Bible: Deut 23:15-18

Purity in the Treatment of the Nonprivileged

23:15 You must not return an escaped slave to his master when he has run away to you. 1  23:16 Indeed, he may live among you in any place he chooses, in whichever of your villages 2  he prefers; you must not oppress him.

Purity in Cultic Personnel

23:17 There must never be a sacred prostitute 3  among the young women 4  of Israel nor a sacred male prostitute 5  among the young men 6  of Israel. 23:18 You must never bring the pay of a female prostitute 7  or the wage of a male prostitute 8  into the temple of the Lord your God in fulfillment of any vow, for both of these are abhorrent to the Lord your God.

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