or casts spells,1 or who is a medium or spiritist2 or who consults the dead.
Anyone who does these things is detestable to the LORD, and because of these detestable practices the LORD your God will drive out those nations before you.313
You must be blameless4 before the LORD your God.5
The nations you will dispossess listen to those who practice sorcery or divination.6 But as for you, the LORD your God has not permitted you to do so.
The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own brothers.7 You must listen to him.
For this is what you asked of the LORD your God at Horeb on the day of the assembly when you said, "Let us not hear the voice of the LORD our God nor see this great fire anymore, or we will die."817
The LORD said to me: "What they say is good.
I will raise up for them a prophet9 like you from among their brothers; I will put my words10 in his mouth,11 and he will tell them everything I command him.1219
If anyone does not listen13 to my words that the prophet speaks in my name,14 I myself will call him to account.1520
But a prophet who presumes to speak in my name anything I have not commanded him to say, or a prophet who speaks in the name of other gods,16 must be put to death."1721
You may say to yourselves, "How can we know when a message has not been spoken by the LORD?"