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Deuteronomy 23:1-6 (New International Version)

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Exclusion From the Assembly

1 No one who has been emasculated1 by crushing or cutting may enter the assembly of the LORD. 2 No one born of a forbidden marriagea nor any of his descendants may enter the assembly of the LORD, even down to the tenth generation. 3 No Ammonite2 or Moabite or any of his descendants may enter the assembly of the LORD, even down to the tenth generation.3 4 For they did not come to meet you with bread and water4 on your way when you came out of Egypt, and they hired Balaam5 son of Beor from Pethor in Aram Naharaimb6 to pronounce a curse on you.#cr 5 However, the LORD your God would not listen to Balaam but turned the curse7 into a blessing for you, because the LORD your God loves8 you. 6 Do not seek a treaty9 of friendship with them as long as you live.10
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