Deuteronomy 17:16
multiply horses: Multiplying horses for chariots of war and cavalry, or for luxury, would increase the splendour of a monarch, and form a ground of confidence distinct from a proper confidence in God, and inconsistent with it, and with considering him as the glory of Israel. Egypt abounded in horses; and the desire of multiplying these would induce the prince to encourage a trade with that kingdom; and this might make way for the Israelites being again subjugated by the Egyptians, or at least corrupted by their idolatries and vices. Whereas, it was the command of God that they should no more return thither, but be totally detached from them. Besides, they might be tempted to extend their dominion by means of cavalry, and so get scattered among the surrounding idolatrous nations, and thus cease to be that distinct, separate people, which God intended they should be. 1Sa 8:11, 2Sa 8:4, 1Ki 1:5, 1Ki 4:26, 1Ki 10:26-28, 2Ch 9:25, Psa 20:7, Isa 36:8, Isa 36:9, Hos 14:3 cause: Isa 31:1-3, Jer 42:14, Eze 17:15 Ye shall henceforth: Deu 28:68, Exo 13:17, Exo 14:13, Num 14:3, Num 14:4, Jer 42:15, Jer 42:16, Hos 11:5 Reciprocal: 2Sa 15:1 - Absalom 1Ki 10:28 - horses brought 2Ki 18:24 - thy trust 1Ch 18:4 - David 2Ch 1:14 - Solomon 2Ch 9:28 - brought Isa 2:7 - land Isa 30:6 - into the land Jer 17:25 - riding Jer 42:19 - Go Mat 21:5 - sitting Joh 12:15 - sitting