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Deuteronomy 17 (Devarim)

Deuteronomy 17 (Devarim) Summary

Deuteronomy 17 (Devarim) begins with the instructions about blemished animals sacrifices unto YHWH. They are an abomination to Him.

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Deuteronomy 17 (Devarim) can be navigated in three possible ways. (1) Jewish tradition of daily reading called Torah Portions. (2) Rabbi Johnathan Sacks proposed treaty (covenant) layout and finally (3) theme based verses.

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Torah Portions:

  1. First Reading vv. 1 – 13 Continued from Chapter 16
  2. Second Reading vv. 14 -20

Treaty (Covenant):

  1. Stipulations – Specific Provision: The details of the law, with special reference to how they are to be carried out by the people as a whole in the Land of Israel.

Verses Topics:

  1. v.1 – No blemished animals to be sacrificed to YHWH. It is an abomination to him.

Deuteronomy 17 (Devarim) English Verses

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FIRST READING – CON’T

→ Stipulations – Specific Provision:

1 Thou shalt not sacrifice unto the LORD thy God an ox, or a sheep, wherein is a blemish, even any evil thing; for that is an abomination unto the LORD thy God.

Notes on Deuteronomy 1:1

Deuteronomy 17:1

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2 If there be found in the midst of thee, within any of thy gates which the LORD thy God giveth thee, man or woman, that doeth that which is evil in the sight of the LORD thy God, in transgressing His covenant, 3 and hath gone and served other gods, and worshipped them, or the sun, or the moon, or any of the host of heaven, which I have commanded not;

4 and it be told thee, and thou hear it, then shalt thou inquire diligently, and, behold, if it be true, and the thing certain, that such abomination is wrought in Israel; 5 then shalt thou bring forth that man or that woman, who have done this evil thing, unto thy gates, even the man or the woman; and thou shalt stone them with stones, that they die.

6 At the mouth of two witnesses, or three witnesses, shall he that is to die be put to death; at the mouth of one witness he shall not be put to death. 7 The hand of the witnesses shall be first upon him to put him to death, and afterward the hand of all the people. So thou shalt put away the evil from the midst of thee.

8 If there arise a matter too hard for thee in judgment, between blood and blood, between plea and plea, and between stroke and stroke, even matters of controversy within thy gates; then shalt thou arise, and get thee up unto the place which the LORD thy God shall choose. 9 And thou shall come unto the priests the Levites, and unto the judge that shall be in those days; and thou shalt inquire; and they shall declare unto thee the sentence of judgment.

10 And thou shalt do according to the tenor of the sentence, which they shall declare unto thee from that place which the LORD shall choose; and thou shalt observe to do according to all that they shall teach thee. 11 According to the law which they shall teach thee, and according to the judgment which they shall tell thee, thou shalt do; thou shalt not turn aside from the sentence which they shall declare unto thee, to the right hand, nor to the left.

12 And the man that doeth presumptuously, in not hearkening unto the priest that standeth to minister there before the LORD thy God, or unto the judge, even that man shall die; and thou shalt exterminate the evil from Israel. 13 And all the people shall hear, and fear, and do no more presumptuously.

SECOND READING

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 all the nations that are round about me’; 15 thou shalt in any wise set him king over thee, whom the LORD thy God shall choose; one from among thy brethren shalt thou set king over thee; thou mayest not put a foreigner over thee, who is not thy brother.

16 Only 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.’

17 Neither shall he multiply wives to himself, that his heart turn not away; neither shall he greatly multiply to himself silver and gold.

18 And it shall be, when he sitteth upon the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write him a copy of this law in a book, out of that which is before the priests the Levites.
19 And it shall be with him, and he shall read therein all the days of his life; that he may learn to fear the LORD his God, to keep all the words of this law and these statutes, to do them;
20 that his heart be not lifted up above his brethren, 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 midst of Israel.

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א לֹֽא־תִזְבַּח לַֽיהֹוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ שׁוֹר וָשֶׂה אֲשֶׁר יִהְיֶה בוֹ מוּם כֹּל דָּבָר רָע כִּי תֽוֹעֲבַת יְהוָֹה אֱלֹהֶיךָ הֽוּא: ס ב כִּֽי־יִמָּצֵא בְקִרְבְּךָ בְּאַחַד שְׁעָרֶיךָ אֲשֶׁר־יְהוָֹה אֱלֹהֶיךָ נֹתֵן לָךְ אִישׁ אֽוֹ־אִשָּׁה אֲשֶׁר יַֽעֲשֶׂה אֶת־הָרַע בְּעֵינֵי יְהוָֹֽה־אֱלֹהֶיךָ לַֽעֲבֹר בְּרִיתֽוֹ: ג וַיֵּלֶךְ וַֽיַּֽעֲבֹד אֱלֹהִים אֲחֵרִים וַיִּשְׁתַּחוּ לָהֶם וְלַשֶּׁמֶשׁ ׀ אוֹ לַיָּרֵחַ אוֹ לְכָל־צְבָא הַשָּׁמַיִם אֲשֶׁר לֹֽא־צִוִּֽיתִי: ד וְהֻֽגַּד־לְךָ וְשָׁמָעְתָּ וְדָֽרַשְׁתָּ הֵיטֵב וְהִנֵּה אֱמֶת נָכוֹן הַדָּבָר נֶֽעֶשְׂתָה הַתּֽוֹעֵבָה הַזֹּאת בְּיִשְׂרָאֵֽל: ה וְהֽוֹצֵאתָ אֶת־הָאִישׁ הַהוּא אוֹ אֶת־הָֽאִשָּׁה הַהִוא אֲשֶׁר עָשׂוּ אֶת־הַדָּבָר הָרָע הַזֶּה אֶל־שְׁעָרֶיךָ אֶת־הָאִישׁ אוֹ אֶת־הָֽאִשָּׁה וּסְקַלְתָּם בָּֽאֲבָנִים וָמֵֽתוּ: ו עַל־פִּי ׀ שְׁנַיִם עֵדִים אוֹ שְׁלשָׁה עֵדִים יוּמַת הַמֵּת לֹא יוּמַת עַל־פִּי עֵד אֶחָֽד: ז יַד הָֽעֵדִים תִּֽהְיֶה־בּוֹ בָרִֽאשֹׁנָה לַֽהֲמִיתוֹ וְיַד כָּל־הָעָם בָּאַֽחֲרֹנָה וּבִֽעַרְתָּ הָרָע מִקִּרְבֶּֽךָ: פ ח כִּי יִפָּלֵא מִמְּךָ דָבָר לַמִּשְׁפָּט בֵּין־דָּם ׀ לְדָם בֵּין־דִּין לְדִין וּבֵין נֶגַע לָנֶגַע דִּבְרֵי רִיבֹת בִּשְׁעָרֶיךָ וְקַמְתָּ וְעָלִיתָ אֶל־הַמָּקוֹם אֲשֶׁר יִבְחַר יְהוָֹה אֱלֹהֶיךָ בּֽוֹ: ט וּבָאתָ אֶל־הַכֹּֽהֲנִים הַֽלְוִיִּם וְאֶל־הַשֹּׁפֵט אֲשֶׁר יִֽהְיֶה בַּיָּמִים הָהֵם וְדָֽרַשְׁתָּ וְהִגִּידוּ לְךָ אֵת דְּבַר הַמִּשְׁפָּֽט: י וְעָשִׂיתָ עַל־פִּי הַדָּבָר אֲשֶׁר יַגִּידוּ לְךָ מִן־הַמָּקוֹם הַהוּא אֲשֶׁר יִבְחַר יְהוָֹה וְשָֽׁמַרְתָּ לַֽעֲשׂוֹת כְּכֹל אֲשֶׁר יוֹרֽוּךָ: יא עַל־פִּי הַתּוֹרָה אֲשֶׁר יוֹרוּךָ וְעַל־הַמִּשְׁפָּט אֲשֶׁר־יֹֽאמְרוּ לְךָ תַּֽעֲשֶׂה לֹא תָסוּר מִן־הַדָּבָר אֲשֶׁר־יַגִּידוּ לְךָ יָמִין וּשְׂמֹֽאל: יב וְהָאִישׁ אֲשֶׁר־יַֽעֲשֶׂה בְזָדוֹן לְבִלְתִּי שְׁמֹעַֽ אֶל־הַכֹּהֵן הָֽעֹמֵד לְשָׁרֶת שָׁם אֶת־יְהוָֹה אֱלֹהֶיךָ אוֹ אֶל־הַשֹּׁפֵט וּמֵת הָאִישׁ הַהוּא וּבִֽעַרְתָּ הָרָע מִיִּשְׂרָאֵֽל: יג וְכָל־הָעָם יִשְׁמְעוּ וְיִרָאוּ וְלֹא יְזִידוּן עֽוֹד: ס [שני] יד כִּֽי־תָבֹא אֶל־הָאָרֶץ אֲשֶׁר יְהוָֹה אֱלֹהֶיךָ נֹתֵן לָךְ וִֽירִשְׁתָּהּ וְיָשַׁבְתָּה בָּהּ וְאָֽמַרְתָּ אָשִׂימָה עָלַי מֶלֶךְ כְּכָל־הַגּוֹיִם אֲשֶׁר סְבִֽיבֹתָֽי: טו שׂוֹם תָּשִׂים עָלֶיךָ מֶלֶךְ אֲשֶׁר יִבְחַר יְהוָֹה אֱלֹהֶיךָ בּוֹ מִקֶּרֶב אַחֶיךָ תָּשִׂים עָלֶיךָ מֶלֶךְ לֹא תוּכַל לָתֵת עָלֶיךָ אִישׁ נָכְרִי אֲשֶׁר לֹֽא־אָחִיךָ הֽוּא: טז רַק לֹֽא־יַרְבֶּה־לּוֹ סוּסִים וְלֹֽא־יָשִׁיב אֶת־הָעָם מִצְרַיְמָה לְמַעַן הַרְבּוֹת סוּס וַֽיהוָֹה אָמַר לָכֶם לֹא תֹֽסִפוּן לָשׁוּב בַּדֶּרֶךְ הַזֶּה עֽוֹד: יז וְלֹא יַרְבֶּה־לּוֹ נָשִׁים וְלֹא יָסוּר לְבָבוֹ וְכֶסֶף וְזָהָב לֹא יַרְבֶּה־לּוֹ מְאֹֽד: יח וְהָיָה כְשִׁבְתּוֹ עַל כִּסֵּא מַמְלַכְתּוֹ וְכָתַב לוֹ אֶת־מִשְׁנֵה הַתּוֹרָה הַזֹּאת עַל־סֵפֶר מִלִּפְנֵי הַכֹּֽהֲנִים הַֽלְוִיִּֽם: יט וְהָֽיְתָה עִמּוֹ וְקָרָא בוֹ כָּל־יְמֵי חַיָּיו לְמַעַן יִלְמַד לְיִרְאָה אֶת־יְהוָֹה אֱלֹהָיו לִשְׁמֹר אֶת־כָּל־דִּבְרֵי הַתּוֹרָה הַזֹּאת וְאֶת־הַֽחֻקִּים הָאֵלֶּה לַֽעֲשׂתָֽם: כ לְבִלְתִּי רוּם־לְבָבוֹ מֵֽאֶחָיו וּלְבִלְתִּי סוּר מִן־הַמִּצְוָה יָמִין וּשְׂמֹאול לְמַעַן יַֽאֲרִיךְ יָמִים עַל־מַמְלַכְתּוֹ הוּא וּבָנָיו בְּקֶרֶב יִשְׂרָאֵֽל: ס


דברים  מח 48

Deuteronomy 17 (Devarim) ברים Hebrew Verses


17.1 Thou shalt not sacrifice unto the LORD thy God an ox, or a sheep, wherein is a blemish, even any evil thing; for that is an abomination unto the LORD thy God.

א לֹֽא־תִזְבַּח לַֽיהֹוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ שׁוֹר וָשֶׂה אֲשֶׁר יִהְיֶה בוֹ מוּם כֹּל דָּבָר רָע כִּי תֽוֹעֲבַת יְהוָֹה אֱלֹהֶיךָ הֽוּא

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