 'When thou vowest a vow to Jehovah thy God, thou dost not delay to complete it; for Jehovah thy God doth certainly require it from thee, and it hath been in thee—sin. Deuteronomy 23:22 'And when thou forbearest to vow, it is not in thee a sin. Deuteronomy 23:23 The produce of thy lips thou dost keep, and hast done [it], as thou hast vowed to Jehovah thy God; a free-will-offering, which thou hast spoken with thy mouth.

Of trespasses.

Deuteronomy 23:24 'When thou comest in unto the vineyard of thy neighbour, then thou hast eaten grapes, according to thy desire, thy sufficiency; but into thy vessel thou dost not put [any]. Deuteronomy 23:25 When thou comest in among the standing-corn of thy neighbour, then thou hast plucked the ears with thy hand, but a sickle thou dost not wave over the standing-corn of thy neighbour.

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