1A.(14) When thou art come unto the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, and shalt possess it, and shalt dwell therein, and shalt say, I will set a king over me, like as all the nations that are about me;
1B.(15) Thou shalt in any wise set him king over thee, whom the LORD thy God shall choose:
1A’/2A. one from among thy brethren shalt thou set king over thee:
2B. thou mayest not set a stranger over thee,
2A’.which is not thy brother.
3A.(16) But he shall not multiply horses to himself,
3B. nor cause the people to return to Egypt,
3A’. to the end that he should multiply horses: forasmuch as the LORD hath said unto you, Ye shall henceforth return no more that way.
4A.(17) Neither shall he multiply wives to himself,
4B. that his heart turn not away:
4A’. neither shall he greatly multiply to himself silver and gold.
5A.(18) And it shall be, when he sitteth upon the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write him a copy of this law in a book out of that which is before the priests the Levites: (19) And it shall be with him, and he shall read therein all the days of his life:
5B. that he may learn to fear the LORD his God, to keep all the words of this law and these statutes, to do them:
5C. (20) That his heart be not lifted up above his brethren,
5B’. and that he turn not aside from the commandment, to the right hand, or to the left:
5A’. to the end that he may prolong his days in his kingdom, he, and his children, in the midst of Israel.