Deuteronomy 23:16
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New International Version
Let them live among you wherever they like and in whatever town they choose. Do not oppress them.

New Living Translation
Let them live among you in any town they choose, and do not oppress them.

English Standard Version
He shall dwell with you, in your midst, in the place that he shall choose within one of your towns, wherever it suits him. You shall not wrong him.

New American Standard Bible
"He shall live with you in your midst, in the place which he shall choose in one of your towns where it pleases him; you shall not mistreat him.

King James Bible
He shall dwell with thee, even among you, in that place which he shall choose in one of thy gates, where it liketh him best: thou shalt not oppress him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Let him live among you wherever he wants within your gates. Do not mistreat him."

International Standard Version
Let him live among you wherever he chooses in any of your cities that he likes. Don't mistreat him."

NET Bible
Indeed, he may live among you in any place he chooses, in whichever of your villages he prefers; you must not oppress him.

New Heart English Bible
he shall dwell with you, in the midst of you, in the place which he shall choose within one of your gates, where it pleases him best: you shall not oppress him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Let him stay with you [and live] among your people wherever he chooses, in any of your cities that seems best to him. Never mistreat him.

JPS Tanakh 1917
he shall dwell with thee, in the midst of thee, in the place which he shall choose within one of thy gates, where it liketh him best; thou shalt not wrong him.

New American Standard 1977
“He shall live with you in your midst, in the place which he shall choose in one of your towns where it pleases him; you shall not mistreat him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He shall dwell with thee, even among you, in that place which he shall choose in one of thy gates where he likes it best; thou shalt not oppress him.

King James 2000 Bible
He may dwell with you, even among you, in that place which he shall choose within one of your gates, where it seems best to him: you shall not oppress him.

American King James Version
He shall dwell with you, even among you, in that place which he shall choose in one of your gates, where it likes him best: you shall not oppress him.

American Standard Version
he shall dwell with thee, in the midst of thee, in the place which he shall choose within one of thy gates, where it pleaseth him best: thou shalt not oppress him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He shall dwell with thee ill the place that shall please him, and shall rest, in one of thy cities: give him no trouble.

Darby Bible Translation
he shall dwell with thee, even in thy midst, in the place that he shall choose in one of thy gates, where it seemeth good to him; thou shalt not oppress him.

English Revised Version
he shall dwell with thee, in the midst of thee, in the place which he shall choose within one of thy gates, where it liketh him best: thou shalt not oppress him.

Webster's Bible Translation
He shall dwell with thee, even among you in that place which he shall choose in one of thy gates where it pleaseth him best: thou shalt not oppress him.

World English Bible
he shall dwell with you, in the midst of you, in the place which he shall choose within one of your gates, where it pleases him best: you shall not oppress him.

Young's Literal Translation
with thee he doth dwell, in thy midst, in the place which he chooseth within one of thy gates, where it is pleasing to him; thou dost not oppress him.
Study Bible
Miscellaneous Laws
15"You shall not hand over to his master a slave who has escaped from his master to you. 16"He shall live with you in your midst, in the place which he shall choose in one of your towns where it pleases him; you shall not mistreat him. 17"None of the daughters of Israel shall be a cult prostitute, nor shall any of the sons of Israel be a cult prostitute.…
Cross References
Exodus 22:21
"You shall not wrong a stranger or oppress him, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.

Proverbs 22:22
Do not rob the poor because he is poor, Or crush the afflicted at the gate;
Treasury of Scripture

He shall dwell with you, even among you, in that place which he shall choose in one of your gates, where it likes him best: you shall not oppress him.

shall dwell

Isaiah 16:3,4 Take counsel, execute judgment; make your shadow as the night in …

Luke 15:15-24 And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and …

Titus 3:2,3 To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, showing all …

liketh him best [heb] is good for him
thou shalt not

Exodus 22:21 You shall neither vex a stranger, nor oppress him: for you were strangers …

Exodus 23:9 Also you shall not oppress a stranger: for you know the heart of …

Jeremiah 7:6 If you oppress not the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, and …

Zechariah 7:10 And oppress not the widow, nor the fatherless, the stranger, nor the poor…

Malachi 3:5 And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness …

James 2:6 But you have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and …

He shall dwell in thee, even among you,.... This seems to confirm the sense of it, being a stranger, a: proselyte servant that is here spoken of, since the law provides for his dwelling among the Israelites:

in that place he shall choose, in one of thy gates, where it liketh him best: he was not to be detained by the person that took him up in his own house, or be obliged to dwell in any certain place under, a restraint, but he might take up his abode in any of the cities of Israel, which would be most for his good, profit, and advantage:

thou shalt not oppress him; by words, as the Targum of Jonathan adds,"calling him a fugitive servant, or by any opprobrious name.'' 23:15-25 It is honourable to shelter and protect the weak, provided they are not wicked. Proselytes and converts to the truth, should be treated with particular tenderness, that they may have no temptation to return to the world. We cannot honour God with our substance, unless it be honestly and honourably come by. It must not only be considered what we give, but how we got it. Where the borrower gets, or hopes to get, it is just that the lender should share the gain; but to him that borrows for necessary food, pity must be showed. That which is gone out of thy lips, as a solemn and deliberate vow, must not be recalled, but thou shalt keep and perform it punctually and fully. They were allowed to pluck and eat of the corn or grapes that grew by the road side; only they must not carry any away. This law intimated what great plenty of corn and wine they should have in Canaan. It provided for the support of poor travellers, and teaches us to be kind to such, teaches us to be ready to distribute, and not to think every thing lost that is given away. Yet it forbids us to abuse the kindness of friends, or to take advantage of what is allowed. Faithfulness to their engagements should mark the people of God; and they should never encroach upon others.
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