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23:2 [A man] with crushed testicles or a cut member may not enter into God's marriage group.
Lo-yavo fetsua-dakah uchrut shofchah bikehal Adonay.
23:3 A bastard must not enter God's marriage group. Even after the tenth generation, he may not enter God's marriage group.
Lo-yavo mamzer bikehal Adonay gam dor asiri lo-yavo lo bikehal Adonay.



Commentary:

marriage group
  This denotes all native born Israelites who may freely intermarry with each other. They may, however, marry a proselyte or a freed slave (Yevamoth 76a).

bastard
  Mamzer in Hebrew. A person has the status of a mamzer only if he is born of an adulterous or incestuous union, not if he is merely born out of wedlock.





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