Deuteronomy 23:17
Text Analysis
3808 [e]לֹא־
1961 [e]תִהְיֶ֥ה
there shall beV-Qal-Imperf-3fs
6948 [e]קְדֵשָׁ֖ה
1323 [e]מִבְּנ֣וֹת
of the daughtersPrep-m | N-fpc
3478 [e]יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל
of IsraelN-proper-ms
3808 [e]וְלֹֽא־
norConj-w | Adv-NegPrt
1961 [e]יִהְיֶ֥ה
shall be aV-Qal-Imperf-3ms
6945 [e]קָדֵ֖שׁ
a perverted oneAdj-ms
1121 [e]מִבְּנֵ֥י
of the sonsPrep-m | N-mpc
3478 [e]יִשְׂרָאֵל׃‪‬
of IsraelN-proper-ms

Hebrew Texts
דברים 23:17 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
לֹא־תִהְיֶ֥ה קְדֵשָׁ֖ה מִבְּנֹ֣ות יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל וְלֹֽא־יִהְיֶ֥ה קָדֵ֖שׁ מִבְּנֵ֥י יִשְׂרָאֵל ׃

דברים 23:17 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
לא־תהיה קדשה מבנות ישראל ולא־יהיה קדש מבני ישראל ׃

דברים 23:17 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
לא־תהיה קדשה מבנות ישראל ולא־יהיה קדש מבני ישראל ׃

דברים 23:17 Hebrew Bible
לא תהיה קדשה מבנות ישראל ולא יהיה קדש מבני ישראל׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
"None of the daughters of Israel shall be a cult prostitute, nor shall any of the sons of Israel be a cult prostitute.

King James Bible
There shall be no whore of the daughters of Israel, nor a sodomite of the sons of Israel.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
No Israelite woman is to be a cult prostitute, and no Israelite man is to be a cult prostitute.
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