Rotherham's Emphasized Bible

Deuteronomy 13

Enticers to idolatry,

Deuteronomy 13:1 When there shall arise in thy midst—a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams,—and he shall give unto thee a sign or a wonder; Deuteronomy 13:2 and the sign or the wonder, shall come in, whereof he spake unto thee, saying,—Let us go after other gods, which ye know not, and let us serve them, Deuteronomy 13:3 thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or unto that dreamer of dreams,—for Yahweh your God, is putting you to the proof, to know whether ye do love Yahweh your God, with all your heart and with all your soul. Deuteronomy 13:4 After Yahweh your God, shall ye walk, And, him, shall ye revere,—And, his commandments, shall ye observe, And, unto his voice, shall ye hearken, And, him, shall ye serve, And, unto him, shall ye cleave. Deuteronomy 13:5 And, that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams, shall be put to death, because he hath spoken revolt against Yahweh your God,—who brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, and redeemed thee out of the house of servants, to seduce thee out of the way wherein Yahweh thy God hath commanded thee to walk,—so shalt thou consume the wicked thing out of thy midst.

how near soever unto thee,

Deuteronomy 13:6 When thy brother—son of thine own mother, or thine own son or thine own daughter, or the wife of thy bosom, or thy friend who is as thine own soul, shall entice thee secretly, saying,—Let us go and serve other gods, whom thou hast not known, thou, nor thy fathers; Deuteronomy 13:7 of the gods of the peoples who are round about you, who are near unto thee, or who are far off from thee,—from one end of the earth even unto the other end of the earth, Deuteronomy 13:8 thou shalt not consent unto him, neither shalt thou hearken unto him,—neither shall thine eye look with pity upon him, neither shalt thou spare—neither shalt thou conceal him; Deuteronomy 13:9 but thou shalt slay, him, thine own hand, shall be on him first, to put him to death,—and the hand of all the people, afterwards.

are to be stoned to death.

Deuteronomy 13:10 And thou shalt stone him with stones, that he die,—for he hath sought to seduce thee from Yahweh thy God, who brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of servants. Deuteronomy 13:11 And, all Israel, shall hear and fear,—and shall not again do according to this wickedness, in thy midst.

Idolatrous cities are not to be spared.

Deuteronomy 13:12 When thou shalt hear—in one of thy cities, which Yahweh thy God is giving unto thee to dwell there—saying: Deuteronomy 13:13 There have gone forth men, sons of the Abandoned One, out of thy midst, and have seduced the inhabitants of their city, saying,—Let us go, and serve other gods, which ye have not known; Deuteronomy 13:14 and thou shalt enquire, and search out, and ask diligently,—and lo! true—certain, is the thing, this abomination, hath been done, in thy midst, Deuteronomy 13:15 then shalt thou, smite, the inhabitants of that city with the edge of the sword, devoting it to destruction, and all that is therein, and the cattle thereof, with the edge of the sword,— Deuteronomy 13:16 and, all the spoil thereof, shalt thou gather together into the midst of the broadway thereof, and shalt consume with fire the city and all the spoil thereof, every whit, unto Yahweh thy God,—and it shall be a heap unto times age-abiding, it shall be built no more. Deuteronomy 13:17 So shall there not cleave to thy hand aught of the devoted thing,—that Yahweh, may turn away, from the glow of his anger, and grant thee compassion, and have compassion upon thee and multiply thee, as he sware unto thy fathers; Deuteronomy 13:18 so long as thou shalt hearken unto the voice of Yahweh thy God, to keep all his commandments, which I am commanding thee today,—to do what is right in the eyes of Yahweh thy God.

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