Deuteronomy 18:11
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English Standard Version
or a charmer or a medium or a necromancer or one who inquires of the dead,

King James Bible
Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.

American Standard Version
or a charmer, or a consulter with a familiar spirit, or a wizard, or a necromancer.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Nor charmer, nor any one that consulteth pythonic spirits, or fortune tellers, or that seeketh the truth from the dead.

English Revised Version
or a charmer, or a consulter with a familiar spirit, or a wizard, or a necromancer.

Webster's Bible Translation
Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The reason for the right accorded to the priests was the choice of them for the office of standing "to minister in the name of Jehovah," sc., for all the tribes "In the name of Jehovah," not merely by the appointment, but also in the power of the Lord, as mediators of His grace. The words "he and his sons" point back quite to the Mosaic times, in which Aaron and his sons held the priest's office.

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Cross References
Acts 16:16
As we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a slave girl who had a spirit of divination and brought her owners much gain by fortune-telling.

Exodus 22:18
"You shall not permit a sorceress to live.

Leviticus 19:31
"Do not turn to mediums or necromancers; do not seek them out, and so make yourselves unclean by them: I am the LORD your God.

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

1 Samuel 28:8
So Saul disguised himself and put on other garments and went, he and two men with him. And they came to the woman by night. And he said, "Divine for me by a spirit and bring up for me whomever I shall name to you."

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