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Deuteronomy 17 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 17:1 - "You shall not sacrifice to the LORD your God an ox or a sheep in which is a blemish, any defect whatever; for that is an abomination to the LORD your God.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 17:2 - "If there is found among you, within any of your towns which the LORD your God gives you, a man or woman who does what is evil in the sight of the LORD your God, in transgressing his covenant,

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 17:3 - and has gone and served other gods and worshiped them, or the sun or the moon or any of the host of heaven, which I have forbidden,

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 17:4 - and it is told you and you hear of it; then you shall inquire diligently, and if it is true and certain that such an abominable thing has been done in Israel,

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 17:5 - then you shall bring forth to your gates that man or woman who has done this evil thing, and you shall stone that man or woman to death with stones.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 17:6 - On the evidence of two witnesses or of three witnesses he that is to die shall be put to death; a person shall not be put to death on the evidence of one witness.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 17:7 - The hand of the witnesses shall be first against him to put him to death, and afterward the hand of all the people. So you shall purge the evil from the midst of you.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 17:8 - "If any case arises requiring decision between one kind of homicide and another, one kind of legal right and another, or one kind of assault and another, any case within your towns which is too difficult for you, then you shall arise and go up to the place which the LORD your God will choose,

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 17:9 - and coming to the Levitical priests, and to the judge who is in office in those days, you shall consult them, and they shall declare to you the decision.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 17:10 - Then you shall do according to what they declare to you from that place which the LORD will choose; and you shall be careful to do according to all that they direct you;

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 17:11 - according to the instructions which they give you, and according to the decision which they pronounce to you, you shall do; you shall not turn aside from the verdict which they declare to you, either to the right hand or to the left.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 17:12 - The man who acts presumptuously, by not obeying the priest who stands to minister there before the LORD your God, or the judge, that man shall die; so you shall purge the evil from Israel.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 17:13 - And all the people shall hear, and fear, and not act presumptuously again.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 17:14 - "When you come to the land which the LORD your God gives you, and you possess it and dwell in it, and then say, 'I will set a king over me, like all the nations that are round about me';

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 17:15 - you may indeed 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 put a foreigner over you, who is not your brother.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 17:16 - Only he must not multiply horses for himself, or cause the people to return to Egypt in order to multiply horses, since the LORD has said to you, 'You shall never return that way again.'

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 17:17 - And he shall not multiply wives for himself, lest his heart turn away; nor shall he greatly multiply for himself silver and gold.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 17:18 - "And when he sits on the throne of his kingdom, he shall write for himself in a book a copy of this law, from that which is in the charge of the Levitical priests;

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 17:19 - and it shall be with him, and he shall read in it all the days of his life, that he may learn to fear the LORD his God, by keeping all the words of this law and these statutes, and doing them;

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 17:20 - that his heart may not be lifted up above his brethren, and that he may not turn aside from the commandment, either to the right hand or to the left; so that he may continue long in his kingdom, he and his children, in Israel.

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