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Parallel Bible results for Deuteronomy 17

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Deuteronomy 17

CEB 1 Don't sacrifice to the LORD your God any oxen or sheep that have defects of any kind, because that is detestable to the LORD your God. 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. CEB 2 If someone, whether male or female, is found in your community—in one of the cities the LORD your God is giving you—who does evil in the LORD your God's eyes, by breaking God's 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, CEB 3 by following and serving other gods, and by bowing down to them, to the sun or the moon or any of the heavenly bodies that I haven't permitted— 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, CEB 4 and you hear news about it, then you must look into this situation very carefully. And if it's definitely true that this detestable thing was 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, CEB 5 then you must bring out the man or woman who has done this evil thing to the gates of the city. Stone that person until he or she is dead. NIV 5 take the man or woman who has done this evil deed to your city gate and stone that person to death. CEB 6 Capital punishment must be decided by two or three witnesses. No one may be executed on the basis of only one testimony. 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. CEB 7 In the execution, the hands of the witnesses must be against the guilty person from the start; the hand of all the people will be involved at the end. Remove such evil from your community! 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. CEB 8 If some legal dispute in your cities is too difficult for you to decide—say, between different kinds of bloodshed, different kinds of legal ruling, or different kinds of injury—then take it to the location the LORD your God selects. 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. CEB 9 Go to the levitical priests and to the head judge in office at that time and look into things there. They will announce to you the correct ruling. 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. CEB 10 You must then act according to the ruling they announced to you from that location, the one the LORD selects. You must follow very carefully everything they instruct you to do. 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. CEB 11 Act precisely according to the instruction they give you and the ruling they announce to you. Don't deviate even a bit from the word they announce. 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. CEB 12 And whoever acts rashly by not listening to the priest who is in office serving the LORD your God or to the head judge will die. Remove such 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. CEB 13 All the people will hear about this and be afraid. They won't act arrogantly anymore. NIV 13 All the people will hear and be afraid, and will not be contemptuous again. CEB 14 Once you have entered the land the LORD your God is giving you and you have taken possession of it and settled down in it, you might say: "Let's appoint a king over us, as all our neighboring nations have done." 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,” CEB 15 You can indeed appoint over you a king that the LORD your God selects. You can appoint over you a king who is one of your fellow Israelites. You are not allowed to appoint over you a foreigner who is not one of your fellow Israelites. 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. CEB 16 That granted, the king must not acquire too many horses, and he must not return the people to Egypt in order to acquire more horses, because the LORD told you: "You will never go back by that road again." 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.” CEB 17 The king must not take numerous wives so that his heart doesn't go astray. Nor can the king acquire too much silver and gold. 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. CEB 18 Instead, when he sits on his royal throne, he himself must write a copy of this 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. CEB 19 That Instruction must remain with him, and he must read in it every day of his life so that he learns to revere the LORD his God by keeping all the words of this Instruction and these regulations, by doing them, 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 CEB 20 by not being overbearing toward his fellow Israelites, and by not deviating even a bit from the commandment. If the king does all that, he will ensure lasting rule in Israel for himself and for his successors. 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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