Abominable Practices

Deuteronomy 18

9 "When you come into the land that the Lord your God is giving you, w you shall not learn to follow the abominable practices of those nations. 10 There shall not be found among you anyone x who burns his son or his daughter as an offering, 1 anyone who y practices divination or z tells fortunes or interprets omens, or a a sorcerer 11 or a charmer or b a medium or a necromancer or c one who inquires of the dead, 12 d for whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord. And e because of these abominations the Lord your God is driving them out before you. 13 You shall be blameless before the Lord your God, 14 for these nations, which you are about to dispossess, listen to fortune-tellers and to diviners. But as for you, the Lord your God has not allowed you to do this.

  1. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 12:29 - 31
    When the Lord your God cuts off before you the nations whom you go in to dispossess, and you dispossess them and dwell in their land.
    Leviticus 18:26 - 30
    But you shall keep my statutes and my rules and do none of these abominations, either the native or the stranger who sojourns among you
  2. Cross References
    Leviticus 18:21
    You shall not give any of your children to offer them to Molech, and so profane the name of your God: I am the Lord.
  3. Cross References
    2 Kings 17:17
    And they burned their sons and their daughters as offerings and used divination and omens and sold themselves to do evil in the sight of the Lord, provoking him to anger.
  4. Cross References
    Leviticus 19:26
    You shall not eat any flesh with the blood in it. You shall not interpret omens or tell fortunes.
  5. Cross References
    Exodus 22:18
    You shall not permit a sorceress to live.
  6. Cross References
    Leviticus 19:31
    Do not turn to mediums or necromancers; do not seek them out, and so make yourselves unclean by them: I am the Lord your God.
  7. Cross References
    1 Samuel 28:7
    Then Saul said to his servants, "Seek out for me a woman who is a medium, that I may go to her and inquire of her." And his servants said to him, "Behold, there is a medium at En-dor.
  8. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 22:5
    A woman shall not wear a man's garment, nor shall a man put on a woman's cloak, for whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord your God.
    Deuteronomy 25:16
    For all who do such things, all who act dishonestly, are an abomination to the Lord your God.
  9. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 9:4
    Do not say in your heart, after the Lord your God has thrust them out before you, 'It is because of my righteousness that the Lord has brought me in to possess this land,' whereas it is because of the wickedness of these nations that the Lord is driving them out before you.
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