Deuteronomy 7:3
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Do not intermarry with them. Do not give your daughters to their sons or take their daughters for your sons,

New Living Translation
You must not intermarry with them. Do not let your daughters and sons marry their sons and daughters,

English Standard Version
You shall not intermarry with them, giving your daughters to their sons or taking their daughters for your sons,

New American Standard Bible
"Furthermore, you shall not intermarry with them; you shall not give your daughters to their sons, nor shall you take their daughters for your sons.

King James Bible
Neither shalt thou make marriages with them; thy daughter thou shalt not give unto his son, nor his daughter shalt thou take unto thy son.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Do not intermarry with them. Do not give your daughters to their sons or take their daughters for your sons,

International Standard Version
You are not to intermarry with them. You are not to give your daughters to their sons nor take their daughters for your sons,

NET Bible
You must not intermarry with them. Do not give your daughters to their sons or take their daughters for your sons,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Never marry any of them. Never let your daughters marry their sons or your sons marry their daughters.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Neither shalt thou make marriages with them; thy daughter thou shalt not give unto his son, nor his daughter shalt thou take unto thy son.

King James 2000 Bible
Neither shall you make marriages with them; your daughter you shall not give unto his son, nor his daughter shall you take unto your son.

American King James Version
Neither shall you make marriages with them; your daughter you shall not give to his son, nor his daughter shall you take to your son.

American Standard Version
neither shalt thou make marriages with them; thy daughter thou shalt not give unto his son, nor his daughter shalt thou take unto thy son.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Neither shalt thou make marriages with them. Thou shalt not give thy daughter to his son, nor take his daughter for thy son:

Darby Bible Translation
And thou shalt make no marriages with them: thy daughter thou shalt not give unto his son, nor take his daughter for thy son;

English Revised Version
neither shalt thou make marriages with them; thy daughter thou shalt not give unto his son, nor his daughter shalt thou take unto thy son.

Webster's Bible Translation
Neither shalt thou make marriages with them; thy daughter thou shalt not give to his son, nor his daughter shalt thou take to thy son.

World English Bible
neither shall you make marriages with them; your daughter you shall not give to his son, nor shall you take his daughter for your son.

Young's Literal Translation
'And thou dost not join in marriage with them; thy daughter thou dost not give to his son, and his daughter thou dost not take to thy son,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

7:1-11 Here is a strict caution against all friendship and fellowship with idols and idolaters. Those who are in communion with God, must have no communication with the unfruitful works of darkness. Limiting the orders to destroy, to the nations here mentioned, plainly shows that after ages were not to draw this into a precedent. A proper understanding of the evil of sin, and of the mystery of a crucified Saviour, will enable us to perceive the justice of God in all his punishments, temporal and eternal. We must deal decidedly with our lusts that war against our souls; let us not show them any mercy, but mortify, and crucify, and utterly destroy them. Thousands in the world that now is, have been undone by ungodly marriages; for there is more likelihood that the good will be perverted, than that the bad will be converted. Those who, in choosing yoke-fellows, keep not within the bounds of a profession of religion, cannot promise themselves helps meet for them.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 3. - Neither shalt thou make marriages with them. Brought into intimate relations with idolaters, they might be seduced into idolatry; and where marriage was contracted with an idolater, the children might be brought up in idolatry. Such unions were forbidden.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Neither shalt thou make marriages with them,.... Unless they became proselytes, as Rahab, who was married by Salmon, and so those of other nations, as Ruth the Moabitess, and so any captive taken in war; otherwise it was not lawful, bad consequences have followed upon it, which it is the design of this law to prevent; that is, being snared and drawn aside into idolatry, which was the case of Solomon:

thy daughter thou shalt not give unto his son, nor his daughter shalt thou take unto thy son; for, according to the Targum of Jonathan, whosoever marries with them, it is as if he married with their idols: and this law, according to the Jewish writers (c), is binding with respect to other nations besides the seven; and whosoever marries any Heathen, of whatsoever nation, is to be beaten.

(c) Maimon. Hilchot lssure Biah, c. 12. sect. 1.



Deuteronomy 7:3 Additional Commentaries
Context
Casting out the Nations
2and when the LORD your God delivers them before you and you defeat them, then you shall utterly destroy them. You shall make no covenant with them and show no favor to them. 3"Furthermore, you shall not intermarry with them; you shall not give your daughters to their sons, nor shall you take their daughters for your sons. 4"For they will turn your sons away from following Me to serve other gods; then the anger of the LORD will be kindled against you and He will quickly destroy you.…
Cross References
Genesis 24:3
I want you to swear by the LORD, the God of heaven and the God of earth, that you will not get a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I am living,

Exodus 34:15
"Be careful not to make a treaty with those who live in the land; for when they prostitute themselves to their gods and sacrifice to them, they will invite you and you will eat their sacrifices.

Exodus 34:16
And when you choose some of their daughters as wives for your sons and those daughters prostitute themselves to their gods, they will lead your sons to do the same.

Joshua 23:12
"But if you turn away and ally yourselves with the survivors of these nations that remain among you and if you intermarry with them and associate with them,

Judges 3:6
They took their daughters in marriage and gave their own daughters to their sons, and served their gods.

Judges 14:3
His father and mother replied, "Isn't there an acceptable woman among your relatives or among all our people? Must you go to the uncircumcised Philistines to get a wife?" But Samson said to his father, "Get her for me. She's the right one for me."

1 Kings 11:2
They were from nations about which the LORD had told the Israelites, "You must not intermarry with them, because they will surely turn your hearts after their gods." Nevertheless, Solomon held fast to them in love.

Ezra 9:2
They have taken some of their daughters as wives for themselves and their sons, and have mingled the holy race with the peoples around them. And the leaders and officials have led the way in this unfaithfulness."

Ezra 9:12
Therefore, do not give your daughters in marriage to their sons or take their daughters for your sons. Do not seek a treaty of friendship with them at any time, that you may be strong and eat the good things of the land and leave it to your children as an everlasting inheritance.'

Ezra 10:3
Now let us make a covenant before our God to send away all these women and their children, in accordance with the counsel of my lord and of those who fear the commands of our God. Let it be done according to the Law.

Nehemiah 10:30
"We promise not to give our daughters in marriage to the peoples around us or take their daughters for our sons.
Treasury of Scripture

Neither shall you make marriages with them; your daughter you shall not give to his son, nor his daughter shall you take to your son.

Genesis 6:2,3 That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; …

Exodus 34:15,16 Lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and they …

Joshua 23:12,13 Else if you do in any wise go back, and join to the remnant of these …

Judges 3:6,7 And they took their daughters to be their wives, and gave their daughters …

1 Kings 11:2 Of the nations concerning which the LORD said to the children of …

Ezra 9:1,2 Now when these things were done, the princes came to me, saying, …

Nehemiah 13:23-27 In those days also saw I Jews that had married wives of Ashdod, of …

2 Corinthians 6:14-17 Be you not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship …

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