Deuteronomy 13:1
New International Version
If a prophet, or one who foretells by dreams, appears among you and announces to you a sign or wonder,

New Living Translation
"Suppose there are prophets among you or those who dream dreams about the future, and they promise you signs or miracles,

English Standard Version
“If a prophet or a dreamer of dreams arises among you and gives you a sign or a wonder,

Berean Study Bible
If a prophet or dreamer of dreams arises among you and proclaims a sign or wonder to you,

New American Standard Bible
"If a prophet or a dreamer of dreams arises among you and gives you a sign or a wonder,

King James Bible
If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and giveth thee a sign or a wonder,

Christian Standard Bible
"If a prophet or someone who has dreams arises among you and proclaims a sign or wonder to you,

Good News Translation
"Prophets or interpreters of dreams may promise a miracle or a wonder,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If a prophet or someone who has dreams arises among you and proclaims a sign or wonder to you,

International Standard Version
"A prophet or a diviner of dreams may arise among you, give you an omen or a miracle

NET Bible
Suppose a prophet or one who foretells by dreams should appear among you and show you a sign or wonder,

New Heart English Bible
If there arise in the midst of you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and he give you a sign or a wonder,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
One of your people, claiming to be a prophet or to have prophetic dreams, may predict a miraculous sign or an amazing thing.

JPS Tanakh 1917
If there arise in the midst of thee a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams--and he give thee a sign or a wonder,

New American Standard 1977
“If a prophet or a dreamer of dreams arises among you and gives you a sign or a wonder,

Jubilee Bible 2000
When there arises among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and gives thee a sign or a wonder,

King James 2000 Bible
If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and gives you a sign or a wonder,

American King James Version
If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and gives you a sign or a wonder,

American Standard Version
If there arise in the midst of thee a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and he give thee a sign or a wonder,

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And if there arise within thee a prophet, or one who dreams a dream, and he gives thee a sign or a wonder,

Douay-Rheims Bible
If there rise in the midst of thee a prophet or one that saith he hath dreamed a dream, and he foretell a sign and a wonder,

Darby Bible Translation
If there arise among you a prophet, or one that dreameth dreams, and he give thee a sign or a wonder,

English Revised Version
If there arise in the midst of thee a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and he give thee a sign or a wonder,

Webster's Bible Translation
If there shall arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and give thee a sign or a wonder.

World English Bible
If there arise in the midst of you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and he give you a sign or a wonder,

Young's Literal Translation
'When there ariseth in your midst a prophet, or a dreamer of a dream, and he hath given unto thee a sign or wonder,
Study Bible
Idolaters to Be Put to Death
1If a prophet or dreamer of dreams arises among you and proclaims a sign or wonder to you, 2and if the sign or wonder he has spoken to you comes about, but he says, “Let us follow other gods (which you have not known) and let us worship them,”…
Cross References
Matthew 24:24
For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders that would deceive even the elect, if that were possible.

Mark 13:22
For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform signs and wonders that would deceive even the elect, if that were possible.

2 Thessalonians 2:9
The coming of the lawless one will be accompanied by the working of Satan, with every kind of power, sign, and false wonder,

2 Peter 2:1
Now there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies that even deny the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction on themselves.

Deuteronomy 18:20
But if any prophet dares to speak a message in My name that I have not commanded him to speak, or to speak in the name of other gods, that prophet must be put to death."

Jeremiah 23:27
They suppose the dreams that they tell one another will make My people forget My name, just as their fathers forgot My name through the worship of Baal.

Jeremiah 23:32
"Indeed," declares the LORD, "I am against those who prophesy false dreams they tell to lead My people astray with their reckless lies. It was not I who sent or commanded them, and they are of no benefit at all to these people," declares the LORD.

Jeremiah 29:26
The LORD has appointed you priest in place of Jehoiada, to be the chief officer in the house of the LORD, responsible for any madman who acts like a prophet--you must put him in stocks and neck irons.

Treasury of Scripture

If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and gives you a sign or a wonder,

1 Kings 13:18
He said unto him, I am a prophet also as thou art; and an angel spake unto me by the word of the LORD, saying, Bring him back with thee into thine house, that he may eat bread and drink water. But he lied unto him.

Isaiah 9:15
The ancient and honourable, he is the head; and the prophet that teacheth lies, he is the tail.

Jeremiah 6:13
For from the least of them even unto the greatest of them every one is given to covetousness; and from the prophet even unto the priest every one dealeth falsely.

a dreamer

Jeremiah 23:25-28
I have heard what the prophets said, that prophesy lies in my name, saying, I have dreamed, I have dreamed…

Jeremiah 27:9
Therefore hearken not ye to your prophets, nor to your diviners, nor to your dreamers, nor to your enchanters, nor to your sorcerers, which speak unto you, saying, Ye shall not serve the king of Babylon:

Jeremiah 29:8,24
For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Let not your prophets and your diviners, that be in the midst of you, deceive you, neither hearken to your dreams which ye cause to be dreamed…







Lexicon
If
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

a prophet
נָבִ֔יא (nā·ḇî)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5030: A spokesman, speaker, prophet

or
א֖וֹ (’ōw)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 176: Desire, if

dreamer
חֹלֵ֣ם (ḥō·lêm)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 2492: To bind firmly, to be, plump, to dream

of dreams
חֲל֑וֹם (ḥă·lō·wm)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2472: A dream

arises
יָק֤וּם (yā·qūm)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6965: To arise, stand up, stand

among you
בְּקִרְבְּךָ֙ (bə·qir·bə·ḵā)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7130: The nearest part, the center

and proclaims
וְנָתַ֥ן (wə·nā·ṯan)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

a sign
א֖וֹת (’ō·wṯ)
Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 226: A signal, as a, flag, beacon, monument, omen, prodigy, evidence

or
א֥וֹ (’ōw)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 176: Desire, if

wonder
מוֹפֵֽת׃ (mō·w·p̄êṯ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4159: A miracle, a token, omen

to you,
אֵלֶ֛יךָ (’ê·le·ḵā)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to
XIII.

(1) If there arise.--Three cases of instigation to idolatry are considered in this chapter:--

1. The false prophet (Deuteronomy 13:1-5).

2. A private individual (Deuteronomy 13:6-11).

3. A city (Deuteronomy 13:12-18).

In every case the penalty is the same--death without mercy.

Is this law the production of a later age? It may be said to have been more often broken than observed.

But there are instances in the history of Israel which seem to require some such law as this in all its three sections. The case of the false prophet justifies the action of Elijah, who took the prophets of Baal from Carmel when proved to be impostors, and "brought them down to the brook Kishon, and slew them there."

Verse 1. - A prophet (nabhi, נבָיִא); one who speaks from God, an interpreter to men of what God reveals or suggests to him (cf. for the meaning of the word, Exodus 7:1 with Exodus 4:16; also Jeremiah 15:19). Dreamer of dreams. Not by visions or immediate suggestion only, but also by means of dreams, did God communicate with men (cf. Numbers 12:6). The case supposed here, then, is that of one pretending to have had revelations from God through those media by which God was pleased to convey his will to men (cf. Hem., 'Iliad,' h 62 - 'Ἀλλ ἄγε δή τινα μάντιν ἐρείομεν....
η} καὶ ὀνειροπόλον καὶ γάρ τ᾿ ὄναρ ἔκ Διός ἐστιν Sign or a wonder. A sign was some event foretold by the prophet, and the occurrence of which was a token that something else which he announced would happen or should be done (cf. 1 Samuel 2:34; 1 Samuel 10:7-9; 2 Kings 19:29; Isaiah 7:11-14; Isaiah 38:7; Mark 13:4, etc.). A wonder was a miracle, the performance of which gave proof of a Divine commission (cf. Deuteronomy 4:24). These signs, it is assumed, should come to pass; nevertheless, the people were not to listen to the man who gave them to go after other gods. The mere fact that he sought to persuade them to forsake the worship of Jehovah was sufficient to prove him an impostor; for how could one who sought to seduce the people from God be sent by God? The sign which was given to authenticate such a message could only be one of those "lying signs and wonders after the working of Satan," by which his emissaries try to deceive and mislead; and was permitted by God only that their fidelity to him might be tested and proved. They had already received God's message; they had his word; and no teaching which contravened that, however apparently authenticated, could be from him, or was to he accepted by them (cf. Jeremiah 29:8; Galatians 1:8, 9; 1 John 3:1, etc.). Come what might, they were to walk after Jehovah their God, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and serve him; and cleave unto him. The false prophet, as a public enemy and a suborner of treason against the King of Israel, was to be put to death; and so the evil would be put away from among them. 13:1-5 Moses had cautioned against the peril that might arise from the Canaanites. Here he cautions against the rise of idolatry among themselves. It is needful for us to be well acquainted with the truths and precepts of the Bible; for we may expect to be proved by temptations of evil under the appearance of good, of error in the guise of truth; nor can any thing rightly oppose such temptations, but the plain, express testimony of God's word to the contrary. And it would be a proof of sincere affection for God, that, notwithstanding specious pretences, they should not be wrought upon the forsake God, and follow other gods to serve them.
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