Provision for Kingship
17:14 When you come to the land the Lord your God is giving you and take it over and live in it and then say, “I will select a king like all the nations surrounding me,” 17:15 you must select without fail 1 a king whom the Lord your God chooses. From among your fellow citizens 2 you must appoint a king – you may not designate a foreigner who is not one of your fellow Israelites. 3 17:16 Moreover, he must not accumulate horses for himself or allow the people to return to Egypt to do so, 4 for the Lord has said you must never again return that way. 17:17 Furthermore, he must not marry many 5 wives lest his affections turn aside, and he must not accumulate much silver and gold.