Parallel Verses

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Turn not to them that work with spirits, neither regard them that observe dismal days, that ye be not defiled by them: for I am the LORD your God.

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the LORD your God.

Holman Bible

“Do not turn to mediums or consult spiritists, or you will be defiled by them; I am Yahweh your God.

International Standard Version

"You are to consult neither mediums nor familiar spirits. You are never to seek them you'll just be defiled by them. I am the LORD your God.

A Conservative Version

Do not turn to those who have familiar spirits, nor to the wizards. Do not seek them out, to be defiled by them. I am LORD your God.

American Standard Version

Turn ye not unto them that have familiar spirits, nor unto the wizards; seek them not out, to be defiled by them: I am Jehovah your God.

Amplified

‘Do not turn to mediums [who pretend to consult the dead] or to spiritists [who have spirits of divination]; do not seek them out to be defiled by them. I am the Lord your God.

Bible in Basic English

Do not go after those who make use of spirits, or wonder-workers; do not go in their ways or become unclean through them: I am the Lord your God.

Darby Translation

Turn not unto necromancers and unto soothsayers; seek not after them to make yourselves unclean: I am Jehovah your God.

Julia Smith Translation

Ye shall not turn to necromancers, and to wizards ye shall not seek, to be defiled by them: I Jehovah your God.

King James 2000

Regard not mediums, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the LORD your God.

Lexham Expanded Bible

" 'You shall not turn to the mediums and to the soothsayers; you shall not seek [them] to become unclean with them; I [am] Yahweh your God.

Modern King James verseion

You shall not turn to mediums, and you shall not seek to spirit-knowers to be defiled by them. I am Jehovah your God.

NET Bible

Do not turn to the spirits of the dead and do not seek familiar spirits to become unclean by them. I am the Lord your God.

New Heart English Bible

"'Do not turn to spirits of the dead, and do not inquire of familiar spirits, to be defiled by them. I am the LORD your God.

The Emphasized Bible

Do not turn unto mediums, Nor, for oracles, make search, To render yourselves unclean with them, I - Yahweh, am your God.

Webster

Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the LORD your God.

World English Bible

"'Don't turn to those who are mediums, nor to the wizards. Don't seek them out, to be defiled by them. I am Yahweh your God.

Youngs Literal Translation

Ye do not turn unto those having familiar spirits; and unto wizards ye do not seek, for uncleanness by them; I am Jehovah your God.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
פּנה 
Panah 
Usage: 134

אוב 
'owb 
Usage: 17

ידּעני 
Yidd@`oniy 
Usage: 11

to be defiled
טמא 
Tame' 
Usage: 162

by them I am the Lord

Usage: 0

Context Readings

Purity, Honor, Respect, And Honesty

30 See that ye keep my Sabbaths and fear my sanctuary: I am the LORD. 31 Turn not to them that work with spirits, neither regard them that observe dismal days, that ye be not defiled by them: for I am the LORD your God. 32 Thou shalt rise up before the hoar head and reverence the face of the old man; and dread thy God, for I am the LORD.



Cross References

Isaiah 8:19

And therefore if they say unto you, "Ask counsel at the soothsayers, witches, charmers and conjurers," then make them this answer: "Is there a people anywhere, that asketh not counsel at his God? Should they run unto the dead for the living?"

Leviticus 20:27

"'If there be man or woman that worketh with a spirit or a maker of dismal days, they shall die for it. Men shall stone them with stones, and their blood shall be upon them.'"

1 Samuel 28:3

Samuel was then dead, and all Israel had lamented him and buried him in Ramah his own city. And Saul had put the soothsayers and expounders of tokens out of the land.

1 Chronicles 10:13

And so Saul died for his trespass that he trespassed against the LORD, in that he kept not the word of the LORD, and in that he asked counsel of a woman that wrought with a spirit,

Exodus 22:18

"Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.

Leviticus 19:26

"'Ye shall eat nothing with the blood, ye shall use no witchcraft, nor observe dismal days.

Leviticus 20:6-7

"'If any soul turn him to enchanters or expounders of tokens and go a whoring after them, I will put my face upon that soul and will destroy him from among his people.

Deuteronomy 18:10-14

Let there not be found among you that maketh his son or his daughter go through fire, either a bruterer or a maker of dismal days, or that useth witchcraft, or a sorcerer,

2 Chronicles 33:6

And he burnt his children in fire in the valley of the sons of Hinnom. And he observed dismal days and occupied witchcraft and sorcery, and maintained workers with spirits and seers of fortunes: and wrought much evil in the sight of the LORD, to anger him withal.

1 Samuel 28:7-9

Then said Saul unto his servants, "Seek me a woman that is mistress of a spirit of prophecy; that I may go to her and ask of her." And his servants said to him, "See, there is a woman that hath a spirit of Prophecy in her possession at Endor."

2 Kings 17:17

And they sacrificed their sons and their daughters in fire, and used witchcraft and enchantments, and were sold to work wickedness in the sight of the LORD, for to anger him.

2 Kings 21:6

And he offered his son in fire, and observed dismal days; and used witchcraft and maintained workers with spirits, and tellers of fortunes - and wrought much wickedness in the sight of the LORD to anger him.

Isaiah 29:4

And thou shalt be brought low, and speak out of the earth, and thy words shall go humbly out of the ground. Thy voice shall come out of the earth, like the voice of a witch, and thy talking shall groan out of the mire.

Isaiah 47:13

Thou hast hitherto had many counsels of them; so let the heaven gazers and the beholders of stars come on now and deliver thee: yea, and let them show when these new things shall come upon thee.

Acts 8:11

And him they set much by, because of long time with sorcery he had mocked their wits.

Acts 13:6-8

When they had gone throughout the Isle unto the city of Paphos, they found a certain sorcerer: a false prophet, which was a Jew,

Acts 16:16-18

And it fortuned as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit that prophesied met us, which brought her master and masters much vantage with prophesying.

Acts 19:19-20

Many of them which used curious crafts, brought their books and burned them before all men, and they counted the price of them, and found it fifty thousand silverlings.

Galatians 5:20

idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, lawing, zeal, wrath, strife, sedition, sects,

Revelation 21:8

But the fearful and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone, which is the second death."

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