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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
¶ Thou shalt not suffer a witch to liue.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan
"You shall not allow a sorceress to live.
- New American Standard Version (1995)
Thou shalt not suffer a sorceress to live.
- American Standard Version (1901)
Any woman using unnatural powers or secret arts is to be put to death.
- Basic English Bible
-- thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.
- Darby Bible
Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.
- Webster's Bible
You shall not allow a sorceress to live.
- World English Bible
`A witch thou dost not keep alive.
- Youngs Literal Bible
(22:17) Thou shalt not suffer a sorceress to live.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible
22:18 Witchcraft not only gives that honour to the devil which is due to God alone, but bids defiance to the divine providence, wages war with God's government, puts his work into the devil's hand expecting him to do good and evil. By our law, consulting, covenanting with, invocating or employing any evil spirit to any intent whatever, and exercising any enchantment, charm, or sorcery, whereby hurt shall be done to any person, is made felony, without benefit of clergy; also pretending to tell where goods lost or stolen may be found, is an iniquity punishable by the judge, and the second offence with death. This was the case in former times. But we are wiser than our fore - fathers. We believe, no witch ever did live! At least, not for these thousand years.
Anonymous's comment on 2014-09-15 10:08:21:
God kills in the bible. God destroyed Sodom and Gommorah . Witches enjoy calling on demons and giving the demons legal rights to attack and kill others. If you let this witch continue others will suffer. Kill the witch asap, obey Gods word or people being attacked will suffer.
Honest's comment on 2014-07-25 02:50:03:
other translation say allow not a witch to live. that means the witch must die. if you say "thou shall not kill " how about there is time to kill in the book of Eccle.
Otitoju Emmanuel's comment on 2014-07-22 01:58:43:
to understand that verse, we need to read through the chapter before and after that 's 21, 22 and 23. get the meanings of suffer and witch as well as their synonyms. wisdom is a principal thing above all get understanding. with this understanding, the passage will explain itself
Andrew's comment on 2014-07-03 01:15:04:
What the ??? This is crazy. Why is everyone interpreting the bible and looking for ways to judge others. Focus on yourselves, and let god worry about everyone else.. kill the poisoner inside of you. That 's your true enemy. Other people 's paths are their business and YHWH 's and noone elses. No one can poison you unless the poison is already within you.
PASTOR ANTHONY's comment on 2014-06-21 11:30:44:
LET US READ THE BIBLE WITH THE UNDERSTANDING FROM GOD.
Moses's comment on 2014-05-22 14:47:54:
my brethren dnt forget that its that spirit of jezebel in them that we wnt to kill, its not natural one but spiritual one...for we wrestle against flesh but against principalities and princes in high places..ephesian6 12.. nd dis is the confidence we have in God that anytin we ask according to the will of God shall be heareth...dnt forget "verily verily i say unto you whatsoever u bind in earth shall be bind heaven and whatsoever you lose in earth shall be lose in heaven...
Danielle's comment on 2014-05-08 17:38:41:
what about those who have gifts from god that seem 'witch like ' should we in a modern age kill them. No psalm 125 v3 Youth bible 'the wicked will not rule over those who do right. If they did, the people who do right might use their power to do evil. ' I 'm not sure about this mistranslation business but as I see it we need to help those who use the gifts we are given to show those who have done wrong the right way to live. we need to pray for them as v5 of the same psalm says 'but, lord, when you remove those who do evil, also remove those who stop following you. ' does that mean you kill all those who follow god, no you pray as we don 't harm or kill. Suffer could mean a number of things to different people, one might suffer if you tickle them to much or if they loose a close friend or relative. Think about it.
Nini M's comment on 2014-04-24 16:46:27:
people, God 's Word is His Will or Plan. Do not add to God 's Word, do not subtract from it. Do God 's will. Obey. Dont be like King Saul whom God rejected because he chose to do what he 'thought " God was implying and ended up disobeying God. Suffer the witch NOT to live God knows exactly what He meant with this. What about those people they hold in bondage? Jesus fought with Sadduccees and PHarasees NOT the Spirits Remember Ahab who was ordered not to spare Benhadads life and chose to do 'his will " Disobedience. Thats what it is called. Whose will are we supposed to do anyway? What we feel is right or the perfect will of Godl. Do Gods will not what you think is right. Obey
KK's comment on 2014-04-21 09:32:48:
take the verse at face value It means exactly what it says
Kebawetse Montshiwa's comment on 2014-04-04 04:06:05:
I believe Exodus 22 18 suffer not the witch to live, witchcraft is a spirit, not flesh and blood, we are not fighting against flesh and blood but against rulers and powers of darkness,it is the spirit that must die, once that spirit is dead , the person is no longer a witch , now becames a dangerous tesimony and will expose darkness to promote the kingdom of God.Remember Rev 12 11.
Lez's comment on 2014-03-07 17:14:49:
What does suffer really mean It loosely translates to allow right So now what does live mean It means to exist I think it means we should noty allow a witch to continure to exist in that state We should endeavour to dissuade him her from the path of unrighteousness and guide him her toward salvation
Pastor Rex Ageh's comment on 2014-02-08 23:49:30:
I believe Exodus 22 18 suffer not the witch to live is the old testament version of Matthew 18 18 whatever you prohibit on earth will be prohibited in heaven and whatever you permit on earth will be permitted in heaven Therefore if God gives an express instruction to stop something it behooves on us to act without any prejudices
Adriann's comment on 2013-12-13 09:48:00:
PRAY WITHOUT CEASING!!!!
Evang. Sampson's comment on 2013-11-28 14:47:48:
Exo22vs18,its a command and not a debatable one.it can only be exibite by prayer alone.Read psalm 125vs3,if the rod of the wicked rest on the righteous then u allow the witch to live.
Pastor Ezidi, Holy's comment on 2013-10-27 15:43:18:
I think what EXODUS 22:18 is saying is not pray for the witches to die rather we should be seeking for their repantance in other for them to Christ even Jesus said we should pray for our enemies not for them to die.
Disbeliever's comment on 2013-10-26 20:02:30:
Witches and wizards??!! You all live in a fantasy world!! Get a grip on real life.
Japherey Elijah's comment on 2013-07-28 12:42:50:
what is the different between the wicked and an enemy
Morgana's comment on 2013-07-28 10:31:45:
<<<< The word of God is not debatable. If it is says let the witch die leave it just like that. May be if they start dying, it will send strong signalls to the rest of the witches and wizards to stop pestering innocent souls >>>>
Perhaps if disobedient sons (Deuteronomy 21:18-23) are stoned to death as the Bible commands, it will send a signal and the disobedient children of others will stop their disobedience.
Annie's comment on 2013-05-08 15:23:22:
The word of God is not debatable. If it is says let the witch die leave it just like that. May be if they start dying, it will send strong signalls to the rest of the witches and wizards to stop pestering innocent souls
Jan's comment on 2013-04-17 21:41:20:
@Rai's comment that the original bible word meant poisoner, not witch. Now, don't you all feel a little silly? And, as "christians" talk about killing people?! Shame on you.
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