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Deuteronomy 23:3 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

No Ammonite or Moabite may enter the Lord’s assembly; none of their descendants, even to the tenth generation, may ever enter the Lord’s assembly.

Ezra 9:1-2 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Israel’s Intermarriage with Pagans

After these things had been done, the leaders approached me and said: “The people of Israel, the priests, and the Levites have not separated themselves from the surrounding peoples whose detestable practices are like those of the Canaanites, Hittites, Perizzites, Jebusites, Ammonites, Moabites, Egyptians, and Amorites. Indeed, the Israelite men[a] have taken some of their daughters as wives for themselves and their sons, so that the holy seed has become mixed with the surrounding peoples. The leaders[b] and officials have taken the lead in this unfaithfulness!”


  1. Ezra 9:2 Lit they
  2. Ezra 9:2 Lit hand of the leaders

Nehemiah 13:1-3 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Nehemiah’s Further Reforms

13 At that time the book of Moses was read publicly to[a] the people. The command was found written in it that no Ammonite or Moabite should ever enter the assembly of God, because they did not meet the Israelites with food and water. Instead, they hired Balaam against them to curse them, but our God turned the curse into a blessing. When they heard the law, they separated all those of mixed descent from Israel.


  1. Nehemiah 13:1 Lit read in the ears of

Malachi 2:11 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

11 Judah has acted treacherously, and a detestable thing has been done in Israel and in Jerusalem. For Judah has profaned the Lord’s sanctuary,[a] which He loves, and has married the daughter of a foreign god.[b]


  1. Malachi 2:11 Or profaned what is holy to the Lord
  2. Malachi 2:11 = a woman who worshiped a foreign god

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