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Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Deuteronomy 23:16

 

 

"He shall live with you in your midst, in the place which he shall choose in one of your towns where it pleases him; you shall not mistreat him.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

He shall dwell in thee, even among you,.... This seems to confirm the sense of it, being a stranger, a: proselyte servant that is here spoken of, since the law provides for his dwelling among the Israelites:

in that place he shall choose, in one of thy gates, where it liketh him best: he was not to be detained by the person that took him up in his own house, or be obliged to dwell in any certain place under, a restraint, but he might take up his abode in any of the cities of Israel, which would be most for his good, profit, and advantage:

thou shalt not oppress him; by words, as the Targum of Jonathan adds,"calling him a fugitive servant, or by any opprobrious name.'


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Bibliography
Gill, John. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 23:16". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/deuteronomy-23.html. 1999.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

Taking advantage from his low and afflicted condition to be unreasonable or injurious to him.


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Bibliography
Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Deuteronomy 23:16". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/deuteronomy-23.html. 1685.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

He shall dwell with thee, even among you, in that place which he shall choose in one of thy gates, where it liketh him best: thou shalt not oppress him.
shall dwell
Isaiah 16:3,4; Luke 15:15-24; Titus 3:2,3
liketh him best
Heb. is good for him. thou shalt not.
Exodus 22:21; 23:9; Jeremiah 7:6; Zechariah 7:10; Malachi 3:5; James 2:6

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Bibliography
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 23:16". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/deuteronomy-23.html.

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