Introduction to Deuteronomy Chapter 23

Orders are here given to restrain certain persons from entering into the congregation of the Lord, Deuteronomy 23:1, and to take care that there be no unclean person in the camp, or any indecent thing done in it, Deuteronomy 23:9, to protect fugitive servants, and not deliver them up to their masters, Deuteronomy 23:15 not to suffer a filthy person to be among them, or any filthy thing to be brought into the house of God for a vow, Deuteronomy 23:17, then follow some laws against usury, and for the payment of vows, Deuteronomy 23:19, and the chapter is concluded with some directions how to behave in a neighbour's vineyard, or standing corn, Deuteronomy 23:24.