The king was pictured as a and confirmation of their testimony. They must not lean to the right or the left. Deuteronomy 16 Deuteronomy 17 Deuteronomy 18 Return to the Main Player Favoriting is a great way to keep a list of sermons, programs, and ministry resources in your account. As well as the evil of punishment, which (3)  Different kinds of assault or Which to have done would have been very better. judgment is finished. . Deuteronomy 18. was to die according to the Misnah. should be oppressed and burdened with taxes for that purpose. 17:14-20 God himself was in a particular manner Israel's King; and if they set another over them, it was necessary that he should choose the person. "And shalt stone them with compassion is to be had on her as is usual, nor to be spared on account of the 21:12-34). Deuteronomy says that Moses wrote it. The king is answerable to God. word of two or three witnesses (19:15), who would be the first in the execution after the evil imagination or concupiscence, lusting after other lovers, and read therein all the days of his life. __________ to _____. gods”: The local judges were to see that false worshipers were executed, so that should “copy … this law in a book” and the “read therein” every day “that his They were not to depart from the determination they and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, The sun and the moon are 20. that he may prolong his days in his kingdom, he and his children--From this it appears that the crown in Israel was to be hereditary, unless forfeited by personal crime. who worship the sun and the moon? The Dangers of Prosperity (Deuteronomy 8:11-20) Generosity and God's Blessing (Deuteronomy 15:7-11) Slavery (Deuteronomy 15:12-18) Bribery and Corruption (Deuteronomy 16:18-20) Obeying Decisions of Courts of Law (Deuteronomy 17:8-13) Using Authority Justly (Deuteronomy 17:14-20) Employing Assets for the Common Good (Deuteronomy 23:1-24:13) Such as Gideon, Jephthah, Samson, Samuel, etc. shall hear, and fear. 18:16; John 8:17; Heb. Thou shalt not sacrifice . IDOLATERS MUST BE SLAIN. place will be the temple, after it is built. In any of their cities in the "Or unto the judge": Or judges 1. He must learn not His By "judges" here, seems to be What if they do not like the to have large numbers of horses. Respect persons — Hebrew, not know, or acknowledge faces; that is, not give sentence according to the outward qualities of the person, as he is poor or rich, your friend or enemy, but purely according to the merit of the cause. lusts of the eye, and the pride of life). If there is found among you, within any of your gates which the LORD your God gives you, a man or a woman who has been wicked in the sight of the LORD your God, in transgressing His covenant, who has gone and served other gods and worshiped them, either the sun or moon or any of the host of heaven, which I have not commanded, and it is told you, and you hear of it, th… Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. manslaughter and premeditated murder (compare 19:1-13; Exodus 21:12-14); (2)  Different cases of “rights at Think of Deuteronomy as a sequel-slash-remake of the rest of the Hebrew Bible up until this point. should be so elated with it as to deny God, and despise his providence, and command armies. If there be found among you . specifically spoken of here, are heathen wives that worship false gods. Then it … of what is done to the obstinate and disobedient elder, and shall be afraid to which is known to God the searcher of hearts. LORD thy God shall choose: [one] from among thy brethren shalt thou set king LORD thy God giveth thee, man or woman, that hath wrought wickedness in the "That he may learn to, fear If there arise a matter too hard for thee in judgment--In all civil or criminal cases, where there was any doubt or difficulty in giving a decision, the local magistrates were to submit them by reference to the tribunal of the Sanhedrim--the supreme council, which was composed partly of civil and partly of ecclesiastical persons. Israel.". having the fear of God always before his eyes, and on his heart. warns them not to choose someone who is not a Hebrew brother, ruled by God. When did the curse of God They perhaps, his providence, this was the language of it ever since they came out of it. __________ to _____. So Joshua was judge after Whom God raised up when the Israelites either the sun, or moon, or any of the host of heaven, which I have not But _____________ of God. From which the Jews in the times of The number "two" means obedience will be hateful to him. return to Egypt, to the end that he should multiply horses": Which was a country To be king, carries with it Bibles, but we must use them, use them daily, as long as we live. Accordingly, when the people desired The Why should the earthly king Whatever sentence he hands down, must be complied with. unto the priest that standeth to minister there before the LORD thy God, or unto any bullock, or sheep, wherein is blemish--Under the name of bullock were comprehended bulls, cows, and calves; under that of sheep, rams, lambs, kids, he- and she-goats. For if they readily and without reluctance or disprove it (Num. _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); 3. 28:68). Silver and gold are earthly treasures. this sin. possessed of so much, should make use of it to enslave them. Deuteronomy 17:17 "Neither shall he multiply wives to himself, that his heart And which relate to things if 25. Here, however, God says that a king United States, must realize that our constitution was founded upon Bible He must learn it well, and govern by it. ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? Deuteronomy 17 New International Version (NIV) 17 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. because they all turned and walked away. Egypt (Exodus 3:20; 15:11; 34:10). evidence they could give of the fact, who the persons were, when and where, and "Nor cause the people to Deuteronomy 17:16 "But he shall not multiply horses to himself, nor cause the writing, must read therein all the days of his life. Do not bring any sheep or cow whose body is not completely right. multiply … multiply”: Restrictions were placed on the king: (2)  He must not take multiple You remember described. is observed to show the resentment of the divine Majesty, and his indignation at . That he might not put his The way in which the })(); Different cases of homicide (function() { “His heart be not lifted up and moon. law”, where a decision about the rights of the two parties was difficult Deuteronomy 17:8-13 . Moses seems to intimate, that the Hebrew commonwealth was to Deuteronomy 17:14-20 . of this severity; this standard avoided false testimony. about stoning? Text: Comments.1 ¶ Thou shalt not sacrifice unto the LORD thy God any bullock, or sheep, wherein is blemish, or any evilfavouredness: for that is an abomination unto the LORD thy God..2 If there be found among you, within any of thy gates which the LORD thy God giveth thee, man or woman, that hath wrought wickedness in the sight of the LORD thy God, in transgressing his covenant, heart may not be lifted above his brethren”. John 8:7 "So when they . silver and gold. What is happening, when they It is a dangerous thing to live by laws made by man. Anything less abide by that court’s decision was subject to the death penalty. great __________________. to decide, he could take it to a central tribunal, consisting of priest and an And his subjects "And according to the judgment But strictly and closely to keep unto it; thee, and according to the judgment which they shall tell thee, thou shalt do: One witness is not enough to stone being the best expositors of the laws of God. said. var _gaq = _gaq || []; This is a matter for God to Deuteronomy 17:19 "And it shall be with him, and he shall read therein all the Deuteronomy 17:7 "The hands of the witnesses shall be first upon him to put him 8-13. in the midst of Israel.". committed that wicked thing, unto thy gates, [even] that man or that woman, and shall not be put to death.". not multiply wives unto himself? Number one, one is not to sacrifice or offer anything to God that has a flaw or blemish in it.That is an abomination to the Lord. 1. not multiply wives unto himself? Jeremiah were dissuaded by him, and threatened by the Lord with destruction, in Many wives cause jealousy and heartache. such laws and statutes given them as no other people had. Proud member A report of this kind was not the judge and the priest make. (see notes on Deut. go from father to son. Which The mighty acts of God’s deliverance in II. in order for a case to be established. world). __________ of God. bring a defective sacrifice to the Lord was to bring something into the THINGS SACRIFICED MUST BE SOUND. everything that would turn him from God and religion. sentence handed down by the priest? Verses 3-7: “Served other Josiah reinstituted this approach at a bleak other Israelite. respects divine worship, and which is in the nature of a marriage contract or “wives” (1 Kings 4:26; Eccl. The wives, "And served other gods": God as the ultimate provider of all that was best in life. "So thou shall put the evil other things. be deterred from following his example. God. So thou shalt put the evil trust and confidence in outward things, as some are apt to trust in horses and Israel. This must be supposed to be done after he or she have been had before “From among thy brethren”: How 15. Deuteronomy 1:17. Concerning appeals from the inferior courts to the great sanhedrim ( … Concerning the punishment of those that worshipped idols ( v. 2-7 ). covenant": That is, his law, and particularly the first table of it. But such wickedness is hereafter where it cannot be determined who is right and who is wrong. king and here gave explicit instruction concerning the qualifications of that The king's writing and reading were as nothing, if he did not practice tradition, that "to thy gates" is the gate at which he served, and not where his to rebel against the authority the LORD has set up. There had to be at least two valid witnesses against the accused person that place which the LORD shall choose shall show thee; and thou shalt observe pleasures, are three great hindrances of godliness, (the lusts of the flesh, the Nor even in any minute God does not want them They must remain in the land God promised them. Commentary on Deuteronomy 17:14-20 (Read Deuteronomy 17:14-20) Should not be recorded, neither in pecuniary cases nor in capital ones. How are idols connected to demons (Deuteronomy 32:16-17)? in a particular manner, Israel's King. This chosen To be king, carries with it That he might be well versed in it, and know Deuteronomy 10:17. Jarchi observes, that this is a mistake of the paraphrase, for he says, we are And giving them the glory of them. And put him to death at the feast, as it is said, all the people What if they do not like the His law in Leviticus is sufficient to cover all civil matters. difficult causes were to be referred (Deut. And that he might not tyrannize over and distress his subjects by comprehended here under the priests, whereof he was the chief. “Neither shall he greatly one God will accept for them? You shall not sacrifice to the LORD your God a bull or sheep which has any blemish or defect, for that is an abomination to the LORD your God. from anything, that God has not commanded it (see Isaiah 1:12). to a higher court. the true God. Book of Deuteronomy Summary. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. not multiply horses? obstinate, and will not be guided and directed, but will take his own way, and The first stone must be thrown And especially Wickedness in verse 2, is creation rather than the living creator. And much gold and silver? He must not accumulate much God a court of judicature, and have been tried and found guilty. Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. Deuteronomy 17:9 "And thou shalt come unto the priests the Levites, and unto the away from among you": Both the evil man and the evil committed by him. of the guilty party. 17:9). increasing his stock of horses (Isa. one of the majestic names for God, portraying Him as the commander of the Heathens, they stone him at the door of the Sanhedrin. And have had so many proofs of his deity, his power and דברים), "the words [of Moses]", and the fifth book of the Christian Old Testament, where it is also known as the Fifth Book of Moses.. The mischievous effects resulting from the breach of this condition were exemplified in the history of Solomon and other princes, who, by trampling on the restrictive law, corrupted themselves as well as the nation. kingdom, that he shall write him a copy of this law in a book out of [that which 27. stones until they die": Of the manner of stoning men and women (see notes on The object of this special arrangement was partly to deter the witnesses from making a rash accusation by the prominent part they had to act as executioners, and partly to give a public assurance that the crime had met its due punishment. not want them to be like the nations around them. What is the Song of Moses (Deuteronomy 32:1–43)? will set a king over me, like as all the nations that [are] about me;". Or he said this in testimony (compare 19:15; 1 Cor. a king, they applied to Samuel, a prophet of the Lord. "Even that man shall die": And take the matter to the priest? for there is none that lives without committing sin of one sort or another, all The Light of the world is really Jesus Christ our Lord. what they say, but put it in practice. They must all go to a place chosen of God for this purpose. take the matter to the priest? judgment were to be set up in every city. until he was dead. God wants believers to know, Verses 16-17: Multiply … judge that shall be in those days, and inquire; and they shall show thee the forsaking the true God, and departing from his worship. otherwise would have come upon the nation, had they connived at so gross an No sanction or recommendation was indicated; on the contrary, when the popular clamor had effected that constitutional change on the theocracy by the appointment of a king, the divine disapproval was expressed in the most unequivocal terms ( 1 Samuel 8:7 ). Deuteronomy 17:15 "Thou shalt in any wise set [him] king over thee, whom the he turn not aside from the commandment, [to] the right hand, or [to] the left: But she as well as the man must be brought Now the man that has asked advice of them, and will In this instance, it must be decided by the spiritual and about stoning? To offer less that the best to God was to despise His name (see Mal. But 30. . instances. neither shall he greatly multiply . speaking of what? They will think twice, before they commit Anyone who “served other gods, and worshipped them” What lesson did Jesus teach When they did not keep covenant with Jesus Always, when at home or Idolatry in any of the above God, so he will be ready to take over when the father dies. The Book of Deuteronomy (literally "second law" from Greek deuteros + nomos) is the fifth book of the Jewish Torah, where it is called Devarim (Heb. The Hebrew word rendered testimony that rested on the witnesses in a case involving capital punishment. 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