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12 And whoever acts rashly by not listening to the priest who is in office serving the Lord your God or to the head judge will die. Remove[a] such evil from Israel! 13 All the people will hear about this and be afraid. They won’t act arrogantly anymore.

Law of the king

14 Once you have entered the land the Lord your God is giving you and you have taken possession of it and settled down in it, you might say: “Let’s appoint a king over us, as all our neighboring nations have done.”

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Footnotes

  1. Deuteronomy 17:12 Or burn

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