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 shall eat of it;

Leviticus 22:10

No outsider [not of the family of Aaron] shall eat of the holy thing [which has been offered to God]; a sojourner with the priest or a hired servant shall not eat of the holy thing.

Deuteronomy 23:3

An Ammonite or Moabite shall not enter into the congregation of the Lord; even to their tenth generation their descendants shall not enter into the assembly of the Lord forever,

Nehemiah 13:1

On that day they read in the Book of Moses in the audience of the people, and in it was found written that no Ammonite or Moabite should ever come into the assembly of God,

Deuteronomy 17:15

You shall surely set as king over you him whom the Lord your God will choose. One from among your brethren you shall set as king over you; you may not set a foreigner, who is not your brother, over you.

Nehemiah 13:3

When [the Jews] heard the law, they separated from Israel all who were of foreign descent.

Exodus 21:8

If she does not please her master who has not espoused her to himself, he shall let her be redeemed. To sell her to a foreign people he shall have no power, for he has dealt faithlessly with her.

Leviticus 25:45

Moreover, of the children of the strangers who sojourn among you, of them you may buy and of their families that are with you which they have begotten in your land, and they shall be your possession.

Deuteronomy 14:21

You shall not eat of anything that dies of itself. You may give it to the stranger or the foreigner who is within your towns, that he may eat it, or you may sell it to an alien. [They are not under God's law in this matter] but you are a people holy to the Lord your God. You shall not [even] boil a kid in its mother's milk.

Deuteronomy 15:3

Of a foreigner you may exact it, but whatever of yours is with your brother [Israelite] your hand shall release.

Deuteronomy 23:20

You may lend on interest to a foreigner, but to your brother you shall not lend on interest, that the Lord your God may bless you in all that you undertake in the land to which you go to possess it.

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