When thou art come unto the land which the LORD thy Godgiveth thee, and shalt possess it, and shalt dwell therein, and shalt say , I will set a king over me, like as all the nations that are about me;
Thou shalt in any wiseset him king over thee, whom the LORD thy God shall choose : one from among thy brethren shalt thou setking over thee: thou mayest not set a strangerover thee, which is not thy brother.16
But he shall not multiplyhorses to himself, nor cause the people to return to Egypt, to the end that he should multiplyhorses: forasmuch as the LORD hath said unto you, Ye shall henceforthreturn no more that way.17
Neither shall he multiplywives to himself, that his heartturn not away: neither shall he greatlymultiply to himself silver and gold.18
And it shall be, when he sitteth upon the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write him a copy of this law in a book out of that which is before the priests the Levites:19
And it shall be with him, and he shall read therein all the days of his life: that he may learn to fear the LORD his God, to keep all the words of this law and these statutes, to do them:
That his heart be not lifted up above his brethren, and that he turn not aside from the commandment, to the right hand, or to the left: to the end that he may prolong his days in his kingdom, he, and his children, in the midst of Israel.