Those Excluded from the Assembly

Deuteronomy 23

1 "He who is emasculated by crushing or mutilation shall a not enter the assembly of the LORD.

2 "One of illegitimate birth shall not enter the assembly of the LORD; even to the tenth generation none of his descendants shall enter the assembly of the LORD.

3 b "An Ammonite or Moabite shall not enter the assembly of the LORD; even to the tenth generation none of his descendants shall enter the assembly of the LORD forever, 4 c "because they did not meet you with bread and water on the road when you came out of Egypt, and d because they hired against you Balaam the son of Beor from Pethor of 1 Mesopotamia, to curse you. 5 "Nevertheless the LORD your God would not listen to Balaam, but the LORD your God turned the curse into a blessing for you, because the LORD your God e loves you. 6 f "You shall not seek their peace nor their prosperity all your days forever.

7 "You shall not abhor an Edomite, g for he is your brother. You shall not abhor an Egyptian, because h you were an alien in his land. 8 "The children of the third generation born to them may enter the assembly of the LORD.

New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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