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17 And he must not acquire many[a] wives for himself, so that his heart would turn aside; and he must not accumulate silver and gold for himself excessively.[b]

18 And then[c] when he is sitting[d] on the throne of his kingdom, then he shall write for himself a copy of this law on a scroll before[e] the Levitical priests. 19 And it shall be with him, and he shall read it[f] all the days of his life, so that he may learn to revere Yahweh your God by diligently observing[g] all the word of this law and these rules,

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  1. Deuteronomy 17:17 Or “make numerous”
  2. Deuteronomy 17:17 Literally “gold and silver not he must make numerous for him very”
  3. Deuteronomy 17:18 Literally “And it shall happen”
  4. Deuteronomy 17:18 Literally “as/when his sitting”
  5. Deuteronomy 17:18 Literally “to the face of”
  6. Deuteronomy 17:19 Hebrew “in it”
  7. Deuteronomy 17:19 Literally “by keeping ... to do them”