New International Version
or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead.
King James Bible
Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.
Darby Bible Translation
or a charmer, or one that inquireth of a spirit of Python, or a soothsayer, or one that consulteth the dead.
World English Bible
or a charmer, or a consulter with a familiar spirit, or a wizard, or a necromancer.
Young's Literal Translation
and a charmer, and one asking at a familiar spirit, and a wizard, and one seeking unto the dead.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A charmer - חבר חבר chober chaber, one who uses spells; a peculiar conjunction, as the term implies, of words, or things, tying knots, etc., for the purposes of divination. This was a custom among the heathen, as we learn from the following verses: -
Necte Tribus Nodis ternos, Amarylli, colores:
Necte, Amarylli, modo; et Veneris, dic, vincula necto.
Virg. Ecclesiastes 8. ver. 77.
"Knit with three Knots the fillets, knit them straight;
Then say, these Knots to love Iconsecrate."
A consulter with familiar spirits - שאל אוב shoel ob, a Pythoness, one who inquires by the means of one spirit to get oracular answers from another of a superior order. See on Leviticus 19:31 (note).
A wizard - ידעני yiddeoni, a wise one, a knowing one. Wizard was formerly considered as the masculine of witch, both practising divination by similar means. See on Exodus 22:13 (note), and Leviticus 19:31 (note).
Or a necromancer - דרש אל המתים doresh el hammethim, one who seeks from or inquires of the dead. Such as the witch at Endor, who professed to evoke the dead, in order to get them to disclose the secrets of the spiritual world.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
or a necromancer
LibraryProphets and the Prophet
'When thou art come into the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations. 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, 11. Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. 12. For all that do these things are an abomination unto the Lord: and because of these …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Christ's Prophetic Office
Not that Light, but a Witness.
Messiah's Entrance into Jerusalem
Once when we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a female slave who had a spirit by which she predicted the future. She earned a great deal of money for her owners by fortune-telling.
"Do not allow a sorceress to live.
"'Do not turn to mediums or seek out spiritists, for you will be defiled by them. I am the LORD your God.
"'A man or woman who is a medium or spiritist among you must be put to death. You are to stone them; their blood will be on their own heads.'"
1 Samuel 28:8
So Saul disguised himself, putting on other clothes, and at night he and two men went to the woman. "Consult a spirit for me," he said, "and bring up for me the one I name."
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