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Deuteronomy 23:17

    Deuteronomy 23:17 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    There shall be no whore of the daughters of Israel, nor a sodomite of the sons of Israel.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    There shall be no whore of the daughters of Israel, nor a sodomite of the sons of Israel.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    There shall be no prostitute of the daughters of Israel, neither shall there be a sodomite of the sons of Israel.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    No daughter of Israel is to let herself be used as a loose woman for a strange god, and no son of Israel is to give himself to a man.

    Webster's Revision

    There shall be no prostitute of the daughters of Israel, neither shall there be a sodomite of the sons of Israel.

    World English Bible

    There shall be no prostitute of the daughters of Israel, neither shall there be a sodomite of the sons of Israel.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    There shall be no harlot of the daughters of Israel, neither shall there be a sodomite of the sons of Israel.

    Clarke's Commentary on Deuteronomy 23:17

    There shall be no whore - See on Genesis 38:15-21 (note).

    Barnes' Notes on Deuteronomy 23:17

    Compare the marginal reference. Prostitution was a common part of religious observances among idolatrous nations, especially in the worship of Ashtoreth or Astarte. Compare Micah 1:7; Baruch 6:43.

    Wesley's Notes on Deuteronomy 23:17

    23:17 No whore - No common prostitute, such as were tolerated and encouraged by the Gentiles, and used even in their religious worship. Not that such practices were allowed to the strangers among them, as is evident from many scriptures and reasons, but that it was in a peculiar manner, and upon special reasons, forbidden to them, as being much more odious in them than in strangers.