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Deuteronomy 17 - NIRV

1 Suppose an ox or sheep has anything at all wrong with it. Then don't sacrifice it to the Lord your God. He hates it.

2 Someone who is living among you might do what is evil in the sight of the Lord your God. It might happen in one of the towns the Lord is giving you. That person is breaking the Lord's covenant. 3 The person might have worshiped or bowed down to other gods. That person might have bowed down to the sun or moon or stars in the sky. I have commanded you not to do those things. 4 When you hear that people have done something like that, check the matter out carefully. If it's true, an evil thing has been done in Israel. It's something the Lord hates.

5 So take the person who has done that evil thing to your city gate. Put that person to death with stones. 6 The witness of two or three people is required to put someone to death. No one can be put to death because of what only one witness says. It needs the witness of two or three people. 7 The witnesses must throw the first stones. Then the rest of the people must also throw stones. Get rid of that evil person.

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Law Courts

8 People will bring their cases to your courts. But some cases will be too hard for you to judge. They might be about murders, attacks or other crimes. Then take those hard cases to the place the Lord your God will choose. 9 Go to a priest, who is a Levite. And go to the judge who is in office at that time. Ask them for their decision. They will give it to you.

10 They'll hand down their decisions at the place the Lord will choose. You must do what they decide. Be careful to do everything they direct you to do. 11 Act in keeping with the laws they teach you. Accept the decisions they give you. Don't turn away from what they tell you. Don't turn to the right or the left.

12 People might make fun of the judge. Or they might make fun of the priest who serves the Lord your God at the place he will choose. If they do, they must be put to death. Remove those evil people from Israel. 13 All of the people of Israel will hear about it. And they will be afraid to make fun of a judge or priest again.

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Appoint the King the Lord Chooses

14 You will enter the land the Lord your God is giving you. You will take it as your own. You will settle down in it. When you do, you will say, "Let's appoint a king over us, just like all of the nations around us." 15 When that happens, make sure you appoint over you the king the Lord your God chooses. He must be from among your own people. Don't appoint over you someone from another country. Don't choose anyone who isn't from Israel.

16 The king must not get large numbers of horses for himself. He must not make the people return to Egypt to get more horses. The Lord has told you, "You must not go back there again."

17 The king must not have a lot of wives. If he does, he will be led down the wrong path. He must not store up large amounts of silver and gold.

18 When he sits on the throne of his kingdom, he must make himself a copy of the law I'm teaching you. He must write it on a scroll. He must copy it from the scroll of a priest, who is a Levite.

19 The king must keep the scroll close to him at all times. He must read it all the days of his life. Then he can learn to have respect for the Lord his God. He can carefully follow all of the words of that law and those rules. 20 He won't think of himself as being better than his people are. He won't turn away from the law. He won't turn to the right or the left. Then he and his sons after him will rule over his kingdom in Israel for a long time.




Sermons on Deuteronomy 17 More sermons: Deuteronomy 17

William R. Nabaza avatar
Selection of a king
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Jan, 2016
Summary: To show that GOD has chosen and set up a king over Israel and it will not be a foreigner but a brother like me.
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Horses, Egypt and the king
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Jan, 2016
Summary: To show that JESUS is our riches and wealth and we must delight ourselves before Him, not to our properties, riches or the things He has entrusted unto us. Psalms 37:4 (Amplified Bible) Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He will give you the desires
Scripture: Deuteronomy 17:16
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 173
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Wife and riches of a king
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Jan, 2016
Summary: To show that we don't need to own large amount of property and huger number of wives to appreciate the blessing of the LORD. For the Blessor and the Blessing of the LORD is Only ONE - the LORD JESUS CHRIST Himself.
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the king and the WORD
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Jan, 2016
Summary: To show that the LORD JESUS is the KING of kings inside of us that makes us interested, thirsty and hungry for more of GOD's WORDS.
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Daily tasks of a king
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Jan, 2016
Summary: To show that GOD requires us kings to read His WORDS on a daily basis so that we can be doers and not hearers only. James 1:22 (Amplified Bible) But be doers of the Word [obey the message], and not merely listeners to it, betraying yourselves [into dece
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The king's humility and longevity
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Jan, 2016
Summary: To show that GOD wants us to be humble and to continue long lives here on earth even to our descendant's life, to reign and rule with Him on earth over sickness/disease, poverty, sin, law and death.
Craig Condon avatar
How Christians Are Supposed to Treat Each Other
Shared by: Craig Condon on May, 2015
Summary: A just society can only be achieved by obeying God's word and listening to his counsel and his ways. We can't have just laws and justice as long as God's laws are ignored or hated as they are today.
Byron Sherman avatar
EXECUTIVE OBLIGATION-1
Shared by: Byron Sherman on Nov, 2014
Summary: 1 of 3. Moses gave exhortation regarding the dutiful obligation of Israel’s king for the people’s freedom to serve God. Executive leadership should & can be dutifully obligated to God’s people. Executive leadership is obligated to Freedom from...
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,416
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EXECUTIVE OBLIGATION-2
Shared by: Byron Sherman on Nov, 2014
Summary: 2 of 3. Moses gave exhortation regarding the dutiful obligation of Israel’s king for the people’s freedom to serve God. Executive leadership should & can be dutifully obligated to God’s people. Executive leadership is obligated to Freedom from...
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 946
Byron Sherman avatar
EXECUTIVE OBLIGATION-3
Shared by: Byron Sherman on Nov, 2014
Summary: 3 of 3. Moses gave exhortation regarding the dutiful obligation of Israel’s king for the people’s freedom to serve God. Executive leadership should & can be dutifully obligated to God’s people. Executive leadership is obligated to Freedom from...
Stephen Belokur avatar
The Separation of Church and State
Shared by: Stephen Belokur on Jul, 2014
Summary: How does all of this "Separation of Church and State" fit in with what the Bible teaches? Should we as Christians lay aside our beliefs if and when the Lord calls us to serve in the government of our nation? God forbid!
Greg Buchner avatar
Elections,Politics, and Chistianity: Hot Topics 2004
Shared by: Greg Buchner on Aug, 2004
Summary: What are the five characteristics of a Christian voter? Check inside.
based on 96 ratings
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 10,104
Kent Lenard avatar
Eating and Digesting
Shared by: Kent Lenard on Nov, 2003
Summary: This sermon deals with the importance of reading and studying God’s word.
based on 28 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,286
Vic Folkert avatar
Keeping america Great
Shared by: Vic Folkert on Apr, 2002
Summary: Christians should lead the way in standing for justice and righteousness in America
Series: Deuteronomy
based on 31 ratings
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 1,895
Joseph Ng avatar
The Ugly, The Bad, and the Good
Shared by: Joseph Ng on Feb, 2001
Summary: God’s verdict on the lives of Solomon, Ahab, and Hezekiah is different from that of secular history and is what matters ultimately.
based on 71 ratings
Views: 1,158