New International Version
No Ammonite or Moabite or any of their descendants may enter the assembly of the LORD, not even in the tenth generation.
King James Bible
An Ammonite or Moabite shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD; even to their tenth generation shall they not enter into the congregation of the LORD for ever:
Darby Bible Translation
An Ammonite or Moabite shall not come into the congregation of Jehovah; even their tenth generation shall not come into the congregation of Jehovah for ever;
World English Bible
An Ammonite or a Moabite shall not enter into the assembly of Yahweh; even to the tenth generation shall none belonging to them enter into the assembly of Yahweh forever:
Young's Literal Translation
'An Ammonite and a Moabite doth not enter into the assembly of Jehovah; even a tenth generation of them doth not enter into the assembly of Jehovah -- to the age;
Deuteronomy 23:3 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
An Ammonite or Moabite - These nations were subjected for their impiety and wickedness, (see Deuteronomy 23:4 and Deuteronomy 23:5), to peculiar disgrace, and on this account were not permitted to hold any office among the Israelites. But this did not disqualify them from being proselytes: Ruth, who was a Moabitess, was married to Boaz, and she became one of the progenitors of our Lord.
Even to their tenth generation - That is, for ever, as the next clause explains; see Nehemiah 13:1.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Ammonite These nations were subjected for their impiety, wickedness, and enmity to Israel, to peculiar disgrace; and on this account were not permitted to hold any office among the Israelites. This did not, however, disqualify them from becoming proselytes; for Ruth, who was a Moabitess, was married to Boaz, and became one of the progenitors of our Lord
LibraryAppendix v. Rabbinic Theology and Literature
1. The Traditional Law. - The brief account given in vol. i. p. 100, of the character and authority claimed for the traditional law may here be supplemented by a chronological arrangement of the Halakhoth in the order of their supposed introduction or promulgation. In the first class, or Halakhoth of Moses from Sinai,' tradition enumerates fifty-five,  which may be thus designated: religio-agrarian, four;  ritual, including questions about clean and unclean,' twenty-three;  concerning …
Alfred Edersheim—The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah
Brief Directions How to Read the Holy Scriptures once Every Year Over, with Ease, Profit, and Reverence.
"You have heard that it was said, 'Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.'
No one born of a forbidden marriage nor any of their descendants may enter the assembly of the LORD, not even in the tenth generation.
On that day the Book of Moses was read aloud in the hearing of the people and there it was found written that no Ammonite or Moabite should ever be admitted into the assembly of God,
because they had not met the Israelites with food and water but had hired Balaam to call a curse down on them. (Our God, however, turned the curse into a blessing.)
Concerning the Ammonites: This is what the LORD says: "Has Israel no sons? Has Israel no heir? Why then has Molek taken possession of Gad? Why do his people live in its towns?
The enemy laid hands on all her treasures; she saw pagan nations enter her sanctuary-- those you had forbidden to enter your assembly.
Jump to PreviousAge Ammonite Assembly Belonging Congregation Descendants Enter Lord's Meeting Moabite Tenth
Jump to NextAge Ammonite Assembly Belonging Congregation Descendants Enter Lord's Meeting Moabite Tenth
LinksDeuteronomy 23:3 NIV
Deuteronomy 23:3 NLT
Deuteronomy 23:3 ESV
Deuteronomy 23:3 NASB
Deuteronomy 23:3 KJV
Deuteronomy 23:3 Bible Apps
Deuteronomy 23:3 Biblia Paralela
Deuteronomy 23:3 Chinese Bible
Deuteronomy 23:3 French Bible
Deuteronomy 23:3 German Bible
Deuteronomy 23:3 Commentaries
THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.