Laws Restricting Foreigners

Most Relevant Verses

Exodus 12:43

The LORD said to Moses and Aaron, "This is the ordinance of the Passover: no foreigner is to eat of it;

Leviticus 22:10

'No layman, however, is to eat the holy gift; a sojourner with the priest or a hired man shall not eat of the holy gift.

Deuteronomy 23:3

"No Ammonite or Moabite shall enter the assembly of the LORD; none of their descendants, even to the tenth generation, shall ever enter the assembly of the LORD,

Nehemiah 13:1

On that day they read aloud from the book of Moses in the hearing of the people; and there was found written in it that no Ammonite or Moabite should ever enter the assembly of God,

Topics on Laws Restricting Foreigners

Avoiding Foreigners

Judges 19:12

However, his master said to him, "We will not turn aside into the city of foreigners who are not of the sons of Israel; but we will go on as far as Gibeah."

Exiled Foreigners

Jeremiah 46:19

"Make your baggage ready for exile, O daughter dwelling in Egypt, For Memphis will become a desolation; It will even be burned down and bereft of inhabitants.

Fathers In Laws

Exodus 3:1

Now Moses was pasturing the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian; and he led the flock to the west side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God.

Foreigners Permitted At The Feasts

Exodus 12:48

"But if a stranger sojourns with you, and celebrates the Passover to the LORD, let all his males be circumcised, and then let him come near to celebrate it; and he shall be like a native of the land. But no uncircumcised person may eat of it.

Foreigners Subdued

2 Chronicles 22:2

Ahaziah was twenty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned one year in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Athaliah, the granddaughter of Omri.

Laws About Agriculture

Leviticus 19:9

'Now when you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap to the very corners of your field, nor shall you gather the gleanings of your harvest.

Laws Of Sexual Union

Deuteronomy 22:13-21

"If any man takes a wife and goes in to her and then turns against her,

Laws, Abolished

Ephesians 2:15

by abolishing in His flesh the enmity, which is the Law of commandments contained in ordinances, so that in Himself He might make the two into one new man, thus establishing peace,

Loving Foreigners

Ruth 2:10

Then she fell on her face, bowing to the ground and said to him, "Why have I found favor in your sight that you should take notice of me, since I am a foreigner?"

Mother In Laws

Ruth 1:14

And they lifted up their voices and wept again; and Orpah kissed her mother-in-law, but Ruth clung to her.

Numbers Of Foreigners Killed

Judges 14:19

Then the Spirit of the LORD came upon him mightily, and he went down to Ashkelon and killed thirty of them and took their spoil and gave the changes of clothes to those who told the riddle. And his anger burned, and he went up to his father's house.

Reckoned As Foreigners

Genesis 23:4

"I am a stranger and a sojourner among you; give me a burial site among you that I may bury my dead out of my sight."

Relations With Foreigners

1 Samuel 22:3

And David went from there to Mizpah of Moab; and he said to the king of Moab, "Please let my father and my mother come and stay with you until I know what God will do for me."

Suffering From Foreigners

Ezekiel 11:9

"And I will bring you out of the midst of the city and deliver you into the hands of strangers and execute judgments against you.

Weights And Measures, Laws

Leviticus 19:35-36

'You shall do no wrong in judgment, in measurement of weight, or capacity.

What Foreigners Do

Matthew 5:47

"If you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same?

More Verses on Laws Restricting Foreigners

Deuteronomy 17:15

you shall surely set a king over you whom the LORD your God chooses, one from among your countrymen you shall set as king over yourselves; you may not put a foreigner over yourselves who is not your countryman.

Nehemiah 13:3

So when they heard the law, they excluded all foreigners from Israel.

Exodus 21:8

"If she is displeasing in the eyes of her master who designated her for himself, then he shall let her be redeemed. He does not have authority to sell her to a foreign people because of his unfairness to her.

Leviticus 25:45

'Then, too, it is out of the sons of the sojourners who live as aliens among you that you may gain acquisition, and out of their families who are with you, whom they will have produced in your land; they also may become your possession.

Deuteronomy 14:21

"You shall not eat anything which dies of itself You may give it to the alien who is in your town, so that he may eat it, or you may sell it to a foreigner, for you are a holy people to the LORD your God You shall not boil a young goat in its mother's milk.

Deuteronomy 15:3

"From a foreigner you may exact it, but your hand shall release whatever of yours is with your brother.

Deuteronomy 23:20

"You may charge interest to a foreigner, but to your countrymen you shall not charge interest, so that the LORD your God may bless you in all that you undertake in the land which you are about to enter to possess.

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