1 "You shall not sacrifice to Yahweh your God an ox or sheep {that has a physical defect} {of anything seriously wrong}, for that [is] a detestable thing to Yahweh your God.

References for Deuteronomy 17:1

    • a 17:1 - Literally "that is on it a physical defect"
    • b 17:1 - Literally "of any thing bad/evil"
      2 If [there] is found in one of your {towns} that Yahweh your God [is] giving to you a man or a woman that does evil in the eyes of Yahweh your God to transgress his covenant

      References for Deuteronomy 17:2

        • c 17:2 - Literally "gates"
          3 and by going and serving other gods and [so] he bows down to them and to the sun or to the moon or to any [of] the host of heaven {which I have forbidden},

          References for Deuteronomy 17:3

            • d 17:3 - Literally "which not I [have] commanded"
              4 and it is reported to you or you hear [about it] and you enquire [about it] thoroughly and, indeed, [the] trustworthiness of the deed [has] been established, it {has occurred}, this detestable thing, in Israel,

              References for Deuteronomy 17:4

                • e 17:4 - Or "look!"
                • f 17:4 - Hebrew "the thing"
                • g 17:4 - Literally "has been done"
                  5 then you shall bring out that man or that woman who has done this evil thing to your gates; that is, the man or the woman, and you shall stone them with stones {to death}.

                  References for Deuteronomy 17:5

                    • h 17:5 - Hebrew "have"
                    • i 17:5 - Literally "and [so] they die"
                      6 {On the evidence of} two or three witnesses {the person shall be put to death}. The person shall not be put to death by the mouth of one witness.

                      References for Deuteronomy 17:6

                        • j 17:6 - Literally "By the mouth of"
                        • k 17:6 - Literally "he/she shall be put to death, the dead person"
                        • l 17:6 - Hebrew "he/she"
                          7 The hand of the witnesses shall be first against the person to kill the person, and afterward the hands [of] all the people, and [so] you shall purge the evil from your midst.

                          References for Deuteronomy 17:7

                            • m 17:7 - Hebrew "him"
                            • n 17:7 - Hebrew "him"
                            • o 17:7 - Hebrew "hand"
                              8 "{If a matter is too difficult for you}, [for example disputes] between blood and blood, between legal claim and legal claim and between assault and assault [and between] matters of discernment in your {towns}, then you shall get up and you shall go to the place that Yahweh your God will choose;

                              References for Deuteronomy 17:8

                                • p 17:8 - Literally "If is difficult/wonderful from you a thing for judgment"
                                • q 17:8 - Or "between one homicide and another"
                                • r 17:8 - Or "one kind of lawsuit and another"
                                • s 17:8 - Or "one kind of abuse and another"
                                • t 17:8 - Literally "gates"
                                  9 then you shall go to the priests and the Levites and to the judge who will be [in office] in those days, and you shall enquire, and they shall announce to you {the verdict}.

                                  References for Deuteronomy 17:9

                                    • u 17:9 - Literally "the word of the decision"
                                      10 "And {you shall carry out exactly the decision} that they announced to you from that place that Yahweh will choose, and {you shall diligently observe} according to all that they instruct you.

                                      References for Deuteronomy 17:10

                                        • v 17:10 - Literally "and you shall do according to the mouth of the word"
                                        • w 17:10 - Literally "and you shall observe and do"
                                          11 [And so] according to {the instruction of the law} that they teach you and according to the decisions that they say to you, you shall do; you shall not turn from the word that they tell you to the right or [to the] left.

                                          References for Deuteronomy 17:11

                                            • x 17:11 - Literally "mouth of the law"
                                              12 And the man who treats with contempt [so as] not to listen to the priest [who] [is] standing to minister on behalf of Yahweh your God or to the judge, that man shall die; so you shall purge the evil from Israel.

                                              References for Deuteronomy 17:12

                                                • y 17:12 - Or "acts presumptuously"
                                                  13 And all the people will hear and will be afraid, and they will not behave presumptuously again.
                                                  14 "When you have come to that land that Yahweh your God [is] giving to you and you have taken possession of it and you have settled in it, and you say, 'I will set over me a king like all the nations that [are] around me,'
                                                  15 indeed, you may set a king over you whom Yahweh your God will choose, from the midst of your countrymen you must set a king over you; you are not allowed to appoint over you a man, a foreigner, who [is] not your countryman.

                                                  References for Deuteronomy 17:15

                                                      16 Except, he may {not make numerous} for himself horses, and he may not allow the people to [to go] to Egypt {in order to increase horses}, for Yahweh has said to you that {you may never return}.

                                                      References for Deuteronomy 17:16

                                                        • | 17:16 - Literally "not multiply"
                                                        • } 17:16 - Literally "in order to make numerous horse"
                                                        • ~ 17:16 - Literally "not you may do again to return"
                                                          17 And he must not {acquire many} wives for himself, so that his heart [would] turn aside; and {he must not accumulate silver and gold for himself excessively}.

                                                          References for Deuteronomy 17:17

                                                            •  17:17 - Or "make numerous"
                                                            • € 17:17 - Literally "gold and silver not he must make numerous for him very"
                                                              18 "{And then} {when he is sitting} on the throne of his kingdom, then he shall write for himself a copy of this law on a scroll {before} the Levitical priests.

                                                              References for Deuteronomy 17:18

                                                                •  17:18 - Literally "And it shall happen"
                                                                • ‚ 17:18 - Literally "as/when his sitting"
                                                                • ƒ 17:18 - Literally "to the face of"
                                                                  19 And it shall be with him, and he shall read it all the days of his life, so that he may learn to revere Yahweh your God by {diligently observing} all the word of this law and these rules,

                                                                  References for Deuteronomy 17:19

                                                                    • „ 17:19 - Hebrew "in it"
                                                                    • … 17:19 - Literally "by keeping ... to do them"
                                                                      20 [so as] not to exalt his heart above his countrymen and not to turn aside from the commandment to the right or to the left, so that {he may reign long over his kingdom}, he and his children in the midst of Israel."

                                                                      References for Deuteronomy 17:20

                                                                        • † 17:20 - Or "brothers"
                                                                        • ‡ 17:20 - Literally "he may make long [his] days over his kingdom"