'Thou dost not sacrifice to Jehovah thy God ox or sheep in
which there is a blemish -- any evil thing; for it is the abomination of
Jehovah thy God.
'When there is found in thy midst, in one of thy cities
which Jehovah thy God is giving to thee, a man or a woman who doth the evil
thing in the eyes of Jehovah thy God by transgressing His covenant,
and he doth go and serve other gods, and doth bow himself to
them, and to the sun, or to the moon, or to any of the host of the heavens,
which I have not commanded --
and it hath been declared to thee, and thou hast heard, and
hast searched diligently, and lo, truth; the thing is established; this
abomination hath been done in Israel --
'Then thou hast brought out that man, or that woman, who
hath done this evil thing, unto thy gates -- the man or the woman -- and thou
hast stoned them with stones, and they have died.
By the mouth of two witnesses or of three witnesses is he
who is dead put to death; he is not put to death by the mouth of one witness;
the hand of the witnesses is on him, in the first place, to
put him to death, and the hand of all the people last; and thou hast put away
the evil thing out of thy midst.
'When anything is too hard for thee for judgment, between
blood and blood, between plea and plea, and between stroke and stroke --
matters of strife within thy gates -- then thou hast risen, and gone up unto
the place on which Jehovah thy God doth fix,
and hast come in unto the priests, the Levites, and unto the
judge who is in those days, and hast inquired, and they have declared to thee
the word of judgment,
and thou hast done according to the tenor of the word which
they declare to thee (they of that place which Jehovah doth choose; and
thou hast observed to do according to all that they direct thee.
'According to the tenor of the law which they direct thee,
and according to the judgment which they say to thee thou dost do; thou dost
not turn aside from the word which they declare to thee, right or left.
And the man who acteth with presumption, so as not to
hearken unto the priest (who is standing to serve there Jehovah thy God), or
unto the judge, even that man hath died, and thou hast put away the evil thing
and all the people do hear and fear, and do not presume any
'When thou comest in unto the land which Jehovah thy God is
giving to thee, and hast possessed it, and dwelt in it, and thou hast said, Let
me set over me a king like all the nations which are round about me, --
thou dost certainly set over thee a king on whom Jehovah
doth fix; from the midst of thy brethren thou dost set over thee a king; thou
art not able to set over thee a stranger, who is not thy brother.
'Only, he doth not multiply to himself horses, nor cause the
people to turn back to Egypt, so as to multiply horses, seeing Jehovah hath
said to you, Ye do not add to turn back in this way any more.
And he doth not multiply to himself wives, and his heart
doth not turn aside, and silver and gold he doth not multiply to himself --
'And it hath been, when he sitteth on the throne of his
kingdom, that he hath written for himself the copy of this law, on a book, from
that before the priests the Levites,
and it hath been with him, and he hath read in it all days
of his life, so that he doth learn to fear Jehovah his God, to keep all the
words of this law, and these statutes, to do them;
so that his heart is not high above his brethren, and so as
not to turn aside from the command, right or left, so that he prolongeth days
over his kingdom, he and his sons, in the midst of Israel.