1“No one whose testicles are crushed or whose male organ is cut off shall enter the assembly of the Lord.2“No one born of a forbidden union may enter the assembly of the Lord. Even to the tenth generation, none of his descendants may enter the assembly of the Lord. (
Zec 9:6 a mixed people shall dwell in Ashdod, and I will cut off the pride of Philistia.
Zec 9:6)3“No Ammonite or Moabite may enter the assembly of the Lord. Even to the tenth generation, none of them may enter the assembly of the Lord forever, (
Ne 13:1 On that day they read from the Book of Moses in the hearing of the people. And in it was found written that no Ammonite or Moabite should ever enter the assembly of God,
Ne 13:1)4because they did not meet you with bread and with water on the way, when you came out of Egypt, and because they hired against you Balaam the son of Beor from Pethor of Mesopotamia, to curse you. (
Nu 22:5 sent messengers to Balaam the son of Beor at Pethor, which is near the River in the land of the people of Amaw, to call him, saying, “Behold, a people has come out of Egypt. They cover the face of the earth, and they are dwelling opposite me.
Nu 24:10 And Balak’s anger was kindled against Balaam, and he struck his hands together. And Balak said to Balaam, “I called you to curse my enemies, and behold, you have blessed them these three times.
Nu 24:10)6You shall not seek their peace or their prosperity all your days forever. (
Ezr 9:12 Therefore do not give your daughters to their sons, neither take their daughters for your sons, and never seek their peace or prosperity, that you may be strong and eat the good of the land and leave it for an inheritance to your children forever.’
Ezr 9:12)7“You shall not abhor an Edomite, for he is your brother. You shall not abhor an Egyptian, because you were a sojourner in his land. (
Ge 25:24 When her days to give birth were completed, behold, there were twins in her womb.
Ob 1:12 But do not gloat over the day of your brother in the day of his misfortune; do not rejoice over the people of Judah in the day of their ruin; do not boast in the day of distress.
Ob 1:12)8Children born to them in the third generation may enter the assembly of the Lord.
Uncleanness in the Camp
9“When you are encamped against your enemies, then you shall keep yourself from every evil thing.10“If any man among you becomes unclean because of a nocturnal emission, then he shall go outside the camp. He shall not come inside the camp, (
Le 15:16 “If a man has an emission of semen, he shall bathe his whole body in water and be unclean until the evening.
Le 15:16)11but when evening comes, he shall bathe himself in water, and as the sun sets, he may come inside the camp. (
Le 15:5 And anyone who touches his bed shall wash his clothes and bathe himself in water and be unclean until the evening.
Le 15:5)12“You shall have a place outside the camp, and you shall go out to it.13And you shall have a trowel with your tools, and when you sit down outside, you shall dig a hole with it and turn back and cover up your excrement.14Because the Lord your God walks in the midst of your camp, to deliver you and to give up your enemies before you, therefore your camp must be holy, so that he may not see anything indecent among you and turn away from you. (
Le 26:12 And I will walk among you and will be your God, and you shall be my people.
1. Or servant; the Hebrew term ‘ebed designates a range of social and economic roles (see Preface)
 who has escaped from his master to you. (
1Sa 30:15 And David said to him, “Will you take me down to this band?” And he said, “Swear to me by God that you will not kill me or deliver me into the hands of my master, and I will take you down to this band.”
1Sa 30:15)16He shall dwell with you, in your midst, in the place that he shall choose within one of your towns, wherever it suits him. You shall not wrong him.17“None of the daughters of Israel shall be a cult prostitute, and none of the sons of Israel shall be a cult prostitute. (
Le 19:29 “Do not profane your daughter by making her a prostitute, lest the land fall into prostitution and the land become full of depravity.
2Ki 23:7 And he broke down the houses of the male cult prostitutes who were in the house of the Lord, where the women wove hangings for the Asherah.
2Ki 23:7)18You shall not bring the fee of a prostitute or the wages of a dog
1. Or male prostitute
 into the house of the Lord your God in payment for any vow, for both of these are an abomination to the Lord your God.19“You shall not charge interest on loans to your brother, interest on money, interest on food, interest on anything that is lent for interest. (
Ex 22:25 “If you lend money to any of my people with you who is poor, you shall not be like a moneylender to him, and you shall not exact interest from him.
Ne 5:10 Moreover, I and my brothers and my servants are lending them money and grain. Let us abandon this exacting of interest.
Ne 5:10)20You may charge a foreigner interest, but you may not charge your brother interest, that the Lord your God may bless you in all that you undertake in the land that you are entering to take possession of it. (
De 15:3 Of a foreigner you may exact it, but whatever of yours is with your brother your hand shall release.
Ps 76:11 Make your vows to the Lord your God and perform them; let all around him bring gifts to him who is to be feared,
Ps 76:11)22But if you refrain from vowing, you will not be guilty of sin.23You shall be careful to do what has passed your lips, for you have voluntarily vowed to the Lord your God what you have promised with your mouth.24“If you go into your neighbor’s vineyard, you may eat your fill of grapes, as many as you wish, but you shall not put any in your bag.25If you go into your neighbor’s standing grain, you may pluck the ears with your hand, but you shall not put a sickle to your neighbor’s standing grain. (
Mt 12:1 At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on the Sabbath. His disciples were hungry, and they began to pluck heads of grain and to eat.