Deuteronomy 17:17
Good News Translation
The king is not to have many wives, because this would make him turn away from the LORD; and he is not to make himself rich with silver and gold.

Contemporary English Version
And the king must not have a lot of wives--they might tempt him to be unfaithful to the LORD. Finally, the king must not try to get huge amounts of silver and gold.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He shall not have many wives, that may allure his mind, nor immense sums of silver and gold.

New American Bible
Neither shall he have a great number of wives, lest his heart turn away, nor shall he accumulate a vast amount of silver and gold.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

He shall not have many wives, that may allure his mind, nor immense sums of silver and gold.

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Genesis 2:24 Wherefore a man shall leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they shall be two in one flesh.

2 Samuel 3:2-5 And sons were born to David in Hebron: and his firstborn was Ammon of Achinoam the Jezrahelitess: . . .

1 Kings 11:1-4 And king Solomon loved many strange women, besides the daughter of Pharao, and women of Moab, and of Ammon, and of Edom, and of Sidon, and of the Hethites: . . .

Nehemiah 13:26 Did not Solomon king of Israel sin in this kind of thing: and surely among many nations, there was not a king like him, and he was beloved of his God, and God made him king over all Israel: and yet women of other countries brought even him to sin.

Malachi 2:15 Did not one make her, and she is the residue of his spirit? And what doth one seek, but the seed of God? Keep then your spirit, and despise not the wife of thy youth.

Matthew 19:5 For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife, and they two shall be in one flesh.

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1 Kings 10:21 Moreover, all the vessels out of which king Solomon drank, were of gold: and all the furniture of the house of the forest of Libanus was of most pure gold: there was no silver, nor was any account made of it in the days of Solomon:

Psalm 62:10 Trust not in iniquity, and covet not robberies: if riches abound, set not your heart upon them.

Proverbs 30:8,9 Remove far from me vanity, and lying words. Give me neither beggary, nor riches: give me only the necessaries of life: . . .

Matthew 6:19,20 Lay not up to yourselves treasures on earth: where the rust, and moth consume, and where thieves break through, and steal. . . .

Matthew 13:22 And he that received the seed among thorns, is he that heareth the word, and the care of this world and the deceitfulness of riches choketh up the word, and he becometh fruitless.

Matthew 19:23,24 Then Jesus said to his disciples: Amen, I say to you, that a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven. . . .

Luke 12:15 And he said to them: Take heed and beware of all covetousness: for a man's life doth not consist in the abundance of things which he possesseth.

1 Timothy 6:9,17 For they that will become rich fall into temptation and into the snare of the devil and into many unprofitable and hurtful desires, which drown men into destruction and perdition. . . .

Context
Guidelines for a King
16And when he is made king, he shall not multiply horses to himself, nor lead back the people into Egypt, being lifted up with the number of his horsemen, especially since the Lord hath commanded you to return no more the same way. 17He shall not have many wives, that may allure his mind, nor immense sums of silver and gold.18But after he is raised to the throne of his kingdom, he shall copy out to himself the Deuteronomy of this law in a volume, taking the copy of the priests of the Levitical tribe,…
Cross References
2 Samuel 5:13
And David took more concubines and wives of Jerusalem, after he was come from Hebron: and there were born to David other sons also and daughters:

2 Samuel 12:11
Thus saith the Lord: Behold, I will raise up evil against thee out of thy own house, and I will take thy wives before thy eyes and give them to thy neighbour, and he shall lie with thy wives in the sight of this sun.

1 Kings 10:27
And he made silver to be as plentiful in Jerusalem as stones: and cedars to be as common as sycamores which grow in the plains.

1 Kings 11:1
And king Solomon loved many strange women, besides the daughter of Pharao, and women of Moab, and of Ammon, and of Edom, and of Sidon, and of the Hethites:

1 Kings 11:3
And he had seven hundred wives as queens, and three hundred concubines: and the women turned away his heart.

1 Kings 11:4
And when he was now old, his heart was turned away by women to follow strange gods: and his heart was not perfect with the Lord his God, as was the heart of David, his father.

2 Chronicles 1:15
And the king made silver and gold to be in Jerusalem as stones, and cedar trees as sycamores, which grow in the plains in great multitude.

2 Chronicles 11:21
And Roboam loved Maacha the daughter of Absalom above all his wives and concubines: for he had married eighteen wives, and threescore concubines: and he begot eight and twenty sons, and threescore daughters.

Proverbs 31:3
Give not thy substance to women, and thy riches to destroy kings.

Additional Translations
He must not take many wives for himself, lest his heart go astray. He must not accumulate for himself great amounts of silver and gold.Neither shall he multiply wives to himself, that his heart turn not away: neither shall he greatly multiply to himself silver and gold.

Neither shall he multiply wives to himself, that his heart turn not away: neither shall he greatly multiply to himself silver and gold.

And he shall not multiply to himself wives, lest his heart turn away; and he shall not greatly multiply to himself silver and gold.

Neither shall he multiply wives to himself, that his heart turn not away; neither shall he greatly multiply to himself silver and gold.

Neither shall he multiply wives to himself, that his heart turn not away: neither shall he greatly multiply to himself silver and gold.

Neither shall he multiply wives to himself, that his heart may turn not away: neither shall he greatly accumulate to himself silver and gold.

Neither shall he multiply wives to himself, that his heart not turn away: neither shall he greatly multiply to himself silver and gold.

And he doth not multiply to himself wives, and his heart doth not turn aside, and silver and gold he doth not multiply to himself -- exceedingly.
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