When you enter the land the LORD your God is giving you, do not learn to imitate2 the detestable ways3 of the nations there.
Let no one be found among you who sacrifices his son or daughter ina the fire,4 who practices divination5 or sorcery,6 interprets omens, engages in witchcraft,711
or casts spells,8 or who is a medium or spiritist9 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.1013
You must be blameless11 before the LORD your God.12
The nations you will dispossess listen to those who practice sorcery or divination.13 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.14 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."1517
The LORD said to me: "What they say is good.
I will raise up for them a prophet16 like you from among their brothers; I will put my words17 in his mouth,18 and he will tell them everything I command him.19