Deuteronomy 16:18

Overview - Deuteronomy 16
The feast of the passover,
of weeks,
13 of tabernacles.
16 Every male must offer, as he is able, at these three feasts.
18 Of judges and justice.
21 Groves and images are forbidden.
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Deuteronomy 16:18  (King James Version)
Judges and officers shalt thou make thee in all thy gates, which the LORD thy God giveth thee, throughout thy tribes: and they shall judge the people with just judgment.

1:15-17 Deuteronomy 17:9 Deuteronomy 17:12 Deuteronomy 19:17 Deuteronomy 19:18 21:2 Exodus 18:25 Exodus 18:26 ; 21:6 1 Chronicles 23:4 ; 26:29
2 Chronicles 19:5-11 ; Psalms 82:2 Psalms 82:3 ; Romans 13:1-6

in all thy gates
This expression may refer to the gate of the city, as the forum or place of public concourse among the Israelites, where a court of judicature was held, to try all causes and decide all affairs. The same practice obtained among other Eastern nations. The Ottoman court, it is well known, derived its appellation of the {Porte,} from the distribution of justice and the dispatch of public business at its gates. And the square tower which forms the principal entrance to the Alhamra, or red palace of the Moorish kings of Grenada, retains to this day the appellation of the Gate of judgment, from its having been the place where justice was at one period summarily administered.