Deuteronomy 23:1

“He that is wounded in the stones, or hath his privy member cut off, shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Hee that is wounded in the stones, or hath his priuie member cut off, shall not enter into the Congregation of the Lord.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"No one who is emasculated or has his male organ cut off shall enter the assembly of the LORD.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He that is wounded in the stones, or hath his privy member cut off, shall not enter into the assembly of Jehovah.
- American Standard Version (1901)

No man whose private parts have been wounded or cut off may come into the meeting of the Lord's people.
- Basic English Bible

He that is a eunuch, whether he have been crushed or cut, shall not come into the congregation of Jehovah.
- Darby Bible

He that is wounded or mutilated in his secrets, shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD.
- Webster's Bible

He who is wounded in the stones, or has his privy member cut off, shall not enter into the assembly of Yahweh.
- World English Bible

`One wounded, bruised, or cut in the member doth not enter into the assembly of Jehovah;
- Youngs Literal Bible

(23:2) He that is crushed or maimed in his privy parts shall not enter into the assembly of the LORD.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Deuteronomy 23:1


23:1 He that is wounded - A phrase denoting an eunuch. Shall not enter into the congregation of the Lord - Shall not be admitted to honours and offices either in the church or commonwealth of Israel; and so the congregation of the Lord doth not here signify, the body of the people, but the society of the elders or rulers of the people. Add to this, that the Hebrew word, Kahal, generally signifies a congregation or company of men met together; and therefore this cannot so conveniently be meant of all the body of the people, which could never meet in one place, but of the chief rulers, which frequently did so. Nor is it strange that eunuchs are excluded from government, both because such persons are commonly observed to want that courage which is necessary for a governor, because as such persons ordinarily were despicable, so the authority in their hands was likely to be exposed to the same contempt.


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