Punishment of Apostates

13 “If there arises among you a prophet or a (A)dreamer of dreams, (B)and he gives you a sign or a wonder, and (C)the sign or the wonder comes to pass, of which he spoke to you, saying, ‘Let us go after other gods’—which you have not known—‘and let us serve them,’ you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams, for the Lord your God (D)is testing you to know whether you love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul.

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13 (A)He performs great signs, (B)so that he even makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men.

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14 (A)And he deceives [a]those who dwell on the earth (B)by those signs which he was granted to do in the sight of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who was wounded by the sword (C)and lived.

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Footnotes

  1. Revelation 13:14 M my own people