15 (A)The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your countrymen; to him you shall listen. 16 This is (B)in accordance with everything that you asked of the Lord your God at Horeb on the day of the assembly, saying, ‘Do not let me hear the voice of the Lord my God again, and do not let me see this great fire anymore, or I will die!’ 17 And (C)the Lord said to me, ‘They have [a]spoken well. 18 I will raise up for them a prophet from among their countrymen like you, and (D)I will put My words in his mouth, and (E)he shall speak to them everything that I command him. 19 (F)And it shall come about that whoever does not listen to My words which he speaks in My name, I Myself will [b]require it of him. 20 But the prophet who speaks a word (G)presumptuously in My name, a word which I have not commanded him to speak, or (H)which he speaks in the name of other gods, [c]that prophet shall die.’ 21 And if you say in your heart, ‘How will we recognize the word which the Lord has not spoken?’ 22 (I)When the prophet speaks in the name of the Lord, and the thing does not happen or come true, that is the thing which the Lord has not spoken. The prophet has spoken it (J)presumptuously; you are not to be afraid of him.

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  1. Deuteronomy 18:17 Lit done well what they have spoken
  2. Deuteronomy 18:19 I.e., hold him responsible
  3. Deuteronomy 18:20 Lit then that

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