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Deuteronomy 13

Introduction

Overview

Deuteronomy 13:1, Enticers to idolatry; Deuteronomy 13:6, how near soever unto thee; Deuteronomy 13:9, are to be stoned to death; Deuteronomy 13:12, Idolatrous cities are not to be spared.

Verse 1

a prophet: That is, one pretending to the divine inspiration and authority of the prophetic office, or a dreamer of dreams, one who pretends that some deity has spoken to him in the night season, and giveth thee a sign, oth, what appears to be a miraculous proof of his mission, or a wonder, mopheth, some portentous sign, such as an eclipse, which he, who knew when it would happen, might predict to the people, who knew nothing of the matter, and thereby accredit his pretensions. But no pretended miracles must be admitted as a proof that the people might violate the first and great commandment. 1 Kings 13:18, Isaiah 9:15, Jeremiah 6:13, Jeremiah 23:11, Ezekiel 13:2, Ezekiel 13:3, Ezekiel 13:23, Zechariah 13:4, Matthew 7:15, Matthew 24:11, Luke 6:26, 2 Peter 2:1, 1 John 4:1

a dreamer: Jeremiah 23:25-28, Jeremiah 27:9, Jeremiah 29:8, Jeremiah 29:24, *marg. Zechariah 10:2

Reciprocal: Genesis 31:10 - a dream Exodus 7:11 - they also Exodus 8:7 - General Exodus 22:20 - sacrificeth Deuteronomy 18:20 - the prophet Deuteronomy 26:1 - General Deuteronomy 29:18 - among you man 1 Kings 13:3 - General 1 Kings 13:19 - General 2 Kings 17:35 - charged them Ezra 7:26 - whether it be Proverbs 19:27 - General Jeremiah 23:27 - think Jeremiah 23:32 - to err Jeremiah 29:26 - and maketh Ezekiel 14:10 - the punishment Matthew 24:23 - General Matthew 24:24 - and shall Mark 13:21 - General Acts 13:6 - a false Acts 16:16 - possessed Galatians 1:9 - than 2 Thessalonians 2:2 - by spirit 2 Thessalonians 2:9 - and signs Revelation 13:13 - he doeth Revelation 16:14 - working

Verse 2

Deuteronomy 18:22, Exodus 7:22, 1 Kings 13:3, Jeremiah 28:9, Matthew 7:22, Matthew 7:23, Matthew 24:24, 2 Corinthians 11:13-15, 2 Thessalonians 2:9-11, Revelation 13:13, Revelation 13:14

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 13:13 - Let us Deuteronomy 18:20 - in the name Jeremiah 25:6 - General Revelation 16:14 - working

Verse 3

hearken: Isaiah 8:20, Acts 17:11, Ephesians 4:14, 1 John 4:1

proveth: Deuteronomy 8:2, Psalms 66:10, Psalms 81:7, Matthew 24:24, 1 Corinthians 11:19, 2 Thessalonians 2:11, 1 John 2:19, 1 John 4:4, Revelation 13:14

ye love the Lord your God: Deuteronomy 6:5, 2 Corinthians 8:8

Reciprocal: Genesis 18:21 - I will know Genesis 22:1 - God Genesis 44:2 - General Exodus 15:25 - proved Exodus 20:20 - prove Deuteronomy 11:16 - your heart Deuteronomy 26:16 - keep Deuteronomy 30:2 - with all thine heart Judges 2:22 - prove 1 Kings 13:19 - General 2 Chronicles 32:31 - that he might Ezekiel 3:20 - and I lay John 6:6 - prove 2 Corinthians 2:9 - that James 1:12 - when

Verse 4

walk: Deuteronomy 6:13, 2 Kings 23:3, 2 Chronicles 34:31, Micah 6:8, Luke 1:6, Colossians 1:10, 1 Thessalonians 4:1, 1 Thessalonians 4:2

and obey: Jeremiah 7:23

and cleave: Deuteronomy 10:20, Deuteronomy 30:20, Romans 6:13, 1 Corinthians 6:17

Reciprocal: Genesis 5:22 - General Exodus 23:25 - And ye Leviticus 26:46 - the statutes Deuteronomy 4:4 - General Deuteronomy 6:2 - fear Deuteronomy 26:16 - keep Deuteronomy 26:17 - and to Joshua 22:5 - cleave Joshua 23:8 - General 1 Samuel 7:3 - serve him

Verse 5

prophet: Deuteronomy 18:20, 1 Kings 18:40, Isaiah 9:14, Isaiah 9:15, Isaiah 28:17, Isaiah 28:18, Jeremiah 14:15, Jeremiah 28:15-17, Jeremiah 29:21, Jeremiah 29:22, Zechariah 13:3, Revelation 19:20

spoken: Heb. spoken revolt against the Lord

turn you: Deuteronomy 13:10, Deuteronomy 7:4, Jeremiah 50:6, Acts 13:8, 2 Timothy 4:4, 2 Timothy 4:5

put the evil away from the midst: Deuteronomy 17:7, Deuteronomy 19:19, Deuteronomy 22:21, Deuteronomy 22:24, Deuteronomy 24:7, 1 Corinthians 5:13, Hebrews 12:14, Hebrews 12:15

Reciprocal: Exodus 13:3 - out of the Deuteronomy 9:26 - which thou hast brought forth Deuteronomy 17:12 - will do Deuteronomy 21:21 - so shalt thou Deuteronomy 26:17 - and to Judges 2:12 - forsook Judges 6:31 - let him be 1 Kings 13:19 - General 2 Kings 11:18 - slew Mattan 2 Kings 23:20 - he slew 2 Chronicles 15:13 - whosoever 2 Chronicles 23:17 - slew Mattan Jeremiah 28:16 - this year

Verse 6

thy brother: Deuteronomy 17:2, Deuteronomy 17:3, Deuteronomy 28:54, Genesis 16:5, Proverbs 5:20, Proverbs 18:24, Micah 7:5-7, Matthew 12:48-50, 2 Corinthians 5:16

which is: 1 Samuel 18:1, 1 Samuel 18:3, 1 Samuel 20:17, 2 Samuel 1:26

entice: Job 31:27, Galatians 2:4, Ephesians 4:14, Colossians 2:4, 2 Peter 2:1, 1 John 2:26, 1 John 2:27, Revelation 12:9, Revelation 13:14, Revelation 20:3

which thou: Deuteronomy 32:16-18, Judges 2:13, Judges 5:8, Judges 10:6, 1 Kings 11:5-7, 2 Kings 17:30, 2 Kings 17:31

Reciprocal: Exodus 32:21 - General Exodus 32:29 - Moses Numbers 25:4 - and hang Numbers 25:5 - Slay ye Deuteronomy 13:13 - Let us 2 Samuel 12:3 - lay in his 1 Kings 1:2 - lie 1 Kings 15:13 - his mother 2 Kings 10:25 - Go in 2 Kings 17:9 - secretly 2 Chronicles 15:16 - he removed 2 Chronicles 22:3 - his mother Jeremiah 19:4 - burned Jeremiah 44:3 - gods Zechariah 13:3 - and his Matthew 18:8 - if Mark 9:43 - if Luke 14:26 - any Acts 5:9 - have Philemon 1:12 - mine Hebrews 10:28 - despised James 3:6 - a world

Verse 7

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 6:14 - of the gods Joshua 24:15 - or the gods

Verse 8

consent: Exodus 20:3, Proverbs 1:10, Galatians 1:8, Galatians 1:9, 1 John 5:21

shall thine: Deuteronomy 7:16, Deuteronomy 19:13, Ezekiel 5:11, Ezekiel 9:5, Ezekiel 9:6

Reciprocal: Leviticus 20:4 - and kill

Verse 9

But: Deuteronomy 17:2-7, Matthew 10:37, Luke 14:26

thine hand: Deuteronomy 17:7, John 8:7, Acts 7:58

Reciprocal: Genesis 37:22 - lay Leviticus 24:14 - all that Numbers 25:5 - Slay ye Deuteronomy 26:1 - General 2 Kings 11:18 - slew Mattan 2 Chronicles 23:17 - slew Mattan Job 34:26 - in Psalms 106:30 - General

Verse 10

stone him: Deuteronomy 21:21, Leviticus 20:2, Leviticus 20:27, Leviticus 24:14-16, Leviticus 24:23, Numbers 15:35, Numbers 15:36, Joshua 7:25, 2 Chronicles 24:21, By this law, every Israelite was bound in conscience to inform against, to prosecute, and to assist at the execution of any one, even the nearest relation or friend, who attempted to persuade him to idolatry; yet it is observable that parents and husbands are not expressly mentioned in the list of those who were thus publicly accused. - Scott.

which brought: Exodus 20:2

bondage: Heb. bondmen

Reciprocal: Exodus 13:3 - out of the Deuteronomy 13:5 - turn you Deuteronomy 17:5 - stone them Deuteronomy 22:21 - stone her 1 Kings 21:13 - they carried him Jeremiah 34:13 - out of Acts 7:58 - the witnesses

Verse 11

Deuteronomy 17:13, Deuteronomy 19:20, Proverbs 19:25, Proverbs 21:11, 1 Timothy 5:20

Reciprocal: Leviticus 20:2 - the people Deuteronomy 17:5 - stone them Deuteronomy 17:12 - will do Deuteronomy 21:21 - all the men Proverbs 24:32 - I looked Ezekiel 14:11 - the house Ezekiel 16:41 - and execute Ezekiel 23:48 - that Ezekiel 31:14 - the end Acts 5:5 - great Revelation 2:23 - and all

Verse 12

Joshua 22:11-34, Judges 20:1, 2-17

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 17:4 - inquired Joshua 18:11 - between the children

Verse 13

the children: or, naughty men, Judges 19:22, Judges 20:13, 1 Samuel 2:12, 1 Samuel 10:27, 1 Samuel 25:17, 1 Samuel 25:25, 2 Samuel 16:7, 2 Samuel 20:1, 2 Samuel 23:6, 1 Kings 21:10, 1 Kings 21:13, 2 Chronicles 13:7, John 8:44, 2 Corinthians 6:15, 1 John 3:10

Belial: Belial is derived by some from beli, not, and âl, 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, בםהסוע נבסבםןלןי, "lawless men," as the LXX render. It is, however, more probably derived from beli, not, and yaâl, profit, i.e., a worthless person, good for nothing to himself or others, and capable of nothing but mischief.

are gone: Deuteronomy 4:19, 2 Kings 17:21, 1 John 2:19, Jude 1:19

Let us: Deuteronomy 13:2, Deuteronomy 13:6

Reciprocal: Numbers 25:4 - and hang Numbers 25:5 - Slay ye 1 Samuel 1:16 - a daughter 1 Samuel 30:22 - wicked 1 Kings 13:9 - Eat no bread Jeremiah 19:4 - burned

Verse 14

Deuteronomy 17:4, Deuteronomy 10:18, Numbers 35:30, Isaiah 11:3, Isaiah 11:4, John 7:24, 1 Timothy 5:19

Reciprocal: Leviticus 13:4 - shut up Deuteronomy 19:18 - diligent Joshua 22:13 - sent Judges 20:12 - sent men 1 Kings 11:7 - abomination Ezra 4:19 - search Ezra 10:16 - to examine the matter Job 29:16 - the cause Job 33:8 - hearing Proverbs 18:13 - that

Verse 15

destroying it utterly: Deuteronomy 2:34, Deuteronomy 7:2, Deuteronomy 7:16, Exodus 22:20, Exodus 23:24, Leviticus 27:28, Joshua 6:17-21, Joshua 6:24, Judges 20:48, Revelation 17:16, Revelation 18:18-24, Revelation 19:2, Revelation 19:3

Reciprocal: Numbers 21:2 - I will Numbers 25:4 - and hang Numbers 25:5 - Slay ye Joshua 7:15 - he that is Joshua 22:12 - the whole Judges 21:10 - Go and smite 1 Samuel 15:3 - utterly destroy Psalms 106:30 - General

Verse 16

burn with: Joshua 6:24

an heap: Numbers 21:2, Numbers 21:3, Joshua 6:26, Joshua 8:28, Isaiah 17:1, Isaiah 25:2, Jeremiah 49:2, Micah 1:6

Reciprocal: Leviticus 27:28 - no devoted Joshua 7:15 - he that is 1 Samuel 15:3 - utterly destroy Ezekiel 16:41 - burn Ezekiel 23:47 - and burn Ezekiel 26:14 - be built Daniel 2:5 - made

Verse 17

cleave: Deuteronomy 7:26, Joshua 6:18, Joshua 7:1

cursed: or, devoted, Leviticus 27:28, Leviticus 27:29, 1 Corinthians 16:22

the Lord: Joshua 6:26, Joshua 7:26, Joshua 22:20, Psalms 78:38

and show: Exodus 20:6, Lamentations 3:32

and multiply: Ezekiel 37:26

as he hath: Genesis 22:16, Genesis 22:17, Genesis 26:4, Genesis 26:24, Genesis 28:14

Reciprocal: Exodus 32:12 - Turn from Leviticus 27:21 - devoted Numbers 16:26 - I pray you Numbers 25:4 - that the fierce Deuteronomy 28:9 - sworn 1 Chronicles 2:7 - accursed Ezra 10:14 - the fierce Psalms 85:3 - turned Psalms 101:3 - it shall not

Verse 18

to keep: Deuteronomy 12:25, Deuteronomy 12:28, Deuteronomy 12:32, Psalms 119:6, Matthew 6:33, Matthew 7:21, Matthew 7:24

Reciprocal: Exodus 15:26 - and wilt Deuteronomy 6:18 - shalt do Deuteronomy 21:9 - when thou shalt Deuteronomy 26:17 - hearken

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 13". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/deuteronomy-13.html.