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."117
The LORD said to me: "What they say is good.
I will raise up for them a prophet2 like you from among their brothers; I will put my words3 in his mouth,4 and he will tell them everything I command him.519
If anyone does not listen6 to my words that the prophet speaks in my name,7 I myself will call him to account.820
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,9 must be put to death."1021
You may say to yourselves, "How can we know when a message has not been spoken by the LORD?"
If what a prophet proclaims in the name of the LORD does not take place or come true,11 that is a message the LORD has not spoken.12 That prophet has spoken presumptuously.13 Do not be afraid of him.