Isn’t this the cup(A) my master drinks from and also uses for divination?(B) This is a wicked thing you have done.’”

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15 Joseph said to them, “What is this you have done?(A) Don’t you know that a man like me can find things out by divination?(B)

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26 “‘Do not eat any meat with the blood still in it.(A)

“‘Do not practice divination(B) or seek omens.(C)

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The elders of Moab and Midian left, taking with them the fee for divination.(A) When they came to Balaam, they told him what Balak had said.

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23 There is no divination against[a] Jacob,
    no evil omens(A) against[b] Israel.
It will now be said of Jacob
    and of Israel, ‘See what God has done!’

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24 Now when Balaam saw that it pleased the Lord to bless Israel,(A) he did not resort to divination(B) as at other times, but turned his face toward the wilderness.(C)

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22 In addition to those slain in battle, the Israelites had put to the sword Balaam son of Beor,(A) who practiced divination.(B)

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17 They sacrificed(A) their sons and daughters in the fire. They practiced divination and sought omens(B) and sold(C) themselves to do evil in the eyes of the Lord, arousing his anger.

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So do not listen to your prophets,(A) your diviners,(B) your interpreters of dreams,(C) your mediums(D) or your sorcerers(E) who tell you, ‘You will not serve(F) the king of Babylon.’

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