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English to Italian translations [PRO] Art/Literary - Religion / commentario biblico evangelico
English term or phrase:tainted
"God's people are not to marry what the Canaanites represent in creed and conduct. The Canaanites were heathen in creed (unbelievers in our terminology), and they were corrupt morally in their conduct. If you want a good marriage with the blessing of God upon it, you must never take the inferior spiritually or morally. Marriage is no place to take something that is borderline, doubtful, secondhand, or tainted. The choice of your spouse is extremely important, for it will greatly affect your happiness, your service for God, and your character."
L'autore analizza il passo di Genesi 28.1 ("Thou shalt not take a wife of the daughters of Canaan" ), quando Isacco ordina a Giacobbe di non sposare ragazze cananee, focalizzando l'attenzione sull'alta considerazione che gli antichi avevano del matrimonio (agli Ebrei era vietato sposarsi con le popolazioni pagane).