Deuteronomy 18:10

“There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his sonne, or his daughter to passe thorow the fire, or that vseth diuination, or an obseruer of times, or an inchanter, or a witch,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, one who uses divination, one who practices witchcraft, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

There shall not be found with thee any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, one that useth divination, one that practiseth augury, or an enchanter, or a sorcerer,
- American Standard Version (1901)

Let there not be seen among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter go through the fire, or anyone using secret arts, or a maker of strange sounds, or a reader of signs, or any wonder-worker,
- Basic English Bible

There shall not be found among you he that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, that useth divination, that useth auguries, or an enchanter, or a sorcerer,
- Darby Bible

There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch,
- Webster's Bible

There shall not be found with you anyone who makes his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, one who uses divination, one who practices sorcery, or an enchanter, or a sorcerer,
- World English Bible

there is not found in thee one causing his son and his daughter to pass over into fire, a user of divinations, an observer of clouds, and an enchanter, and a sorcerer,
- Youngs Literal Bible

There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, one that useth divination, a soothsayer, or an enchanter, or a sorcerer,
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Deuteronomy 18:10


18:10 Useth divination - Foretelleth things secret or to come, by unlawful arts and practices. An observer of times - Superstitiously pronouncing some days lucky, and others unlucky. Or, an observer of the clouds or heavens, one that divineth by the motions of the clouds, by the stars, or by the flying or chattering of birds, all which Heathens used to observe. An inchanter - Or, a conjecturer, that discovers hidden things by a superstitious use of words or ceremonies, by observation of water or smoke or any contingencies. A witch - One that is in covenant with the devil.


Discussion for Deuteronomy 18

  • Billy Blazier
    God is the father Jesus is the only begotten son and word of God in the flesh John CH 1 Moses is NOT a god but a chosen vessel and his brother Arron went with him are you calling him a god to? Read the story and you will have your answer.
  • I.M.F
    Rajat. if according to ur comparison and analysis about moses and Jesus, and u pegged Jesus as ur God then what whose God is Moses?. because I want to believe the same title should be given to moses too. isn't it?
  • I.F. M
    from logical point of view. I have a question. if this particular Bible words were words preaching of Jesus? if yes then he's referring to someone else not himself.
  • JACOB
    I'm not antichrist. But in Deuteronomy 18:18-19, Jesus says 'PROPHET' and it is a man. Jesus did not says 'GOD' or 'HOLY SPIRIT or GHOST'. Jesus called the Prophet 'HE' and 'HIM'. Thats what i'm confusing. Anyway thanks to your explanation dan detail about this verse.
  • Lu2677
    Jacob, Read the verse I gave in my last post. Also 2 John 1:7 "For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist." 1 John 4:3, 1 John 4:2. If you do not believe that Christ came in the flesh (he is a man) you won't get what God is telling you in all the verse I wrote.
  • JACOB
    LU2677- - - You said that in JOHN 14:10 is the answer who's the Prophet that Jesus mentioning to. I've read it but Jesus just says "Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.". Jesus still did not tell us who is the Prophet. Help me plz. Tq

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