Deuteronomy 17:9

“And thou shalt come unto the priests the Levites, and unto the judge that shall be in those days, and enquire; and they shall shew thee the sentence of judgment:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And thou shalt come vnto the Priests the Leuites, & vnto the Iudge that shal be in those dayes, and enquire; and they shall shew thee the sentence of Iudgement.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"So you shall come to the Levitical priest or the judge who is {in office} in those days, and you shall inquire {of them} and they will declare to you the verdict in the case.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and thou shalt come unto the priests the Levites, and unto the judge that shall be in those days: and thou shalt inquire; and they shall show thee the sentence of judgment.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And come before the priests, the Levites, or before him who is judge at the time: and they will go into the question and give you a decision:
- Basic English Bible

And thou shalt come unto the priests, the Levites, and unto the judge that shall be in those days, and inquire; and they shall declare unto thee the sentence of judgment;
- Darby Bible

And thou shalt come to the priests the Levites, and to the judge that shall be in those days, and inquire; and they shall show thee the sentence of judgment:
- Webster's Bible

and you shall come to the priests the Levites, and to the judge who shall be in those days: and you shall inquire; and they shall show you the sentence of judgment.
- World English Bible

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,
- Youngs Literal Bible

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.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Deuteronomy 17:9


17:9 Unto the priests - That is, unto the great council, which consisted chiefly of the priests and Levites, as being the best expositors of the laws of God, by which all those controversies were to be decided. And the high - priest was commonly one of that number, understood here under the priests, whereof be was the chief. The judge - Probably the high - priest, to whom it belonged to determine, some at least, of those controversies, and to expound the law of God. And he may be distinctly named, tho' he be one of the priests, because of his eminency, and to shew that amongst the priests, he especially was to be consulted in such cases. The sentence of judgment - Heb. The word, or matter of judgement, that is, the true state of the cause, and what judgment or sentence ought to be given in it.


Discussion for Deuteronomy 17

  • Jane
    If you pray to saints what do you want the dead to do with the prayer? That means you are worshiping them. Pray to the God of Abraham Isaac and Jacob and pray in or through Jesus Christ that is what God permit
  • Vicky
    deu 18 describe the coming of the lord jesus christ to redeem everybody that blivs in him from the sin of our fourfathers
  • Alicia
    To "Anonymous"'s comment: Absolutely NO prayer TO ANYONE BUT JESUS CHRIST! There is only ONE mediator between God and man and that is JESUS CHRIST!!! Only He was and is and always be the righteous Lamb who was SLAIN for OUR iniquities! All is through Jesus and NO OTHER!
  • ....worthy of such....Proof or Evidence of 2 or more witnesses.
  • Patty
    God says ahe,s the only one whom we need to woship and not anything else, but what we need to forget that we need to pay atension to what we are seeing and taking up most of our times with, when we could be reading our bible and studying gething to know Jesus more. that thing can also come to be our idol worshiping, God help us I pray that we may take the time to learn more of you each day.
  • Timothy Wayne George
    Deuteronomy 17:17 The King was not to multiply wives, less he would fail to keep the law. He was not to multiply silver or gold. These are all examples for us today for government officials to follow, so that they rule with integrity. Christianity teaches one man, for one woman, and if this is not done then the land will be caused to sin. We need to pray for leaders with integrity who will pattern themselves after the laws of God. Then the blessings of God will come upon our country.

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