Deuteronomy 23:3
New International Version
No Ammonite or Moabite or any of their descendants may enter the assembly of the LORD, not even in the tenth generation.

New Living Translation
“No Ammonite or Moabite or any of their descendants for ten generations may be admitted to the assembly of the LORD.

English Standard Version
“No Ammonite or Moabite may enter the assembly of the LORD. Even to the tenth generation, none of them may enter the assembly of the LORD forever,

Berean Study Bible
No Ammonite or Moabite or any of their descendants may enter the assembly of the LORD, even to the tenth generation.

King James Bible
An Ammonite or Moabite shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD; even to their tenth generation shall they not enter into the congregation of the LORD for ever:

New King James Version
“An Ammonite or Moabite shall not enter the assembly of the LORD; even to the tenth generation none of his descendants shall enter the assembly of the LORD forever,

New American Standard Bible
No Ammonite or Moabite may enter the assembly of the LORD; none of their descendants, even to the tenth generation, may ever enter the assembly of the LORD,

NASB 1995
"No Ammonite or Moabite shall enter the assembly of the LORD; none of their descendants, even to the tenth generation, shall ever enter the assembly of the LORD,

NASB 1977
“No Ammonite or Moabite shall enter the assembly of the LORD; none of their descendants, even to the tenth generation, shall ever enter the assembly of the LORD,

Amplified Bible
An Ammonite or Moabite shall not enter the assembly of the LORD; none of their descendants, even to the tenth generation, shall ever enter the assembly of the LORD,

Christian Standard Bible
No Ammonite or Moabite may enter the LORD’s assembly; none of their descendants, even to the tenth generation, may ever enter the LORD’s assembly.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
No Ammonite or Moabite may enter the LORD's assembly; none of their descendants, even to the tenth generation, may ever enter the LORD's assembly.

American Standard Version
An Ammonite or a Moabite shall not enter into the assembly of Jehovah; even to the tenth generation shall none belonging to them enter into the assembly of Jehovah for ever:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
An Ammonite or a Moabite shall not enter the assembly of LORD JEHOVAH, not even to the tenth generation shall they enter the assembly of LORD JEHOVAH, for eternity:

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The Ammanite and Moabite shall not enter into the assembly of the Lord, even until the tenth generation he shall not enter into the assembly of the Lord, even for ever:

Contemporary English Version
No Ammonites or Moabites, or any of their descendants for ten generations, can become part of Israel, the LORD's people.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Ammonite and the Moabite, even after the tenth generation shall not enter into the church of the Lord for ever:

English Revised Version
An Ammonite or a Moabite shall not enter into the assembly of the LORD; even to the tenth generation shall none belonging to them enter into the assembly of the LORD for ever:

Good News Translation
"No Ammonite or Moabite--or any of their descendants, even in the tenth generation--may be included among the LORD's people.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Ammonites or Moabites may not join the assembly of the LORD. Not one descendant of theirs may join the assembly of the LORD for ten generations.

International Standard Version
"No Ammonite or Moabite may participate in the assembly of the LORD, and none of their descendants shall be admitted to the assembly of the LORD, to the tenth generation,

JPS Tanakh 1917
An Ammonite or a Moabite shall not enter into the assembly of the LORD; even to the tenth generation shall none of them enter into the assembly of the LORD for ever;

Literal Standard Version
An Ammonite and a Moabite do not enter into the assembly of YHWH; even a tenth generation of them do not enter into the assembly of YHWH—for all time,

NET Bible
An Ammonite or Moabite may not enter the assembly of the LORD; to the tenth generation none of their descendants shall ever do so,

New Heart English Bible
An Ammonite or a Moabite shall not enter into the assembly of the LORD; even to the tenth generation shall none belonging to them enter into the assembly of the LORD forever:

World English Bible
An Ammonite or a Moabite shall not enter into the assembly of Yahweh; even to the tenth generation shall none belonging to them enter into the assembly of Yahweh forever:

Young's Literal Translation
'An Ammonite and a Moabite doth not enter into the assembly of Jehovah; even a tenth generation of them doth not enter into the assembly of Jehovah -- to the age;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Exclusion from the Congregation
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. 4For they did not meet you with food and water on your way out of Egypt, and they hired Balaam son of Beor from Pethor in Aram-naharaim to curse you.…

Cross References
Matthew 5:43
You have heard that it was said, 'Love your neighbor' and 'Hate your enemy.'

Deuteronomy 23:2
No one of illegitimate birth may enter the assembly of the LORD, nor may any of his descendants, even to the tenth generation.

Nehemiah 13:1
At that time the Book of Moses was read aloud in the hearing of the people, and in it they found the passage stating that no Ammonite or Moabite should ever enter the assembly of God,

Nehemiah 13:2
because they had not met the Israelites with food and water, but had hired Balaam to call down a curse against them (although our God had turned the curse into a blessing).

Jeremiah 49:1
Concerning the Ammonites, this is what the LORD says: "Has Israel no sons? Is he without heir? Why then has Milcom taken possession of Gad? Why have his people settled in their cities?

Lamentations 1:10
The adversary has seized all her treasures. For she has seen the nations enter her sanctuary--those You had forbidden to enter Your assembly.


Treasury of Scripture

An Ammonite or Moabite shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD; even to their tenth generation shall they not enter into the congregation of the LORD for ever:

Ruth 4:6,10-22
And the kinsman said, I cannot redeem it for myself, lest I mar mine own inheritance: redeem thou my right to thyself; for I cannot redeem it

Nehemiah 4:3,7
Now Tobiah the Ammonite was by him, and he said, Even that which they build, if a fox go up, he shall even break down their stone wall…

Nehemiah 13:1,2,23
On that day they read in the book of Moses in the audience of the people; and therein was found written, that the Ammonite and the Moabite should not come into the congregation of God for ever; …









(3) An Ammonite or Moabite shall not enter. According to Rashi, "shall not marry an Israelitish woman." It must be remembered that the children, according to Jewish law, follow the father, not the mother. The case of Ruth would not, therefore, be touched by this precept.

Verse 3. - As Ammon and Moab had met the Israelites with hostility, and had brought Balaam to curse them, a curse had thereby been brought upon themselves, and they also were to be forever excluded from the congregation of Israel.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

Ammonite
עַמּוֹנִ֛י (‘am·mō·w·nî)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 5984: Ammonite -- descendants of Ammon

or Moabite
וּמוֹאָבִ֖י (ū·mō·w·’ā·ḇî)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 4125: Moabite -- descendant of Moab

or any of their descendants
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

may enter
יָבֹ֧א (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

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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