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Deuteronomy 17

The things sacrificed must be sound.

Deuteronomy 17:1 Thou shalt offer vnto the Lorde thy God no oxe nor shepe where in is blemysh or any deformite: for that is an abhomynacyon vnto the Lorde thy God If

Idolaters must be slain.

Deuteronomy 17:2 there be founde amonge you wyth in any of thy gates, whych the Lorde thy God geueth the, man, or woman þt hath wrought wyckednesse in the syghte of the Lorde thy God, so that they haue gone beyonde hys appoyntment, Deuteronomy 17:3 and gone and serued straunge goddes, and worshypped them the sonne or moone or any of the hoost of heauen, which I haue not commaunded, Deuteronomy 17:4 & it is tolde the, and thou hast heard of it then shalt thou enquire diligently. And yf it be true, & the thynge of a suertye, þt soche abhominacion is wrought in Israel, Deuteronomy 17:5 then shalt thou brynge forth þt man or that woman (whych haue committed that wycked thinge) vnto the gates, and shalt stone them wyth stones, tyll they dye. Deuteronomy 17:6 At the mouth of two or thre witnesses shall he that is worthy of death, dye: and at the mouth of one wytnesse let no man dye. Deuteronomy 17:7 The handes of the wytnesses shalbe fyrst vpon hym, to kyll hym, and afterwarde the handes of the people, & thou shalt put the wycked awaye from the.

Hard controversies are to be determined by the priests and judges.

Deuteronomy 17:8 If there ryse a matter to harde for the in iudgement betwene bloud and bloud, betwene plee and plee, betwene plage and plage, and the matters come to stryfe wythin thy gates, Then shalt thou aryse, and get the vp vnto the place which the Lord thy God hath chosen, Deuteronomy 17:9 and come vnto the preastes the Leuites, and vnto the iudge that shalbe in those dayes, and aske and they shall shewe the þe sentence of iudgement. Deuteronomy 17:10 And thou must do accordynge to that, whych they of that place (which the Lorde had chosen) shewe the and thou shalt obserue to do, accordynge to all that they enfourme the. Deuteronomy 17:11 Accordynge to the sentence of the lawe which they teache the, & accordinge to the iudgement which they tell the, shalt thou do, and bowe not from that which they shewe the, nether to þe right hande nor to the lefte.

The contemner of that determination must die.

Deuteronomy 17:12 And that man that will do presumptuously, and wyll not herken vnto the preast (that standeth there before the Lorde thy God to mynistre) or vnto the iudge, that man shall dye: and thou shalt put awaye euell from Israel. Deuteronomy 17:13 And all the people shall heare and feare, and shall do no more presumptuously.

The election,

Deuteronomy 17:14 When thou art come vnto þe lande whych the Lorde thy God geueth the, and enioyest it, and dwellest therin: & yf thou shalt saye. I wyll set a kynge ouer me lyke as all the nacyons that are aboute me: Deuteronomy 17:15 Then thou shalt make hym kynge ouer the, whom the Lorde thy God shall chose: Euen one from amonge thy brethren shalt thou make kynge ouer the, and thou mayst not set a straunger ouer the, whych is not of thy brethren.

and duty of a king.

Deuteronomy 17:16 But he shall not multiplye horses to him selfe, ner brynge the people agayne to Egypte thorowe the multitude of horses, for as moche as þe Lord hath sayde vnto you: ye shall hence forth go no moare agayne þt waye. Deuteronomy 17:17 Also he ought not to multiplie wyues to hym selfe, lest his hert turne awaye, nether shall he gether him syluer and golde to moch. Deuteronomy 17:18 And when he is sett vpon the seate of hys kyngedome, he shall wryte hym out a copye of thys lawe in a boke, before þe Preastes the Leuites. Deuteronomy 17:19 And it shalbe wyth him, & he ought to reade therin all dayes of hys lyfe, that he maye lerne to feare the Lorde hys God, & to kepe all þe wordes of thys lawe and these ordinaunces, for to do them: Deuteronomy 17:20 and that hys hert aryse not aboue hys brethren, & that he turne not from the commaundement: to the ryght hande or to the lefte, but that he maye prolonge hys dayes in hys kyngdome: he, and hys chyldren in Israel.

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