j "You shall not sacrifice to the Lord your God an ox or a sheep in which is a blemish, any defect whatever, for that is an abomination to the Lord your God.
k "If there is found among you, within any of your towns that the Lord your God is giving you, a man or woman who does what is evil in the sight of the Lord your God, l in transgressing his covenant,
and has gone and served other gods and worshiped them, or m the sun or the moon or any of the host of heaven, n which I have forbidden,
and it is told you and you hear of it, then you shall inquire o diligently, and if it is true and certain that such an abomination has been done in Israel,
then you shall bring out to your gates that man or woman who has done this evil thing, and you p shall stone that man or woman to death with stones.
q On the evidence of two witnesses or of three witnesses the one who is to die shall be put to death; a person shall not be put to death on the evidence of one witness.
r The hand of the witnesses shall be first against him to put him to death, and afterward the hand of all the people. So s you shall purge the evil from your midst.
"If any case arises requiring decision between one kind of homicide and another, one kind of legal right and another, or one kind of assault and another, any case within your towns that is too difficult for you, then you shall arise and go up to t the place that the Lord your God will choose.
u And you shall come to the Levitical priests and to the judge who is in office in those days, and you shall consult them, and v they shall declare to you the decision.
Then you shall do according to what they declare to you from that place that the Lord will choose. And you shall be careful to do according to all that they direct you.
According to the instructions that they give you, and according to the decision which they pronounce to you, you shall do. You shall not turn aside from the verdict that they declare to you, either to the right hand or to the left.
The man who w acts presumptuously by not obeying the priest x who stands to minister there before the Lord your God, or the judge, that man shall die. So s you shall purge the evil from Israel.
And all the people y shall hear and fear and not act presumptuously again.
"When you come to the land that the Lord your God is giving you, and you possess it and dwell in it and then say, z 'I will set a king over me, like all the nations that are around me,'
you may indeed set a king over you a whom the Lord your God will choose. One b from among your brothers you shall set as king over you. You may not put a foreigner over you, who is not your brother.
Only he must not acquire many c horses for himself or cause the people d to return to Egypt in order to acquire many horses, since the Lord has said to you, e 'You shall never return that way again.'
And he f shall not acquire many wives for himself, lest his heart turn away, g nor shall he acquire for himself excessive silver and gold.
"And when he sits on the throne of his kingdom, h he shall write for himself in a book a copy of this law, i approved by the Levitical priests.
And j it shall be with him, and he shall read in it all the days of his life, k that he may learn to fear the Lord his God by keeping all the words of this law and these statutes, and doing them,
that his heart may not be lifted up above his brothers, and that he l may not turn aside from the commandment, either to the right hand or to the left, m so that he may continue long in his kingdom, he and his children, in Israel.
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
You shall not offer anything that has a blemish, for it will not be acceptable for you.
Deuteronomy 17:2 - 7
If there is found among you, within any of your towns that the Lord your God is giving you, a man or woman who does what is evil in the sight of the Lord your God, in transgressing his covenant.
Deuteronomy 13:6 - 14
If your brother, the son of your mother, or your son or your daughter or the wife you embrace or your friend who is as your own soul entices you secretly, saying, 'Let us go and serve other gods,' which neither you nor your fathers have known.
Israel has sinned; they have transgressed my co...
And he who is taken with the devoted things sha...
If you transgress the covenant of the Lord your...
So the anger of the Lord was kindled against Is...
2 Kings 18:12
Because they did not obey the voice of the Lord...
But like Adam they transgressed the covenant; t...
Set the trumpet to your lips! One like a vultur...
And beware lest you raise your eyes to heaven, and when you see the sun and the moon and the stars, all the host of heaven, you be drawn away and bow down to them and serve them, things that the Lord your God has allotted to all the peoples under the whole heaven.
And they have built the high places of Topheth, which is in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom, to burn their sons and their daughters in the fire, which I did not command, nor did it come into my mind.
And have built the high places of Baal to burn their sons in the fire as burnt offerings to Baal, which I did not command or decree, nor did it come into my mind -
They built the high places of Baal in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom, to offer up their sons and daughters to Molech, though I did not command them, nor did it enter into my mind, that they should do this abomination, to cause Judah to sin.
Then you shall inquire and make search and ask diligently. And behold, if it be true and certain that such an abomination has been done among you.
The judges shall inquire diligently, and if the witness is a false witness and has accused his brother falsely.
Bring out of the camp the one who cursed, and let all who heard him lay their hands on his head, and let all the congregation stone him.
Whoever blasphemes the name of the Lord shall surely be put to death. All the congregation shall stone him. The sojourner as well as the native, when he blasphemes the Name, shall be put to death.
And Joshua said, "Why did you bring trouble on us? The Lord brings trouble on you today." And all Israel stoned him with stones. They burned them with fire and stoned them with stones.
In your Law it is written that the testimony of two people is true.
If anyone kills a person, the murderer shall be put to death on the evidence of witnesses. But no person shall be put to death on the testimony of one witness.
But you shall kill him. Your hand shall be first against him to put him to death, and afterward the hand of all the people.
Then they cast him out of the city and stoned him. And the witnesses laid down their garments at the feet of a young man named Saul.
The man who acts presumptuously by not obeying the priest who stands to minister there before the Lord your God, or the judge, that man shall die. So you shall purge the evil from Israel.
But that prophet or that dreamer of dreams shall be put to death, because he has taught rebellion against the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt and redeemed you out of the house of slavery, to make you leave the way in which the Lord your God commanded you to walk. So you shall purge the evil from your midst.
But you shall seek the place that the Lord your God will choose out of all your tribes to put his name and make his habitation there. There you shall go.
Then both parties to the dispute shall appear b...
Then the priests, the sons of Levi, shall come ...
2 Chronicles 19:8
Moreover, in Jerusalem Jehoshaphat appointed ce...
2 Chronicles 19:10
Whenever a case comes to you from your brothers...
There thrones for judgment were set, the throne...
Then they said, "Come, let us make plots agains...
Thus says the Lord of hosts: Ask the priests ab...
For the lips of a priest should guard knowledge...
In a dispute, they shall act as judges, and they shall judge it according to my judgments. They shall keep my laws and my statutes in all my appointed feasts, and they shall keep my Sabbaths holy.
But the prophet who presumes to speak a word in my name that I have not commanded him to speak, or who speaks in the name of other gods, that same prophet shall die.
When a prophet speaks in the name of the Lord, if the word does not come to pass or come true, that is a word that the Lord has not spoken; the prophet has spoken it presumptuously. You need not be afraid of him.
And that if anyone did not come within three days, by order of the officials and the elders all his property should be forfeited, and he himself banned from the congregation of the exiles.
At that time the Lord set apart the tribe of Levi to carry the ark of the covenant of the Lord to stand before the Lord to minister to him and to bless in his name, to this day.
For the Lord your God has chosen him out of all your tribes to stand and minister in the name of the Lord, him and his sons for all time.
And ministers in the name of the Lord his God, like all his fellow Levites who stand to minister there before the Lord.
The hand of the witnesses shall be first against him to put him to death, and afterward the hand of all the people. So you shall purge the evil from your midst.
And all Israel shall hear and fear and never again do any such wickedness as this among you.
1 Samuel 8:5
And said to him, "Behold, you are old and your sons do not walk in your ways. Now appoint for us a king to judge us like all the nations.
1 Samuel 8:19 - 20
But the people refused to obey the voice of Samuel. And they said, "No! But there shall be a king over us.
1 Samuel 9:15
Now the day before Saul came, the Lord had revealed to Samuel:
1 Samuel 10:24
And Samuel said to all the people, "Do you see him whom the Lord has chosen? There is none like him among all the people." And all the people shouted, "Long live the king!
1 Samuel 16:12
And he sent and brought him in. Now he was ruddy and had beautiful eyes and was handsome. And the Lord said, "Arise, anoint him, for this is he.
1 Chronicles 22:10
He shall build a house for my name. He shall be my son, and I will be his father, and I will establish his royal throne in Israel forever.
Their prince shall be one of themselves; their ruler shall come out from their midst; I will make him draw near, and he shall approach me, for who would dare of himself to approach me? declares the Lord.
1 Kings 4:26
Solomon also had 40,000 stalls of horses for hi...
1 Kings 10:26
And Solomon gathered together chariots and hors...
1 Kings 10:28
And Solomon's import of horses was from Egypt a...
2 Chronicles 1:16
And Solomon's import of horses was from Egypt a...
2 Chronicles 9:28
And horses were imported for Solomon from Egypt...
Their land is filled with silver and gold, and ...
Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help and ...
Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help and rely on horses, who trust in chariots because they are many and in horsemen because they are very strong, but do not look to the Holy One of Israel or consult the Lord!
But he rebelled against him by sending his ambassadors to Egypt, that they might give him horses and a large army. Will he thrive? Can one escape who does such things? Can he break the covenant and yet escape?
And the Lord will bring you back in ships to Eg...
They shall not return to the land of Egypt, but...
When Pharaoh let the people go, God did not lea...
And Moses said to the people, "Fear not, stand ...
Numbers 14:3 - 4
Why is the Lord bringing us into this land, to ...
Jeremiah 42:15 - 19
Then hear the word of the Lord, O remnant of Ju...
1 Kings 11:3 - 4
He had 700 wives, princesses, and 300 concubines. And his wives turned away his heart.
Did not Solomon king of Israel sin on account of such women? Among the many nations there was no king like him, and he was beloved by his God, and God made him king over all Israel. Nevertheless, foreign women made even him to sin.
Their land is filled with silver and gold, and there is no end to their treasures; their land is filled with horses, and there is no end to their chariots.
2 Kings 11:12
Then he brought out the king's son and put the crown on him and gave him the testimony. And they proclaimed him king and anointed him, and they clapped their hands and said, "Long live the king!
Then Moses wrote this law and gave it to the priests, the sons of Levi, who carried the ark of the covenant of the Lord, and to all the elders of Israel.
Take this Book of the Law and put it by the side of the ark of the covenant of the Lord your God, that it may be there for a witness against you.
2 Kings 22:8
And Hilkiah the high priest said to Shaphan the secretary, "I have found the Book of the Law in the house of the Lord." And Hilkiah gave the book to Shaphan, and he read it.
2 Chronicles 34:14
While they were bringing out the money that had been brought into the house of the Lord, Hilkiah the priest found the Book of the Law of the Lord given through Moses.
This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.
How on the day that you stood before the Lord your God at Horeb, the Lord said to me, 'Gather the people to me, that I may let them hear my words, so that they may learn to fear me all the days that they live on the earth, and that they may teach their children so.
And before the Lord your God, in the place that he will choose, to make his name dwell there, you shall eat the tithe of your grain, of your wine, and of your oil, and the firstborn of your herd and flock, that you may learn to fear the Lord your God always.
You shall be careful therefore to do as the Lord your God has commanded you. You shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left.
1 Kings 15:5
Because David did what was right in the eyes of the Lord and did not turn aside from anything that he commanded him all the days of his life, except in the matter of Uriah the Hittite.
Therefore you shall keep his statutes and his commandments, which I command you today, that it may go well with you and with your children after you, and that you may prolong your days in the land that the Lord your God is giving you for all time.