New American Standard Bible
"No one who is emasculated or has his male organ cut off shall enter the assembly of the LORD.
King James Bible
He that is wounded in the stones, or hath his privy member cut off, shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD.
Darby Bible Translation
He that is a eunuch, whether he have been crushed or cut, shall not come into the congregation of Jehovah.
World English Bible
He who is wounded in the stones, or has his privy member cut off, shall not enter into the assembly of Yahweh.
Young's Literal Translation
'One wounded, bruised, or cut in the member doth not enter into the assembly of Jehovah;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Compare Leviticus 21:17-24. Such persons, exhibiting a mutilation of that human nature which was made in God's image, were rejected from the covenant entirely. However, they could be proselytes (compare Acts 8:27). The Old Testament itself foretells Isaiah 56:3-5 the removal of this ban when under the kingdom of Messiah the outward and emblematic perfection and sanctity of Israel should be fulfilled in their inner meaning by the covenanted presence and work of the Holy Spirit in the Church.
LibraryHere Then Shall These Persons in their Turn be in Another More Sublime Degree...
28. Here then shall these persons in their turn be in another more sublime degree of righteousness outdone, by them who shall so order themselves, that every day they shall betake them into the fields as unto pasture, and at what time they shall find it, pick up their meal, and having allayed their hunger, return. But plainly, on account of the keepers of the fields, how good were it, if the Lord should deign to bestow wings also, that the servants of God being found in other men's fields should …
St. Augustine—Of the Work of Monks.
Introductory Note to the Works of Origen.
Appeal to the Christian Women of the South
The Tenth Commandment
I wish that those who are troubling you would even mutilate themselves.
or a hunchback or a dwarf, or one who has a defect in his eye or eczema or scabs or crushed testicles.
Also anything with its testicles bruised or crushed or torn or cut, you shall not offer to the LORD, or sacrifice in your land,
"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.
Let not the foreigner who has joined himself to the LORD say, "The LORD will surely separate me from His people." Nor let the eunuch say, "Behold, I am a dry tree."
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