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17 And make sure he doesn't build up a harem, collecting wives who will divert him from the straight and narrow. And make sure he doesn't pile up a lot of silver and gold.
17 He must not take many wives, or his heart will be led astray. He must not accumulate large amounts of silver and gold.
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