"a1If a prophetor a dreamer of dreamsarisesamong you and gives you a signor a wonder,
and the sign or the wondercomes true, concerning which he spoke to you, saying, '2Let us goafterothergods (whom you have not known ) and let us serve them,'
you shall not listen to the words of that prophetor that dreamer of dreams; for the LORD your God is 3testing you to find out if 4you love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.
"5You shall follow the LORD your God and fear Him; and you shall keep His commandments, listen to His voice, serve Him, and 6cling to Him.
"But that prophetor that dreamer of dreams shall be 7put to death, because he has bcounseledcrebellionagainst the LORD your God who brought you from the land of Egypt and redeemed you from the house of dslavery, 8to seduce you from the way in which the LORD your Godcommanded you to walk. 9So you shall purge the evil from among you.
"10If your brother, your mother'sson, or your sonordaughter, or the wifeeyou cherish, or your friendwho is as your own soul, entice you secretly, saying, '11Let us go and serveothergods ' (whomneither you nor your fathers have known,
of the gods of the peopleswho are around you, near you orfar from you, from one end of the earth to the other end ),
812you shall not yield to him or listen to him; 13and your eye shall not pity him, nor shall you spare or conceal him.
"14But you shall surelykill him; 15your hand shall be first against him to put him to death, and afterwards the hand of all the people.
"So you shall stone him fto deathbecause he has sought16to seduce you from the LORD your God who brought you out from the land of Egypt, out of the house of gslavery.
"Then 17allIsrael will hear and be afraid, and will neveragaindosuch a wickedthingamong you.
12"If you hear in one of your cities, which the LORD your God is giving you to live in, anyone saying that
some worthlessmen have gone out from among you and have seduced the inhabitants of their city, saying, '18Let us go and serveothergods ' (whom you have not known ),
then you shall investigate and search out and inquirethoroughly. If it is true and the matterestablished that thisabomination has been doneamong you,
1519you shall surelystrike the inhabitants of that city with the edge of the sword, hutterlydestroying it and all that is in it and its cattle with the edge of the sword.
"20Then you shall gatherall its booty into the middle of its opensquare and burn the city and all its booty with fire as a wholeburntoffering to the LORD your God; and it shall be a i21ruinforever. It shall never be rebuilt.
17"Nothing from that which is put under the ban shall cling to your hand, in order that the LORD may turn from 22His burninganger and 23showmercy to you, and havecompassion on you and 24make you increase, just25as He has sworn to your fathers,
18jif you will listen to the voice of the LORD your God, kkeepingall His commandmentswhich I am commanding you today, land doingwhat is right in the sight of the LORD your God.