New International Version
You must be blameless before the LORD your God.
King James Bible
Thou shalt be perfect with the LORD thy God.
Darby Bible Translation
Thou shalt be perfect with Jehovah thy God.
World English Bible
You shall be perfect with Yahweh your God.
Young's Literal Translation
Perfect thou art with Jehovah thy God,
Deuteronomy 18:13 Parallel
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
perfect. or, upright, or, sincere
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
Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
This is the account of Noah and his family. Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked faithfully with God.
When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to him and said, "I am God Almighty; walk before me faithfully and be blameless.
"Now fear the LORD and serve him with all faithfulness. Throw away the gods your ancestors worshiped beyond the Euphrates River and in Egypt, and serve the LORD.
1 Kings 8:61
And may your hearts be fully committed to the LORD our God, to live by his decrees and obey his commands, as at this time."
In the land of Uz there lived a man whose name was Job. This man was blameless and upright; he feared God and shunned evil.
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