Deuteronomy 18:17-19

17 The LORD said to me: “What they say is good.
18 I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their fellow Israelites, and I will put my words in his mouth. He will tell them everything I command him.
19 I myself will call to account anyone who does not listen to my words that the prophet speaks in my name.

Deuteronomy 18:17-19 Meaning and Commentary


This chapter gives an account of the provision made for the priests and Levites, with the reason of it, De 18:1-5, of allowance of a country Levite to minister at Jerusalem, and take his portion with the rest, De 18:6-8, and of several persons of bad practices not to be suffered among the people of Israel, De 18:9-14, and of an extraordinary prophet that should be raised up among them, to whom they should hearken, or it would be the worse for them, De 18:15-19, but a false prophet was to be put to death, of whom a sign is given by which he might be known, De 18:20-22.

Cross References 7

  • 1. S Genesis 20:7
  • 2. Isaiah 2:3; Isaiah 26:8; Isaiah 51:4; Micah 4:2; Isaiah 51:16; John 17:8
  • 3. S Exodus 4:12
  • 4. John 4:25-26; John 8:28; John 12:49-50; S John 14:24; Acts 3:22*
  • 5. S Exodus 23:21
  • 6. S ver 7; S Leviticus 19:12; 2 Kings 2:24
  • 7. Joshua 22:23; Acts 3:23*; Hebrews 12:25
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