18 “You shall appoint vjudges and officers in all your 3gates, which the Lord your God gives you, according to your tribes, and they shall judge the people with just judgment. 19 wYou shall not pervert justice; xyou shall not 4show partiality, ynor take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and 5twists the words of the righteous. 20 You shall follow what is altogether just, that you may zlive and inherit the land which the Lord your God is giving you.
21 a“You shall not plant for yourself any tree, as a 6wooden image, near the altar which you build for yourself to the Lord your God. 22 bYou shall not set up a sacred pillar, which the Lord your God hates.
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