Deuteronomy 17

Moses continued reviewing the rules, Remember to stone to death anyone caught worshiping other gods. And, oh, don’t get lax with your offerings. Remember God only likes perfect animals.

The priests and judges will be the arbiters of justice in intractable disputes. Anyone who fails to abide by their judgement should be executed.

Eventually you guys will want to have a king. God will choose the man. But here are some guidelines for the qualifications. He will need to be a pure blood Hebrew and after he’s king, it’s important that he doesn’t become acquisitive and hoard lots of gold or horses or women because those things will turn his heart from God. He should spend his time reading a special copy of God’s law.

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