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Deuteronomy 17

Overview

Deuteronomy 17:1, The things sacrificed must be sound; Deuteronomy 17:2, Idolaters must be slain; Deuteronomy 17:8, Hard controversies are to be determined by the priests and judges; Deuteronomy 17:12, The contemner of that determination must die; Deuteronomy 17:14, The election; Deuteronomy 17:16, and duty of a king.

Verse 1

Exodus 12:5, Leviticus 22:20-25, Malachi 1:8, Malachi 1:13, Malachi 1:14, Hebrews 9:14, 1 Peter 1:19

Thou shalt: Deuteronomy 15:21

sheep: or, goat, any evil favouredness, Genesis 41:3, Genesis 41:4, Genesis 41:19

for that: Deuteronomy 23:18, Deuteronomy 24:4, Deuteronomy 25:16, Proverbs 6:16, Proverbs 11:1, Proverbs 15:8, Proverbs 20:10

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 7:25 - an abomination

Verse 2

within any of thy gates: The expression, "within any of thy gates," denoted all residing in the cities, and all who went in and came out at the gates of them; so that it included the inhabitants of the whole land.

man: Deuteronomy 17:5, Deuteronomy 13:6-18, Deuteronomy 29:18

in transgressing: Deuteronomy 4:23, Deuteronomy 29:25, Deuteronomy 31:20, Leviticus 26:15, Leviticus 26:25, Joshua 7:11, Joshua 7:15, Joshua 23:16, Judges 2:20, 2 Kings 18:12, Jeremiah 31:32, Ezekiel 16:38, Hosea 6:7, Hosea 8:1, Hebrews 8:9, Hebrews 8:10

Reciprocal: Exodus 22:20 - sacrificeth Leviticus 20:4 - and kill Deuteronomy 13:9 - But Deuteronomy 29:19 - that he bless Judges 6:31 - let him be Judges 18:30 - set up 2 Chronicles 15:13 - whosoever Job 31:28 - an Jeremiah 34:18 - have transgressed Ezekiel 14:10 - the punishment Hebrews 2:2 - every Hebrews 10:28 - despised

Verse 3

the sun: Deuteronomy 4:19, 2 Kings 21:3, Job 31:26, Job 31:27, Jeremiah 8:2, Ezekiel 8:16

which: Jeremiah 7:22, Jeremiah 7:23, Jeremiah 7:31, Jeremiah 19:5, Jeremiah 32:35

Reciprocal: Genesis 2:1 - host Leviticus 10:1 - which Numbers 25:5 - Slay ye Deuteronomy 13:6 - thy brother Joshua 10:12 - Sun 1 Kings 11:7 - abomination 2 Chronicles 33:3 - the host Acts 7:42 - the host

Verse 4

inquired: Deuteronomy 13:12-14, Deuteronomy 19:18, Proverbs 25:2, John 7:51

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 13:14 - General 1 Kings 11:7 - abomination Acts 25:16 - and have

Verse 5

stone them: Deuteronomy 13:10, Deuteronomy 13:11, Deuteronomy 21:21, Deuteronomy 22:21, Deuteronomy 22:24, Leviticus 24:14, Leviticus 24:16, Joshua 7:25

Reciprocal: Genesis 34:20 - the gate Leviticus 20:2 - the people Deuteronomy 17:2 - man Ruth 4:1 - to the gate Hebrews 2:2 - every

Verse 6

Deuteronomy 19:15, Numbers 35:30, Matthew 18:16, John 8:17, John 8:18, 2 Corinthians 13:1, 1 Timothy 5:19, Hebrews 10:28

Reciprocal: Genesis 23:11 - in the John 8:7 - He that Romans 6:21 - for the Revelation 11:3 - two

Verse 7

of the witnesses: Deuteronomy 13:9, Acts 7:58, Acts 7:59

So thou: Deuteronomy 17:12, Deuteronomy 13:5, Deuteronomy 19:19, Deuteronomy 24:7, Judges 20:13, 1 Corinthians 5:13

Reciprocal: Leviticus 24:14 - all that Numbers 35:30 - General Deuteronomy 19:20 - General Deuteronomy 22:21 - shalt thou 1 Samuel 18:17 - Let not mine Hebrews 10:28 - under

Verse 8

arise: Deuteronomy 1:17, Exodus 18:26, 1 Kings 3:16-28, 2 Chronicles 19:8-10, Haggai 2:11, Malachi 2:7

between blood: Deuteronomy 19:4, Deuteronomy 19:10, Deuteronomy 19:11, Exodus 21:12-14, Exodus 21:20, Exodus 21:22, Exodus 21:28, Exodus 22:2, Numbers 35:11, Numbers 35:16, 19-34

get thee up: Deuteronomy 12:5, Deuteronomy 19:17, Psalms 122:4, Psalms 122:5

Reciprocal: Genesis 37:26 - conceal Exodus 18:16 - a matter Exodus 18:22 - great Leviticus 13:2 - he shall Numbers 27:2 - General Deuteronomy 12:11 - a place Deuteronomy 21:5 - by their word Deuteronomy 25:1 - General Judges 4:5 - came up 1 Samuel 2:25 - sin against 1 Chronicles 23:4 - officers and judges 2 Chronicles 19:10 - between blood Nehemiah 11:1 - the rulers Job 29:16 - the cause Ezekiel 44:24 - in controversy Zechariah 3:7 - judge Luke 20:9 - husbandmen John 7:51 - General Acts 19:38 - have

Verse 9

the priests: Jeremiah 18:18, Haggai 2:11, Malachi 2:7

they shall: Deuteronomy 19:17-21, Ezekiel 44:24

Reciprocal: Exodus 18:22 - great Leviticus 13:2 - he shall Deuteronomy 16:18 - Judges Deuteronomy 25:1 - General Deuteronomy 33:10 - They shall teach Ezra 10:14 - our rulers Nehemiah 11:1 - the rulers Job 31:28 - an Zechariah 7:3 - speak Matthew 21:33 - husbandmen Matthew 23:3 - whatsoever John 1:19 - when John 8:11 - Neither

Verse 10

Matthew 22:2, Matthew 22:3

Verse 11

According to: Joshua 1:7, Malachi 2:8, Malachi 2:9, Romans 13:1-6, Titus 3:1, 1 Peter 2:13-15, 2 Peter 2:10, Jude 1:8

to the right: Deuteronomy 17:20, Deuteronomy 5:32, Deuteronomy 28:14, Joshua 1:7, Joshua 23:6, 2 Samuel 14:19, Proverbs 4:27

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 34:2 - declined

Verse 12

will do: Deuteronomy 13:5, Deuteronomy 13:11, Numbers 15:30, Ezra 10:8, Psalms 19:13, Hosea 4:4, Matthew 10:14, Hebrews 10:26-29

and will not hearken: Heb. not to hearken, Jeremiah 25:3-14

the priest: Deuteronomy 10:8, Deuteronomy 18:5, Deuteronomy 18:7, Luke 10:16, John 12:48, John 20:23, 1 Thessalonians 4:2, 1 Thessalonians 4:8

that man: Hebrews 10:28

thou shalt: Deuteronomy 17:7, Deuteronomy 13:5, Proverbs 21:11, 1 Timothy 5:20

Reciprocal: Exodus 21:14 - presumptuously Deuteronomy 16:18 - Judges Joshua 1:18 - that doth rebel Judges 20:13 - put away Romans 13:1 - every Titus 3:1 - to be subject Hebrews 2:2 - every 2 Peter 2:10 - despise

Verse 13

shall hear: Deuteronomy 13:11, Deuteronomy 19:20

presumptuously: Numbers 15:30, Numbers 15:31

Reciprocal: Exodus 21:14 - presumptuously Esther 1:20 - throughout Psalms 19:13 - presumptuous 1 Timothy 5:20 - that others 2 Peter 2:10 - despise Revelation 2:23 - and all

Verse 14

When thou: Deuteronomy 7:1, Deuteronomy 12:9, Deuteronomy 12:10, Deuteronomy 18:9, Deuteronomy 26:1, Deuteronomy 26:9, Leviticus 14:34, Joshua 1:13

I will set: 1 Samuel 8:5-7, 1 Samuel 8:19, 1 Samuel 8:20, 1 Samuel 12:19

Reciprocal: Genesis 36:31 - the kings Deuteronomy 19:1 - hath cut 1 Samuel 8:11 - This will 1 Samuel 10:25 - General 1 Samuel 16:3 - anoint 2 Kings 10:3 - Look even Matthew 22:17 - is

Verse 15

whom: 1 Samuel 9:15-17, 1 Samuel 10:24, 1 Samuel 16:12, 1 Samuel 16:13, 2 Samuel 5:2, 1 Chronicles 12:23, 1 Chronicles 22:10, 1 Chronicles 28:5, Psalms 2:2, Psalms 2:6

from among: Jeremiah 30:21, Matthew 22:17

not set: Jeremiah 2:25

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 8:5 - now make 2 Samuel 5:1 - we 1 Kings 1:5 - I will 2 Kings 10:3 - Look even 1 Chronicles 11:1 - Behold 1 Chronicles 28:2 - my brethren Luke 20:22 - General

Verse 16

multiply horses: Multiplying horses for chariots of war and cavalry, or for luxury, would increase the splendour of a monarch, and form a ground of confidence distinct from a proper confidence in God, and inconsistent with it, and with considering him as the glory of Israel. Egypt abounded in horses; and the desire of multiplying these would induce the prince to encourage a trade with that kingdom; and this might make way for the Israelites being again subjugated by the Egyptians, or at least corrupted by their idolatries and vices. Whereas, it was the command of God that they should no more return thither, but be totally detached from them. Besides, they might be tempted to extend their dominion by means of cavalry, and so get scattered among the surrounding idolatrous nations, and thus cease to be that distinct, separate people, which God intended they should be. 1 Samuel 8:11, 2 Samuel 8:4, 1 Kings 1:5, 1 Kings 4:26, 1 Kings 10:26-28, 2 Chronicles 9:25, Psalms 20:7, Isaiah 36:8, Isaiah 36:9, Hosea 14:3

cause: Isaiah 31:1-3, Jeremiah 42:14, Ezekiel 17:15

Ye shall henceforth: Deuteronomy 28:68, Exodus 13:17, Exodus 14:13, Numbers 14:3, Numbers 14:4, Jeremiah 42:15, Jeremiah 42:16, Hosea 11:5

Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 15:1 - Absalom 1 Kings 10:28 - horses brought 2 Kings 18:24 - thy trust 1 Chronicles 18:4 - David 2 Chronicles 1:14 - Solomon 2 Chronicles 9:28 - brought Isaiah 2:7 - land Isaiah 30:6 - into the land Jeremiah 17:25 - riding Jeremiah 42:19 - Go Matthew 21:5 - sitting John 12:15 - sitting

Verse 17

multiply wives: Genesis 2:24, 2 Samuel 3:2-5, 1 Kings 11:1-4, Nehemiah 13:26, Malachi 2:15, Matthew 19:5

neither shall he: 1 Kings 10:21, Psalms 62:10, Proverbs 30:8, Proverbs 30:9, Matthew 6:19, Matthew 6:20, Matthew 13:22, Matthew 19:23, Matthew 19:24, Luke 12:15, 1 Timothy 6:9, 1 Timothy 6:17

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 30:17 - heart Judges 8:30 - many wives 2 Samuel 5:13 - General 1 Kings 11:4 - his wives 1 Chronicles 14:3 - took 2 Chronicles 11:21 - eighteen wives Proverbs 31:3 - to that Isaiah 2:7 - land

Verse 18

that he shall: 2 Kings 11:12

a copy: Mishneh hattorah hazzoth, "a duplicate of this law." translated by the Septuagint, פן הוץפוסןםןליןם פןץפן, this Deuteronomy. From this version, both the Vulgate and all the modern versions have taken the name of this book; and from it the original word, the Jews call it Mishneh.

out of that which: Deuteronomy 31:9, Deuteronomy 31:25, Deuteronomy 31:26, 2 Kings 22:8, 2 Chronicles 34:15

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 1:5 - to declare Deuteronomy 4:44 - General Deuteronomy 31:24 - writing the words Joshua 1:8 - book 1 Kings 1:13 - sit 1 Kings 2:3 - written 2 Kings 22:10 - the king 2 Chronicles 23:11 - the testimony 2 Chronicles 34:14 - the law 2 Chronicles 34:30 - he read Ezra 7:14 - according Ezra 10:14 - our rulers Nehemiah 8:2 - priest Psalms 19:7 - law Psalms 119:9 - by taking Psalms 119:24 - my counsellors Psalms 122:5 - there Proverbs 16:10 - A divine sentence John 5:39 - Search Acts 8:28 - and sitting Acts 26:3 - because

Verse 19

Deuteronomy 6:6-9, Deuteronomy 11:18, Joshua 1:8, Psalms 1:2, Psalms 119:97-100, John 5:39, 2 Timothy 3:15-17

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 1:5 - to declare Deuteronomy 4:44 - General 1 Kings 2:2 - be thou 2 Chronicles 34:14 - the law 2 Chronicles 34:18 - And Shaphan read Ezra 7:14 - according Ezra 10:14 - our rulers Acts 8:28 - and sitting 1 Timothy 4:13 - to reading

Verse 20

his heart: Deuteronomy 8:2, Deuteronomy 8:13, Deuteronomy 8:14, 2 Kings 14:10, 2 Chronicles 25:19, 2 Chronicles 26:16, 2 Chronicles 32:25, 2 Chronicles 32:26, 2 Chronicles 33:12, 2 Chronicles 33:19, 2 Chronicles 33:23, 2 Chronicles 34:27, Psalms 131:1, Psalms 131:2, Isaiah 2:12, Daniel 5:20-23, Habakkuk 2:4, 2 Corinthians 12:7, 1 Peter 5:5

he turn: Deuteronomy 4:2, Deuteronomy 5:32, Deuteronomy 12:25, Deuteronomy 12:28, Deuteronomy 12:32, 1 Kings 15:5

right hand: Deuteronomy 17:11, 1 Samuel 13:13, 1 Samuel 13:14, 1 Samuel 15:23, 1 Kings 11:12, 1 Kings 11:13, 1 Kings 11:34, 1 Kings 11:36, 2 Kings 10:30, Psalms 19:11, Psalms 132:12, Proverbs 27:24, Ecclesiastes 8:13

that he: Proverbs 10:27

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 25:15 - that thy days Joshua 23:6 - that ye 1 Kings 2:2 - be thou 1 Chronicles 28:2 - my brethren 1 Timothy 3:6 - lest

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 17". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/deuteronomy-17.html.