"1You shall not sacrifice to the LORD your God an ox or a sheepwhichhas a blemish or anyadefect, for that is a detestablething to the LORD your God.
"2If there is found in your midst, in any of your btowns, which the LORD your God is giving you, a manor a womanwhodoeswhat is evil in the sight of the LORD your God, by transgressing His covenant,
and has gone and 3servedothergods and worshiped them, 4or the sunor the moonorany of the heavenlyhost, 5which I have not commanded,
and if it is told you and you have heard of it, then you shall inquirethoroughly. Behold, if it is true and the thingcertain that thisdetestablething has been done in Israel,
then you shall bring out that manor that womanwho has donethisevildeed to your gates, that is, the manor the woman, and 6you shall stone them to cdeath.
"7On the devidence of twowitnessesorthreewitnesses, he who is to die shall be put to death; he shall not be put to death on the eevidence of onewitness.
"8The hand of the witnesses shall be first against him to put him to death, and afterward the hand of all the people. 9So you shall purge the evil from your midst.
"10If any case is toodifficult for you to decide, betweenfone kind of homicide or another, betweengone kind of lawsuit or another, and betweenhone kind of assault or another, being cases of dispute in your icourts, then you shall arise and go up to 11the placewhich the LORD your Godchooses.
"So you shall come to 12the Leviticalpriest or the judgewho is in office in thosedays, and you shall inquire of them and they will declare to you the verdict in the case.
"You shall doaccording to the jterms of the verdictwhich they declare to you from that placewhich the LORDchooses; and you shall be careful to observe according to all that they teach you.
"13According to the kterms of the lawwhich they teach you, and according to the verdictwhich they tell you, you shall do; you shall not turnaside from the wordwhich they declare to you, to the right or the left.
"The manwhoacts14presumptuously by not listening to the priest who standsthere to serve the LORD your God, nor to the judge, that man shall die; thus you shall purge the evil from Israel.
"Then all the people will hear and be afraid, and will not act15presumptuouslyagain.
14"When you enter the landwhich the LORD your Godgives you, and you 16possess it and live in it, and you say, '17I will set a kingover me like all the nationswho are around me,'
you shall surelyset a kingover you whom the LORD your Godchooses, one 18from among your lcountrymen you shall set as kingover yourselves; you may not put a foreignerover yourselves who is not your mcountryman.
"19Moreover, he shall not multiplyhorses for himself, nor shall he 20cause the people to return to Egypt to multiplyhorses, since 21the LORD has said to you, 'You shall neveragainreturn that way.'
"22He shall not multiplywives for himself, norelse his heart will turnaway; nor shall he greatlyincreasesilver and gold for himself.
"Now it shall come about when he sits on the throne of his kingdom, he shall write for himself a copy of thislaw on a scrollo23in the presence of the Leviticalpriests.
"It shall be with him and he shall read it 24all the days of his life, that he may learn to fear the LORD his God, pby carefullyobservingall the words of thislaw and thesestatutes,
that his heart may not be lifted up above his qcountrymen25and that he may not turnaside from the commandment, to the right or the left, so that he and his sons may continuelong in his kingdom in the midst of Israel.