Deuteronomy 18:6-16 (New International Version)

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6 If a Levite moves from one of your towns anywhere in Israel where he is living, and comes in all earnestness to the place the LORD will choose,1 7 he may minister in the name2 of the LORD his God like all his fellow Levites who serve there in the presence of the LORD. 8 He is to share equally in their benefits, even though he has received money from the sale of family possessions.3

Detestable Practices

9 When you enter the land the LORD your God is giving you, do not learn to imitate4 the detestable ways5 of the nations there. 10 Let no one be found among you who sacrifices his son or daughter ina the fire,6 who practices divination7 or sorcery,8 interprets omens, engages in witchcraft,9 11 or casts spells,10 or who is a medium or spiritist11 or who consults the dead. 12 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.12 13 You must be blameless13 before the LORD your God.14

The Prophet

14 The nations you will dispossess listen to those who practice sorcery or divination.15 But as for you, the LORD your God has not permitted you to do so. 15 The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own brothers.16 You must listen to him. 16 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."17
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