Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

申命记 23

会众的资格

1“凡睪丸受损或被阉割的,不可加入耶和华的会众。

“私生子及其十代以内的子孙都不可加入耶和华的会众。

“亚扪人或摩押人及其十代以内的子孙都不可加入耶和华的会众。 因为在你们离开埃及的途中,他们没有用水和食物款待你们,还雇用美索不达米亚的毗夺人——比珥的儿子巴兰咒诅你们。 但你们的上帝耶和华不听巴兰的话,反而把咒诅变为祝福,因为祂爱你们。 你们一生一世永不可为他们谋求平安和好处。

“不可憎恶以东人,因为他们是你们的弟兄;也不可憎恶埃及人,因为你们曾经在埃及寄居。 他们的第三代子孙可以加入耶和华的会众。

保持军营圣洁的条例

“你们出兵征战时,一定要远离恶事。 10 如果有人因梦遗而不洁净,他就要离开营地住在营外。 11 傍晚他要沐浴,日落才可以回营。 12 要在营外指定一个地方作方便之处。 13 你们每人都要有一把铲子,便溺时要挖个洞,事后要掩埋。 14 因为你们的上帝耶和华常在营中巡视,要保护你们,击败你们的仇敌。军营必须保持圣洁,免得祂在你们中间看到任何污秽之事,便离开你们。

其他条例

15 “如果有奴隶逃到你们那里避难,不可把逃亡的奴隶送交他们的主人。 16 要让他们在你们当中选择他们喜欢的城邑与你们同住,不可压迫他们。

17 “任何以色列人,不论男女,都不可做庙妓。 18 不可把男女庙妓的收入带到你们上帝耶和华的殿还愿,因为你们的上帝耶和华憎恶他们。

19 “你们借给同胞钱、粮食或其他任何东西,都不可收取利息。 20 你们可以向外族人收取利息,但不可向同胞收取。这样,在你们将要占领的土地上,你们的上帝耶和华必使你们凡事蒙福。

21 “如果你们向你们的上帝耶和华许愿,不可迟迟不还愿,因为你们的上帝耶和华必追讨许愿不还的罪。 22 如果你们不许愿,反倒无罪; 23 但如果你们亲口许了愿,一定要向你们的上帝耶和华信守诺言。

24 “如果你们进了邻居的葡萄园,可以随意吃,但不可把葡萄放在篮子里带走。 25 如果你们进了邻居的麦田,可以用手摘麦穗,但不可用镰刀割麦子。

New American Standard Bible

Deuteronomy 23

Persons Excluded from the Assembly

1“No one who is [a]emasculated or has his male organ cut off shall enter the assembly of the Lord. No one of illegitimate birth shall enter the assembly of the Lord; none of his descendants, even to the tenth generation, shall enter the assembly of the Lord. 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, because they did not meet you with [b]food and water on the way when you came out of Egypt, and because they hired against you Balaam the son of Beor from Pethor of [c]Mesopotamia, to curse you. Nevertheless, the Lord your God was not willing to listen to Balaam, but the Lord your God turned the curse into a blessing for you because the Lord your God loves you. You shall never seek their peace or their prosperity all your days.

“You shall not detest an Edomite, for he is your brother; you shall not detest an Egyptian, because you were an alien in his land. The sons of the third generation who are born to them may enter the assembly of the Lord.

“When you go out as [d]an army against your enemies, you shall keep yourself from every evil thing.

10 “If there is among you any man who is unclean because of a nocturnal emission, then he must go outside the camp; he may not [e]reenter the camp. 11 But it shall be when evening approaches, he shall bathe himself with water, and at sundown he may [f]reenter the camp.

12 “You shall also have a place outside the camp and go out there, 13 and you shall have a [g]spade among your tools, and it shall be when you sit down outside, you shall dig with it and shall turn [h]to cover up your excrement. 14 Since the Lord your God walks in the midst of your camp to deliver you and to [i]defeat your enemies before you, therefore your camp must be holy; and He must not see [j]anything indecent among you [k]or He will turn away from you.

15 “You shall not hand over to his master a slave who has [l]escaped from his master to you. 16 He shall live with you in your midst, in the place which he shall choose in one of your [m]towns where it pleases him; you shall not mistreat him.

17 “None of the daughters of Israel shall be a cult prostitute, nor shall any of the sons of Israel be a cult prostitute. 18 You shall not bring the hire of a harlot or the wages of a [n]dog into the house of the Lord your God for any votive offering, for both of these are an abomination to the Lord your God.

19 “You shall not charge interest to your [o]countrymen: interest on money, food, or anything that may be loaned at interest. 20 You may charge interest to a foreigner, but to your [p]countrymen you shall not charge interest, so that the Lord your God may bless you in all [q]that you undertake in the land which you are about to enter to [r]possess.

21 “When you make a vow to the Lord your God, you shall not delay to pay it, for it would be sin in you, [s]and the Lord your God will surely require it of you. 22 However, if you refrain from vowing, it would not be sin in you. 23 You shall be careful to perform what goes out from your lips, just as you have voluntarily vowed to the Lord your God, what you have [t]promised.

24 “When you enter your neighbor’s vineyard, then you may eat grapes [u]until you are fully satisfied, but you shall not put any in your [v]basket.

25 “When you enter your neighbor’s standing grain, then you may pluck the heads with your hand, but you shall not wield a sickle in your neighbor’s standing grain.

  1. Deuteronomy 23:1 Lit wounded by crushing of testicles
  2. Deuteronomy 23:4 Lit bread
  3. Deuteronomy 23:4 Heb Aram-naharaim
  4. Deuteronomy 23:9 Or a camp
  5. Deuteronomy 23:10 Lit come to the midst of
  6. Deuteronomy 23:11 Lit come to the midst of
  7. Deuteronomy 23:13 Lit peg
  8. Deuteronomy 23:13 Lit and
  9. Deuteronomy 23:14 Lit give
  10. Deuteronomy 23:14 Lit nakedness of anything
  11. Deuteronomy 23:14 Lit and
  12. Deuteronomy 23:15 Lit delivered himself
  13. Deuteronomy 23:16 Lit gates
  14. Deuteronomy 23:18 I.e. male prostitute, sodomite
  15. Deuteronomy 23:19 Lit brother
  16. Deuteronomy 23:20 Lit brother
  17. Deuteronomy 23:20 Lit the putting forth of your hand
  18. Deuteronomy 23:20 Lit possess it
  19. Deuteronomy 23:21 Lit for
  20. Deuteronomy 23:23 Lit spoken with your mouth
  21. Deuteronomy 23:24 Lit according to your satisfaction of your soul
  22. Deuteronomy 23:24 Or vessel