Deuteronomy 13:8

“Thou shalt not consent unto him, nor hearken unto him; neither shall thine eye pity him, neither shalt thou spare, neither shalt thou conceal him:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Thou shalt not consent vnto him nor hearken vnto him, neither shall thine eye pitie him, neither shalt thou spare, neither shalt thou conceale him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

you shall not yield to him or listen to him; and your eye shall not pity him, nor shall you spare or conceal him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

thou shalt not consent unto him, nor hearken unto him; neither shall thine eye pity him, neither shalt thou spare, neither shalt thou conceal him:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Do not be guided by him or give attention to him; have no pity on him or mercy, and give him no cover;
- Basic English Bible

thou shalt not consent unto him, nor hearken unto him; neither shall thine eye spare him, neither shalt thou pity him, neither shalt thou screen him,
- Darby Bible

Thou shalt not consent to him, nor hearken to him; neither shall thy eye pity him, neither shalt thou spare, neither shalt thou conceal him:
- Webster's Bible

you shall not consent to him, nor listen to him; neither shall your eye pity him, neither shall you spare, neither shall you conceal him:
- World English Bible

thou dost not consent to him, nor hearken unto him, nor doth thine eye have pity on him, nor dost thou spare, nor dost thou cover him over.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(13:9) thou shalt not consent unto him, nor hearken unto him; neither shall thine eye pity him, neither shalt thou spare, neither shalt thou conceal him;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Deuteronomy 13:8


13:8 Conceal him - That is, smother his fault, hide or protect his person, but shalt accuse him to the magistrate, and demand justice upon him.


Discussion for Deuteronomy 13

  • Dustin Badger
    Would you really stone your own child to death for suggesting their might be truth in another god? I cannot take this as advise or wisdom. Please, can someone explain.
  • Dennis
    Do not be deceived by the harsh nature of the 13th chapter, and do not accuse God of being like other gods which are no gods. If you get anything from the inspired words of this chapter, realize the awfulness and wickedness of idolatry and God's hatred for it. Through the harsh penalties, God is graciously showing to any and all who will heed where idolatry ultimately leads, eternal death.
  • 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!

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