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11 Bible Verses about Laws Restricting Foreigners

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Exodus 12:43

The Lord said to Moses and Aaron, “This is the statute of the Passover: no foreigner may eat it.

Leviticus 22:10

“No one outside a priest’s family is to eat the holy offering. A foreigner staying with a priest or a hired hand is not to eat the holy offering.

Deuteronomy 23:3

No Ammonite or Moabite may enter the Lord’s assembly; none of their descendants, even to the tenth generation, may ever enter the Lord’s assembly.

Nehemiah 13:1

At that time the book of Moses was read publicly to the people. The command was found written in it that no Ammonite or Moabite should ever enter the assembly of God,

Deuteronomy 17:15

you are to appoint over you the king the Lord your God chooses. Appoint a king from your brothers. You are not to set a foreigner over you, or one who is not of your people.

Nehemiah 13:3

When they heard the law, they separated all those of mixed descent from Israel.

Exodus 21:8

If she is displeasing to her master, who chose her for himself, then he must let her be redeemed. He has no right to sell her to foreigners because he has acted treacherously toward her.

Leviticus 25:45

You may also purchase them from the foreigners staying with you, or from their families living among you—those born in your land. These may become your property.

Deuteronomy 14:21

“You are not to eat any carcass; you may give it to a temporary resident living within your gates, and he may eat it, or you may sell it to a foreigner. For you are a holy people belonging to the Lord your God. You must not boil a young goat in its mother’s milk.

Deuteronomy 15:3

You may collect something from a foreigner, but you must forgive whatever your brother owes you.

Deuteronomy 23:20

You may charge a foreigner interest, but you must not charge your brother interest, so that the Lord your God may bless you in everything you do in the land you are entering to possess.

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