DEUTERONOMY 17:12

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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.”

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Deuteronomy 17:12 Translation & Meaning

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And the man וְהָאִ֞ישׁ A man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation) man
that אֲשֶׁר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc that
will do יַֽעֲשֶׂ֣ה To do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application do
presumptuously, בְזָד֗וֹן Arrogance presumptuously
and will not לְבִלְתִּ֨י Properly, a failure of, i.e., (used only as a negative particle, usually with a prepositional prefix) not, except, without, unless, besides, because not, until, etc not
hearken שְׁמֹ֤עַ To hear intelligently (often with implication of attention, obedience, etc.; causatively, to tell, etc.) hearken
unto אֶל Near, with or among; often in general, to unto
the priest הַכֹּהֵן֙ Literally one officiating, a priest; also (by courtesy) an acting priest (although a layman) priest
that standeth הָֽעֹמֵ֞ד To stand, in various relations (literal and figurative, intransitive and transitive) standeth
to minister לְשָׁ֤רֶת To attend as a menial or worshipper; figuratively, to contribute to minister
there שָׁם֙ There (transferring to time) then; often thither, or thence there
before אֶת Properly, self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely) before
the Lord יְהוָ֣ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
thy God, אֱלֹהֶ֔יךָ Gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative God
or א֖וֹ Desire (and so probably in Proverbs 31:4); hence (by way of alternative) or, also if or
unto אֶל Near, with or among; often in general, to unto
the judge, הַשֹּׁפֵ֑ט To judge, i.e., pronounce sentence (for or against); by implication, to vindicate or punish; by extenssion, to govern; passively, to litigate (literally or figuratively) judge
even that הַה֔וּא He (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensively) self, or (especially with the article) the same; sometimes (as demonstrative) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are even
man הָאִ֣ישׁ A man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation) man
shall die: וּמֵת֙ To die (literally or figuratively); causatively, to kill die
and thou shalt put away וּבִֽעַרְתָּ֥ To kindle, i.e., consume (by fire or by eating) put away
the evil הָרָ֖ע Bad or (as noun) evil (natural or moral) evil
from Israel. מִיִּשְׂרָאֵֽל׃ He will rule as God; Jisraël, a symbolical name of Jacob; also (typically) of his posterity Israel

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  • 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;




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