9"When you enter the landwhich the LORD your Godgives you, you shall not learn to a1imitate the detestablethings of thosenations.
"There shall not be found among you anyone 2who makes his son or his daughterpass through the fire, one who usesdivination, one 3who practiceswitchcraft, or one who interpretsomens, or a sorcerer,
or one who casts a spell, 4or a medium , or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead.
"For whoeverdoesthesethings is detestable to the LORD; and 5because of thesedetestablethings the LORD your God will drive them out before you.
"6You shall be bblamelessbefore the LORD your God.
"For thosenations, which you shall dispossess, listen to those who 7practicewitchcraft and to diviners, but as for you, the LORD your God has not allowed you to do so.
"8The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophetlike me from among you, from your ccountrymen, you shall listen to him.
"This is 9according to all that you asked of the LORD your God in Horeb on the day of the assembly, saying, 'Let me not hearagain the voice of the LORD my God, let me not seethisgreatfireanymore, or I will die.'
"10The LORDsaid to me, 'They have dspokenwell.
'I will raise up a prophet from among their ecountrymenlike you, and 11I will put My words in his mouth, and 12he shall speak to them all that I command him.
'13It shall come about that whoever will not listen to My wordswhich he shall speak in My name, I Myself will require it of him.
'But the prophetwhospeaks a word14presumptuously in My namewhich I have not commanded him to speak, or 15which he speaks in the name of othergods, fthat prophet shall die.'
"gYou may say in your heart, 'How will we know the wordwhich the LORD has not spoken?'
"16When a prophetspeaks in the name of the LORD, if the thing does not come about or come true, that is the thingwhich the LORD has not spoken. The prophet has spoken it 17presumptuously; you shall not be afraid of him.