P152 Parash 48 Shoftim D’varim/Deuteronomy 16:18- 21:9
Synopsis – Moshe/Moses instructs the people of Israel to appoint judges and law-enforcement officers in every city; "Justice, justice shall you pursue," he commands them, and you must administer it without corruption or favoritism. Crimes must be meticulously investigated and evidence thoroughly examined -- a minimum of two credible witnesses is required for conviction and punishment.
D’varim/ DEUTERONOMY 18
In this chapter,
I. The rights and revenues of the congregation are settled, and rules given concerning the L'vi'im/ Levites' ministration and maintenance (Deu_18:1-8).
II. The caution against the idolatrous abominable customs of the pagans is repeated (Deu_18:9-14).
III. A promise is given them of the spirit of prophecy to continue among them (Deu_18:15-18).
IV. Wrath threatened against those that despise prophecy (Deu_18:19) or counterfeit it (Deu_18:20), and a rule given for the trial of it (Deu_18:21, Deu_18:22).