Deuteronomy 18:9-15 NIV

Detestable Practices

9 When you enter the land the LORD your God is giving you, do not learn to imitate1 the detestable ways2 of the nations there.

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10 Let no one be found among you who sacrifices his son or daughter ina the fire,3 who practices divination4 or sorcery,5 interprets omens, engages in witchcraft,6

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    • a 18:10 - Or "who makes his son or daughter pass through"
      11 or casts spells,7 or who is a medium or spiritist8 or who consults the dead.

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      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.9

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      13 You must be blameless10 before the LORD your God.11

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      The Prophet

      14 The nations you will dispossess listen to those who practice sorcery or divination.12 But as for you, the LORD your God has not permitted you to do so.

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      15 The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own brothers.13 You must listen to him.

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