Deuteronomy 7:3

“Neither shalt thou make marriages with them; thy daughter thou shalt not give unto his son, nor his daughter shalt thou take unto thy son.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Deuteronomy 7:3

Neither shalt thou make marriages with them: thy daughter thou shalt not giue vnto his sonne, nor his daughter shalt thou take vnto thy sonne.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Furthermore, you shall not intermarry with them; you shall not give your daughters to their sons, nor shall you take their daughters for your sons.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

neither shalt thou make marriages with them; thy daughter thou shalt not give unto his son, nor his daughter shalt thou take unto thy son.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Do not take wives or husbands from among them; do not give your daughters to their sons, or take their daughters for your sons.
- Basic English Bible

And thou shalt make no marriages with them: thy daughter thou shalt not give unto his son, nor take his daughter for thy son;
- Darby Bible

Neither shalt thou make marriages with them; thy daughter thou shalt not give to his son, nor his daughter shalt thou take to thy son.
- Webster's Bible

neither shall you make marriages with them; your daughter you shall not give to his son, nor shall you take his daughter for your son.
- World English Bible

`And thou dost not join in marriage with them; thy daughter thou dost not give to his son, and his daughter thou dost not take to thy son,
- Youngs Literal Bible

neither shalt thou make marriages with them: thy daughter thou shalt not give unto his son, nor his daughter shalt thou take unto thy son.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Deuteronomy 7:3

Wesley's Notes for Deuteronomy 7:3


7:1 Seven nations - There were ten in #Gen 15:19 |- 21. But this being some hundreds of years after, it is not strange if three of them were either destroyed by foreign or domestick wars, or by cohabitation and marriage united with, and swallowed up in the rest.

7:4 To serve other Gods - That is, there is manifest danger of apostacy and idolatry from such matches. Which reason doth both limit the law to such of these as are unconverted (otherwise Salmon married Rahab, #Matt 1:5|) and enlarge it to other idolatrous nations, as appears from #1Kin 11:2 Ezra 9:2 Neh 13:23|.

7:5 Their graves - Which idolaters planted about the temples and altars of their Gods. Hereby God designed to take away whatsoever might bring their idolatry to remembrance, or occasion the reviving of it.


Discussion for Deuteronomy 7:3

  • Chris - in Reply on Deuteronomy 7:3
    And further to your question about 'race mixing', have a look at the following that was prescribed by God to His people, Israel: Exodus 34:12-16; Deuteronomy 7:1-4; Joshua 23:11-13; 1 Kings 11:1-4 (where Solomon disobeyed the Lord in this matter); Ezra 9:10-14 & many more. It wasn't anything about race or culture, but that Israel's heart would be turned to worship the idols that their wives followed, forgetting the Lord Who set them apart as His Own.

    And the same applies for the Christian today. 2 Corinthians 6:14-18, where the Apostle Paul warns us about entering into any union with unbelievers, whether in business or marriage. Idolatry may not be involved here for us, but the values, ethics & constraints that are upon us as Christian may not always be the same as these others & this is where problems arise & much heartache. However, there is no requirement that a Christian marriage cannot be had with someone from another culture, as long it is with one who is "in the Lord", a believer. Such a union can only receive the blessing of the Lord.
  • Marilyn Taplin - in Reply on Deuteronomy 7:3
    The word homosexuality was not invented until the 19th century:

    Homosexual: A term created by 19th century theorists to describe a sexual and emotional interest in members of one's own sex.... The Columbia Encyclopedia.

    So when the Bible mentions men with men one should be able to associate men with men with the word homosexuality.

    The KJV is so old the word homosexual was not a word when it was written. Some of the newer translations use the word homosexual.

    The New Living Translation

    Le 18:22 "Do not practice homosexuality; it is a detestable sin."

    English Standard Version

    1Co 6:9 - "Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality,'

    Today's New International Version

    1 Ti 1:10 - :for the sexually immoral, for those practicing homosexuality, for slave traders and liars and perjurers. And it is for whatever else is contrary to the sound doctrine .

    The Complete Jewish Bible

    De 23:17 - "No woman of Isra'el is to engage in ritual prostitution, and no man of Isra'el is to engage in ritual homosexual prostitution."
  • Richard in Christ - in Reply on Deuteronomy 7:3
    Also in the OT laws. Leviticus 18:22 and Leviticus 20:13.
  • Richard in Christ - in Reply on Deuteronomy 7:3
    Hello William,

    Well, it is known Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed for being "abominable" with homosexuality and other things I would believe. As you can read Genesis 19 where two Angels of the Lord came to save Lot and the men of the city came so they may "know" them. As he offered his two virgin daughters to them so they would do nothing to the Angels.

    Also in Romans 1:25-28 it is spoken of. Hope that helps.
  • S Spencer - in Reply on Deuteronomy 7:3
    Hi William, The answer to you first question you may find in Romans ch 1, read vs 1 on down to about 28 to get clarity.

    And your other question, where in the Bible does it speak of the difference in the races, and race mixing. You want find race in the Bible as used today, you would find Jews, Gentiles, the heathens, the nations, the church, ect.. God called Abraham out of the land of his father and made a nation out of him, they became the jews, that was their beginning, every one else was Gentiles, Those who are born again out of these two groups and baptized by the Holy Spirit into one body is called the Church. Israel was set apart so God could Demonstrate his Glory, relationship, Holiness, ect.. to all nations. They was not to be joined in marriage and be separated from all nations or they would end up forsaken their God and serve the other nations Idols, no race the way we see it today. However racism probably was active in the world then as well because pride existed, but that's not the focus of mature Christians, We leave that up to the world and we be about our fathers business.
  • Pansy Blackwell on Deuteronomy 7:3
    My opinion is It is a sin for a Jew to marry a non Jew, of any nationality.
  • Bobby cobb on Deuteronomy 7:3
    i like it i use it one my face book an share it


 

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