Deuteronomy 17:9
New International Version
Go to the Levitical priests and to the judge who is in office at that time. Inquire of them and they will give you the verdict.

New Living Translation
and present them to the Levitical priests or the judge on duty at that time. They will hear the case and declare the verdict.

English Standard Version
And you shall come to the Levitical priests and to the judge who is in office in those days, and you shall consult them, and they shall declare to you the decision.

Berean Study Bible
You are to go to the Levitical priests and to the judge who presides at that time. Inquire of them, and they will give you a verdict in the case.

New American Standard Bible
"So you shall come to the Levitical priest or the judge who is in office in those days, and you shall inquire of them and they will declare to you the verdict in the case.

King James Bible
And thou shalt come unto the priests the Levites, and unto the judge that shall be in those days, and inquire; and they shall shew thee the sentence of judgment:

Christian Standard Bible
You are to go to the Levitical priests and to the judge who presides at that time. Ask, and they will give you a verdict in the case.

Good News Translation
and present your case to the levitical priests and to the judge who is in office at that time, and let them decide the case.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You are to go to the Levitical priests and to the judge who presides at that time. Ask, and they will give you a verdict in the case.

International Standard Version
Present the case to the Levitical priest or the judge at that time. When you have inquired and they have announced the verdict,

NET Bible
You will go to the Levitical priests and the judge in office in those days and seek a solution; they will render a verdict.

New Heart English Bible
and you shall come to the priests the Levites, and to the judge who shall be in those days: and you shall inquire; and they shall show you the sentence of judgment.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Go to the Levitical priests and the judge who is serving at that time. Ask for their opinion, and they will give you their verdict

JPS Tanakh 1917
And thou shall come unto the priests the Levites, and unto the judge that shall be in those days; and thou shalt inquire; and they shall declare unto thee the sentence of judgment.

New American Standard 1977
“So you shall come to the Levitical priest or the judge who is in office in those days, and you shall inquire of them, and they will declare to you the verdict in the case.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and thou shalt come unto the priests, the Levites, and unto the judge that shall be in those days and enquire, and they shall show thee the word of judgment.

King James 2000 Bible
And you shall come unto the priests the Levites, and unto the judge that shall be in those days, and inquire; and they shall show you the sentence of judgment:

American King James Version
And you shall come to the priests the Levites, and to the judge that shall be in those days, and inquire; and they shall show you the sentence of judgment:

American Standard Version
and thou shalt come unto the priests the Levites, and unto the judge that shall be in those days: and thou shalt inquire; and they shall show thee the sentence of judgment.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And thou shalt come to the priests of the Levitical race, and to the judge, that shall be at that time: and thou shalt ask of them, and they shall shew thee the truth of the judgment.

Darby Bible Translation
And thou shalt come unto the priests, the Levites, and unto the judge that shall be in those days, and inquire; and they shall declare unto thee the sentence of judgment;

English Revised Version
and thou shalt come unto the priests the Levites, and unto the judge that shall be in those days: and thou shalt inquire; and they shall shew thee the sentence of judgment:

Webster's Bible Translation
And thou shalt come to the priests the Levites, and to the judge that shall be in those days, and inquire; and they shall show thee the sentence of judgment:

World English Bible
and you shall come to the priests the Levites, and to the judge who shall be in those days: and you shall inquire; and they shall show you the sentence of judgment.

Young's Literal Translation
and hast come in unto the priests, the Levites, and unto the judge who is in those days, and hast inquired, and they have declared to thee the word of judgment,
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
Courts of Law
8If a case is too difficult for you to judge, whether the controversy within your gates is regarding bloodshed, lawsuits, or assaults, you must go up to the place the LORD your God will choose. 9You are to go to the Levitical priests and to the judge who presides at that time. Inquire of them, and they will give you a verdict in the case. 10You must abide by the verdict they give you at the place the LORD will choose. Be careful to do everything they instruct you,…
Cross References
Exodus 22:8
If the thief is not found, the owner of the house must appear before the judges to determine whether he has taken his neighbor's property.

Deuteronomy 17:10
You must abide by the verdict they give you at the place the LORD will choose. Be careful to do everything they instruct you,

Deuteronomy 19:17
both parties to the dispute must stand in the presence of the LORD, before the priests and judges who are in office at that time.

Deuteronomy 21:5
And the priests, the sons of Levi, shall come forward, for the LORD your God has chosen them to serve Him and pronounce blessings in His name and to give a ruling in every dispute and case of assault.

Ezekiel 44:24
In any dispute, they shall officiate as judges and judge according to My ordinances. They must observe My laws and statutes regarding all My appointed feasts, and they must keep My Sabbaths holy.

Zechariah 3:7
"This is what the LORD of Hosts says: 'If you walk in My ways and keep My instructions, then you will both govern My house and have charge of My courts; and I will give you a place among these standing here.'

Treasury of Scripture

And you shall come to the priests the Levites, and to the judge that shall be in those days, and inquire; and they shall show you the sentence of judgment:

the priests

Jeremiah 18:18 Then said they, Come and let us devise devices against Jeremiah; …

Haggai 2:11 Thus said the LORD of hosts; Ask now the priests concerning the law, saying,

Malachi 2:7 For the priest's lips should keep knowledge, and they should seek …

they shall

Deuteronomy 19:17-21 Then both the men, between whom the controversy is, shall stand before …

Ezekiel 44:24 And in controversy they shall stand in judgment; and they shall judge …







Lexicon
You are to go
וּבָאתָ֗ (ū·ḇā·ṯā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

the Levitical
הַלְוִיִּ֔ם (hal·wî·yim)
Article | Noun - proper - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3881: Levites -- descendant of Levi

priests
הַכֹּהֲנִים֙ (hak·kō·hă·nîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3548: Priest

and to
וְאֶל־ (wə·’el-)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

the judge
הַשֹּׁפֵ֔ט (haš·šō·p̄êṭ)
Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8199: To judge, pronounce sentence, to vindicate, punish, to govern, to litigate

who
אֲשֶׁ֥ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

presides at that
הָהֵ֑ם (hā·hêm)
Article | Pronoun - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1992: They

time.
בַּיָּמִ֣ים (bay·yā·mîm)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

Inquire of them,
וְדָרַשְׁתָּ֙ (wə·ḏā·raš·tā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1875: To tread, frequent, to follow, to seek, ask, to worship

and they will give
וְהִגִּ֣ידוּ (wə·hig·gî·ḏū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 5046: To be conspicuous

you a verdict
דְּבַ֥ר (də·ḇar)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

in the case.
הַמִּשְׁפָּֽט׃ (ham·miš·pāṭ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4941: A verdict, a sentence, formal decree, divine law, penalty, justice, privilege, style
Verse 9. - Enquire; what, namely, is "the sentence of judgment;" and this the judge should declare. Sentence of judgment; literally, word of right, verbum juris, declaration of what was legally right. 17:8-13 Courts of judgment were to be set up in every city. Though their judgment had not the Divine authority of an oracle, it was the judgment of wise, prudent, experienced men, and had the advantage of a Divine promise.
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