Deuteronomy 18:9-15

Occult Practices

9 When you enter the land the LORD your God is giving you, do not learn to imitate the detestable ways of the nations there.
10 Let no one be found among you who sacrifices their son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft,
11 or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead.
12 Anyone who does these things is detestable to the LORD; because of these same detestable practices the LORD your God will drive out those nations before you.
13 You must be blameless before the LORD your God.

The Prophet

14 The nations you will dispossess listen to those who practice sorcery or divination. But as for you, the LORD your God has not permitted you to do so.
15 The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your fellow Israelites. You must listen to him.

Cross References 13

  • 1. Deuteronomy 9:5; Deuteronomy 12:29-31
  • 2. S Leviticus 18:3; 2 Kings 21:2; 2 Chronicles 28:3; 2 Chronicles 33:2; 2 Chronicles 34:33; Ezra 6:21; Ezra 9:11; Jeremiah 44:4
  • 3. S Leviticus 18:21
  • 4. Deuteronomy 12:31; 1 Samuel 15:23
  • 5. S Exodus 7:11
  • 6. S Leviticus 19:31
  • 7. Isaiah 47:9
  • 8. S Exodus 22:18; S 1 Samuel 28:13
  • 9. S Leviticus 18:24; Deuteronomy 9:4
  • 10. S Genesis 6:9; Psalms 119:1
  • 11. Matthew 5:48
  • 12. 2 Kings 21:6
  • 13. S Matthew 21:11; Luke 2:25-35; John 1:21; Acts 3:22*; Acts 7:37*
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