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 23:7
 23:8
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23:8 Fourth Reading
Do not despise the Edomite, since he is your brother.
Do not despise the Egyptian, since you were an immigrant in his land.

Lo-teta'ev Adomi ki achicha hu lo-teta'ev Mitsri ki-ger hayita ve'artso.
23:9 [Therefore,] children born to [members of these nations] in the third generation [after becoming proselytes] may enter God's marriage group.
Banim asher-yivaldu lahem dor shlishi yavo lahem bikehal Adonay.
23:10 When you go out as a camp against your enemies, you must avoid everything evil.
Ki-tetse machaneh al-oyveycha venishmarta mikol davar ra.



Commentary:

your brother
  Since the Edomites are descendants of Esau.

after becoming proselytes
  (Yevamoth 78a).

everything evil
  The usual immorality that is prevalent in an army camp (Ramban; Bachya). Also excessive cruelty (Josephus, Antiquities 4:8:42).





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