1 Non immolabis Domino Deo tuo ovem et bovem, in quo est macula aut quippiam vitii, quia abominatio est Domino Deo tuo.
2 Cum reperti fuerint apud te intra unam portarum tuarum, quas Dominus Deus tuus dabit tibi, vir aut mulier, qui faciant, quod malum est in conspectu Domini Dei tui, et transgrediantur pactum illius,
3 ut vadant et serviant diis alienis et adorent eos, solem vel lunam vel omnem militiam caeli, quae non praecepi,
4 et hoc tibi fuerit nuntiatum, audiensque inquisieris diligenter et verum esse reppereris, et abominatio haec facta est in Israel,
5 educes virum vel mulierem, qui hanc rem sceleratissimam perpetrarunt, ad portas civitatis tuae, et lapidibus obruentur.
6 In ore duorum aut trium testium peribit, qui interficietur; nemo occidatur uno contra se dicente testimonium.
7 Manus testium prima erit ad interficiendum eum, et manus reliqui populi extrema mittetur, ut auferas malum de medio tui.
8 Si intra portas tuas in litibus difficile et ambiguum apud te iudicium esse perspexeris inter sanguinem et sanguinem, causam et causam, plagam et plagam, surge et ascende ad locum, quem elegerit Dominus Deus tuus,
9 veniesque ad sacerdotes levitici generis et ad iudicem, qui fuerit illo tempore; quaeresque ab eis, qui indicabunt tibi iudicii sententiam.
10 Et facies quodcumque dixerint tibi de loco, quem elegerit Dominus, et observabis, ut facias omnia quae docuerint te
11 iuxta mandatum, quod mandaverunt, et iuxta sententiam, quam dixerint tibi. Nec declinabis ad dexteram vel ad sinistram.
12 Qui autem superbierit nolens oboedire sacerdotis imperio, qui eo tempore ministrat Domino Deo tuo, aut decreto iudicis, morietur homo ille, et auferes malum de Israel;
13 cunctusque populus audiens timebit, ut nullus deinceps intumescat superbia.
14 Cum ingressus fueris terram, quam Dominus Deus tuus dabit tibi, et possederis eam habitaverisque in illa et dixeris: "Constituam super me regem, sicut habent omnes per circuitum nationes"
15 eum constitues super te regem, quem Dominus Deus tuus elegerit de numero fratrum tuorum. Non poteris alterius gentis hominem regem facere, qui non sit frater tuus.
16 Tantummodo non multiplicabit sibi equos nec reducet populum in Aegyptum, ut equitatus numerum augeat, praesertim cum Dominus praeceperit vobis, ut nequaquam amplius per hanc viam revertamini.
17 Neque habebit uxores plurimas, ne declinet cor eius, neque argenti et auri immensa pondera.
18 Postquam autem sederit in solio regni sui, describet sibi exemplar legis huius in volumine accipiens illam a sacerdotibus leviticae tribus;
19 et habebit secum legetque illud omnibus diebus vitae suae, ut discat timere Dominum Deum suum. et custodire verba legis huius et praecepta ista et quae in lege praecepta sunt.
20 Nec elevetur cor eius in superbiam super fratres suos neque declinet a mandatis in partem dexteram vel sinistram, ut longo tempore regnet ipse et filii eius in medio Israel.
King James Version
1 Thou shalt not sacrifice unto the LORD thy God any bullock, or sheep, wherein is blemish, or any evilfavouredness: for that is an abomination unto the LORD thy God.
2 If there be found among you, within any of thy gates which the LORD thy God giveth thee, man or woman, that hath wrought wickedness in the sight of the LORD thy God, in transgressing his covenant,
3 And hath gone and served other gods, and worshipped them, either the sun, or moon, or any of the host of heaven, which I have not commanded;
4 And it be told thee, and thou hast heard of it, and enquired diligently, and, behold, 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, which have committed that wicked thing, unto thy gates, even that man or that woman, and shalt stone them with stones, till they die.
6 At the mouth of two witnesses, or three witnesses, shall he that is worthy of death be put to death; but at the mouth of one witness he shall not be put to death.
7 The hands of the witnesses shall be first upon him to put him to death, and afterward the hands of all the people. So thou shalt put the evil away from among you.
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, being matters of controversy within thy gates: then shalt thou arise, and get thee up into the place which the LORD thy God shall choose;
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:
10 And thou shalt do according to the sentence, which they of that place which the LORD shall choose shall shew thee; and thou shalt observe to do according to all that they inform thee:
11 According to the sentence of the law which they shall teach thee, and according to the judgment which they shall tell thee, thou shalt do: thou shalt not decline from the sentence which they shall shew thee, to the right hand, nor to the left.
12 And the man that will do presumptuously, and will not hearken 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 put away the evil from Israel.
13 And all the people shall hear, and fear, and do no more presumptuously.
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 as all the nations that are 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 set a stranger over thee, which is not thy brother.
16 But 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.