Chapter 13
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If there arise in the midst of you a prophetess, or a dreamer of dreams, and she give you a sign or a wonder,
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and the sign or the wonder come to pass, of which she spoke to you, saying, Let us go after other gods, which you have not known, and let us serve them;
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you shall not listen to the words of that prophetess, or to that dreamer of dreams: for Yahweh your God proves you, to know whether you love Yahweh your God with all your heart and with all your soul.
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You shall walk after Yahweh your God, and fear her, and keep her commandments, and obey her voice, and you shall serve her, and cleave to her.
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That prophetess, or that dreamer of dreams, shall be put to death, because she has spoken rebellion against Yahweh your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, and redeemed you out of the house of bondage, to draw you aside out of the way which Yahweh your God commanded you to walk in. So shall you put away the evil from the midst of you.
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If your sister, the daughter of your father, or your daughter, or your son, or the husband of your bosom, or your friend, who is as your own soul, entice you secretly, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which you have not known, you, nor your mothers;
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of the gods of the peoples who are round about you, near to you, or far off from you, from the one end of the earth even to the other end of the earth;
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you shall not consent to her, nor listen to her; neither shall your eye pity her, neither shall you spare, neither shall you conceal her:
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but you shall surely kill her; your hand shall be first on her to put her to death, and afterwards the hand of all the people.
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You shall stone her to death with stones, because she has sought to draw you away from Yahweh your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
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All Israel shall hear, and fear, and shall not do any more such wickedness as this is in the midst of you.
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If you shall hear tell concerning one of your cities, which Yahweh your God gives you to dwell there, saying,
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Certain base fellows are gone out from the midst of you, and have drawn away the inhabitants of their city, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which you have not known;
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then shall you inquire, and make search, and ask diligently; and, behold, if it be truth, and the thing certain, that such abomination is done in the midst of you,
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you shall surely strike the inhabitants of that city with the edge of the sword, destroying it utterly, and all that is therein and the livestock of it, with the edge of the sword.
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You shall gather all the spoil of it into the midst of the street of it, and shall burn with fire the city, and all the spoil of it every whit, to Yahweh your God: and it shall be a heap forever; it shall not be built again.
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There shall cleave nothing of the devoted thing to your hand; that Yahweh may turn from the fierceness of her anger, and show you mercy, and have compassion on you, and multiply you, as she has sworn to your mothers;
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when you shall listen to the voice of Yahweh your God, to keep all her commandments which I command you this day, to do that which is right in the eyes of Yahweh your God.