King James VersionDeuteronomy13


1 If there arise among you a prophet, or a dream­er of dreams, and giveth thee a sign or a won­der, 2 And the sign or the won­der come to pass, where­of he spake unto thee, say­ing, Let us go af­ter oth­er gods, which thou hast not known, and let us serve them; 3 Thou shalt not hear­ken unto the words of that prophet, or that dream­er of dreams: for the LORD your God proveth you, to know whether ye love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul. 4 Ye shall walk af­ter the LORD your God, and fear him, and keep his com­mand­ments, and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him, and cleave unto him. 5 And that prophet, or that dream­er of dreams, shall be put to death; be­cause he hath spo­ken to turn you away from the LORD your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt, and re­deemed you out of the house of bondage, to thrust thee out of the way which the LORD thy God com­mand­ed thee to walk in. So shalt thou put the evil away from the midst of thee. 6 If thy broth­er, the son of thy moth­er, or thy son, or thy daugh­ter, or the wife of thy bo­som, or thy friend, which is as thine own soul, en­tice thee se­cret­ly, say­ing, Let us go and serve oth­er gods, which thou hast not known, thou, nor thy fa­thers; 7 Namely, of the gods of the peo­ple which are round about you, nigh unto thee, or far off from thee, from the one end of the earth even unto the other end of the earth; 8 Thou shalt not con­sent unto him, nor hear­ken unto him; nei­ther shall thine eye pity him, nei­ther shalt thou spare, nei­ther shalt thou con­ceal him: 9 But thou shalt sure­ly kill him; thine hand shall be first upon him to put him to death, and af­ter­wards the hand of all the peo­ple. 10 And thou shalt stone him with stones, that he die; be­cause he hath sought to thrust thee away from the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage. 11 And all Is­rael shall hear, and fear, and shall do no more any such wicked­ness as this is among you. 12 If thou shalt hear say in one of thy cities, which the LORD thy God hath giv­en thee to dwell there, say­ing, 13 Certain men, the chil­dren of Be­lial, are gone out from among you, and have with­drawn the in­hab­i­tants of their city, say­ing, Let us go and serve oth­er gods, which ye have not known; 14 Then shalt thou en­quire, and make search, and ask dili­gent­ly; and, be­hold, if it be truth, and the thing cer­tain, that such abom­i­na­tion is wrought among you; 15 Thou shalt sure­ly smite the in­hab­i­tants of that city with the edge of the sword, de­stroy­ing it ut­ter­ly, and all that is there­in, and the cat­tle there­of, with the edge of the sword. 16 And thou shalt gath­er all the spoil of it into the midst of the street there­of, and shalt burn with fire the city, and all the spoil there­of ev­ery whit, for the LORD thy God: and it shall be an heap for ev­er; it shall not be built again. 17 And there shall cleave nought of the cursed thing to thine hand: that the LORD may turn from the fierce­ness of his anger, and shew thee mer­cy, and have com­pas­sion upon thee, and mul­ti­ply thee, as he hath sworn unto thy fa­thers; 18 When thou shalt hear­ken to the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep all his com­mand­ments which I com­mand thee this day, to do that which is right in the eyes of the LORD thy God.