Thou shalt not sacrifice unto the LORD thy God any bullock, or sheep,a wherein is blemish, or any evilfavouredness : for that is an abomination unto the LORD thy God.2
If there be foundamong you, within any of thy gates which the LORD thy Godgiveth thee, man or woman, that hath wroughtwickedness in the sight of the LORD thy God, in transgressing his covenant,3
And hath gone and servedothergods, and worshipped them, either the sun, or moon, or any of the host of heaven, which I have not commanded ;
And it be told thee, and thou hast heard of it, and enquireddiligently , and, behold, it be true, and the thingcertain , that such abomination is wrought in Israel:5
Then shalt thou bring forth that man or that woman, which have committed that wickedthing, unto thy gates, even that man or that woman, and shalt stone them with stones, till they die .
At the mouth of twowitnesses, or threewitnesses, shall he that is worthy of death be put to death ; but at the mouth of onewitness he shall not be put to death .
The hands of the witnesses shall be first upon him to put him to death , and afterward the hands of all the people. So thou shalt put the evilaway from among you.
If there arise a matter too hard for thee in judgment, between blood and blood, between plea and plea, and between stroke and stroke, being matters of controversy within thy gates: then shalt thou arise , and get thee up into the place which the LORD thy God shall choose ;
And thou shalt come unto the priests the Levites, and unto the judge that shall be in those days, and enquire ; and they shall shew thee the sentence of judgment:10
And thou shalt do according to the sentence , which they of that place which the LORD shall choose shall shew thee; and thou shalt observe to do according to all that they inform thee:
According to the sentence of the law which they shall teach thee, and according to the judgment which they shall tell thee, thou shalt do : thou shalt not decline from the sentence which they shall shew thee, to the right hand, nor to the left.12
And the man that will dopresumptuously, and will not hearken unto the priest that standeth to minister there before the LORD thy God, or unto the judge , even that man shall die : and thou shalt put away the evil from Israel.13
And all the people shall hear , and fear , and do no more presumptuously .
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.