Deuteronomy 17:14-20 (New American Standard)

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14 "When you enter the land which the LORD your God gives you, and you 1possess it and live in it, and you say, '2I will set a king over me like all the nations who are around me,' 15 you shall surely set a king over you whom the LORD your God chooses, one 3from among your acountrymen you shall set as king over yourselves; you may not put a foreigner over yourselves who is not your bcountryman. 16 "4Moreover, he shall not multiply horses for himself, nor shall he 5cause the people to return to Egypt to multiply horses, since 6the LORD has said to you, 'You shall never again return that way.' 17 "7He shall not multiply wives for himself, cor else his heart will turn away ; nor shall he greatly increase silver and gold for himself. 18 "Now it shall come about when he sits on the throne of his kingdom, he shall write for himself a copy of this law on a scroll d8in the presence of the Levitical priests. 19 "It shall be with him and he shall read it 9all the days of his life, that he may learn to fear the LORD his God, eby carefully observing all the words of this law and these statutes, 20 that his heart may not be lifted up above his fcountrymen 10and that he may not turn aside from the commandment, to the right or the left, so that he and his sons may continue long in his kingdom in the midst of Israel.
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