Exodus 22:18
New International Version
"Do not allow a sorceress to live.

New Living Translation
"You must not allow a sorceress to live.

English Standard Version
“You shall not permit a sorceress to live.

Berean Study Bible
You must not allow a sorceress to live.

New American Standard Bible
"You shall not allow a sorceress to live.

King James Bible
Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.

Christian Standard Bible
"Do not allow a sorceress to live.

Contemporary English Version
Death is the punishment for witchcraft.

Good News Translation
"Put to death any woman who practices magic.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You must not allow a sorceress to live."

International Standard Version
"You are not to allow a sorceress to live.

NET Bible
"You must not allow a sorceress to live.

New Heart English Bible
"You shall not allow a sorceress to live.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Never let a witch live.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thou shalt not suffer a sorceress to live.

New American Standard 1977
“You shall not allow a sorceress to live.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.

King James 2000 Bible
You shall not allow a witch to live.

American King James Version
You shall not suffer a witch to live.

American Standard Version
Thou shalt not suffer a sorceress to live.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Ye shall not save the lives of sorcerers.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Wizards thou shalt not suffer to live.

Darby Bible Translation
thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.

English Revised Version
Thou shalt not suffer a sorceress to live.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.

World English Bible
"You shall not allow a sorceress to live.

Young's Literal Translation
'A witch thou dost not keep alive.
Study Bible
Laws of Social Responsibility
17If her father absolutely refuses to give her to him, he still must pay an amount comparable to the bridal price of a virgin. 18You must not allow a sorceress to live. 19Whoever has sexual relations with an animal must surely be put to death.…
Cross References
Leviticus 19:31
"You must not turn to mediums or spiritists; do not seek them out, or you will be defiled by them. I am the LORD your God.

Leviticus 20:6
Whoever turns to mediums or spiritists to prostitute himself with them, I will also set My face against that person and cut him off from his people.

Leviticus 20:27
A man or a woman who is a medium or a spiritist must surely be put to death. They shall be stoned; their blood is upon them.'"

Deuteronomy 18:10
Let no one be found among you who sacrifices his son or daughter in the fire, practices divination or conjury, interprets omens, practices sorcery,

Deuteronomy 18:11
casts spells, consults a medium or familiar spirit, or inquires of the dead.

1 Samuel 28:3
Now by this time Samuel had died, and all Israel had mourned for him and buried him in Ramah, his own city. And Saul had removed the mediums and spiritists from the land.

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 tell you, 'You shall not serve the king of Babylon.'

Jeremiah 27:10
For they prophesy to you a lie that will serve to remove you from your land; I will banish you and you will perish.

Treasury of Scripture

You shall not suffer a witch to live.

Leviticus 19:26,31
Ye shall not eat any thing with the blood: neither shall ye use enchantment, nor observe times…

Leviticus 20:6,27
And the soul that turneth after such as have familiar spirits, and after wizards, to go a whoring after them, I will even set my face against that soul, and will cut him off from among his people…

Deuteronomy 18:10,11
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, …







Lexicon
You must not
לֹ֥א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

allow a sorceress
מְכַשֵּׁפָ֖ה (mə·ḵaš·šê·p̄āh)
Verb - Piel - Participle - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3784: To whisper a, spell, to inchant, practise magic

to live.
תְחַיֶּֽה׃ (ṯə·ḥay·yeh)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2421: To live, to revive
(18) Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.--The word translated "witch" in this passage is the feminine singular of that rendered by "sorcerers" in Exodus 7:11, and means "a mutterer of charms." The use of the feminine form can only be accounted for by supposing that, practically, witchcraft was at the time mainly professed by females. Whether "witches" had actual help from evil spirits, or only professed to work magical effects by their aid, the sin against God was the same. Jehovah was renounced, and a power other than His invoked and upheld. Witchcraft was as much rebellion against God as idolatry or blasphemy, and deserved the same punishment.

Verse 18. - Law against witchcraft. Witchcraft was professedly a league with powers in rebellion against God. How far it was delusion, how far imposture, how far a real conspiracy with the powers of evil, cannot now be known. Let the most rationalistic view be taken, and still there was in the practice an absolute renunciation of religion, and of the authority of Jehovah. Wizards (Leviticus 19:31) and witches were, therefore, under the Jewish theocracy, like idolaters and blasphemers, to be put to death. 22; 1 - 31 Judicial laws. - The people of God should ever be ready to show mildness and mercy, according to the spirit of these laws. We must answer to God, not only for what we do maliciously, but for what we do heedlessly. Therefore, when we have done harm to our neighbour, we should make restitution, though not compelled by law. Let these scriptures lead our souls to remember, that if the grace of God has indeed appeared to us, then it has taught us, and enabled us so to conduct ourselves by its holy power, that denying ungodliness and wordly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present world, Titus 2:12. And the grace of God teaches us, that as the Lord is our portion, there is enough in him to satisfy all the desires of our souls.
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