English Standard Version
“None of the daughters of Israel shall be a cult prostitute, and none of the sons of Israel shall be a cult prostitute.
King James Bible
There shall be no whore of the daughters of Israel, nor a sodomite of the sons of Israel.
American Standard Version
There shall be no prostitute of the daughters of Israel, neither shall there be a sodomite of the sons of Israel.
There shall be no whore among the daughters of Israel, nor whoremonger among the sons of Israel.
English Revised Version
There shall be no harlot of the daughters of Israel, neither shall there be a sodomite of the sons of Israel.
Webster's Bible Translation
There shall be no harlot of the daughters of Israel, nor a sodomite of the sons of Israel.
Deuteronomy 23:17 Parallel
CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
The person who had become unclean through a nightly occurrence, was to go out of the camp and remain there till he had cleansed himself in the evening. On the journey through the desert, none but those who were affected with uncleanness of a longer duration were to be removed from the camp (Numbers 5:2) but when they were encamped, this law was to apply to even lighter defilements.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
There shall be, etc. The prohibition in the text, like many others, has no direct application to practices that were common among the Israelites at that time; but was intended to guard them against the enormities which were practised among the surrounding nations.
whore. or, sodomitess
And they called to Lot, "Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us, that we may know them."
"Do not profane your daughter by making her a prostitute, lest the land fall into prostitution and the land become full of depravity.
then they shall bring out the young woman to the door of her father's house, and the men of her city shall stone her to death with stones, because she has done an outrageous thing in Israel by whoring in her father's house. So you shall purge the evil from your midst.
1 Kings 14:24
and there were also male cult prostitutes in the land. They did according to all the abominations of the nations that the LORD drove out before the people of Israel.
1 Kings 15:12
He put away the male cult prostitutes out of the land and removed all the idols that his fathers had made.
1 Kings 22:46
And from the land he exterminated the remnant of the male cult prostitutes who remained in the days of his father Asa.
2 Kings 23:7
And he broke down the houses of the male cult prostitutes who were in the house of the LORD, where the women wove hangings for the Asherah.
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