If you want to continue using the old site, you still can here.


Deuteronomy 17 - NIV

1 Do not sacrifice to the Lord your God an ox or a sheep that has any defect or flaw in it, for that would be detestable to him.

2 If a man or woman living among you in one of the towns the Lord gives you is found doing evil in the eyes of the Lord your God in violation of his covenant,

3 and contrary to my command has worshiped other gods, bowing down to them or to the sun or the moon or the stars in the sky,

4 and this has been brought to your attention, then you must investigate it thoroughly. If it is true and it has been proved that this detestable thing has been done in Israel,

5 take the man or woman who has done this evil deed to your city gate and stone that person to death.

6 On the testimony of two or three witnesses a person is to be put to death, but no one is to be put to death on the testimony of only one witness.

7 The hands of the witnesses must be the first in putting that person to death, and then the hands of all the people. You must purge the evil from among you.

Law Courts

8 If cases come before your courts that are too difficult for you to judge—whether bloodshed, lawsuits or assaults—take them to the place the Lord your God will choose.

9 Go to the Levitical priests and to the judge who is in office at that time. Inquire of them and they will give you the verdict.

10 You must act according to the decisions they give you at the place the Lord will choose. Be careful to do everything they instruct you to do.

11 Act according to whatever they teach you and the decisions they give you. Do not turn aside from what they tell you, to the right or to the left.

12 Anyone who shows contempt for the judge or for the priest who stands ministering there to the Lord your God is to be put to death. You must purge the evil from Israel.

13 All the people will hear and be afraid, and will not be contemptuous again.

The King

14 When you enter the land the Lord your God is giving you and have taken possession of it and settled in it, and you say, “Let us set a king over us like all the nations around us,”

15 be sure to appoint over you a king the Lord your God chooses. He must be from among your fellow Israelites. Do not place a foreigner over you, one who is not an Israelite.

16 The king, moreover, must not acquire great numbers of horses for himself or make the people return to Egypt to get more of them, for the Lord has told you, “You are not to go back that way again.”

17 He must not take many wives, or his heart will be led astray. He must not accumulate large amounts of silver and gold.

18 When he takes the throne of his kingdom, he is to write for himself on a scroll a copy of this law, taken from that of the Levitical priests.

19 It is to be with him, and he is to read it all the days of his life so that he may learn to revere the Lord his God and follow carefully all the words of this law and these decrees

20 and not consider himself better than his fellow Israelites and turn from the law to the right or to the left. Then he and his descendants will reign a long time over his kingdom in Israel.




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.
William R. Nabaza avatar
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
William R. Nabaza avatar
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.
William R. Nabaza avatar
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.
William R. Nabaza avatar
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
William R. Nabaza avatar
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: 1,417
Byron Sherman avatar
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: 2,287
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