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and the sign or wonder should come to pass concerning what he said to you, namely, “Let us follow other gods”—gods whom you have not previously known—“and let us serve them.” You must not listen to the words of that prophet or dreamer,[a] for the Lord your God will be testing you to see if you love him[b] with all your mind and being.[c] You must follow the Lord your God and revere only him; and you must observe his commandments, obey him, serve him, and remain loyal to him.

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  1. Deuteronomy 13:3 tn Heb “or dreamer of dreams.” See note on this expression in v. 1.
  2. Deuteronomy 13:3 tn Heb “the Lord your God.” The pronoun has been used in the translation for stylistic reasons to avoid redundancy.
  3. Deuteronomy 13:3 tn Heb “all your heart and soul” (so NRSV, CEV, NLT); or “heart and being” (NCV “your whole being”). See note on the word “being” in Deut 6:5.