Deuteronomy 18:14
New International Version
The nations you will dispossess listen to those who practice sorcery or divination. But as for you, the LORD your God has not permitted you to do so.

New Living Translation
The nations you are about to displace consult sorcerers and fortune-tellers, but the LORD your God forbids you to do such things.”

English Standard Version
for these nations, which you are about to dispossess, listen to fortune-tellers and to diviners. But as for you, the LORD your God has not allowed you to do this.

Berean Study Bible
Though these nations, which you will dispossess, listen to conjurers and diviners, the LORD your God has not permitted you to do so.

King James Bible
For these nations, which thou shalt possess, hearkened unto observers of times, and unto diviners: but as for thee, the LORD thy God hath not suffered thee so to do.

New King James Version
For these nations which you will dispossess listened to soothsayers and diviners; but as for you, the LORD your God has not appointed such for you.

New American Standard Bible
For these nations, which you are going to dispossess, listen to soothsayers and diviners, but as for you, the LORD your God has not allowed you to do so.

NASB 1995
“For those nations, which you shall dispossess, listen to those who practice witchcraft and to diviners, but as for you, the LORD your God has not allowed you to do so.

NASB 1977
“For those nations, which you shall dispossess, listen to those who practice witchcraft and to diviners, but as for you, the LORD your God has not allowed you to do so.

Amplified Bible
For these nations which you shall dispossess listen to those who practice witchcraft and to diviners and fortune-tellers, but as for you, the LORD your God has not allowed you to do so.

Christian Standard Bible
Though these nations you are about to drive out listen to fortune-tellers and diviners, the LORD your God has not permitted you to do this.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Though these nations you are about to drive out listen to fortune-tellers and diviners, the LORD your God has not permitted you to do this.”

American Standard Version
For these nations, that thou shalt dispossess, hearken unto them that practise augury, and unto diviners; but as for thee, Jehovah thy God hath not suffered thee so to do.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because these nations which you are possessing are listening to demons and to fortune tellers, but LORD JEHOVAH your God has not so allowed you.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For all these nations whose land thou shalt inherit, they will listen to omens and divinations; but the Lord thy God has not permitted thee so to do.

Contemporary English Version
You will go in and take the land from nations that practice magic and witchcraft. But the LORD your God won't allow you to do those things.

Douay-Rheims Bible
These nations, whose land thou shalt possess, hearken to soothsayers and diviners: but thou art otherwise instructed by the Lord thy God.

English Revised Version
For these nations, which thou shalt possess, hearken unto them that practise augury, and unto diviners: but as for thee, the LORD thy God hath not suffered thee so to do.

Good News Translation
Then Moses said, "In the land you are about to occupy, people follow the advice of those who practice divination and look for omens, but the LORD your God does not allow you to do this.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
These nations you are forcing out listen to fortunetellers and to those who practice black magic. But the LORD your God won't let you do anything like that.

International Standard Version
because those nations that you are about to dispossess listen to those who practice witchcraft and divination. But the LORD does not allow you to act this way."

JPS Tanakh 1917
For these nations, that thou art to dispossess, hearken unto soothsayers, and unto diviners; but as for thee, the LORD thy God hath not suffered thee so to do.

Literal Standard Version
for these nations whom you are possessing listen to observers of clouds and to diviners; but you—your God YHWH has not permitted you so.

NET Bible
Those nations that you are about to dispossess listen to omen readers and diviners, but the LORD your God has not given you permission to do such things.

New Heart English Bible
For these nations, that you shall dispossess, listen to those who practice sorcery, and to diviners; but as for you, the LORD your God has not allowed you so to do.

World English Bible
For these nations, that you shall dispossess, listen to those who practice sorcery, and to diviners; but as for you, Yahweh your God has not allowed you so to do.

Young's Literal Translation
for these nations whom thou art possessing, unto observers of clouds, and unto diviners, do hearken; and thou -- not so hath Jehovah thy God suffered thee.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Sorcery Forbidden
13You must be blameless before the LORD your God. 14Though these nations, which you will dispossess, listen to conjurers and diviners, the LORD your God has not permitted you to do so.

Cross References
2 Kings 21:6
He sacrificed his own son in the fire, practiced sorcery and divination, and consulted mediums and spiritists. He did great evil in the sight of the LORD, provoking Him to anger.

Jeremiah 27:9
But as for you, do not listen to your prophets, your diviners, your interpreters of dreams, your mediums, or your sorcerers who declare, 'You will not serve the king of Babylon.'

Daniel 2:27
Daniel answered the king, "No wise man, enchanter, medium, or magician can explain to the king the mystery of which he inquires.

Micah 5:12
I will cut the sorceries from your hand, and you will have no fortune-tellers.


Treasury of Scripture

For these nations, which you shall possess, listened to observers of times, and to diviners: but as for you, the LORD your God has not suffered you so to do.

possess.

Deuteronomy 18:10
There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch,

Genesis 20:6
And God said unto him in a dream, Yea, I know that thou didst this in the integrity of thy heart; for I also withheld thee from sinning against me: therefore suffered I thee not to touch her.

Psalm 147:19,20
He sheweth his word unto Jacob, his statutes and his judgments unto Israel…









(14) The Lord thy God hath not suffered thee so to do.--More literally, As for thee, not so hath Jehovah thy God given unto thee. A prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me, will Jehovah thy God raise up unto thee. Him shall ye hear. The contrast between the miserable resources of idolatrous nations in their anxiety, and the light and comfort promised to Israel and to us, in the One Mediator, is very marked here. Even Israel was better off than the heathen. As Rashi says upon the words "not so," &c., "He hath not left thee to hearken to observers of times and enchanters; for behold He hath given Shechinah to rest upon the prophets, and Urim and Thummim."

Verse 14. - Though the heathen whose land they were to possess sought to diviners and enchanters, Israel was not to do so; as for them (the אַתָּה at the beginning of the clause is an emphatic nominative), Jehovah their God had not suffered (נָתַן, given, granted, allowed) them to do such things.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Though
כִּ֣י ׀ (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

these
הָאֵ֗לֶּה (hā·’êl·leh)
Article | Pronoun - common plural
Strong's 428: These, those

nations
הַגּוֹיִ֣ם (hag·gō·w·yim)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 1471: A foreign nation, a Gentile, a troop of animals, a flight of locusts

you
אַתָּה֙ (’at·tāh)
Pronoun - second person masculine singular
Strong's 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

shall dispossess
יוֹרֵ֣שׁ (yō·w·rêš)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 3423: To occupy, to seize, to rob, to inherit, to expel, to impoverish, to ruin

listen
יִשְׁמָ֑עוּ (yiš·mā·‘ū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 8085: To hear intelligently

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

conjurers
מְעֹנְנִ֥ים (mə·‘ō·nə·nîm)
Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's 6049: To act covertly, practise magic

and diviners,
קֹסְמִ֖ים (qō·sə·mîm)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's 7080: To distribute, determine by lot, magical scroll, to divine

the LORD
יְהוָ֥ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

your God
אֱלֹהֶֽיךָ׃ (’ĕ·lō·he·ḵā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

has not
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

permitted you
נָ֛תַן‪‬‪‬ (nā·ṯan)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

to do so.
כֵ֔ן (ḵên)
Adverb
Strong's 3651: So -- thus


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