Matthew Bible

Deuteronomy 17

The things sacrificed must be sound.

Deuteronomy 17:1 Thou shalt offer to the Lord thy god no oxe nor shepe wherin is any deformitie, whatsoeuer ylfauerednes it be: for that is an abhomination vnto the Lorde thy God

Idolaters must be slain.

Deuteronomy 17:2 If ther be found among you in any of the cityes whych þe Lord thy God geueth þe man or woman that hath wrought wyckednes in the syght of the Lord thy God, þt they haue gone beyond his appoyntment, Deuteronomy 17:3 so that they haue gone & serued straung Gods and worshypped them, whether it be the sunne or mone or any thing contayned in heauen which I forbade, Deuteronomy 17:4 and it was told the and thou hast heard of it: then thou shalt enquire diligently. And if it be true and the thynge of a suretye þt suche abhomination is wrought in Israell then Deuteronomy 17:5 thou shalt bryng forth that man or that woman which haue committed that wicked thing, vnto the gates and shalt stone them with stones, and they shal dye. Deuteronomy 17:6 At the mouth of .ij. or .iij. wytnesses shal he that is worthy of death dye: but at the mouth of one witnes he shal not dye. Deuteronomy 17:7 And the handes of the witnesses shal be fyrst vpon hym to kyll hym, & afterwarde the handes of all the people: so shalt thou put wickednes away from the.

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

Deuteronomy 17:8 If a matter be to hard for the in iudgment betwene bloud & bloud, plee, and plee, plage & plage in matters of strife within thi cityes Then arise & get the vp vnto þe place whyche the Lord thy God hath chosen, Deuteronomy 17:9 and go vnto the priestes the Leuites, & to the iudge that shall be in those dayes, & aske, and they shall shewe the how to iudge. Deuteronomy 17:10 And se that thou do accordynge to that whych they of that place (which the lord had chosen) shew the & se that thou obserue to do accordinge to al that they enforme the. Deuteronomy 17:11 Accordyng to the lawe whyche they teach the & maner of iudgement whych they tell the, se that thou do & that þu bowe not from that which they shewe the, neither to the ryght hand nor to the left.

The contemner of that determination must die.

Deuteronomy 17:12 And that man that wil do presumptuousely, so that he will not herken vnto the priest that standeth there to minister vnto the Lord thy God or vnto the iudge, shal dye: and so thou shalt put away euil from Israell. Deuteronomy 17:13 And all the people shall heare, & shal feare, & shall do no more presumptuously.

The election,

Deuteronomy 17:14 When thou art come vnto the land which the Lord thy God geueth the and enioyest it and dwellest therin: If thou shalt say, I will set a kynge ouer me: lyke vnto all the nations that are aboute me. Deuteronomy 17:15 Then thou shalte make him kyng ouer the, whom the Lorde thy God shall chose. One of thy brethren muste thou make kynge ouer the, and mayste not sette a straunger ouer the which is not of thi brethren

and duty of a king.

Deuteronomy 17:16 But in any wyse let hym not holde to many horses, that he bringe not the people agayne to Egypt thorowe the multitude of horsses, for asmuch as the Lord hath sayd vnto you: ye shall henceforthe go no more agayne that way. Deuteronomy 17:17 Also he shall not haue to many wyues lest his hert turne away, neither shal he gather hym siluer & gold to much. Deuteronomy 17:18 And when he is sett vpon the seate of hys kyngedome, he shal write hym oute thys seconde lawe in a boke takynge a copye of the priestes the Leuites. Deuteronomy 17:19 And it shalbe wyth him and he shall read therin all dayes of hys life that he may learne to feare the lord his God for to kepe al the wordes of this lawe & these ordinaunces for to do them: Deuteronomy 17:20 that his hert arise not aboue his brethren and that he turne not from the commaundement: either to the right hand or to þe left, that both he & his children mai prolong their daies in his kingdom in Israel.

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