Deuteronomy 23:2
New International Version
No one born of a forbidden marriage nor any of their descendants may enter the assembly of the LORD, not even in the tenth generation.

New Living Translation
“If a person is illegitimate by birth, neither he nor his descendants for ten generations may be admitted to the assembly of the LORD.

English Standard Version
“No one born of a forbidden union may enter the assembly of the LORD. Even to the tenth generation, none of his descendants may enter the assembly of the LORD.

Berean Study Bible
No one of illegitimate birth may enter the assembly of the LORD, nor may any of his descendants, even to the tenth generation.

King James Bible
A bastard shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD; even to his tenth generation shall he not enter into the congregation of the LORD.

New King James Version
“One of illegitimate birth shall not enter the assembly of the LORD; even to the tenth generation none of his descendants shall enter the assembly of the LORD.

New American Standard Bible
No one of illegitimate birth may enter the assembly of the LORD; none of his descendants, even to the tenth generation, may enter the assembly of the LORD.

NASB 1995
“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.

NASB 1977
“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.

Amplified Bible
A person of illegitimate birth shall not enter the assembly of the LORD; none of his descendants, even to the tenth generation.

Christian Standard Bible
No one of illegitimate birth may enter the LORD’s assembly; none of his descendants, even to the tenth generation, may enter the LORD’s assembly.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
No one of illegitimate birth may enter the LORD’s assembly; none of his descendants, even to the tenth generation, may enter the LORD’s assembly.

American Standard Version
A bastard shall not enter into the assembly of Jehovah; even to the tenth generation shall none of his enter into the assembly of Jehovah.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And a son of adultery shall not enter the assembly of LORD JEHOVAH, also not for ten generations shall he enter the assembly of LORD JEHOVAH.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
One born of a harlot shall not enter into the assembly of the Lord.

Contemporary English Version
No one born outside of a legal marriage, or any of their descendants for ten generations, can fully belong to the LORD's people.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A mamzer, that is to say, one born of a prostitute, shall not enter into the church of the Lord, until the tenth generation.

English Revised Version
A bastard shall not enter into the assembly of the LORD; even to the tenth generation shall none of his enter into the assembly of the LORD.

Good News Translation
"No one born out of wedlock or any descendant of such a person, even in the tenth generation, may be included among the LORD's people.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A man born from an illicit union may not join the assembly of the LORD. No descendant of his may join the assembly of the LORD for ten generations.

International Standard Version
Furthermore, no one born due to an illicit sexual relationship may participate in the assembly of the LORD, including his descendants to the tenth generation.

JPS Tanakh 1917
A bastard shall not enter into the assembly of the LORD; even to the tenth generation shall none of his enter into the assembly of the LORD.

Literal Standard Version
a bastard does not enter into the assembly of YHWH; even a tenth generation of him does not enter into the assembly of YHWH.

NET Bible
A person of illegitimate birth may not enter the assembly of the LORD; to the tenth generation no one related to him may do so.

New Heart English Bible
No one of illegitimate birth shall enter into the assembly of the LORD; even to the tenth generation shall none of his enter into the assembly of the LORD.

World English Bible
A bastard shall not enter into the assembly of Yahweh; even to the tenth generation shall none of his enter into the assembly of Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
a bastard doth not enter into the assembly of Jehovah; even a tenth generation of him doth not enter into the assembly of Jehovah.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Exclusion from the Congregation
1No man with crushed or severed genitals may enter the assembly of the LORD. 2No one of illegitimate birth may enter the assembly of the LORD, nor may any of his descendants, even to the tenth generation. 3No Ammonite or Moabite or any of their descendants may enter the assembly of the LORD, even to the tenth generation.…

Cross References
Deuteronomy 23:1
No man with crushed or severed genitals may enter the assembly of the LORD.

Deuteronomy 23:3
No Ammonite or Moabite or any of their descendants may enter the assembly of the LORD, even to the tenth generation.


Treasury of Scripture

A bastard shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD; even to his tenth generation shall he not enter into the congregation of the LORD.

Isaiah 57:3
But draw near hither, ye sons of the sorceress, the seed of the adulterer and the whore.

Zechariah 9:6
And a bastard shall dwell in Ashdod, and I will cut off the pride of the Philistines.

John 8:41
Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.









(2) A bastard shall not enter.--Such a person would not, even now, be circumcised by the Jews, or permitted to marry an Israelitish woman, or be buried with his people; therefore he was excluded from the covenant. It is manifest how efficacious would be the enforcement of this law also in preserving the purity of family life.

Verse 2. - A bastard; one born of a harlot; so the Hebrew word (מָמְזֶר), which occurs only here and in Zechariah 9:6, is said to mean; LXX., ἐκ πόρνης: Vulgate, de scorto natus; the Talmud and the rabbins represent the word as denoting one begotten in adultery or incest (Maimon., 'Issure Biah.,' c. 15. §§ 1, 2, 7, 9); so also the Syriac bar game, "son of adultery." To his tenth generation; i.e. forever, ten being the number of indefiniteness (cf. Genesis 31:7; Numbers 14:22; Job 19:3; Psalm 3:6, etc.).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
No
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

one of illegitimate birth
מַמְזֵ֖ר (mam·zêr)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4464: A mongrel, born of a, Jewish father and a, heathen mother

may enter
יָבֹ֥א (yā·ḇō)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

the assembly
בִּקְהַ֣ל (biq·hal)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 6951: Assembly, convocation, congregation

of the LORD,
יְהוָ֑ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

nor may any of his descendants,
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

even
גַּ֚ם (gam)
Conjunction
Strong's 1571: Assemblage, also, even, yea, though, both, and

to the tenth
עֲשִׂירִ֔י (‘ă·śî·rî)
Number - ordinal masculine singular
Strong's 6224: Tenth, tenth month, part

generation.
דּ֣וֹר (dō·wr)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1755: A revolution of time, an age, generation, a dwelling


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