Tag Archives: Deuteronomy 23

usurping the harvest

usurping the harvest Deuteronomy 23:24-25 (JDV) Deuteronomy 23:24 “When you enter your neighbor’s vineyard, you may eat as many grapes as you want until you are full, but do not put any in your container. Deuteronomy 23:25 When you enter … Continue reading

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people of our word

people of our word Deuteronomy 23:21-23 (JDV) Deuteronomy 23:21 “If you make a solemn pledge to Yahveh your God, do not be slow to keep it, because he will require it of you, and it will be counted against you … Continue reading

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one citizenry

one citizenry Deuteronomy 23:19-20 (JDV) Deuteronomy 23:19 “Do not charge your brother interest on silver, food, or anything that can earn interest. Deuteronomy 23:20 You may charge a foreigner interest, but you must not charge your brother Israelite interest, so … Continue reading

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free and clear

free and clear Deuteronomy 23:15-18 (JDV) Deuteronomy 23:15 “Do not return a slave to his master when he has escaped from his master to you. Deuteronomy 23:16 Let him stay among you wherever he wants within your city gates. Do … Continue reading

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sacred septic

sacred septic Deuteronomy 23:12-14 (JDV) Deuteronomy 23:12 You are to have a place outside the camp and go there to relieve yourself. Deuteronomy 23:13 You are to have a digging tool in your equipment; when you relieve yourself, dig a … Continue reading

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night happenings

night happenings Deuteronomy 23:9-11 (JDV) Deuteronomy 23:9 “When you are encamped against your enemies, be careful to avoid anything offensive. Deuteronomy 23:10 If there is a man among you who is not pure because of a bodily emission during the … Continue reading

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limited enrollment

limited enrollment Deuteronomy 23:3-8 (JDV) Deuteronomy 23:3 No Ammonite or Moabite may enter Yahveh ‘s collected assembly; none of their descendants, even to the tenth generation, may enter Yahveh’s collected assembly permanently. Deuteronomy 23:4 This is because they did not … Continue reading

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do not enter

do not enter Deuteronomy 23:1-2 (JDV) Deuteronomy 23:1 “No man whose testicles have been crushed or whose penis has been eliminated may enter Yahveh ‘s collected assembly. Deuteronomy 23:2 No one of illegitimate birth may enter Yahveh’s collected assembly; none … Continue reading

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in retrospect: remembering the past

Deuteronomy 23:15-25:19 Interspersed in these various laws is a word that ties them together: remember (24:9, 18, 22).  Moses wanted the Israelites to know that they had been learning God’s way through the things they had experienced. LORD, help us … Continue reading

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in retrospect: God is looking

Deuteronomy 23:1-14 The reason no indecent thing was allowed within the camp was that God was looking.  The camp must remain holy “so that (God) may not see anything indecent among you and turn away from you.  Even though the … Continue reading

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