Deuteronomy 13:12
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New Living Translation
"When you begin living in the towns the LORD your God is giving you, you may hear

King James Bible
If thou shalt hear say in one of thy cities, which the LORD thy God hath given thee to dwell there, saying,

Darby Bible Translation
If in one of thy cities, which Jehovah thy God hath given thee to dwell there, thou hearest, saying,

World English Bible
If you shall hear tell concerning one of your cities, which Yahweh your God gives you to dwell there, saying,

Young's Literal Translation
When thou hearest, in one of thy cities which Jehovah thy God is giving to thee to dwell there, one saying,

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Deuteronomy 13:12 Parallel Commentaries
The Medes and the Second Chaldaean Empire
THE FALL OF NINEVEH AND THE RISE OF THE CHALDAEAN AND MEDIAN EMPIRES--THE XXVIth EGYPTIAN DYNASTY: CYAXARES, ALYATTES, AND NEBUCHADREZZAR. The legendary history of the kings of Media and the first contact of the Medes with the Assyrians: the alleged Iranian migrations of the Avesta--Media-proper, its fauna and flora; Phraortes and the beginning of the Median empire--Persia proper and the Persians; conquest of Persia by the Medes--The last monuments of Assur-bani-pal: the library of Kouyunjik--Phraortes
G. Maspero—History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 8

Jewish Homes
It may be safely asserted, that the grand distinction, which divided all mankind into Jews and Gentiles, was not only religious, but also social. However near the cities of the heathen to those of Israel, however frequent and close the intercourse between the two parties, no one could have entered a Jewish town or village without feeling, so to speak, in quite another world. The aspect of the streets, the building and arrangement of the houses, the municipal and religious rule, the manners and customs
Alfred Edersheim—Sketches of Jewish Social Life

Owing to the comparatively loose nature of the connection between consecutive passages in the legislative section, it is difficult to present an adequate summary of the book of Deuteronomy. In the first section, i.-iv. 40, Moses, after reviewing the recent history of the people, and showing how it reveals Jehovah's love for Israel, earnestly urges upon them the duty of keeping His laws, reminding them of His spirituality and absoluteness. Then follows the appointment, iv. 41-43--here irrelevant (cf.
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Deuteronomy 13:11
Then all Israel will hear about it and be afraid, and no one will act so wickedly again.

Deuteronomy 13:13
that scoundrels among you are leading their fellow citizens astray by saying, 'Let us go worship other gods'--gods you have not known before.

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