Deuteronomy 16:18-22 NIV

Judges

18 Appoint judges1 and officials for each of your tribes in every town the LORD your God is giving you, and they shall judge the people fairly.2

References for Deuteronomy 16:18

19 Do not pervert justice3 or show partiality.4 Do not accept a bribe,5 for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and twists the words of the righteous.

References for Deuteronomy 16:19

20 Follow justice and justice alone, so that you may live and possess the land the LORD your God is giving you.

Worshiping Other Gods

21 Do not set up any wooden Asherah polea6 beside the altar you build to the LORD your God,7

References for Deuteronomy 16:21

    • b 16:21 - Or "Do not plant any tree dedicated to Asherah"
      22 and do not erect a sacred stone,8 for these the LORD your God hates.

      References for Deuteronomy 16:22