26 “‘Do not eat any meat with the blood still in it.(A)

“‘Do not practice divination(B) or seek omens.(C)

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26 Ye shall not eat any thing with the blood: neither shall ye use enchantment, nor observe times.

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26 ‘You shall not eat anything with the blood, nor shall you practice divination or soothsaying.

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the Philistines called for the priests and the diviners(A) and said, “What shall we do with the ark of the Lord? Tell us how we should send it back to its place.”

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And the Philistines called for the priests and the diviners, saying, What shall we do to the ark of the Lord? tell us wherewith we shall send it to his place.

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And the Philistines (A)called for the priests and the diviners, saying, “What shall we do with the ark of the Lord? Tell us how we should send it to its place.”

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The Day of the Lord

You, Lord, have abandoned(A) your people,
    the descendants of Jacob.(B)
They are full of superstitions from the East;
    they practice divination(C) like the Philistines(D)
    and embrace(E) pagan customs.(F)

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Therefore thou hast forsaken thy people the house of Jacob, because they be replenished from the east, and are soothsayers like the Philistines, and they please themselves in the children of strangers.

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For You have forsaken Your people, the house of Jacob,
Because they are filled (A)with eastern ways;
They are (B)soothsayers like the Philistines,
(C)And they [a]are pleased with the children of foreigners.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 2:6 Or clap, shake hands to make bargains with the children

The Darkness Turns to Light

19 When someone tells you to consult(A) mediums and spiritists,(B) who whisper and mutter,(C) should not a people inquire(D) of their God? Why consult the dead on behalf of the living?

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19 And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead?

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19 And when they say to you, (A)“Seek those who are mediums and wizards, (B)who whisper and mutter,” should not a people seek their God? Should they (C)seek the dead on behalf of the living?

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13 All the counsel you have received has only worn you out!(A)
    Let your astrologers(B) come forward,
those stargazers who make predictions month by month,
    let them save(C) you from what is coming upon you.

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13 Thou art wearied in the multitude of thy counsels. Let now the astrologers, the stargazers, the monthly prognosticators, stand up, and save thee from these things that shall come upon thee.

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13 (A)You are wearied in the multitude of your counsels;
Let now (B)the[a] astrologers, the stargazers,
And [b]the monthly prognosticators
Stand up and save you
From what shall come upon you.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 47:13 Lit. viewers of the heavens
  2. Isaiah 47:13 Lit. those giving knowledge for new moons

So do not listen to your prophets,(A) your diviners,(B) your interpreters of dreams,(C) your mediums(D) or your sorcerers(E) who tell you, ‘You will not serve(F) the king of Babylon.’

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Therefore hearken not ye to your prophets, nor to your diviners, nor to your dreamers, nor to your enchanters, nor to your sorcerers, which speak unto you, saying, Ye shall not serve the king of Babylon:

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Therefore do not listen to your prophets, your diviners, your [a]dreamers, your soothsayers, or your sorcerers, who speak to you, saying, “You shall not serve the king of Babylon.”

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 27:9 Lit. dreams

So the king summoned the magicians,(A) enchanters, sorcerers(B) and astrologers[a](C) to tell him what he had dreamed.(D) When they came in and stood before the king,

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Footnotes

  1. Daniel 2:2 Or Chaldeans; also in verses 4, 5 and 10

Then the king commanded to call the magicians, and the astrologers, and the sorcerers, and the Chaldeans, for to shew the king his dreams. So they came and stood before the king.

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(A)Then the king gave the command to call the magicians, the astrologers, the sorcerers, and the Chaldeans to tell the king his dreams. So they came and stood before the king.

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10 The astrologers(A) answered the king, “There is no one on earth who can do what the king asks! No king, however great and mighty, has ever asked such a thing of any magician or enchanter or astrologer.(B)

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