Legal Decisions by Priests and Judges

Deuteronomy 17

8 "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. 9 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. 10 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. 11 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. 12 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. 13 And all the people y shall hear and fear and not act presumptuously again.

  1. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 12:5
    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.
  2. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 19:17
    Then both parties to the dispute shall appear b...
    Deuteronomy 21:5
    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...
    Psalms 122:5
    There thrones for judgment were set, the throne...
    Jeremiah 18:18
    Then they said, "Come, let us make plots agains...
    Haggai 2:11
    Thus says the Lord of hosts: Ask the priests ab...
    Malachi 2:7
    For the lips of a priest should guard knowledge...
  3. Cross References
    Ezekiel 44:24
    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.
  4. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 18:20
    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.
    Deuteronomy 18:22
    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.
    Ezra 10:8
    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.
  5. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 10:8
    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.
    Deuteronomy 18:5
    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.
    Deuteronomy 18:7
    And ministers in the name of the Lord his God, like all his fellow Levites who stand to minister there before the Lord.
  6. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 17:7
    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.
  7. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 13:11
    And all Israel shall hear and fear and never again do any such wickedness as this among you.
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