Deuteronomy 23:17

“There shall be no whore of the daughters of Israel, nor a sodomite of the sons of Israel.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

There shalbe no whore of the daughters of Israel, nor a Sodomite of the sonnes of Israel.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"None of the daughters of Israel shall be a cult prostitute, nor shall any of the sons of Israel be a cult prostitute.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

There shall be no prostitute of the daughters of Israel, neither shall there be a sodomite of the sons of Israel.
- American Standard Version (1901)

No daughter of Israel is to let herself be used as a loose woman for a strange god, and no son of Israel is to give himself to a man.
- Basic English Bible

There shall be no prostitute amongst the daughters of Israel, nor any Sodomite amongst the sons of Israel.
- Darby Bible

There shall be no harlot of the daughters of Israel, nor a sodomite of the sons of Israel.
- Webster's Bible

There shall be no prostitute of the daughters of Israel, neither shall there be a sodomite of the sons of Israel.
- World English Bible

`There is not a whore among the daughters of Israel, nor is there a whoremonger among the sons of Israel;
- Youngs Literal Bible

(23:18) There shall be no harlot of the daughters of Israel, neither shall there be a sodomite of the sons of Israel.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Deuteronomy 23:17


23:17 No whore - No common prostitute, such as were tolerated and encouraged by the Gentiles, and used even in their religious worship. Not that such practices were allowed to the strangers among them, as is evident from many scriptures and reasons, but that it was in a peculiar manner, and upon special reasons, forbidden to them, as being much more odious in them than in strangers.


Discussion for Deuteronomy 23

  • Lilian
    Jesus have come to give us life. We need to thank his precious blood that shed for us. We are saved by his grace in the hands of Satan. Our job now is to obey his words and commandments until rapture. Exodus 20.. We need to show our obedience to Jesus as he had showed his perfect obedience to the Father. Meditating God's words day and night are more important and more powerful than prayers. God loves us and always do what is good and avoid doing evil things coz salvation is not for everyone. God will only save for his own people who love him and obey his words and commandments until rapture. Amen and thanks be to God
  • Lilian
    Jesus have come to give us life. Thanks to Jesus for sheding his precious blood to us in order for us to have life in abundance. We are save by his Grace and not of what we have done. Our job now is to believe Jesus that he is our Savior and obey his words. Without obedience to his words and be Born Again in Spirit its impossible for us to enter into the Kingdom of God. The Kingdom of God is within us. What a lovely Holy Father and our God is faithful to his words and promises. Because of his mercy and love to us he has anointed us with oil. When God is with us who can be againsts us?.. I will continue praising God and thanking God for everything he have done into our lives for he is worthy to be praised. Amen
  • Phiendie Simelane
    Verse 2-3 Were laws to hold God 's people accountable for Holiness and this laws were applicable Before Christ Death BCD .After Christ Death ACD There 's no law against sin but we are saved by Grace because Christ died on our place.We are no longer condemned.
  • Dilbert for verse 2
    Gone to Hell before i was even born what do you think? Christ Jesus died for everyone, including you so that people may not go to hell. Although the Old Testament laws have their reason that being laws set forth for obedience , so us long as one rest upon the Gospel of Christ for salvation, you will be saved and not go to hell.
  • Lucius Speed
    No Antonio it dose not mean you can 't go to heaven. That was the big difference between grace and law. for by grace are you save through faith.The law then was set up to keep Israel pure because they were the chosen people God would use to bring and to reveal himself unto man.The only thing that will keep you out of heaven is if you are not born again.God said whosoever will let him come that include all. mercy keep us form what we deserve and grace give us what we don 't deserve. For all have sin and come short of the glory of God.
  • Antonio Grubbs for verse 2
    My mother and father were never married. So does that mean I cant go to heaven?

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