Laws and ordinances continued
23:1 He that is wounded in the stones, or has his privy
member cut off, shall not enter into the congregation of the
Laws regarding entering the congregation
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.
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
23:4 Because they met you not with bread and with water in
the way, when ya'll came forth out of Egypt ; and because they hired against ya'll Balaam the son of Beor of Pethor of Mesopotamia, to
23:5 Nevertheless the LORD your God would not listen unto
Balaam ; but the LORD your God turned the curse into a blessing
unto ya'll, because the LORD your God loved ya'll.
23:6 You will not seek their peace nor their prosperity
all your days for ever.
23:7 You will not abhor an Edomite ; for he [is] your
brother you will not abhor an Egyptian ; because you were a
stranger in his land.
23:8 The children that are begotten of them shall enter into the
congregation of the LORD in their third generation.
23:9 When the host goes forth against your enemies, then keep
ya'll from every wicked thing.
23:10 If there be among you any man, that is not clean by reason
of uncleanness that happens on him by night, then shall he go
abroad out of the camp, he shall not come within the camp
23:11 But it shall be, when evening comes on, he shall wash
[himself] with water and when the sun is down, he shall come into
the camp [again].
23:12 You will have a place also without the camp, whither you
will go forth abroad
23:13 And you will have a paddle upon your weapon ; and it shall
be, when you will ease yourself abroad, you will dig therewith,
and will turn back and cover that which comes from ya'll
23:14 For the LORD your God walketh in the midst of your camp, to
deliver ya'll, and to give up your enemies before ya'll; therefore
shall your camp be holy that he see no unclean thing in ya'll, and
turn away from ya'll.
23:15 You will not deliver unto his master the servant which is
escaped from his master unto ya'll
23:16 He shall stay with ya'll, [even] among you, in that place
which he shall choose in one of your gates, where it liketh him
best you will not oppress him.
23:17 There shall be no whore of the daughters of Israel, nor a
sodomite of the sons of Israel.
23:18 You will not bring the hire of a whore, or the price of a
dog, into the house of the LORD your God for any vow for even both
these [are] abomination unto the LORD your God.
23:19 You will not lend upon usury to your brother ; usury of
money, usury of victuals, usury of any thing that is lent upon
23:20 Unto a stranger you may lend upon usury ; but
unto your brother you will not lend upon usury that the LORD your
God may bless ya'll in all that you set your hand to in the
land whither you go to possess it.
23:21 When you will vow a vow unto the LORD your God, you will
not slack to pay it for the LORD your God will surely require it
of ya'll; and it would be sin in ya'll.
23:22 But if you will forbear to vow, it shall be no sin in
23:23 That which is gone out of your lips you will keep and
perform ; [even] a freewill offering, according as you have
vowed unto the LORD your God, which you have promised with your
23:24 When you come into your neighbour's vineyard, then you
may eat grapes your fill at your own pleasure ; but you will
not put [any] in your vessel.
23:25 When you come into the standing corn of your neighbour,
then you may pluck the ears with your hand ; but you will
not move a sickle unto your neighbour's standing corn.
Deuteronomy Index || Main Index
1 || Chapter 2 || Chapter 3
4 || Chapter 5 || Chapter
6 || Chapter 7 || Chapter 8
9 || Chapter 10
11 || |Chapter 12 || Chapter 13
14 || Chapter 15 || Chapter
16 || Chapter 17 || Chapter 18
19 || Chapter 20
21 || Chapter 22 || Chapter 23
24 || Chapter 25 || Chapter
26 || Chapter 27 || Chapter 28
29 || Chapter 30
31 || Chapter 32 || Chapter 33