13 If there arise among you a prophet, or a adreamer of dreams, band giveth thee a sign or a wonder, 2 And cthe sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, Let us go after other gods, which thou hast not known, and let us serve them; 3 Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the Lord your God dproveth you, to know whether ye love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul. 4 Ye shall ewalk after the Lord your God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him, and fcleave unto him. 5 And gthat prophet, or that dreamer of dreams, shall be put to death; because he hath †spoken to turn you away from the Lord your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt, and redeemed you out of the house of bondage, to sthrust thee out of the way which the Lord thy God commanded thee to walk in. hSo shalt thou put the evil away from the midst of thee. 6 iIf thy brother, the son of thy mother, or thy son, or thy daughter, or jthe wife of thy bosom, or thy friend, kwhich is as thine own soul, entice thee secretly, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which thou hast not known, thou, nor thy fathers; 7 Namely, lof the gods of the people which are round about you, nigh unto thee, or far off from thee, from the one end of the earth even unto the other end of the earth; 8 Thou shalt mnot consent unto him, nor hearken unto him; neither nshall thine eye pity him, neither shalt thou spare, neither shalt thou conceal him: 9 But thou shalt surely kill him; othine hand shall be first upon him to put him to death, and afterwards the hand of all the people. 10 pAnd thou shalt stone him with stones, that he die; because he hath sought to sthrust thee away from the Lord thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt, from the house of †bondage. 11 And qall Israel shall hear, and fear, and shall do no more any such wickedness as this is among you. 12 rIf thou shalt hear say in one of thy cities, which the Lord thy God hath given thee to dwell there, saying, 13 Certain men, ||the children of Belial, are gone out from among you, and have swithdrawn the inhabitants of their city, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which ye have not known; 14 Then shalt thou inquire, and make search, and ask tdiligently; and, behold, if it be truth, and the thing certain, that such abomination is wrought among you; 15 Thou shalt surely smite the inhabitants of that city with the edge of the sword, udestroying it utterly, and all that is therein, and the cattle thereof, with the edge of the sword. 16 And thou shalt gather all the spoil of it into the midst of the street thereof, and shalt xburn with fire the city, and all the spoil thereof every whit, for the Lord thy God: and it shall be yan heap for ever; it shall not be built again. 17 And there shall cleave nought of the ||cursed thing to thine hand: athat the Lord may turn from the fierceness of his anger, and shew thee mercy, and have compassion upon thee, and multiply thee, bas he hath sworn unto thy fathers; 18 When thou shalt hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God, to keep all his commandments which I command thee this day, cto do that which is right in the eyes of the Lord thy God.
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