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Deuteronomy 23:2

    Deuteronomy 23:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    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.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    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.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    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.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    One whose father and mother are not married may not come into the meeting of the Lord's people, or any of his family to the tenth generation.

    Webster's Revision

    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.

    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.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    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.

    Clarke's Commentary on Deuteronomy 23:2

    A bastard shall not enter - ממזר mamzer, which is here rendered bastard, should be understood as implying the offspring of an illegitimate or incestuous mixture.

    Barnes' Notes on Deuteronomy 23:2

    A bastard - Probably, a child born of incest or adultery.

    Even to his tenth generation - i. e. (see the next verse and Nehemiah 13:1), forever. Ten is the number of perfection and completeness.

    Wesley's Notes on Deuteronomy 23:2

    23:2 The congregation - Taking the word as in the former verse .