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 Philistines called for the priests and the diviners(A) and said, “What shall we do with the ark of the Lord? Tell us how we should send it back to its place.”

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The Day of the Lord

You, Lord, have abandoned(A) your people,
    the descendants of Jacob.(B)
They are full of superstitions from the East;
    they practice divination(C) like the Philistines(D)
    and embrace(E) pagan customs.(F)

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The Darkness Turns to Light

19 When someone tells you to consult(A) mediums and spiritists,(B) who whisper and mutter,(C) should not a people inquire(D) of their God? Why consult the dead on behalf of the living?

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13 All the counsel you have received has only worn you out!(A)
    Let your astrologers(B) come forward,
those stargazers who make predictions month by month,
    let them save(C) you from what is coming upon you.

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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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So the king summoned the magicians,(A) enchanters, sorcerers(B) and astrologers[a](C) to tell him what he had dreamed.(D) When they came in and stood before the king,

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  1. Daniel 2:2 Or Chaldeans; also in verses 4, 5 and 10
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10 The astrologers(A) answered the king, “There is no one on earth who can do what the king asks! No king, however great and mighty, has ever asked such a thing of any magician or enchanter or astrologer.(B)

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When the magicians,(A) enchanters, astrologers[a] and diviners(B) came, I told them the dream, but they could not interpret it for me.(C)

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  1. Daniel 4:7 Or Chaldeans
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The seers will be ashamed(A)
    and the diviners disgraced.(B)
They will all cover(C) their faces(D)
    because there is no answer from God.(E)

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The idols(A) speak deceitfully,
    diviners(B) see visions that lie;
they tell dreams(C) that are false,
    they give comfort in vain.(D)
Therefore the people wander like sheep
    oppressed for lack of a shepherd.(E)

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