Deuteronomy 13:12

12 If you hear it said about one of the towns the LORD your God is giving you to live in

Read Deuteronomy 13:12 Using Other Translations

If thou shalt hear say in one of thy cities, which the LORD thy God hath given thee to dwell there, saying,
"If you hear in one of your cities, which the LORD your God is giving you to dwell there,
“When you begin living in the towns the LORD your God is giving you, you may hear

What does Deuteronomy 13:12 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Deuteronomy 13:12

If thou shalt hear say in one of thy cities
A report concerning them, anyone of them:

which the Lord thy God had given thee to dwell there;
which he had not only given them, but had put them into the possession of, and it was become their dwelling place, or was inhabited by Israelites; otherwise they were already given unto them, but did not inherit and inhabit them, and it might be possible that there might be some city or cities, at least for a time, which, though given them, were not inhabited by them, but by the Canaanites, and such cities this law did not concern: saying; as follows.

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