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Deuteronomy 17

NLT 1 “Never sacrifice sick or defective cattle, sheep, or goats to the LORD your God, for he detests such gifts. NIV 1 Do not sacrifice to the LORD your God an ox or a sheep that has any defect or flaw in it, for that would be detestable to him. NLT 2 “When you begin living in the towns the LORD your God is giving you, a man or woman among you might do evil in the sight of the LORD your God and violate the covenant. NIV 2 If a man or woman living among you in one of the towns the LORD gives you is found doing evil in the eyes of the LORD your God in violation of his covenant, NLT 3 For instance, they might serve other gods or worship the sun, the moon, or any of the stars—the forces of heaven—which I have strictly forbidden. NIV 3 and contrary to my command has worshiped other gods, bowing down to them or to the sun or the moon or the stars in the sky, NLT 4 When you hear about it, investigate the matter thoroughly. If it is true that this detestable thing has been done in Israel, NIV 4 and this has been brought to your attention, then you must investigate it thoroughly. If it is true and it has been proved that this detestable thing has been done in Israel, NLT 5 then the man or woman who has committed such an evil act must be taken to the gates of the town and stoned to death. NIV 5 take the man or woman who has done this evil deed to your city gate and stone that person to death. NLT 6 But never put a person to death on the testimony of only one witness. There must always be two or three witnesses. NIV 6 On the testimony of two or three witnesses a person is to be put to death, but no one is to be put to death on the testimony of only one witness. NLT 7 The witnesses must throw the first stones, and then all the people may join in. In this way, you will purge the evil from among you. NIV 7 The hands of the witnesses must be the first in putting that person to death, and then the hands of all the people. You must purge the evil from among you. NLT 8 “Suppose a case arises in a local court that is too hard for you to decide—for instance, whether someone is guilty of murder or only of manslaughter, or a difficult lawsuit, or a case involving different kinds of assault. Take such legal cases to the place the LORD your God will choose, NIV 8 If cases come before your courts that are too difficult for you to judge—whether bloodshed, lawsuits or assaults—take them to the place the LORD your God will choose. NLT 9 and present them to the Levitical priests or the judge on duty at that time. They will hear the case and declare the verdict. NIV 9 Go to the Levitical priests and to the judge who is in office at that time. Inquire of them and they will give you the verdict. NLT 10 You must carry out the verdict they announce and the sentence they prescribe at the place the LORD chooses. You must do exactly what they say. NIV 10 You must act according to the decisions they give you at the place the LORD will choose. Be careful to do everything they instruct you to do. NLT 11 After they have interpreted the law and declared their verdict, the sentence they impose must be fully executed; do not modify it in any way. NIV 11 Act according to whatever they teach you and the decisions they give you. Do not turn aside from what they tell you, to the right or to the left. NLT 12 Anyone arrogant enough to reject the verdict of the judge or of the priest who represents the LORD your God must die. In this way you will purge the evil from Israel. NIV 12 Anyone who shows contempt for the judge or for the priest who stands ministering there to the LORD your God is to be put to death. You must purge the evil from Israel. NLT 13 Then everyone else will hear about it and be afraid to act so arrogantly. NIV 13 All the people will hear and be afraid, and will not be contemptuous again. NLT 14 “You are about to enter the land the LORD your God is giving you. When you take it over and settle there, you may think, ‘We should select a king to rule over us like the other nations around us.’ NIV 14 When you enter the land the LORD your God is giving you and have taken possession of it and settled in it, and you say, “Let us set a king over us like all the nations around us,” NLT 15 If this happens, be sure to select as king the man the LORD your God chooses. You must appoint a fellow Israelite; he may not be a foreigner. NIV 15 be sure to appoint over you a king the LORD your God chooses. He must be from among your fellow Israelites. Do not place a foreigner over you, one who is not an Israelite. NLT 16 “The king must not build up a large stable of horses for himself or send his people to Egypt to buy horses, for the LORD has told you, ‘You must never return to Egypt.’ NIV 16 The king, moreover, must not acquire great numbers of horses for himself or make the people return to Egypt to get more of them, for the LORD has told you, “You are not to go back that way again.” NLT 17 The king must not take many wives for himself, because they will turn his heart away from the LORD . And he must not accumulate large amounts of wealth in silver and gold for himself. NIV 17 He must not take many wives, or his heart will be led astray. He must not accumulate large amounts of silver and gold. NLT 18 “When he sits on the throne as king, he must copy for himself this body of instruction on a scroll in the presence of the Levitical priests. NIV 18 When he takes the throne of his kingdom, he is to write for himself on a scroll a copy of this law, taken from that of the Levitical priests. NLT 19 He must always keep that copy with him and read it daily as long as he lives. That way he will learn to fear the LORD his God by obeying all the terms of these instructions and decrees. NIV 19 It is to be with him, and he is to read it all the days of his life so that he may learn to revere the LORD his God and follow carefully all the words of this law and these decrees NLT 20 This regular reading will prevent him from becoming proud and acting as if he is above his fellow citizens. It will also prevent him from turning away from these commands in the smallest way. And it will ensure that he and his descendants will reign for many generations in Israel. NIV 20 and not consider himself better than his fellow Israelites and turn from the law to the right or to the left. Then he and his descendants will reign a long time over his kingdom in Israel.

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