Deuteronomy 23
Easy Reader Bible: Purple Letter EditionKJP 
1He that is wounded in the stones, or has his privy member cut off, shall not enter the congregation of the LORD. 2A bastard shall not enter the congregation of the LORD; even to his tenth generation shall he not enter the congregation of the LORD. 3An Ammonite or Moabite shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD; even to their tenth generation shall they not enter into the congregation of the LORD forever: 4Because they met you not with bread and water in the way, when you came forth out of Egypt; and because they hired against you Balaam, the son of Beor, of Pethor of Mesopotamia, to curse you. 5Nevertheless the LORD your God would not hearken to Balaam; but the LORD your God turned the curse into a blessing unto you, because the LORD your God loved you. 6You shall not seek their peace nor their prosperity all your days forever. 7You shall not abhor an Edomite; for he is your brother. You shall not abhor an Egyptian; because you were a sojourner in his land. 8The children that are begotten of them shall enter the congregation of the LORD in their third generation.

9When the host (army) goes forth against your enemies, then keep you from every wicked thing. 10If there is among you any man, that is not clean by reason of uncleanness that chances him by night, then shall he go abroad out of the camp, he shall not come within the camp; 11But it shall be, when evening comes on, he shall wash himself with water: and when the sun is down, he shall come into the camp again. 12You shall have a place also outside the camp, where you shall go forth abroad. 13And you shall have a shovel among your weapon; and when you will ease yourself abroad, you shall dig with it, and turn back and cover that which comes from you. 14For the LORD your God walks within 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.

15You shall not deliver to his master the servant who has escaped from his master to you; 16He shall dwell with you, even among you, in that place which he shall choose in one of your gates, where it pleases him best; you shall not oppress him.

17There shall be no harlot of the daughters of Israel, nor a sodomite of the sons of Israel. 18You shall not bring the hire of a harlot, or the price of a dog, into the house of the LORD your God for any vow: for the LORD your God detests both of these.

19You shall not lend upon interest to your brother; interest of money, interest of victuals, interest of anything that is lent upon interest. 20Unto a foreigner you may lend upon interest; but to your brother you shall not lend upon interest, that the LORD your God may bless you in all that you set your hand to in the land which you go to possess.

21When you shall vow a vow unto the LORD your God, you shall not be slack to pay it: for the LORD your God will surely require it of you; and it would be sin in you. 22But if you shall forbear to vow, it shall be no sin in you. 23That which is gone out of your lips you shall keep and perform; even a freewill offering, according as you have vowed unto the LORD your God, which you have promised with your mouth.

24When you come into your neighbor's vineyard, then you may eat your fill of grapes at your own pleasure; but you shall not put any into a container. 25When you come into the standing grain of your neighbor, then you may pluck the ears with your hand; but you shall not move a sickle to your neighbor's standing grain.

Easy Reader Bible: Purple Letter Edition
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