Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

“You shall not allow a sorceress to live.

King James Version

Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.

Holman Bible

“You must not allow a sorceress to live.

International Standard Version

"You are not to allow a sorceress to live.

A Conservative Version

Thou shall not allow a sorceress to live.

American Standard Version

Thou shalt not suffer a sorceress to live.


“You shall not allow a woman who practices sorcery to live.

Bible in Basic English

Any woman using unnatural powers or secret arts is to be put to death.

Darby Translation

thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.

Julia Smith Translation

Thou shalt not preserve alive a sorceress.

King James 2000

You shall not allow a witch to live.

Lexham Expanded Bible

" 'You will not let a witch live.

Modern King James verseion

You shall not allow a sorceress to live.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

"Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.

NET Bible

"You must not allow a sorceress to live.

New Heart English Bible

"You shall not allow a sorceress to live.

The Emphasized Bible

A sorceress, shalt thou not suffer to live.


Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.

World English Bible

"You shall not allow a sorceress to live.

Youngs Literal Translation

'A witch thou dost not keep alive.


Root Form
Usage: 6

Context Readings

Capital Offenses

17 If her father absolutely refuses to give her to him, he shall pay money equal to the dowry for virgins. 18 “You shall not allow a sorceress to live. 19 Whoever lies with an animal shall surely be put to death.

Cross References

Leviticus 20:27

‘Now a man or a woman who is a medium or a spiritist shall surely be put to death. They shall be stoned with stones, their bloodguiltiness is upon them.’”

1 Samuel 28:3

Now Samuel was dead, and all Israel had lamented him and buried him in Ramah, his own city. And Saul had removed from the land those who were mediums and spiritists.

Leviticus 19:31

‘Do not turn to mediums or spiritists; do not seek them out to be defiled by them. I am the Lord your God.

Deuteronomy 18:10-11

There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, one who uses divination, one who practices witchcraft, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer,

Leviticus 19:26

‘You shall not eat anything with the blood, nor practice divination or soothsaying.

Leviticus 20:6

‘As for the person who turns to mediums and to spiritists, to play the harlot after them, I will also set My face against that person and will cut him off from among his people.

1 Samuel 28:9

But the woman said to him, “Behold, you know what Saul has done, how he has cut off those who are mediums and spiritists from the land. Why are you then laying a snare for my life to bring about my death?”

Isaiah 19:3

“Then the spirit of the Egyptians will be demoralized within them;
And I will confound their strategy,
So that they will resort to idols and ghosts of the dead
And to mediums and spiritists.

Acts 8:9-11

Now there was a man named Simon, who formerly was practicing magic in the city and astonishing the people of Samaria, claiming to be someone great;

Acts 16:16-19

It happened that as we were going to the place of prayer, a slave-girl having a spirit of divination met us, who was bringing her masters much profit by fortune-telling.

Acts 19:19

And many of those who practiced magic brought their books together and began burning them in the sight of everyone; and they counted up the price of them and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver.

Galatians 5:20

idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions,

Revelation 22:15

Outside are the dogs and the sorcerers and the immoral persons and the murderers and the idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices lying.

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