Deuteronomy 23:8
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English Standard Version
Children born to them in the third generation may enter the assembly of the LORD.

King James Bible
The children that are begotten of them shall enter into the congregation of the LORD in their third generation.

American Standard Version
The children of the third generation that are born unto them shall enter into the assembly of Jehovah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They that are born of them, in the third generation shall enter into the church of the Lord.

English Revised Version
The children of the third generation that are born unto them shall enter into the assembly of the LORD.

Webster's Bible Translation
The children that are begotten by them shall enter into the congregation of the LORD in their third generation.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

So also with the ממזר, i.e., not persons begotten out of wedlock, illegitimate children generally (lxx, Vulg.), but, according to the Talmud and the Rabbins, those who were begotten in incest or adultery (cf. Ges. thes. p. 781). The etymology of the word is obscure. The only other place in which it occurs is Zechariah 9:6; and it is neither contracted from מוּם and זר (according to the Talmud, and Hitzig on Zechariah 9:6), nor from זר מעם (Geiger Urschr. p. 52), but in all probability is to be derived from a root מזר, synonymous with the Arabic word "to be corrupt, or foul." The additional clause, "not even in the tenth generation," precludes all possibility of their ever being received. Ten is the number of complete exclusion. In Deuteronomy 23:3, therefore, "for ever" is added. The reason is the same as in the case of mutilated persons, namely, their springing from a connection opposed to the divine order of the creation.

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enter into

Deuteronomy 23:1 He that is wounded in the stones, or has his privy member cut off, shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD.

Romans 3:29,30 Is he the God of the Jews only? is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also...

Ephesians 2:12,13 That at that time you were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise...

third generation

Deuteronomy 23:2,3 A bastard shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD...

Exodus 20:5,6 You shall not bow down yourself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD your God am a jealous God...

Cross References
Deuteronomy 23:7
"You shall not abhor an Edomite, for he is your brother. You shall not abhor an Egyptian, because you were a sojourner in his land.

Deuteronomy 23:9
"When you are encamped against your enemies, then you shall keep yourself from every evil thing.

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