Deuteronomy 23: People Banned from the Sanctuary and other Rules

Moses was all, Oh, and men with damaged genitals are not allowed in the Sanctuary. Only real men in there.

Also, people descended from unions forbidden by these rules are not allowed in the Sanctuary, for ten generations.

And Moabites and Ammonites are never to be allowed in the Sanctuary because they hired Balaam to curse you. I mean, you killed all the men, but, you know, the ones descended from the women you all split up as plunder.

However, descendants from Egyptians and Edomites can enter the sanctuary after the third generation. But not before!

Masturbators and nocturnal emitters are unclean and have to stay outside of camp all day.

Oh, and make latrines outside of the camp’s perimeters. God doesn’t want to watch you poop.

If you find a runaway slave, then succor him and don’t send him back to his master.

Hebrew men and women are not allowed to be prostitutes. And money earned by prostitution is not allowed to be used for offerings.

You can charge interest to loans to foreigners, but not to other Hebrews.

If you vow something, do it, or God will get angry.

You can eat your fill of someone else’s fields, vineyards or orchards, but if you put anything in a bag to take with you, that’s stealing.

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