Deuteronomy 18:11

“Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wyzard, or a Necromancer.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

or one who casts a spell, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

or a charmer, or a consulter with a familiar spirit, or a wizard, or a necromancer.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Or anyone using secret force on people, or putting questions to a spirit, or having secret knowledge, or going to the dead for directions.
- Basic English Bible

or a charmer, or one that inquireth of a spirit of Python, or a soothsayer, or one that consulteth the dead.
- Darby Bible

Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.
- Webster's Bible

or a charmer, or a consulter with a familiar spirit, or a wizard, or a necromancer.
- World English Bible

and a charmer, and one asking at a familiar spirit, and a wizard, and one seeking unto the dead.
- Youngs Literal Bible

or a charmer, or one that consulteth a ghost or a familiar spirit, or a necromancer.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Deuteronomy 18:11


18:11 A charmer - One that charmeth serpents or other cattle. Or, a fortune - teller, that foretelleth the events of men's lives by the conjunctions of the stars. Spirits - Whom they call upon by certain words or rites. A wizard - Heb. a knowing man, who by any forbidden way's undertakes the revelation of secret things. A necromancer - One that calleth up and enquireth of the dead.


Discussion for Deuteronomy 18

  • A disciple
    Sheena; You shall not be afraid of false prophets! The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom and knowledge, and the foundation of repentance and conversion out of an honest and sincere heart. Our conscience smites us sore when we do wrong, because it is the Spirit of God convicting us and warning us away from the evil and worthless ways of the devil. The man sent from God speaks by God!
  • Sheena Vallett
    verse 22 of this chapter, thou shalt not be afraid of who, God or the Prophet?
  • Sylvia
    There is only one True living GOD. (1st John 5:7) For there are three that bear record in heaven the FATHER, the WORD and the HOLY SPIRIT: these three are one. Read John1:1; John 10:30 I and my Father are one. Matt 28:19; John 14:26.
  • April
    Adam means MAN,Seth-APPOINTED,Enosh-MORTAL,Cainan-SORROW,Mahalalel-THE BLESSED GOD,Jared-SHALL COME DOWN,Enoch-TEACHING,Methuselah-HIS DEATH SHALL BRING,Lamech-DESPAIRING,Noah-COMFORT/REST.Geneology of Genisis, and meaning of the names,we were spoken to through their names about JESUS coming,pretty cool huh,I found this on youtube and was like..interesting,a coded message using GENEOLOGY AMEN!!!!.
  • Steve morrow
    DEUTERONOMY 18:20 BUT THE PROPHET WHICH SHALL PRESUME TO SPEAK A WORD IN MY NAME WHICH I HAVE NOT COMMANDED HIM TO SPEAK OR THAT SHALL SPEAK IN THE NAME OF OTHER GODS EVEN THAT PROPHET SHALL DIE
  • Steve morrow
    DEUTERONOMY 18:21 AND IF THOU SAY IN THINE HEART HOW SHALL WE KNOW THE WORD WHICH THE LORD --- HATH NOT SPOKEN --- 18:22 WHEN A PROPHET SPEAKETH IN THE NAME OF THE LORD IF THE THING FOLLOW NOT NOR COME TO PASS THAT IS THE THING WHICH THE LORD HATH NOT SPOKEN BUT THE PROPHET HATH SPOKEN IT PRESUMPTUOUSLY THOU SHALL NOT BE AFRAID OF HIM

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