Justice Must Be Administered

18 “You shall appoint (A)judges and officers in all your [a]gates, which the Lord your God gives you, according to your tribes, and they shall judge the people with just judgment. 19 (B)You shall not pervert justice; (C)you shall not [b]show partiality, (D)nor take a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and [c]twists the words of the righteous. 20 You shall follow what is altogether just, that you may (E)live and inherit the land which the Lord your God is giving you.

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Footnotes

  1. Deuteronomy 16:18 towns
  2. Deuteronomy 16:19 Lit. regard faces
  3. Deuteronomy 16:19 perverts