Deuteronomy 16

18 "You shall appoint e judges and officers in all your towns that the Lord your God is giving you, according to your tribes, and they shall judge the people with righteous judgment. 19 f You shall not pervert justice. g You shall not show partiality, h and you shall not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and subverts the cause of the righteous. 20 Justice, and only justice, you shall follow, that you may live and inherit the land that the Lord your God is giving you.

  1. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 1:16
    And I charged your judges at that time, 'Hear the cases between your brothers, and judge righteously between a man and his brother or the alien who is with him.
    Numbers 11:16
    Then the Lord said to Moses, "Gather for me seventy men of the elders of Israel, whom you know to be the elders of the people and officers over them, and bring them to the tent of meeting, and let them take their stand there with you.
    Joshua 1:10
    And Joshua commanded the officers of the people.
    1 Chronicles 23:4
    Twenty-four thousand of these," David said, "shall have charge of the work in the house of the Lord, 6,000 shall be officers and judges.
    1 Chronicles 26:29
    Of the Izharites, Chenaniah and his sons were appointed to external duties for Israel, as officers and judges.
  2. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 27:19
    "'Cursed be anyone who perverts the justice due...
    Exodus 23:2
    You shall not fall in with the many to do evil,...
    Exodus 23:6
    You shall not pervert the justice due to your p...
    Isaiah 10:2
    To turn aside the needy from justice and to rob...
    Amos 5:12
    For I know how many are your transgressions and...
    Leviticus 19:15
    You shall do no injustice in court. You shall n...
    Deuteronomy 24:17
    You shall not pervert the justice due to the so...
  3. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 1:17
    You shall not be partial in judgment. You shall hear the small and the great alike. You shall not be intimidated by anyone, for the judgment is God's. And the case that is too hard for you, you shall bring to me, and I will hear it.
  4. Cross References
    Exodus 23:8
    And you shall take no bribe, for a bribe blinds the clear-sighted and subverts the cause of those who are in the right.
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