Deuteronomy 18:12

“For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Deuteronomy 18:12

For all that do these things, are an abomination vnto the Lord: and because of these abominations, the Lord thy God doth driue them out from before thee.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For whoever does these things is detestable to the LORD; and because of these detestable things the LORD your God will drive them out before you.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For whosoever doeth these things is an abomination unto Jehovah: and because of these abominations Jehovah thy God doth drive them out from before thee.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For all who do such things are disgusting to the Lord; and because of these disgusting things the Lord your God is driving them out before you.
- Basic English Bible

For every one that doeth these things is an abomination to Jehovah, and because of these abominations Jehovah thy God doth dispossess them from before thee.
- Darby Bible

For all that do these things are an abomination to the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee.
- Webster's Bible

For whoever does these things is an abomination to Yahweh: and because of these abominations Yahweh your God does drive them out from before you.
- World English Bible

`For the abomination of Jehovah [is] every one doing these, and because of these abominations is Jehovah thy God dispossessing them from thy presence.
- Youngs Literal Bible

For whosoever doeth these things is an abomination unto the LORD; and because of these abominations the LORD thy God is driving them out from before thee.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Deuteronomy 18:12

Wesley's Notes for Deuteronomy 18:12


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.

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.

18:13 Perfect - Sincerely and wholly his, seeking him and cleaving to him and to his word alone, and therefore abhorring all commerce and conversations with devils.

18:14 Hath not suffered thee so to do - Hath not suffered thee to follow these superstitious and diabolical practices, as he hath suffered other nations to do, but hath instructed thee better by his word and spirit, and will more fully instruct thee by a great prophet.


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