17:1 Thou shalt not sacrifice to the LORD thy God [any] bullock,
or sheep, in which is blemish, [or] any evil favoredness: for
that [is] an abomination to the LORD thy God.
17:2 If there shall be found among you, within any of thy gates
which the LORD thy God giveth thee, man or woman that hath
wrought wickedness in the sight of of the LORD thy God, in
transgressing his covenant,
17:3 And hath gone and served other gods, and worshiped them,
either the sun, or moon, or any of the host of heaven, which I
have not commanded;
17:4 And it shall be told thee, and thou hast heard [of it], and
inquired diligently, and behold, [it is] true, [and] the thing
certain, [that] such abomination is wrought in Israel:
17:5 Then shalt thou bring forth to thy gates that man or that
woman, who have committed that wicked thing, [even] that man or
that woman, and shalt stone them with stones, till they die.
17:6 At the mouth of two witnesses, or three witnesses, shall he
that is worthy of death be put to death; [but] at the mouth of
one witness he shall not be put to death.
17:7 The hands of the witnesses shall be first upon him to put
him to death, and afterward the hands of all the people. So
thou shalt remove the evil from among you.
17:8 If there shall arise a matter too hard for thee in
judgment, between blood and blood, between plea and plea, and
between stroke and stroke, [being] matters of controversy
within thy gates: then shalt thou arise, and go up to the place
which the LORD thy God shall choose;
17:9 And thou shalt come to the priests the Levites, and to the
judge that shall be in those days, and inquire; and they shall
show thee the sentence of judgment:
17:10 And thou shalt do according to the sentence, which they of
that place which the LORD shall choose shall show thee; and
thou shalt observe to do according to all that they inform
17:11 According to the sentence of the law which they shall
teach thee, and according to the judgment which they shall tell
thee, thou shalt do: thou shalt not decline from the sentence
which they shall show thee, [to] the right hand, nor [to] the
17:12 And the man that will do presumptuously, and will not
hearken to the priest that standeth to minister there before
the LORD thy God, or to the judge, even that man shall die: and
thou shalt remove the evil from Israel.
17:13 And all the people shall hear, and fear, and do no more
17:14 When thou art come into the land which the LORD thy God
giveth thee, and shalt possess it, and shalt dwell in it, and
shalt say, I will set a king over me, like as all the nations
that [are] about me;
17:15 Thou shalt in any wise set [him] king over thee whom the
LORD thy God shall choose: [one] from among thy brethren shalt
thou set king over thee: thou mayest not set a stranger over
thee, who [is] not thy brother.
17:16 But he shall not multiply horses to himself, nor cause the
people to return to Egypt, to the end that he should multiply
horses: forasmuch as the LORD hath said to you, ye shall
henceforth return no more that way.
17:17 Neither shall he multiply wives to himself, that his heart
may turn not away: neither shall he greatly accumulate to
himself silver and gold.
17:18 And it shall be when he sitteth upon the throne of his
kingdom, that he shall write him a copy of this law in a book
out of [that which is] before the priests the Levites.
17:19 And it shall be with him, and he shall read in it all the
days of his life: that he may learn to fear the LORD his God,
to keep all the words of this law and these statutes, to do
17:20 That his heart may not be lifted above his brethren, and
that he may not turn aside from the commandment [to] the right
hand or [to] the left: to the end that he may prolong [his]
days in his kingdom, he, and his children, in the midst of