Deuteronomy 16:18
Text Analysis
8199 [e]שֹׁפְטִ֣ים
7860 [e]וְשֹֽׁטְרִ֗ים
and officersConj-w | N-mp
5414 [e]תִּֽתֶּן־
you shall appointV-Qal-Imperf-2ms
to youPrep | 2ms
3605 [e]בְּכָל־
in allPrep-b | N-msc
8179 [e]שְׁעָרֶ֔יךָ
your gatesN-mpc | 2ms
834 [e]אֲשֶׁ֨ר
3068 [e]יְהוָ֧ה
430 [e]אֱלֹהֶ֛יךָ
your GodN-mpc | 2ms
5414 [e]נֹתֵ֥ן
youPrep | 2ms
7626 [e]לִשְׁבָטֶ֑יךָ
according to your tribesPrep-l | N-mpc | 2ms
8199 [e]וְשָׁפְט֥וּ
and they shall judgeConj-w | V-Qal-ConjPerf-3cp
853 [e]אֶת־
5971 [e]הָעָ֖ם
the peopleArt | N-ms
4941 [e]מִשְׁפַּט־
with judgmentN-msc
6664 [e]צֶֽדֶק׃

Hebrew Texts
דברים 16:18 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
שֹׁפְטִ֣ים וְשֹֽׁטְרִ֗ים תִּֽתֶּן־לְךָ֙ בְּכָל־שְׁעָרֶ֔יךָ אֲשֶׁ֨ר יְהוָ֧ה אֱלֹהֶ֛יךָ נֹתֵ֥ן לְךָ֖ לִשְׁבָטֶ֑יךָ וְשָׁפְט֥וּ אֶת־הָעָ֖ם מִשְׁפַּט־צֶֽדֶק׃

דברים 16:18 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
שפטים ושטרים תתן־לך בכל־שעריך אשר יהוה אלהיך נתן לך לשבטיך ושפטו את־העם משפט־צדק׃

דברים 16:18 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
שפטים ושטרים תתן־לך בכל־שעריך אשר יהוה אלהיך נתן לך לשבטיך ושפטו את־העם משפט־צדק׃

דברים 16:18 Hebrew Bible
שפטים ושטרים תתן לך בכל שעריך אשר יהוה אלהיך נתן לך לשבטיך ושפטו את העם משפט צדק׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
"You shall appoint for yourself judges and officers in all your towns which the LORD your God is giving you, according to your tribes, and they shall judge the people with righteous judgment.

King James Bible
Judges and officers shalt thou make thee in all thy gates, which the LORD thy God giveth thee, throughout thy tribes: and they shall judge the people with just judgment.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Appoint judges and officials for your tribes in all your towns the LORD your God is giving you. They are to judge the people with righteous judgment.
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in all thy gates This expression may refer to the gate of the city, as the {forum} or place of public concourse among the Israelites, where a {court of judicature} was held, to try all causes and decide all affairs. The same practice obtained among other Eastern nation. The Ottoman court, it is well known, derived its appellation of the {Porte}, from the distribution of justice and the dispatch of public business at its gates. And the square tower which forms the principal entrance to the {Alhamra}, or red palace of the Moorish kings of Grenada, retains to this day the appellation of the {Gate of Judgment}, from it having been the place where justice was at one period summarily administered.

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