New International Version
You must act according to the decisions they give you at the place the LORD will choose. Be careful to do everything they instruct you to do.
King James Bible
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:
Darby Bible Translation
and thou shalt do according to the tenor of the word, which they of that place which Jehovah will choose shall declare unto thee; and thou shalt take heed to do according to all that they instruct thee:
World English Bible
You shall do according to the tenor of the sentence which they shall show you from that place which Yahweh shall choose; and you shall observe to do according to all that they shall teach you:
Young's Literal Translation
and thou hast done according to the tenor of the word which they declare to thee (they of that place which Jehovah doth choose; and thou hast observed to do according to all that they direct thee.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
If there arise a matter too hard for thee - These directions are given to the common magistrates, who might not be able to judge of or apply the law in all cases that might be brought before them. The priests and Levites, who were lawyers by birth and continual practice, were reasonably considered as the best qualified to decide on difficult points.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
There is very frequent mention of this place in the Talmudists: and, certainly, a more careful comparison of the maps with those things which are said by them of the situation of this place is worthy to be made; when they place it in mount Olivet, these make it contiguous to the buildings of Jerusalem. I. In the place cited in the margin, the case "of a stubborn judge" (or elder) is handling. For when, by the prescript of the law, difficult matters, and such things as concerning which the lower councils …
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica
Subjects of Study. Home Education in Israel; Female Education. Elementary Schools, Schoolmasters, and School Arrangements.
Second Stage of Jewish Trial. Jesus Condemned by Caiaphas and the Sanhedrin.
and so you can teach the Israelites all the decrees the LORD has given them through Moses."
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.
Act according to whatever they teach you and the decisions they give you. Do not turn aside from what they tell you, to the right or to the left.
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