Avoid Wicked Customs

“When you come into the land which the Lord your God is giving you, (A)you shall not learn to follow the [a]abominations of those nations. 10 There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter (B)pass[b] through the fire, (C)or one who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, 11 (D)or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or (E)one who calls up the dead. 12 For all who do these things are [c]an abomination to the Lord, and (F)because of these abominations the Lord your God drives them out from before you. 13 You shall be [d]blameless before the Lord your God. 14 For these nations which you will dispossess listened to soothsayers and diviners; but as for you, the Lord your God has not [e]appointed such for you.

A New Prophet Like Moses

15 (G)“The Lord your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from your midst, from your brethren. Him you shall hear, 16 according to all you desired of the Lord your God in Horeb (H)in the day of the assembly, saying, (I)‘Let me not hear again the voice of the Lord my God, nor let me see this great fire anymore, lest I die.’

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  1. Deuteronomy 18:9 detestable acts
  2. Deuteronomy 18:10 Be burned as an offering to an idol
  3. Deuteronomy 18:12 detestable
  4. Deuteronomy 18:13 Lit. perfect
  5. Deuteronomy 18:14 allowed you to do so

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