Deuteronomy 23

1 “He that is wounded in the stones, or hath his privy member cut off, shall not enter into the congregation of יהוה.

2 A bastard shall not enter into the congregation of יהוה; even to his tenth generation shall he not enter into the congregation of יהוה.

3 An Ammonite or Moabite shall not enter into the congregation of יהוה; even to their tenth generation shall they not enter into the congregation of יהוה forever;

4 Because they met you not with bread and with water in the way, when you came forth out of Egypt (Mitsrayim); and because they hired against you Balaam the son of Beor of Pethor of Mesopotamia, to curse you.

5 Nevertheless יהוה your God (Elohim) would not hearken unto Balaam; but יהוה your God (Elohim) turned the curse into a blessing unto you, because יהוה your God (Elohim) loved you.

6 You shalt not seek their peace nor their prosperity all your days forever.

7 You shalt not abhor an Edomite, for he is your brother; you shalt not abhor an Egyptian (Mitsri), because you wast a stranger in his land.

8 The children that are begotten of them shall enter into the congregation of יהוה in their third generation.

9 When the army goeth forth against your enemies, then keep you 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 You shalt have a place also outside the camp, whither you shalt go forth abroad;

13 And you shalt have a paddle upon your weapon; and it shall be, when you wilt ease yourself abroad, you shalt dig therewith, and shalt turn back and cover that which cometh from you.

14 For יהוה your God (Elohim) walketh in the midst of your camp, to deliver you, and to give up your enemies before you; therefore shall your camp be holy, that he see no unclean thing in you, and turn away from you.

15 You shalt not deliver unto his master the servant which is escaped from his master unto you.

16 He shall dwell with you, even among you, in that place which he shall choose in one of your gates, where it liketh him best; you shalt not oppress him.

17 There shall be no whore of the daughters of Yisrael, nor a sodomite of the sons of Yisrael.

18 You shalt not bring the hire of a whore, or the price of a dog, into the house of יהוה your God (Elohim) for any vow, for even both these are abomination unto יהוה your God (Elohim).

19 You shalt not lend upon usury to your brother; usury of money, usury of victuals, usury of any thing that is lent upon usury.

20 Unto a stranger you mayest lend upon usury; but unto your brother you shalt not lend upon usury, that יהוה your God (Elohim) may bless you in all that you settest your hand to in the land whither you goest to possess it.

21 When you shalt vow a vow unto יהוה your God (Elohim), you shalt not slack to pay it; for יהוה your God (Elohim) will surely require it of you, and it would be sin in you.

22 But if you shalt forbear to vow, it shall be no sin in you.

23 That which is gone out of your lips you shalt keep and perform; even a freewill offering, according as you have vowed unto יהוה your God (Elohim), which you have promised with your mouth.

24 When you comest into your neighbour’s vineyard, then you mayest eat grapes your fill at your own pleasure; but you shalt not put any in your vessel.

25 When you comest into the standing corn of your neighbour, then you mayest pluck the ears with your hand; but you shalt not move a sickle unto your neighbour’s standing corn.