DEUTERONOMY 23:16

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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.”

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Deuteronomy 23:16 Translation & Meaning

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He shall dwell יֵשֵׁ֣ב Properly, to sit down (specifically as judge. in ambush, in quiet); by implication, to dwell, to remain; causatively, to settle, to marry dwell
with עִמְּךָ֞ Adverb or preposition, with (i.e., in conjunction with), in varied applications; specifically, equally with; often with prepositional prefix (and then usually unrepresented in English) with
thee, among בְּקִרְבְּךָ֗ Properly, the nearest part, i.e., the center, whether literal, figurative or adverbial (especially with preposition) among
even (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
you, in that place בַּמָּק֧וֹם Properly, a standing, i.e., a spot; but used widely of a locality (general or specific); also (figuratively) of a condition (of body or mind) place
which אֲשֶׁר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc which
he shall choose יִבְחַ֛ר Properly, to try, i.e., (by implication) select choose
in one בְּאַחַ֥ד Properly, united, i.e., one; or (as an ordinal) first one
of thy gates, שְׁעָרֶ֖יךָ An opening, i.e., door or gate gates
where it liketh him best: בַּטּ֣וֹב Good (as an adjective) in the widest sense; used likewise as a noun, both in the masculine and the feminine, the singular and the plural (good, a good or good thing, a good man or woman; the good, goods or good things, good men or women), also as an adverb (well) liketh best
thou shalt not לֹ֖א Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles not
oppress תּוֹנֶֽנּוּ׃ To rage or be violent; by implication, to suppress, to maltreat oppress
him. תּוֹנֶֽנּוּ׃ To rage or be violent; by implication, to suppress, to maltreat him

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  • 14  For the Lord thy God walketh in the midst of thy camp, to deliver thee, and to give up thine enemies before thee; therefore shall thy camp be holy: that he see no unclean thing in thee, and turn away from thee.

  • 15  Thou shalt not deliver unto his master the servant which is escaped from his master unto thee:

  • 16  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.

  • 17  There shall be no whore of the daughters of Israel, nor a sodomite of the sons of Israel.

  • 18  Thou shalt not bring the hire of a whore, or the price of a dog, into the house of the Lord thy God for any vow: for even both these are abomination unto the Lord thy God.




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