Deuteronomy 23:1
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New International Version
No one who has been emasculated by crushing or cutting may enter the assembly of the LORD.

New Living Translation
"If a man's testicles are crushed or his penis is cut off, he may not be admitted to the assembly of the LORD.

English Standard Version
“No one whose testicles are crushed or whose male organ is cut off shall enter the assembly of the LORD.

New American Standard Bible
"No one who is emasculated or has his male organ cut off shall enter the assembly of the LORD.

King James Bible
He that is wounded in the stones, or hath his privy member cut off, shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
No man whose testicles have been crushed or whose penis has been cut off may enter the LORD's assembly.

International Standard Version
"No man whose testicles have been crushed or whose penis has been cut off may participate in the assembly of the LORD.

NET Bible
A man with crushed or severed genitals may not enter the assembly of the LORD.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A man whose testicles are crushed or whose penis is cut off may never join the assembly of the LORD.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He that is crushed or maimed in his privy parts shall not enter into the assembly of the LORD.

New American Standard 1977
“No one who is emasculated, or has his male organ cut off, shall enter the assembly of the LORD.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He that is wounded in the stones or is castrated shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD.

King James 2000 Bible
He that is a eunuch by crushing or mutilation shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD.

American King James Version
He that is wounded in the stones, or has his privy member cut off, shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD.

American Standard Version
He that is wounded in the stones, or hath his privy member cut off, shall not enter into the assembly of Jehovah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
An eunuch, whose testicles are broken or cut away, or yard cut off, shall not enter into the church of the Lord.

Darby Bible Translation
He that is a eunuch, whether he have been crushed or cut, shall not come into the congregation of Jehovah.

English Revised Version
He that is wounded in the stones, or hath his privy member cut off, shall not enter into the assembly of the LORD.

Webster's Bible Translation
He that is wounded or mutilated in his secrets, shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD.

World English Bible
He who is wounded in the stones, or has his privy member cut off, shall not enter into the assembly of Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
'One wounded, bruised, or cut in the member doth not enter into the assembly of Jehovah;
Study Bible
Exclusion from the Congregation
1"No one who is emasculated or has his male organ cut off shall enter the assembly of the LORD. 2"No one of illegitimate birth shall enter the assembly of the LORD; none of his descendants, even to the tenth generation, shall enter the assembly of the LORD.…
Word Study

He that is wounded in the stones
patsa`  (paw-tsah')
to split, i.e. wound -- wound.
dakkah  (dak-kaw')
mutilated -- + wounded.

or hath his privy member
shophkah  (shof-kaw')
a pipe (for pouring forth, e.g. wine), i.e. the penis -- privy member.

cut off
karath  (kaw-rath')
to cut (off, down or asunder); by implication, to destroy or consume; specifically, to covenant

shall not enter
bow'  (bo)
to go or come (in a wide variety of applications)

into the congregation
qahal  (kaw-hawl')
assemblage (usually concretely) -- assembly, company, congregation, multitude.

of the LORD
Yhovah  (yeh-ho-vaw')
(the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God -- Jehovah, the Lord.

Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
23:1-8 We ought to value the privileges of God's people, both for ourselves and for our children, above all other advantages. No personal blemishes, no crimes of our forefathers, no difference of nation, shuts us out under the Christian dispensation. But an unsound heart will deprive us of blessings; and a bad example, or an unsuitable marriage, may shut our children from them.
Cross References
Galatians 5:12
As for those who are agitating you, I wish they would proceed to emasculate themselves!

Leviticus 21:20
or a hunchback or a dwarf, or one who has a defect in his eye or eczema or scabs or crushed testicles.

Leviticus 22:24
Also anything with its testicles bruised or crushed or torn or cut, you shall not offer to the LORD, or sacrifice in your land,

Deuteronomy 23:2
"No one of illegitimate birth shall enter the assembly of the LORD; none of his descendants, even to the tenth generation, shall enter the assembly of the LORD.

Isaiah 56:3
Let not the foreigner who has joined himself to the LORD say, "The LORD will surely separate me from His people." Nor let the eunuch say, "Behold, I am a dry tree."
Treasury of Scripture

He that is wounded in the stones, or has his privy member cut off, shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD.

wounded

Leviticus 21:17-21 Speak to Aaron, saying, Whoever he be of your seed in their generations …

Leviticus 22:22-24 Blind, or broken, or maimed, or having a running sore, or scurvy, …

Galatians 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there …

shall not enter It is evident that his law was not meant to exclude such Israelites either from the common benefits of civil society, or any essential religious advantages; but merely to lay them under a disgraceful distinction. This would tend to discourage parents from thus treating their children; a practice which was exceedingly common in those ages and countries. To this they were induced by the custom which prevailed, of employing such in the houses in the great and the courts of princes; so they often rose to the highest posts of honour and authority. Some expositors therefore consider the phrase, `shall not enter into the congregation of the Lord,' as meaning, that they should be incapable of bearing any office in that government which was placed over the people of God, who must thus enter a protest against this custom, and deliver selfish parents from this temptation.

Deuteronomy 23:2,3,8 A bastard shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD…

Nehemiah 13:1-3 On that day they read in the book of Moses in the audience of the …

Isaiah 56:3,4 Neither let the son of the stranger, that has joined himself to the …

Lamentations 1:10 The adversary has spread out his hand on all her pleasant things: …

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