Those Excluded from the Assembly
"No one whose testicles are crushed or whose male organ is cut off shall enter the assembly of the Lord.
j "No one born of a forbidden union may enter the assembly of the Lord. Even to the tenth generation, none of his descendants may enter the assembly of the Lord.
k "No Ammonite or Moabite may enter the assembly of the Lord. Even to the tenth generation, none of them may enter the assembly of the Lord forever,
l because they did not meet you with bread and with water on the way, when you came out of Egypt, and because they m hired against you Balaam the son of Beor from Pethor of n Mesopotamia, to curse you.
But the Lord your God would not listen to Balaam; instead the Lord your God turned o the curse into a blessing for you, because the Lord your God loved you.
You p shall not seek their peace or their prosperity all your days forever.
"You shall not abhor an Edomite, for q he is your brother. You shall not abhor an Egyptian, because r you were a sojourner in his land.
Children born to them in the third generation may enter the assembly of the Lord.
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
A mixed people shall dwell in Ashdod, and I will cut off the pride of Philistia.
Nehemiah 13:1 - 2
On that day they read from the Book of Moses in the hearing of the people. And in it was found written that no Ammonite or Moabite should ever enter the assembly of God.
As the sons of Esau who live in Seir and the Moabites who live in Ar did for me, until I go over the Jordan into the land that the Lord our God is giving to us.
Numbers 22:5 - 6
Sent messengers to Balaam the son of Beor at Pethor, which is near the River in the land of the people of Amaw, to call him, saying, "Behold, a people has come out of Egypt. They cover the face of the earth, and they are dwelling opposite me.
2 Peter 2:15
Forsaking the right way, they have gone astray. They have followed the way of Balaam, the son of Beor, who loved gain from wrongdoing.
And Stephen said: "Brothers and fathers, hear me. The God of glory appeared to our father Abraham when he was in Mesopotamia, before he lived in Haran.
And Balak said to Balaam, "What have you done to me? I took you to curse my enemies, and behold, you have done nothing but bless them.
And Balak's anger was kindled against Balaam, and he struck his hands together. And Balak said to Balaam, "I called you to curse my enemies, and behold, you have blessed them these three times.
Therefore do not give your daughters to their sons, neither take their daughters for your sons, and never seek their peace or prosperity, that you may be strong and eat the good of the land and leave it for an inheritance to your children forever.
Genesis 25:24 - 26
When her days to give birth were completed, behold, there were twins in her womb.
Moses sent messengers from Kadesh to the king of Edom: "Thus says your brother Israel: You know all the hardship that we have met:
Because of the violence done to your brother Jacob, shame shall cover you, and you shall be cut off forever.
But do not gloat over the day of your brother in the day of his misfortune; do not rejoice over the people of Judah in the day of their ruin; do not boast in the day of distress.
Love the sojourner, therefore, for you were sojourners in the land of Egypt.
You shall not wrong a sojourner or oppress him, for you were sojourners in the land of Egypt.
You shall not oppress a sojourner. You know the heart of a sojourner, for you were sojourners in the land of Egypt.
You shall treat the stranger who sojourns with you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.