If your very own brother, or your son or daughter, or the wife you love, or your closest friend secretly entices1 you, saying, "Let us go and worship other gods"2 (gods that neither you nor your fathers have known,
gods of the peoples around you, whether near or far, from one end of the land to the other),
do not yield3 to him or listen to him. Show him no pity.4 Do not spare him or shield him.
You must certainly put him to death.5 Your hand6 must be the first in putting him to death, and then the hands of all the people.
Stone him to death, because he tried to turn you away7 from the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.