2 “aIf there is found in your midst, in any of your 1towns, which the Lord your God is giving you, a man or a woman who does what is evil in the sight of the Lord your God, by transgressing His covenant,
8 “aIf any case is too difficult for you to decide, between 1one kind of homicide or another, between 2one kind of lawsuit or another, and between 3one kind of assault or another, being cases of dispute in your 4courts, then you shall arise and go up to bthe place which the Lord your God chooses.
9 “So you shall come to athe 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.
10 “You shall do according to the 1terms of the verdict which they declare to you from that place which the Lord chooses; and you shall be careful to observe according to all that they teach you.
11 “aAccording to the 1terms of the law which they teach you, and according to the verdict which they tell you, you shall do; you shall not turn aside from the word which they declare to you, to the right or the left.
12 “The man who acts apresumptuously by not listening to the priest who stands there to serve the Lord your God, nor to the judge, that man shall die; thus you shall purge the evil from Israel.
13 “Then all the people will hear and be afraid, and will not act apresumptuously again.
15 you shall surely set a king over you whom the Lord your God chooses, one afrom among your 1countrymen you shall set as king over yourselves; you may not put a foreigner over yourselves who is not your 1countryman.
16 “aMoreover, he shall not multiply horses for himself, nor shall he bcause the people to return to Egypt to multiply horses, since cthe Lord has said to you, ‘You shall never again return that way.’
20 that his heart may not be lifted up above his 1countrymen aand that he may not turn aside from the commandment, to the right or the left, so that he and his sons may continue long in his kingdom in the midst of Israel.