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Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Deuteronomy 23:8

 

 

"The sons of the third generation who are born to them may enter the assembly of the LORD.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

The children that are begotten of them, Of such as became proselytes:

shall enter into the congregation of the Lord in their third generation; not in the third generation from the time that this law was made, but from the time that any of them should embrace the true religion; their sons were the second generation, and their grandchildren the third; and such might be admitted into the congregation, and be reckoned as of them, both in their civil and church state, and be capable of serving even offices among them, and of marriage with them, as the Targum of Jonathan; which some of the Jews interpret of males only, for females, according to them, might be married immediately as soon as made proselytes, in which way they account for the lawfulness of Solomon's marriage of Pharaoh's daughterF16Vid. Kimchi in 1Reg. 3. 1. or 1 Kings 3. 1. & Misn. Yebamot, c. 8. sect. 3. .


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Bibliography
Gill, John. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 23:8". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/deuteronomy-23.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

The children that are begotten e of them shall enter into the congregation of the LORD in their third generation.

(e) If the fathers have renounced their idolatry, and received circumcision.

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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 23:8". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/deuteronomy-23.html. 1599-1645.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

The children that are begotten of them shall enter into the congregation of the LORD in their third generation.

In their third generation — Supposing their grandfather, or great-grandfather turned proselyte, and the children continue in that faith received by such ancestors.


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Wesley, John. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 23:8". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/deuteronomy-23.html. 1765.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Deuteronomy 23:8 The children that are begotten of them shall enter into the congregation of the LORD in their third generation.

Ver. 8. In their third generation.] The Edomites for their consanguinity, - it is some privilege to be allied to the saints, to be "sister’s son to Barnabas," - the [Colossians 4:10] Egyptians for their hospitality to God’s firstborn Israel. "God is not unrighteous," &c. [Hebrews 6:10] {See Trapp on "Hebrews 6:10"}


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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 23:8". John Trapp Complete Commentary. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/deuteronomy-23.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

Supposing their grandfather or great grandfather turned proselyte, and the children continue in that faith received by such ancestors.


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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Deuteronomy 23:8". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/deuteronomy-23.html. 1685.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Lord. The Rabbins explain this of the permission to marry the grand-children of such as had embraced the Jewish religion, though some of them suppose that an Idumean or an Egyptian woman might be taken to wife, as Solomon took the daughter of Pharao; but the Israelites could not give their children in marriage to the men of those nations. The grand-children of converts are rather hereby entitled to the privileges of other Jewish citizens. (Calmet)


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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 23:8". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/deuteronomy-23.html. 1859.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

shall enter into the congregation, &c. The Massorah (App-30) quotes the Babylonian Codex, which reads "shall enter unto you in the assembly of Jehovah", by reading lakem, "unto you" instead of the second lakem which the Revised Version ignores, and the Authorized Version paraphrases. The present Hebrew text reads "shall enter unto them", which can only mean unto the Edomite and Egyptian, which is incongruous. The reading of the Babylonian Codex makes all clear


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 23:8". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/deuteronomy-23.html. 1909-1922.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(8) The children that are begotten of them From this passage it is clear that it was not only from Egypt that a “mixed multitude” came up with Israel. It seems to have been impossible to prevent some inter-marriages between Edom, Moab, and Israel when the Israelites passed through their land. Such a precept is suitable to the circumstances of Moses’ time. It would be less necessary when the bulk of the people had gone over the Jordan and left Moab and Edom far behind.


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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 23:8". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/deuteronomy-23.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

The children that are begotten of them shall enter into the congregation of the LORD in their third generation.
enter into
1; Romans 3:29,30; Ephesians 2:12,13
third generation
2,3; Exodus 20:5,6

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 23:8". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/deuteronomy-23.html.

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