Monthly Archives: February 2020

a king who follows God’s rules

Deuteronomy 17:14-15 (JDV) a king who follows God’s rules Deuteronomy 17:14 “When you enter the land Yahveh your God is giving you, take possession of it, live in it, and say, ‘I will place a king over me like all … Continue reading

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arrogant evil

arrogant evil Deuteronomy 17:12-13 (JDV) Deuteronomy 17:12 The person who acts arrogantly, refusing to listen either to the priest who stands there assisting Yahveh your God or to the judge, must die. You must purge the evil from Israel. Deuteronomy … Continue reading

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trusting the judges

  trusting the judges Deuteronomy 17:8 -11 (JDV) Deuteronomy 17:8 “If a judgment is too extraordinary1 for you – concerning bloodshed, lawsuits, or assaults – cases disputed at your city gates, then go up to the place Yahveh your God … Continue reading

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timeless truths about testifying

timeless truths about testifying Deuteronomy 17:6-7 Deuteronomy 17:6 The one condemned to die is to be executed on the testimony of two or three witnesses. No one is to be executed on the testimony of a single witness. Deuteronomy 17:7 … Continue reading

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repulsive religious acts

repulsive religious acts Deuteronomy 17:1-5 Deuteronomy 17:1 “Do not sacrifice to Yahveh your God an ox or sheep with a defect or any serious flaw, because that is repulsive to Yahveh your God. Deuteronomy 17:2 “If a man or woman … Continue reading

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our Asherahs and standing stones

our Asherahs and standing stones Deuteronomy 16:21-22 (JDV) Deuteronomy 16:21 “Do not set up an Asherah of any kind of wood next to the altar you will build for Yahveh your God, Deuteronomy 16:22 and do not set up a … Continue reading

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doggedly pursue justice

  doggedly pursue justice Deuteronomy 16:18 “Appoint judges and officials for your tribes in all your towns Yahveh your God is giving you. They are to judge the people with ethical judgment. Deuteronomy 16:19 Do not deny justice or show … Continue reading

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three festivals

three festivals Deuteronomy 16:16-17 (JDV) Deuteronomy 16:16 “All your males are to appear three times a year before Yahveh your God in the place he chooses: at the Festival of Matzah, the Festival of Weeks, and the Festival of Huts. … Continue reading

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stretch limbo

stretch limbo Deuteronomy 16:12-15 Deuteronomy 16:12 Remember that you were slaves in Egypt; carefully watch these prescriptions. Deuteronomy 16:13 “You are to celebrate the Festival of Huts1 for seven days when you have gathered in everything from your threshing floor … Continue reading

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extending the family

  extending the family Deuteronomy 16:8-11 (JDV) Deuteronomy 16:8 Eat matzah for six days. On the seventh day there is to be a solemn assembly to Yahveh your God; do not do any work. Deuteronomy 16:9 “You are to count … Continue reading

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