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Deuteronomy 23

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1“Any man whose testicles are crushed or whose penis is cut off shall not be ◄included as one of/allowed to worship with► Yahweh's people.
2No ◄illegitimate person/person whose mother and father were not married►, or descendant of that person, extending to the tenth generation, shall be included as one of Yahweh's people.
3No one from the Ammon or Moab people-groups shall be ◄included as one of/allowed to worship with► Yahweh's people, extending to the tenth generation.
4One reason is that their leaders refused to give your ancestors food and water when they were traveling from Egypt to Canaan. Another reason is that they wanted to pay Balaam, the son of Beor from Pethor town in Mesopotamia, to curse you Israelis.
5But Yahweh our God did not pay attention to Balaam; instead, he caused Balaam to bless your ancestors, because Yahweh loved them.
6As long as Israel is a nation, you must not do anything to cause things to go well for those two people-groups or enable them to prosper.
7But do not despise anyone from the Edom people-group, because they are descendants of your ancestor Jacob, just like you are. And do not despise people from Egypt, because they treated your ancestors well when they first lived in Egypt.
8The children and grandchildren of people from Edom and Egypt who live among you may be ◄included among/allowed to worship with► Yahweh's people.
9When your soldiers are living in tents at a time of fighting your enemies, they must avoid doing things that would make them unacceptable to God.
10If any soldier becomes unacceptable to God because semen comes out of his body during the night, the next morning he must go outside the camp and stay there during that day.
11But in the evening of that day, he must bathe himself, and at sunset he is allowed to come back into the camp.
12Your soldiers must have a toilet area outside the camp where you can go when you need to.
13When you go to fight against your enemies, carry a stick along with your weapons, in order that when you need to defecate EUP, you can dig a hole with the stick, and then cover up the hole when you have finished defecating.
14You must keep the camp acceptable to Yahweh our God, because he is with you in your camp to protect you and to enable you to defeat your enemies. Do not do anything disgraceful/indecent that would cause Yahweh to abandon you.
15If slaves who escape from their masters come to you and request you to protect them, do not send them back to their masters.
16Allow them to stay/live among you, in whatever town they choose, and do not mistreat them.
17Do not allow any Israeli man or woman to become a prostitute at the temple.
18Also, do not allow any people who earned money from being a prostitute to bring any of that money into the temple of Yahweh our God, even if they solemnly promised to pay that money to Yahweh. Yahweh hates those who are prostitutes.

19When you lend money or food or anything else to a fellow Israeli, do not charge them interest.
20You are allowed to charge interest when you lend money to foreigners who live in your land, but not when you lend money to Israelis. Do this in order that Yahweh our God will bless you in everything that you do in the land that you are about to enter and occupy.
21When you vow to give something to Yahweh your God or to do something for him, do it as soon as you can. Yahweh expects you to do what you promised, and if you do not do it, you will be committing a sin.
22But if you SYN do not vow to do something, that is not sinful.
23But if you voluntarily promise to do something, you must do it.
24When you walk through someone else's vineyard, you are allowed to pick and eat as many grapes as you want, but you must not cut some from a vine and carry them away in a container.
25When you walk along a path in someone else's field of grain, you are allowed to pluck/pick some of the grain and eat it, but you must not cut any grain with a sickle and take it with you.”