Deuteronomy 23:12
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New International Version
Designate a place outside the camp where you can go to relieve yourself.

New Living Translation
"You must have a designated area outside the camp where you can go to relieve yourself.

English Standard Version
“You shall have a place outside the camp, and you shall go out to it.

New American Standard Bible
"You shall also have a place outside the camp and go out there,

King James Bible
Thou shalt have a place also without the camp, whither thou shalt go forth abroad:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You must have a place outside the camp and go there to relieve yourself.

International Standard Version
"Choose a place outside the camp for a latrine.

NET Bible
You are to have a place outside the camp to serve as a latrine.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Choose a place outside the camp where you can go [to relieve yourself].

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thou shalt have a place also outside the camp where thou shalt go forth abroad;

King James 2000 Bible
You shall have a place also outside the camp, where you shall go out:

American King James Version
You shall have a place also without the camp, where you shall go forth abroad:

American Standard Version
Thou shalt have a place also without the camp, whither thou shalt go forth abroad:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou shalt have a place without the camp, to which thou mayst go for the necessities of nature,

Darby Bible Translation
Thou shalt have a place also outside the camp, and shalt go forth thither.

English Revised Version
Thou shalt have a place also without the camp, whither thou shalt go forth abroad:

Webster's Bible Translation
Thou shalt have a place also without the camp, whither thou shalt go forth abroad:

World English Bible
You shall have a place also outside of the camp, where you shall go forth abroad:

Young's Literal Translation
'And a station thou hast at the outside of the camp, and thou hast gone out thither without,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

23:9-14 The camp of the Lord must have nothing offensive in it. If there must be this care taken to preserve the body clean, much more should we be careful to keep the mind pure.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Thou shalt have also a place without the camp,.... A place prepared, as the Targums of Onkelos and Jonathan, provided on purpose for the use hereafter suggested; so Ben Melech:

whither thou shalt go forth abroad; to do the necessities of nature, which they were to do without the camp, not in any place they thought fit and most convenient, but what was appointed for that purpose.



Deuteronomy 23:12 Additional Commentaries
Context
Uncleanness in the Camp
11"But it shall be when evening approaches, he shall bathe himself with water, and at sundown he may reenter the camp. 12"You shall also have a place outside the camp and go out there, 13and you shall have a spade among your tools, and it shall be when you sit down outside, you shall dig with it and shall turn to cover up your excrement.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 23:11
But as evening approaches he is to wash himself, and at sunset he may return to the camp.

Deuteronomy 23:13
As part of your equipment have something to dig with, and when you relieve yourself, dig a hole and cover up your excrement.
Treasury of Scripture

You shall have a place also without the camp, where you shall go forth abroad:

In such a vast camp as that of the Israelites, (See notes on

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

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