Deuteronomy 18:14

“For these nations, which thou shalt possess, hearkened unto observers of times, and unto diviners: but as for thee, the LORD thy God hath not suffered thee so to do.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For these nations which thou shalt possesse, hearkened vnto obseruers of times, and vnto diuiners: but as for thee, the Lord thy God hath not suffered thee so to doe.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For those nations, which you shall dispossess, listen to those who practice witchcraft and to diviners, but as for you, the LORD your God has not allowed you {to do} so.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For these nations, that thou shalt dispossess, hearken unto them that practise augury, and unto diviners; but as for thee, Jehovah thy God hath not suffered thee so to do.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For these nations, whose land you are taking, give attention to readers of signs and to those using secret arts: but the Lord your God will not let you do so.
- Basic English Bible

For these nations, which thou shalt dispossess, hearkened unto those that use auguries, and that use divination; but as for thee, Jehovah thy God hath not suffered thee [to do] so.
- Darby Bible

For these nations, which thou shalt possess, hearkened to observers of times, and to diviners: but as for thee, the LORD thy God hath not suffered thee so to do.
- Webster's Bible

For these nations, that you shall dispossess, listen to those who practice sorcery, and to diviners; but as for you, Yahweh your God has not allowed you so to do.
- World English Bible

for these nations whom thou art possessing, unto observers of clouds, and unto diviners, do hearken; and thou -- not so hath Jehovah thy God suffered thee.
- Youngs Literal Bible

For these nations, that thou art to dispossess, hearken unto soothsayers, and unto diviners; but as for thee, the LORD thy God hath not suffered thee so to do.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Deuteronomy 18:14


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.


Discussion for Deuteronomy 18

  • 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
  • Irene123
    This is NOT a rebuke; simply a statement: Moses was not a Levite; his brother Aaron and his sons were; Aaron was the only one could go into the Holy of Holies. Moses was just a GREAT prophet and FRIEND of God.
  • Matt
    Moses was a ''type'' of Christ, not a god at all, period. He was a Levite, and was chosen to instruct the Israelites to worship God, and to prepare the way for our Savior. Jesus Christ, The Savior, is the only begotten Son of God: God Himself manifested in the flesh. The Prophet Moses wrote of in this chapter is Jesus. The Lord says this to the Pharisee Jews in John ch. 5: "for he wrote of Me."

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