Deut 23:1

23:1 the assembly of the Lord. This phrase refers to the worshiping community gathered before the presence of God, rather than to Israel’s population as a whole (Neh. 13:1–3). The Hebrew word for “assembly” (qahal) is usually rendered ekklesia in the Septuagint (the Greek Old Testament). This is also the term used in the Greek New Testament for “church.”