"If a prophet or q a dreamer of dreams arises among you and gives you a sign or a wonder,
and r the sign or wonder that he tells you comes to pass, and if he says, '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 s is testing you, to know whether you love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul.
You shall t walk after the Lord your God and fear him and keep his commandments and obey his voice, and you shall serve him and u hold fast to him.
But v that prophet or that dreamer of dreams shall be put to death, because he has taught rebellion against the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt and redeemed you out of the house of slavery, to make you leave the way in which the Lord your God commanded you to walk. w So you shall purge the evil from your midst.
x "If your brother, the son of your mother, or your son or your daughter or y the wife you embrace or your friend z who is as your own soul entices you secretly, saying, 'Let us go and serve other gods,' a which neither you nor your fathers have known,
some b of the gods of the peoples who are around you, whether near you or far off from you, from the one end of the earth to the other,
you shall c not yield to him or listen to him, nor d shall your eye pity him, nor shall you spare him, nor shall you conceal him.
But you shall kill him. e Your hand shall be first against him to put him to death, and afterward the hand of all the people.
f You shall stone him to death with stones, because he sought to draw you away from the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.
And g all Israel shall hear and fear and never again do any such wickedness as this among you.
"If you hear in one of your cities, which the Lord your God is giving you to dwell there,
that certain h worthless fellows have gone out among you and have drawn away the inhabitants of their city, saying, 'Let us go and serve other gods,' which you have not known,
then you shall inquire and make search and ask i diligently. And behold, if it be true and certain that such an abomination has been done among you,
you shall surely put the inhabitants of that city to the sword, devoting it to destruction, all who are in it and its cattle, with the edge of the sword.
You shall gather all its spoil into the midst of its open square and j burn the city and all its spoil with fire, as a whole burnt offering to the Lord your God. It shall be a k heap forever. It shall not be built again.
l None of the devoted things shall stick to your hand, m that the Lord may turn from the fierceness of his anger and show you mercy and have compassion on you and multiply you, n as he swore to your fathers,
if you obey the voice of the Lord your God, o keeping all his commandments that I am commanding you today, and doing what is right in the sight of the Lord your God.
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
I have heard what the prophets have said who prophesy lies in my name, saying, 'I have dreamed, I have dreamed!
Behold, I am against those who prophesy lying dreams, declares the Lord, and who tell them and lead my people astray by their lies and their recklessness, when I did not send them or charge them. So they do not profit this people at all, declares the Lord.
So do not listen to your prophets, your diviners, your dreamers, your fortune-tellers, or your sorcerers, who are saying to you, 'You shall not serve the king of Babylon.
For thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: Do not let your prophets and your diviners who are among you deceive you, and do not listen to the dreams that they dream.
For the household gods utter nonsense, and the diviners see lies; they tell false dreams and give empty consolation. Therefore the people wander like sheep; they are afflicted for lack of a shepherd.
When a prophet speaks in the name of the Lord, if the word does not come to pass or come true, that is a word that the Lord has not spoken; the prophet has spoken it presumptuously. You need not be afraid of him.
As for the prophet who prophesies peace, when the word of that prophet comes to pass, then it will be known that the Lord has truly sent the prophet.
And you shall remember the whole way that the Lord your God has led you these forty years in the wilderness, that he might humble you, testing you to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep his commandments or not.
2 Kings 23:3
And the king stood by the pillar and made a covenant before the Lord, to walk after the Lord and to keep his commandments and his testimonies and his statutes with all his heart and all his soul, to perform the words of this covenant that were written in this book. And all the people joined in the covenant.
2 Chronicles 34:31
And the king stood in his place and made a covenant before the Lord, to walk after the Lord and to keep his commandments and his testimonies and his statutes, with all his heart and all his soul, to perform the words of the covenant that were written in this book.
You shall fear the Lord your God. You shall serve him and hold fast to him, and by his name you shall swear.
But the prophet who presumes to speak a word in my name that I have not commanded him to speak, or who speaks in the name of other gods, that same prophet shall die.
The priests did not say, 'Where is the Lord ?' Those who handle the law did not know me; the shepherds transgressed against me; the prophets prophesied by Baal and went after things that do not profit.
Jeremiah 14:14 - 15
And the Lord said to me: "The prophets are prophesying lies in my name. I did not send them, nor did I command them or speak to them. They are prophesying to you a lying vision, worthless divination, and the deceit of their own minds.
And if anyone again prophesies, his father and mother who bore him will say to him, 'You shall not live, for you speak lies in the name of the Lord.' And his father and mother who bore him shall pierce him through when he prophesies.
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If there is found among you, within any of your towns that the Lord your God is giving you, a man or woman who does what is evil in the sight of the Lord your God, in transgressing his covenant.
The man who is the most tender and refined among you will begrudge food to his brother, to the wife he embraces, and to the last of the children whom he has left.
The most tender and refined woman among you, who would not venture to set the sole of her foot on the ground because she is so delicate and tender, will begrudge to the husband she embraces, to her son and to her daughter.
Put no trust in a neighbor; have no confidence in a friend; guard the doors of your mouth from her who lies in your arms.
1 Samuel 18:1
As soon as he had finished speaking to Saul, the soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul.
1 Samuel 18:3
Then Jonathan made a covenant with David, because he loved him as his own soul.
1 Samuel 20:17
And Jonathan made David swear again by his love for him, for he loved him as he loved his own soul.
And the Lord will scatter you among all peoples, from one end of the earth to the other, and there you shall serve other gods of wood and stone, which neither you nor your fathers have known.
You shall not go after other gods, the gods of the peoples who are around you -
My son, if sinners entice you, do not consent.
And you shall consume all the peoples that the Lord your God will give over to you. Your eye shall not pity them, neither shall you serve their gods, for that would be a snare to you.
The hand of the witnesses shall be first against him to put him to death, and afterward the hand of all the people. So you shall purge the evil from your midst.
Then you shall bring out to your gates that man or woman who has done this evil thing, and you shall stone that man or woman to death with stones.
And Joshua said, "Why did you bring trouble on us? The Lord brings trouble on you today." And all Israel stoned him with stones. They burned them with fire and stoned them with stones.
And all the people shall hear and fear and not act presumptuously again.
And the rest shall hear and fear, and shall never again commit any such evil among you.
Then all the men of the city shall stone him to death with stones. So you shall purge the evil from your midst, and all Israel shall hear, and fear.
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And it is told you and you hear of it, then you shall inquire diligently, and if it is true and certain that such an abomination has been done in Israel.
The judges shall inquire diligently, and if the witness is a false witness and has accused his brother falsely.
And they burned the city with fire, and everything in it. Only the silver and gold, and the vessels of bronze and of iron, they put into the treasury of the house of the Lord.
So Joshua burned Ai and made it forever a heap of ruins, as it is to this day.
Therefore, behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will cause the battle cry to be heard against Rabbah of the Ammonites; it shall become a desolate mound, and its villages shall be burned with fire; then Israel shall dispossess those who dispossessed him, says the Lord.
An oracle concerning Damascus. Behold, Damascus will cease to be a city and will become a heap of ruins.
For you have made the city a heap, the fortified city a ruin; the foreigners' palace is a city no more; it will never be rebuilt.
Thus says the Lord : Behold, I will restore the fortunes of the tents of Jacob and have compassion on his dwellings; the city shall be rebuilt on its mound, and the palace shall stand where it used to be.
But you, keep yourselves from the things devoted to destruction, lest when you have devoted them you take any of the devoted things and make the camp of Israel a thing for destruction and bring trouble upon it.
And they raised over him a great heap of stones that remains to this day. Then the Lord turned from his burning anger. Therefore, to this day the name of that place is called the Valley of Achor.
And Joseph said to his brothers, "I am about to die, but God will visit you and bring you up out of this land to the land that he swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.
You shall not eat it, that all may go well with you and with your children after you, when you do what is right in the sight of the Lord.
Be careful to obey all these words that I command you, that it may go well with you and with your children after you forever, when you do what is good and right in the sight of the Lord your God.