Deuteronomy 13:13
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that troublemakers have arisen among you and have led the people of their town astray, saying, "Let us go and worship other gods" (gods you have not known),

King James Bible
Certain men, the children of Belial, are gone out from among you, and have withdrawn the inhabitants of their city, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which ye have not known;

Darby Bible Translation
There are men, children of Belial, gone out from among you, and they have drawn away the inhabitants of their city, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, whom ye have not known;

World English Bible
Certain base fellows are gone out from the midst of you, and have drawn away the inhabitants of their city, saying, "Let us go and serve other gods," which you have not known;

Young's Literal Translation
Men, sons of worthlessness, have gone out of thy midst, and they force away the inhabitants of their city, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which ye have not known --

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Children of Belial - בליעל, from בל bal, not, and יעל yaal, profit; - Sept. ανδρες παρανομοι, lawless men; - persons good for nothing to themselves or others, and capable of nothing but mischief.

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the children. or, naughty men

Judges 19:22 Now as they were making their hearts merry, behold, the men of the city, certain sons of Belial, beset the house round about...

Judges 20:13 Now therefore deliver us the men, the children of Belial, which are in Gibeah, that we may put them to death...

1 Samuel 2:12 Now the sons of Eli were sons of Belial; they knew not the LORD.

1 Samuel 10:27 But the children of Belial said, How shall this man save us? And they despised him, and brought no presents. But he held his peace.

1 Samuel 25:17,25 Now therefore know and consider what you will do; for evil is determined against our master, and against all his household...

2 Samuel 16:7 And thus said Shimei when he cursed, Come out, come out, you bloody man, and you man of Belial:

2 Samuel 20:1 And there happened to be there a man of Belial, whose name was Sheba, the son of Bichri, a Benjamite: and he blew a trumpet, and said...

2 Samuel 23:6 But the sons of Belial shall be all of them as thorns thrust away, because they cannot be taken with hands:

1 Kings 21:10,13 And set two men, sons of Belial, before him, to bear witness against him, saying, You did blaspheme God and the king...

2 Chronicles 13:7 And there are gathered to him vain men, the children of Belial, and have strengthened themselves against Rehoboam the son of Solomon...

John 8:44 You are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning...

2 Corinthians 6:15 And what concord has Christ with Belial? or what part has he that believes with an infidel?

1 John 3:10 In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whoever does not righteousness is not of God...

Belial Belial is derived by some from {beli}, not, and al, over, i.e, one so proud and envious as not to bear a superior; by others, from {beli}, not, and ol, a yoke, i.e. a lawless, ungovernable person, () `lawless men,' as the LXX render. It is, however, more probably derived from {beli}, not, and {yaal}, profit, i. e., a worthless person, good for nothing to himself or others, and capable of nothing but mischief.

are gone

Deuteronomy 4:19 And lest you lift up your eyes to heaven, and when you see the sun, and the moon, and the stars, even all the host of heaven...

2 Kings 17:21 For he rent Israel from the house of David; and they made Jeroboam the son of Nebat king...

1 John 2:19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us...

Jude 1:19 These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit.

Let us

Deuteronomy 13:2,6 And the sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spoke to you, saying, Let us go after other gods, which you have not known...

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Fifthly, as this Revelation, to the Judgment of Right and Sober Reason,
appears of itself highly credible and probable, and abundantly recommends itself in its native simplicity, merely by its own intrinsic goodness and excellency, to the practice of the most rational and considering men, who are desirous in all their actions to have satisfaction and comfort and good hope within themselves, from the conscience of what they do: So it is moreover positively and directly proved to be actually and immediately sent to us from God, by the many infallible signs and miracles
Samuel Clarke—A Discourse Concerning the Being and Attributes of God

The Feeding of the Four Thousand - to Dalmanutha - the Sign from Heaven' - Journey to Cæsarea Philippi - what is the Leaven of The
THEY might well gather to Jesus in their thousands, with their wants of body and soul, these sheep wandering without a shepherd; for His Ministry in that district, as formerly in Galilee, was about to draw to a close. And here it is remarkable, that each time His prolonged stay and Ministry in a district were brought to a close with some supper, so to speak, some festive entertainment on his part. The Galilean Ministry had closed with the feeding of the five thousand, the guests being mostly from
Alfred Edersheim—The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah

Cross References
Deuteronomy 13:2
and if the sign or wonder spoken of takes place, and the prophet says, "Let us follow other gods" (gods you have not known) "and let us worship them,"

Deuteronomy 13:12
If you hear it said about one of the towns the LORD your God is giving you to live in

Deuteronomy 13:14
then you must inquire, probe and investigate it thoroughly. And if it is true and it has been proved that this detestable thing has been done among you,

Judges 19:22
While they were enjoying themselves, some of the wicked men of the city surrounded the house. Pounding on the door, they shouted to the old man who owned the house, "Bring out the man who came to your house so we can have sex with him."

1 Samuel 10:27
But some scoundrels said, "How can this fellow save us?" They despised him and brought him no gifts. But Saul kept silent.

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