“‘I will set my face against anyone who turns to mediums and spiritists to prostitute themselves by following them, and I will cut them off from their people.(A)

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He sacrificed his own son(A) in the fire, practiced divination,(B) sought omens, and consulted mediums and spiritists.(C) He did much evil in the eyes of the Lord, arousing(D) his anger.

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24 Furthermore, Josiah got rid of the mediums and spiritists,(A) the household gods,(B) the idols and all the other detestable(C) things seen in Judah and Jerusalem. This he did to fulfill the requirements of the law written in the book that Hilkiah the priest had discovered in the temple of the Lord.

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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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The Egyptians will lose heart,(A)
    and I will bring their plans(B) to nothing;(C)
they will consult the idols and the spirits of the dead,
    the mediums and the spiritists.(D)

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Brought low, you will speak from the ground;
    your speech will mumble(A) out of the dust.(B)
Your voice will come ghostlike(C) from the earth;
    out of the dust your speech will whisper.(D)

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12 “Keep on, then, with your magic spells
    and with your many sorceries,(A)
    which you have labored at since childhood.
Perhaps you will succeed,
    perhaps you will cause terror.

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who sit among the graves(A)
    and spend their nights keeping secret vigil;
who eat the flesh of pigs,(B)
    and whose pots hold broth of impure meat;

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