10 No one among you is to sacrifice his son or daughter in the fire,[a](A) practice divination, tell fortunes, interpret omens, practice sorcery, 11 cast spells, consult a medium or a spiritist, or inquire of the dead.(B) 12 Everyone who does these acts is detestable to the Lord, and the Lord your God is driving out the nations before you because of these detestable acts.

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  1. 18:10 Lit to make his son or daughter pass through the fire

For you have abandoned(A) your people,
the house of Jacob,
because they are full of divination from the East
and of fortune-tellers(B) like the Philistines.(C)
They are in league[a] with foreigners.

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  1. 2:6 Or They teem, or They partner; Hb obscure

19 When they say to you, “Inquire of the mediums and the spiritists who chirp and mutter,”(A) shouldn’t a people inquire of their God?[a] Should they inquire of the dead on behalf of the living?(B)

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  1. 8:19 Or gods

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