Deuteronomy 23:1-8 NIV

Exclusion From the Assembly

1 No one who has been emasculated1 by crushing or cutting may enter the assembly of the LORD.

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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.

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    • a 23:2 - Or "one of illegitimate birth"
      3 No Ammonite2 or Moabite or any of his descendants may enter the assembly of the LORD, even down to the tenth generation.3

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      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

      References for Deuteronomy 23:4

        • b 23:4 - That is, Northwest Mesopotamia
          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.

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          6 Do not seek a treaty9 of friendship with them as long as you live.10

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          7 Do not abhor an Edomite,11 for he is your brother.12 Do not abhor an Egyptian, because you lived as an alien in his country.13

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          8 The third generation of children born to them may enter the assembly of the LORD.