Deuteronomy 13:1

“If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and giveth thee a sign or a wonder,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreames, and giueth thee a signe, or a wonder:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"If a prophet or a dreamer of dreams arises among you and gives you a sign or a wonder,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

If there arise in the midst of thee a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and he give thee a sign or a wonder,
- American Standard Version (1901)

If ever you have among you a prophet or a dreamer of dreams and he gives you a sign or a wonder,
- Basic English Bible

If there arise among you a prophet, or one that dreameth dreams, and he give thee a sign or a wonder,
- Darby Bible

If there shall arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and give thee a sign or a wonder.
- Webster's Bible

If there arise in the midst of you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and he give you a sign or a wonder,
- World English Bible

`When there ariseth in your midst a prophet, or a dreamer of a dream, and he hath given unto thee a sign or wonder,
- Youngs Literal Bible

(13:2) If there arise in the midst of thee a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams--and he give thee a sign or a wonder,
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Deuteronomy 13:1


13:1 A dreamer of dreams - One that pretends God hath revealed himself to him by visions or dreams. Giveth a sign or wonder - That is, shall foretell some strange and wonderful thing.


Discussion for Deuteronomy 13

  • Phil
    Am I the only one who feels uncomfortable with Deut 13?? Isn't this the same kind of extremism that we condemn ISIS for using in the Qur'an? Surely a loving God wouldn't take such a selfish and bitter position for himself and urge his followers to commit murder??
  • Gil
    Lovetta But verse 9 says clearly what to do. Why are you just praying for him?
  • Lovetta St.John
    I am a former and present believer of Christ, Jesus our Lord and Savior.It is very hard being around doubters and very negative people but by knowing the word, you know the truth no matter what the nay sayers says. Unfortunately, I have the displeasure of working for a boss who tries to deter people from God's word but, I pray for him anyway because he is lost.
  • Perry
    To simplify this chapter..God and his word should influence us foremost.God is utterly stern concerning people negatively influencing others away from God 's ordinances. Influencing someone to trespass against God 's word is worst than the person trespassing on one 's own initiative. evil company corrupts good morals!
  • Lynn russell for verse 3
    fear of the word of god period i fear him but love him with all thy heart all thy strength all thy mind and all thy spirit
  • Bill
    Jesus allowed Himself to be cruxified and remained passive , so He die for mankind's sin. However He will not be passive the next time He sets foot on earth. He will come as a warrior and king. Many will die an earthly death as well as many will be judged and sent to hell. He does not want believers to be passive or weak physically in our faith.

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