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Deuteronomy 23
New Living Translation

Regulations concerning Worship

23"If a man's testicles are crushed or his penis is cut off, he may not be admitted to the assembly of the LORD.H6481H1795H8212H3772H935H6951H3068 2"If a person is illegitimate by birth, neither he nor his descendants for ten generations may be admitted to the assembly of the LORD.H4464H935H6951H3068H6224H1755H935H6951H3068 3"No Ammonite or Moabite or any of their descendants for ten generations may be admitted to the assembly of the LORD.H5984H4125H935H6951H3068H6224H1755H935H6951H3068H5704H5769 4These nations did not welcome you with food and water when you came out of Egypt. Instead, they hired Balaam son of Beor from Pethor in distant Aram-naharaim to curse you.H1697H6923H3899H4325H1870H3318H4714H7936H1109H1121H1160H6604H763H7043 5But the LORD your God refused to listen to Balaam. He turned the intended curse into a blessing because the LORD your God loves you.H3068H430H14H8085H1109H3068H430H2015H7045H1293H3068H430H157 6As long as you live, you must never promote the welfare and prosperity of the Ammonites or Moabites.H1875H7965H2896H3117H5769 7"Do not detest the Edomites or the Egyptians, because the Edomites are your relatives and you lived as foreigners among the Egyptians.H8581H130H251H8581H4713H1616H776 8The third generation of Edomites and Egyptians may enter the assembly of the LORD.H1121H3205H935H6951H3068H7992H1755

Miscellaneous Regulations

9"When you go to war against your enemies, be sure to stay away from anything that is impure.H4264H3318H341H8104H7451H1697 10"Any man who becomes ceremonially defiled because of a nocturnal emission must leave the camp and stay away all day.H376H2889H7137H3915H3318H2351H4264H935H8432H4264 11Toward evening he must bathe himself, and at sunset he may return to the camp.H6153H6437H7364H4325H8121H935H935H8432H4264 12"You must have a designated area outside the camp where you can go to relieve yourself.H3027H2351H4264H3318H2351 13Each of you must have a spade as part of your equipment. Whenever you relieve yourself, dig a hole with the spade and cover the excrement.H3489H240H3427H2351H2658H7725H3680H6627 14The camp must be holy, for the LORD your God moves around in your camp to protect you and to defeat your enemies. He must not see any shameful thing among you, or he will turn away from you.H3068H430H1980H7130H4264H5337H5414H341H6440H4264H6918H7200H6172H1697H7725H310 15"If slaves should escape from their masters and take refuge with you, you must not hand them over to their masters.H5462H113H5650H5337H113 16Let them live among you in any town they choose, and do not oppress them.H3427H7130H4725H977H259H8179H2896H3238 17"No Israelite, whether man or woman, may become a temple prostitute.H6948H1323H3478H6945H1121H3478 18When you are bringing an offering to fulfill a vow, you must not bring to the house of the LORD your God any offering from the earnings of a prostitute, whether a man or a woman, for both are detestable to the LORD your God.H935H868H2181H4242H3611H1004H3068H430H5088H8147H8441H3068H430 19"Do not charge interest on the loans you make to a fellow Israelite, whether you loan money, or food, or anything else.H5391H251H5392H3701H5392H400H5392H1697H5391 20You may charge interest to foreigners, but you may not charge interest to Israelites, so that the LORD your God may bless you in everything you do in the land you are about to enter and occupy.H5237H5391H251H5391H3068H430H1288H4916H3027H776H935H3423 21"When you make a vow to the LORD your God, be prompt in fulfilling whatever you promised him. For the LORD your God demands that you promptly fulfill all your vows, or you will be guilty of sin.H5087H5088H3068H430H309H7999H3068H430H1875H1875H2399 22However, it is not a sin to refrain from making a vow.H2308H5087H2399 23But once you have voluntarily made a vow, be careful to fulfill your promise to the LORD your God.H4161H8193H8104H6213H5071H5087H3068H430H1696H6310 24"When you enter your neighbor's vineyard, you may eat your fill of grapes, but you must not carry any away in a basket.H935H7453H3754H398H6025H7648H5315H5414H3627 25And when you enter your neighbor's field of grain, you may pluck the heads of grain with your hand, but you must not harvest it with a sickle.H935H7054H7453H6998H4425H3027H5130H2770H7453H7054


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