d. Lest His heart turn away: Each of these issues is a matter of balance. The whole village would know the justice of what was being done. I can handle this. You can also change some of your preferences. B. We may request cookies to be set on your device. Chapter 20 is a description of how Israel was to conduct holy war, which is a war done in the name of God, commanded by God, the rules controlled by God, for the glory of God (cf. Since these providers may collect personal data like your IP address we allow you to block them here. It would not be wrong for the king to build up a cavalry for his army; but he was not to multiply horses as his own personal possessions. Click to enable/disable Google reCaptcha. One might ask if God really did want Israel to never have an earthly king, and if He wanted them to recognize Him alone as king. God’s commands for leaders have not changed; and neither has the need to be on guard against the self-deception in these things which felled Solomon. NIV ©: 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." Click to enable/disable _gat_* - Google Analytics Cookie. d. That his heart may not be lifted up: Staying in the word of God would keep the king properly humble and help him to not think of himself as above those he ruled over. And you shall be careful to do according to all that they order you. We provide you with a list of stored cookies on your computer in our domain so you can check what we stored. The belief in sacral kingship, prevalent at Ugarit, Egypt, and Mesopotamia, that a king mediates between the divine and human spheres, is absent from Deuteronomy. The accumulation of horses was a vain display of power as well as affluence. One common one describes a farmer whose cow gave birth to twins, and he swore he would give one of the calves to God. 1. You always can block or delete cookies by changing your browser settings and force blocking all cookies on this website. He surpassed all the kings of the earth in riches (1 Kings 10:23). By proceeding, you consent to our cookie usage. You can check these in your browser security settings. If a matter arises which is too hard for you to judge, between degrees of guilt for bloodshed, between one judgment or another, or between one punishment or another, matters of controversy within your gates, then you shall arise and go up to the place which the LORD your God chooses. Concerning the purity and perfection of all those animals that were offered in sacrifice ( v. 1 ). We may not understand all the spiritual work behind the word of God, but staying in the word will keep one from sin. Concerning the punishment of those that worshipped idols ( v. 2-7 ). That which is altogether just.] According to the sentence of the law in which they instruct you, according to the judgment which they tell you, you shall do; you shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left from the sentence which they pronounce upon you. The verb “multiply” (actually “shall multiply”) is “rabah” in Hebrew, meaning “to become many.” Or “numerous,” or just “in abundance.” This law we can all understand. David powerfully illustrated the idea behind this commandment when he refused to accept the threshing floor of Araunah as a gift, which David was going to give to the LORD as the place to build the temple. The powers of the monarchy, so dominant in the civilizations of the ancient Near East, are greatly circumscribed in Dt 17:14-20. Please be aware that this might heavily reduce the functionality and appearance of our site. THE ELECTION AND DUTY OF A KING. i. NET ©: Moreover, he must not accumulate horses for himself or allow the people to return to Egypt to do so, 1 for the Lord has said you must never again return that way. (1) The command to trust in God. God was planning that Israel would have a king, so He laid down these regulations to show how He expected the king to conduct himself within the office. Click to enable/disable _gid - Google Analytics Cookie. If a matter is false, it does not become true because many people hear it or many people repeat it. It shall be with him, and he shall read it all the days of his life: The word of God was to be constant companion of the king of Israel, and something he read every day. So you shall put away the evil from Israel. You shall do according to the sentence which they pronounce upon you in that place which the LORD chooses. It is a debatable issue; but consider that Israel’s history without a king (the time of the book of Judges) was not a period of national glory. vv. Deuteronomy 17:14–20 (ESV) 14 “When you come to the land that the Lord your God is giving you, and you possess it and dwell in it and then say, ‘I will set a king over me, like all the nations that are around me,’ 15 you may indeed set a king over you whom the Lord your God will choose. But God will not receive such a sacrifice. David understood that if it didn’t cost something, it wasn’t a sacrifice. Perhaps we can say that God wanted Israel to have a king, but of His choosing, and at His timing. Now viewing scripture range from the book of Deuteronomy chapter 17:14 through chapter 17:20... Deuteronomy Chapter 17. (Malachi 1:8). ii. Which has any blemish or defect, for that is an abomination to the LORD your God, any blemish or defect, for that is an abomination to the LORD, Who has gone and served other gods and worshiped them, Whoever is deserving of death shall be put to death on the testimony of two or three witnesses, The hands of the witnesses shall be the first against him to put him to death, And afterward the hands of all the people, If a matter arises which is too hard for you to judge, Now the man who acts presumptuously and will not heed the priest… that man shall die, I will set a king over me like all the nations that are around me, set a king over you whom the LORD your God chooses, Neither shall he multiply wives for himself, Nor shall he greatly multiply silver and gold for himself, It shall be with him, and he shall read it all the days of his life, That he may learn to fear the LORD his God and be careful to observe all the words of this law, © Copyright - Enduring Word       |      . He shall write for himself: It is striking to think of the king of Israel, laboring over parchment with a pen, making a personal copy of the law of Israel. a. Rules regarding future kings of Israel (Deuteronomy 17:14-20) 14 When thou art come unto the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, and shalt possess it, and shalt dwell therein, and shalt say, I will set a king over me, like as all the nations that are about me; 16. Study Deuteronomy 17 using Matthew Henry Bible Commentary (complete) to better understand Scripture with full outline and verse meaning. Deuteronomy 1:20 "And I said unto you, Ye are come unto the mountain of the Amorites, which the LORD our God doth give unto us." (G) He must not accumulate(H) large amounts of silver and gold. i. Solomon was a notorious breaker of these commands. Over and over again, the prophets declare, “Thus says the LORD.” All rights reserved worldwide. v. 20) 5. the king must study regularly and implement (personally and officially) God's laws (cf. Deut. Check to enable permanent hiding of message bar and refuse all cookies if you do not opt in. 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. c. Nor shall he greatly multiply silver and gold for himself: The future king of Israel must not put undue emphasis on personal wealth. KING JAMES VERSION (KJV) TRANSLATION, MEANING, CONTEXT. Beyond this, horses were prime war materiel in those days, particularly for pulling chariots, so multiplying horses can indicate territorial aggression and a … ii. Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. Saul is a perfect example of a king out of God’s will, chosen by the nation and at their timing; David is a perfect example of a king chosen by God and in His timing. a. Whoever is deserving of death shall be put to death on the testimony of two or three witnesses: There was never to be capital punishment unless there was evidence from at least two independent, unimpeachable sources. . a. I will set a king over me like all the nations that are around me: God looked forward – some 400 years forward – into Israel’s future, to the time when they would demand a king. i. The true prophet speaks God’s word, not his or her own (Deuteronomy 18:18). Remember 1 Timothy 5:19 does not say “except from two or three gossips”; it says except from two or three witnesses. Whoever is deserving of death shall be put to death on the testimony of two or three witnesses; he shall not be put to death on the testimony of one witness. Click to enable/disable essential site cookies. Deuteronomy 16:17 Context. i. See Deuteronomy 17:16–20 in … a. i. ii. If a matter arises which is too hard for you to judge: God allowed for courts of appeal in Israel. We may comfort ourselves that we would never judge someone guilty of murder so quickly, without proper evidence. He shall not multiply horses.] These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our website and to use some of its features. Changes will take effect once you reload the page. shalt say, I will set a king over me--In the following passage Moses prophetically announces a revolution which should occur at a later period in the national history of Israel. The hands of the witnesses shall be the first against him to put him to death: Additionally, the witnesses had to be so certain of what they saw, that they were willing to initiate the actual execution. Our website uses cookies to store user preferences. Deuteronomy 17:1 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. He shall not multiply horses — Though he might have horses for his own use, yet he was not to have many horses for his officers and guard, much less for war, lest he should trust in them. Click on the different category headings to find out more. Also it shall be, when he sits on the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write for himself a copy of this law in a book, from the one before the priests, the Levites. “The Scriptures, diligently read and studied, are a powerful and probable means to keep him humble, because they show him that, though a king, he is subject to a higher Monarch, to whom he must give an account… sufficient to abate the pride of the haughtiest person in the world, if he duly consider it.” (Poole), ©2018 David Guzik – No distribution beyond personal use without permission. So you shall put away the evil from among you. If you refuse cookies we will remove all set cookies in our domain. 14 And thou shalt rejoice in thy feast, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy manservant, and thy maidservant, and the Levite, the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, that are within thy gates. It has been well written in many Bibles: “This book will keep you from sin. The spiritual and practical preparation of the army. Moses is back, and once again we're talking about the … The following cookies are also needed - You can choose if you want to allow them: You can read about our cookies and privacy settings in detail on our Privacy Policy Page. Otherwise you will be prompted again when opening a new browser window or new a tab. Main Menu. a. Click to enable/disable Google Analytics tracking. Copyright © 2019 by Zondervan. Simply stated: the King cannot have many wives! If you do not want that we track your visit to our site you can disable tracking in your browser here: We also use different external services like Google Webfonts, Google Maps, and external Video providers. c. Who has gone and served other gods and worshiped them: Judges are also commanded to make sure that any who have gone after idolatry are to be investigated, and if found to be guilty, are to be executed. He shall not multiply horses to himself (v. 16). (I), 18 When he takes the throne(J) of his kingdom, he is to write(K) for himself on a scroll a copy(L) of this law, taken from that of the Levitical priests. 20:1-20; 21:10-14; 23:9-14; 24:5; 25:17-19). Such balances are often the hardest to keep. It's got a similar cast of characters, a similar story, and even some of the same axioms. i. i. II. Library • Free Downloads • eBibles. When thou . NIV Reverse Interlinear Bible: English to Hebrew and English to Greek. 14. Many of the prophets put aside pride and dignity in order to engage in bizarre sign-acts, walking naked in the streets of Jerusalem (Isaiah 20) or lying prone on the ground for weeks on end (Ezekiel 4). Deuteronomy 17:14 - 17:20. Deuteronomy 17:16. But this will always prompt you to accept/refuse cookies when revisiting our site. Riches, honours, and pleasures, are three great hinderances of godliness, (the lusts of the flesh, the lusts of the eye, and the pride of life,) especially to those in high stations; against these the king is here warned. Would he be pleased with you? Deuteronomy 16:20 That which is altogether just shalt thou follow, that thou mayest live, and inherit the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee. iii. But he shall not multiply horses for himself, nor cause the people to return to Egypt to multiply horses, for the LORD has said to you, “You shall not return that way again.” Neither shall he multiply wives for himself, lest his heart turn away; nor shall he greatly multiply silver and gold for himself. He had forty thousand stalls of horses for his chariots (1 Kings 4:26), and Solomon had horses imported from Egypt (1 Kings 10:28). Deuteronomy 17:17, the first half of the verse, to be more precise. DEUTERONOMY 17:16. Chapter 17. Deuteronomy 17:20 . 20:1-20; 21:10-14; 23:9-14; 24:5; 25:17-19). Jesus asked for the official witness to step forward and identify themselves on record as having witnessed this act of adultery, yet was hypocritical enough to bring the woman and not the man. Without can not be used by it self, meaning that it has to be minimum one more condition included (all/at least one,etc) all: "fish", without: "bread", will search for verses that contains "fish" but NOT "bread" start: search for verses that contains words that start with the search words God thought it essential that the courts and the judges be respected by the people of Israel. The magnificent words of Moses blend with the joyous strains of the Exsultet as Christians seek to understand what it means to “choose life” in Jesus Christ. Deuteronomy 17:16 But he shall not multiply horses to himself, nor cause the people to return to Egypt, to the end that he should multiply horses: forasmuch as the LORD hath said unto you, Ye shall henceforth return no more that way. 18-19) 17:16 "he shall not multiply horses" Horses were owned only by rulers, not local people. Deuteronomy 20 – Instructions Concerning Warfare A. 3 Do not eat it with bread made with yeast, but for seven days eat unleavened bread, the bread of affliction, because you left Egypt in haste—so that all the days of your life you may remember the time of your departure from Egyp… Now the man who acts presumptuously and will not heed the priest who stands to minister there before the LORD your God, or the judge, that man shall die. What can it mean to “hold fast to God” (Deuteronomy 30:20) in our diasporas today, as Christians who are in the world but not of it (John 15:19, 17:16; Romans 12:20)? III. We fully respect if you want to refuse cookies but to avoid asking you again and again kindly allow us to store a cookie for that. When you come to the land which the LORD your God is giving you, and possess it and dwell in it, and say, “I will set a king over me like all the nations that are around me,” you shall surely set a king over you whom the LORD your God chooses; one from among your brethren you shall set as king over you; you may not set a foreigner over you, who is not your brother. Which was inhabited by them, and was one of the seven nations the Israelites were to destroy, and possess their land. He shall not multiply horses for himself: The future king of Israel must not put undue trust in military might. God warned them to set a king over you whom the LORD your God chooses, and that person had to be an Israelite and not a foreigner. IV. A horse was a battle weapon for war. i. I haven’t gone too far.” It might seem self-evident that 700 wives and 300 concubines is multiplying wives to yourself, but one should never underestimate the ability of the human heart to deceive itself in such situations. 20 That his heart be not lifted up above his brethren, and that he turn not aside from the commandment, tothe right hand, or tothe left: to the end that he may prolong hisdays in his kingdom, he, and his children, in the midst of Israel. 20. Yet, all along, we might see Solomon knowing the commands of Deuteronomy 17, yet deceiving himself by asking the self-justifying questions, “How much is ‘multiply’? Now the man who acts presumptuously and will not heed the priest… that man shall die: The authority of the judges had to be respected, therefore contempt of court was a capital crime. Deuteronomy 20 is a description of how Israel was to conduct holy war, which is a war done in the name of YHWH, commanded by YHWH, the rules controlled by YHWH, for the glory of YHWH (cf. And which lay on the southern part of the land of Canaan. Deuteronomy 17:2 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, iii. Sin will keep you from this book.”. God did not recognize the giving of cast-off, worthless items, as a true sacrifice unto Him. We need 2 cookies to store this setting. The hands of the witnesses shall be the first against him to put him to death, and afterward the hands of all the people. 16 Observe the month of Aviv and celebrate the Passover of the Lord your God, because in the month of Aviv he brought you out of Egypt by night. The multiplying horses is also forbidden, lest it should raise too great a correspondence with Egypt, which furnished Canaan with them. Please see our Privacy Policy for cookie usage details. All need the word of God; but the greater our responsibilities, the greater our need to depend on the truth of God’s word. Think of Deuteronomy as a sequel-slash-remake of the rest of the Hebrew Bible up until this point. 19 It is to be with him, and he is to read it all the days of his life(M) so that he may learn to revere the Lord his God and follow carefully all the words of this law and these decrees(N) 20 and not consider himself better than his fellow Israelites and turn from the law(O) to the right or to the left. We have a tendency to always want to give God second best – if not third or fourth best. And when you offer the lame and sick, is it not evil? This shows how greatly God wanted the word of God to be on the hearts of His rulers; God wanted every king to also be a scribe. Note that blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience on our websites and the services we are able to offer. God is concerned about the murder of reputation, as well as physical murder, and commands that one should not receive an accusation against an elder except from two or three witnesses (1 Timothy 5:19) – the same standard as for proving murder. When you go out to battle against your enemies, and see horses and chariots and people more numerous than you, do not be afraid of them; for the LORD your God is with you, who brought you up from the land of Egypt. God’s calf died today!”, ii. Would he accept you favorably?” Says the LORD of hosts. Concerning appeals from the inferior courts to the great sanhedrim ( v. 8-13 ). New International Version (NIV), Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and access the, 1Sa 8:11; 1Ki 4:26; 9:19; 10:26; 2Ch 1:14; Ps 20:7, S Ex 34:16; 2Sa 5:13; 12:11; 1Ki 11:3; 2Ch 11:21, NIV, Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Romans, Comfort Print, NIV, Quest Study Bible, Comfort Print: The Only Q and A Study Bible, NIV, Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible, Red Letter Edition: Bringing to Life the Ancient World of Scripture, NIV, Beautiful Word Bible Journal, Acts, Comfort Print, NIV, Story of Jesus: Experience the Life of Jesus as One Seamless Story. These were higher courts where cases were taken beyond the local judges to thepriests, the Levites – who were understood to be wiser judges because of their knowledge of God’s Word. Remarkably, the Book of Mormon narrative depicts examples of kingship that demonstrate close fidelity to the pattern set forth in Deuteronomy 17 (e.g., Nephi, Benjamin, or Mosiah II) or the inversion of the expected pattern of kingship (e.g., king Noah). Heb., Justice, justice; that is, let pure justice, without mud, run down; let all selfish affections be strained out. That his heart be not lifted up above his brothers, and that he turn not aside from the commandment, to the right hand, or to the left: to the end that he may prolong his days in his kingdom, he, and his children, in the middle of Israel. To get what Deuteronomy 17:16 means based on its source text, scroll down or follow these links for the original scriptural meaning , biblical context and relative popularity. the king is one among many covenant partners (cf. The problem moderns have with this type of text usually involve an ethical outrage. Lest he be held as our Henry III was, Regni dilapidator, the royal spendthrift. It is striking to consider that reading a book – the Great Book, the Bible – can keep a person from sin. A. Deuteronomy 17:16 : Deuteronomy 17:18 >> Deuteronomy 17:14-20. b. b. And you shall come to the priests, the Levites, and to the judge there in those days, and inquire of them; they shall pronounce upon you the sentence of judgment. Deuteronomy 17:14-20. 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. Offer it then to your governor! And all the people shall hear and fear, and no longer act presumptuously. b. (P) Then he and his descendants will reign a long time over his kingdom in Israel.(Q). 2 Sacrifice as the Passover to the Lord your God an animal from your flock or herd at the place the Lord will choose as a dwelling for his Name. c. That he may learn to fear the LORD his God and be careful to observe all the words of this law: Staying in the word of God was intended to build a reverence for God and a holy life in the king. . He didn’t decide which one to give to God, until one day one of the calves died. Click to enable/disable _ga - Google Analytics Cookie. There are countless jokes illustrating this point. b. You are free to opt out any time or opt in for other cookies to get a better experience. b. Deuteronomy 17:16-20 New International Version (NIV) 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 … He had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines; and his wives turned away his heart (1 Kings 11:3). 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… 16 The king, moreover, must not acquire great numbers of horses(A) for himself(B) or make the people return to Egypt(C) to get more of them,(D) for the Lord has told you, “You are not to go back that way again.”(E) 17 He must not take many wives,(F) or his heart will be led astray. Deuteronomy 17–33 An Exhortation to Obedience, Part 2 (20-1) Introduction Our Father in Heaven is a being who governs by law. David said, nor will I offer burnt offerings to the LORD my God with that which costs me nothing (2 Samuel 24:24). iii. The king had to have some military power, but not too much; one wife and certain comforts, but not too much; some personal wealth, but not too much. 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, then you shall inquire diligently. Deuteronomy 17:16 Given the size and scope of the empire he inherited from his father David, Solomon no doubt needed means for transportation and trade. Neither shall he multiply wives for himself: The future king of Israel must not put undue emphasis on physical indulgence and personal status. Israel did not always live up to this standard: And when you offer the blind as a sacrifice, is it not evil? 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