King James VersionDeuteronomy23


1 He that is wound­ed in the stones, or hath his privy mem­ber cut off, shall not en­ter into the con­gre­ga­tion of the LORD. 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. 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: 4 Be­cause they met you not with bread and with wa­ter in the way, when ye came forth out of Egypt; and be­cause they hired against thee Bal­aam the son of Beor of Pethor of Mesopotamia, to curse thee. 5 Nev­er­the­less the LORD thy God would not hear­ken unto Bal­aam; but the LORD thy God turned the curse into a bless­ing unto thee, be­cause the LORD thy God loved thee. 6 Thou shalt not seek their peace nor their pros­per­i­ty all thy days for ev­er. 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. 8 The chil­dren that are be­got­ten of them shall en­ter into the con­gre­ga­tion of the LORD in their third gen­er­a­tion. 9 When the host goeth forth against thine en­e­mies, then keep thee from ev­ery wicked thing. 10 If there be among you any man, that is not clean by rea­son of un­clean­ness that chanceth him by night, then shall he go abroad out of the camp, he shall not come with­in the camp: 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. 12 Thou shalt have a place also with­out the camp, whith­er thou shalt go forth abroad: 13 And thou shalt have a pad­dle upon thy weapon; and it shall be, when thou wilt ease thy­self abroad, thou shalt dig there­with, and shalt turn back and cov­er that which cometh from thee: 14 For the LORD thy God walketh in the midst of thy camp, to de­liv­er thee, and to give up thine en­e­mies be­fore thee; there­fore shall thy camp be holy: that he see no un­clean thing in thee, and turn away from thee. 15 Thou shalt not de­liv­er unto his mas­ter the ser­vant which is es­caped from his mas­ter unto thee: 16 He shall dwell with thee, even among you, in that place which he shall choose in one of thy gates, where it liketh him best: thou shalt not op­press him. 17 There shall be no whore of the daugh­ters of Is­rael, nor a sodomite of the sons of Is­rael. 18 Thou shalt not bring the hire of a whore, or the price of a dog, into the house of the LORD thy God for any vow: for even both these are abom­i­na­tion unto the LORD thy God. 19 Thou shalt not lend upon usury to thy broth­er; usury of mon­ey, usury of vict­uals, usury of any thing that is lent upon usury: 20 Unto a stranger thou mayest lend upon usury; but unto thy broth­er thou shalt not lend upon usury: that the LORD thy God may bless thee in all that thou settest thine hand to in the land whith­er thou goest to pos­sess it. 21 When thou shalt vow a vow unto the LORD thy God, thou shalt not slack to pay it: for the LORD thy God will sure­ly re­quire it of thee; and it would be sin in thee. 22 But if thou shalt for­bear to vow, it shall be no sin in thee. 23 That which is gone out of thy lips thou shalt keep and per­form; even a freewill of­fer­ing, ac­cord­ing as thou hast vowed unto the LORD thy God, which thou hast promised with thy mouth. 24 When thou comest into thy neighbour's vine­yard, then thou mayest eat grapes thy fill at thine own plea­sure; but thou shalt not put any in thy ves­sel. 25 When thou comest into the stand­ing corn of thy neigh­bour, then thou mayest pluck the ears with thine hand; but thou shalt not move a sick­le unto thy neighbour's stand­ing corn.