“Whoever turns to mediums[a](A) or spiritists[b] and prostitutes himself with them, I will turn[c] against that person and cut him off from his people.

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Footnotes

  1. Leviticus 20:6 Or spirits of the dead
  2. Leviticus 20:6 Or familiar spirits
  3. Leviticus 20:6 Lit will set My face

He made his son pass through the fire,(A) practiced witchcraft and divination, and consulted mediums and spiritists.(B) He did a great amount of evil in the Lord’s sight, provoking Him.(C)

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Further Zeal for the Lord

24 In addition, Josiah removed the mediums, the spiritists,(A) household idols,(B) images, and all the detestable things(C) that were seen in the land of Judah and in Jerusalem. He did this in order to carry out the words of the law that were written in the book that Hilkiah the priest found in the Lord’s temple.(D)

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Egypt’s spirit will be disturbed within it,
and I will frustrate its plans.
Then they will seek idols, ghosts,
spirits of the dead, and spiritists.(A)

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You will be brought down;
you will speak from the ground,
and your words will come from low in the dust.
Your voice will be like that of a spirit from the ground;(A)
your speech will whisper from the dust.

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12 So take your stand with your spells
and your many sorceries,
which you have wearied yourself with from your youth.
Perhaps you will be able to succeed;
perhaps you will inspire terror!
13 You are worn out with your many consultations.
So let them stand and save you—
the astrologers,[a] who observe the stars,(A)
who predict monthly
what will happen to you.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 47:13 Lit dividers of the heavens

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