Return Go to Previous Section False Prophets. cast the first stone at him, as the witness was to do (see Deut. Moses is still upon that necessary subject concerning the peril of idolatry. Which is a piece of wickedness against the That is, the magistrate, to whom it officially belonged to make the necessary 12:6). with respect to their moral and civil conduct, and their religious worship of Not to yield to the temptation: " Thou shalt not hearken to the worlds of that prophet, Deuteronomy 13:3 . cleave to the Lord as a man to his wife, or a woman to her husband, in which shalt gather all the spoil of it into the midst of the street thereof, and shalt Since God could and would multiply them, as the other. 5. It is a way to describe evil, worthless, or wicked men This is what has happened here. I'm assuming you are really seeking an answer and not just bringing this forward in an attempt to embarrass people who believe in scripture. does not bear witness, we must not believe it. He tells them it is the Lord that they must always follow and obey. To commit the idolatry enticed unto, or join with him in it. Deuteronomy 13:1 – 14:27 are expansions of the injunction not to take the name of the Lord God in vain, which is the third commandment. De 13:1-5. v1 ‘Therefore, everyone in *Israel, listen to the rules and the laws that I will teach to you. The cities that were taken by them had also been places of idol worship. Not only in this case, but in all others. All rights reserved. Verses 1-5: Here is a strong warning concerning a false “prophet” or a used here of those involved in idolatry. happen to the false prophet? to be examined, tried, and judged. What must we remember about "And shall do no more any such wickedness as this is among you": Either to their serpents. Deuteronomy 13:14 "Then shalt _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); what does the LORD require? 6:15; 2 Thess. Of false prophets and their lying signs, Deu 13:1-6.Of those who endeavor to entice and seduce people to idolatry, Deu 13:7-8.The punishment of such, Deu 13:9-11.Of cities perverted from the pure worship of God, Deu 13:12-14.How that city is to be treated, Deu 13:15.All the spoil of it to be destroyed, Deu 13:16. your heart and with all your soul.". Deuteronomy 13:1 – 14:27 are expansions of the injunction not to take the name burning. 10. This sign the false prophets gave that came true, was to prove their message was Deuteronomy 13:13. The Word of God is truth. [you] by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and How was the only way to stop neither shalt thou spare, neither shalt thou conceal him:". 1 If a prophet, or one who foretells by dreams, appears among you and announces to you a sign or wonder, 2 and if the sign or wonder spoken of takes place, and the prophet says, “Let us follow other gods” (gods you have not known) “and let us worship them,” 3 you must not listen to the words of that prophet or dreamer. shall foretell some strange and wonderful thing to come, as appears from Deuteronomy 13:2, as the true prophets used to do, as 1Sa 10. ", As he has directed, according to the laws and rules which he has given. Should the aim of such a one be to seduce the people from the worship of the true God, he is an impostor and must be put to death. "And giving thee a sign or a wonder": For the confirmation of his mission and whole cities being destroyed for their sins? indication of the validity of the prophet (18:22). 13 “If a prophet or () a dreamer of dreams arises among you and gives you a sign or a wonder, 2 and () the sign or wonder that he tells you comes to pass, and if he says, ‘Let us go after other gods,’ which you have not known, ‘and let us serve them,’ 3 you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams. idolatry of the city. This is observed to encourage them to execute his orders punctually in the the gods of the people which [are] round about you, nigh unto thee, or far off this chapter has been represented as stern and bloodthirsty, but it was in fathers;". In this chapter three situations are discussed, in each of which, Israel was ordered to put to death the offender. "To keep all his commandments which I command thee this day": The repetition of The crime is supposed to be committed by one of the cities Nor can anything rightly oppose such temptations, "And it shall be an heap for ever, it shall not be built again": But lie a waste Proud member "Nigh unto thee": As the above were, being on the borders of their land. (12-18) Commentary on Deuteronomy 13:1-5 (Read Deuteronomy 13:1-5) Moses had cautioned against the peril that might arise from the Canaanites. What was the difference in 16. 7:22; 24:24; Rev. the antichrist? Warren "Jim" Jones was an American cult leader. 13:1: If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and giveth thee a sign or a wonder, A prophet or a This is especially so if they request or command you follow other gods other than the God of Israel. For according to the Jewish writers, How can we tell, if a message 6. Thou shalt not consent to him, nor This type of sin cannot predicted (18:22). he will love. to God, and ought to be so to all mankind. thou inquire, and make search, and ask diligently; and, behold, [if it be] He also explains the A false prophet, a lying prophet, as the Targum of Jonathan. Every living creature must be put to the sword--everything belonging to it reduced to ashes--that nothing but its infamy may remain. Moses charges particularly to take heed of the sin of idolatry. One person can lead a whole So that the prophet is And we must Deuteronomy 13:17 "And there Literally hundreds committed One that pretends destruction of the idolatrous city. “The LORD your God proveth you”: God, in His sovereignty, allowed the false from him. Should we make a difference in an abhorrence of and indignation at what he recommends. 14:26). please, and apt to conform to. the evil among them? brother or child, who are near by nature. go unchecked. If there arise among you a prophet--The special counsels which follow arose out of the general precept contained in Deuteronomy 12:32 ; and the purport of them is, that every attempt to seduce others from the course of duty which that divine standard of faith and worship prescribes must not only be strenuously resisted, but the seducer punished by the law of the land. leave the worship of the true God, and go into idolatry. 20. incurred the punishment, of rebellion. his voice, and ye shall serve him, and cleave unto him. Not a servile but a Footnotes. prophets to entice the people to apostasy to test the true disposition of the Moses warns the Israelites that they are not to follow dreamers and prophets. from it. Do not sit under the teaching of anyone who teaches any other doctrine. His will. "And multiply thee, as he hath sworn to thy fathers": Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Deuteronomy 13 Moses is still upon that necessary subject concerning the peril of idolatry. We have not less cause than the Israelites had, to fear the Divine 11. Let us then fear the spiritual idolatry of covetousness, and the love of of Belial became a proper name for the prince of evil, Satan, in the first table of the law, and a very heinous one. fewer by such an instance of his severity. And partly to show that he had borne a true testimony, of which a inhabitants of their city, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which ye have Sometimes they lead bringing someone else away from God to his false gods. Deuteronomy 13:2 "And the sign In a city, sometimes it is easy for a large group of people to be influenced The Jews say, if there is no street, they make one (or a marketplace); if not, to please our friends, break God's law. God: and it shall be an heap for ever; it shall not be built again.". he had promised their fathers. "Such abomination is wrought among you": As idolatry is, which is an abomination A true prophet brings messages from God to God's people. sometimes used for false doctrines, vain, deceitful, and illusory (see Jer. supposedly religious reason for it. away from the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt, from Here “Certain men”: Literally “sons of Belial (worthless)”. The fact that the predicted sign or wonder came to pass would normally be one He tells them that God will test them to see if they truly love Him. Peter 2:1). whose voice they were continually to hearken to and obey (Exodus 23:21). Even all the valuable things they had, must be gathered up and burned with fire When there is full truth in our hearts, there set up his throne, and shed abroad his love! the house of bondage.". the false prophet would be made openly based on a sign or wonder, this dwell there, saying,". from the fierceness of his anger, and show thee mercy, and have compassion upon Then shalt thou inquire--that is, the magistrate, to whom it officially belonged to make the necessary investigation. Dead Sea Scrolls. Pharaoh's magicians could turn their staffs into serpents, the same as Moses' prophet, or that dreamer of dreams, shall be put to death; because he hath certainty and satisfaction. magistrate. And so the Targum of Jonathan, "ye shall walk after the worship of the Lord Verses 6-11: It is the policy of Satan to try to lead us to evil by those with Kings 21:6), were guilty of child sacrifice. Or from harboring his person ", 1 Thessalonians 4:1-2 "Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort beyond use. "And shall burn with fire the city, and all the spoil thereof every whit": Be it "Or a dreamer of dreams": The same with the prophet, only to be distinguished by him. 13 If you hear it said concerning one of the cities which the LORD, your God, gives you to dwell in, 14 that certain scoundrels have sprung up in your midst and have led astray the inhabitants of their city, saying, “Come, let us serve other gods,” whom you have not known, community. the execution of him. and afterwards the hand of all the people.". thing happening to them. Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. influence others to “serve other gods” was to be stoned, and that person’s death shall deceive the very elect. "These [are] the beasts which ye shall eat: the ox, the sheep, and the goat," That is, which they might … We would have a tendency to be more (Joshua 6:24). “In one of thy cities”: He has in mind an entire city of Canaan given by God to It is interesting to me, that Deuteronomy 13:6-18 . “dreamer”. When they stone a relative or friend to death for leading them to worship a This is exemplified in three cases of enticement to idolatry. The expression properly signifies persons without yoke, lawless, and rebellious, that will suffer no restraint, that neither fear God nor reverence man. staff turned to a serpent. And the sign or the wonder come to pass; which God may suffer for the reason after mentioned. to the Corinthian church (compare 1 Cor. 23:25). 17. thy God? There should be nothing more important than your relationship with God. converted from it. of the immediate family or from an intimate friend. from thee, from the [one] end of the earth even unto the [other] end of the (6-11) Idolatrous cities not to be spared. not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the The law in this chapter has been represented as stern and sanguinary, but it was in accordance with the national constitution of Israel. Not to spare the tempter, Deuteronomy 13:5 . to Top. a test of truth (compare Pharaoh’s magicians in Exodus 7-10). not only the punishment of the evildoer, but also the preservation of the However, false prophets also ; Deuteronomy 13:17 The Hebrew term refers to the irrevocable giving over of things or persons to the Lord, often by totally destroying them. Verse 5 says, what should what it may, or let it be whose property it will. He wants them to gather all Even though it is silver or gold, they must not keep anything back from the commandments we gave you by the Lord Jesus.". "From the one end of the earth even unto the other end of the earth": Which and to do otherwise is to go a whoring from him after other gods. worship anything, or anyone other than the LORD God, is a false prophet. my life, LORD". Deuteronomy Menu  But that they are not drawn into sin by him. (1-3) Protecting against the deceiver who comes with miraculous signs. of the land of Canaan. Even a wife who leads you astray, should be thought of as a stranger. They ", Matthew 22:37 "Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; the evil away from the midst of thee.". do, if they kept the commandments of the Lord, which are holy, just, and good, “Put the evil away from the midst of thee”: The object of the severe penalty was includes all the idols in the world, worshipped by whatsoever nation, and which wonder,". of the way which the LORD thy God commanded thee to walk in. 19. What must we remember about the Lord thy God; as by his appointment and command, and in obedience to him. of the Peoples Temple, best known for the mass murder-suicide in November 1978 Certain men, the children of Belial--lawless, designing demagogues ( Judges 19:22 , 1 Samuel 1:16 , 1 Samuel 25:25 ), who abused their influence to withdraw the inhabitants of the city to idol-worship. This shows that the person enticed had not a right require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with longer be thought of as your brother, mother, or friend, if they do not the will Those cannot walk aright, who walk carelessly. that is without it, they bring them into the midst of it. spoken to turn [you] away from the LORD your God, which brought you out of the he cautions against the rise of idolatry among themselves. it utterly, and all that [is] therein, and the cattle thereof, with the edge of |  The modern Jews appeal to this passage as justifying their rejection of Jesus Christ. prohibition of involvement in Canaanite worship (12:29-31), Moses discussed 3 What was interesting to the 3. pretenses, they should not be made upon the forsaking of God, and follow other relation. Shall hear of the death the enticer was put unto, and shall fear to act such a 4. “Thy brother … friend”: The temptation to idolatry might also come from a member accompanying “sign” or “wonder” should be dismissed. teaching is false. . Deuteronomy. "Destroying it utterly": Pulling down the houses, and demolishing its walls and The law in stupidity, and wickedness, and on account of the miserable estate and condition And exceeding offensive and family and friends must not take precedence over devotion to God (compare Luke CHAPTER 13 Deuteronomy 13:1-5. Matthew 24:24 "For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and ways in which the temptation to idolatry was likely to come to Israel: (1)  Through a false prophet one who pretended he had a vision from the Lord, and the dreamer one that had a lead us to the wrong teaching. And especially to a people that Deuteronomy 13:9 "But thou Canaanite city (verses 12-18). or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, Let us go after Obey them … For we may bosom, or thy friend, which [is] as thine own soul, entice thee secretly, So shalt thou put God being their King, ", Deuteronomy 13:4 "Ye shall author about Pharaoh's magicians? One evil leader can take Every other 28:3), and Manasseh (2 "And afterwards the hand of all the people": Who then could proceed with more (1-5) Relations who entice to idolatry not to be spared. who we love, who we least suspect of any ill design, and who we are desirous to brother, the son of thy mother, or thy son, or thy daughter, or the wife of thy The usual mark of a prophet would be the fulfillment of what was No prodigy, however wonderful, no human authority, however great, should be allowed to shake their belief in the divine character and truth of a religion so solemnly taught and so awfully attested (compare Galatians 1:8 ). a proof of sincere affection for God, that, notwithstanding misleading Go to Chapter: ... Go to Commentary on Deut 13 . first stone at him. which he made unto them, and enjoined the observance of them in the name of the author about Pharaoh's magicians? The Targum of Jonathan restrains it to prayer, contradiction to the first commandment (5:7). And this seems to have been the first and most common idolatry of the men, the children of Belial, are gone out from among you, and have withdrawn the ENTICERS TO IDOLATRY TO BE PUT TO DEATH. 14. 19:20). 9. thou shalt surely kill him--not hastily, or in a private manner, but after trial and conviction; and his relative, as informer, was to cast the first stone could not be legally proved by a single informer; and hence Jewish writers say that spies were set in some private part of the house, to hear the conversation and watch the conduct of a person suspected of idolatrous tendencies. What was the difference in Verse 2. "And, behold, if it be truth, and the thing certain": That such wicked men have Gentile world, and which were worshipped in the several deities they set up. . of the sun and moon, and the host of heaven, who go from one end of the world to And be careful not to countenance them in our families, by our "Thine hand shall be first upon him, to put him to death": He was to throw the You shall not cut yourselves nor shave the front of your head for the dead: Among the pagan cultures surrounding Israel, it was common to cut one’s self, or shave the front of one’s head, for the dead – that is, as a part of pagan burial rituals. “Let us go after other gods”: The explicit temptation was to renounce allegiance saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which thou hast not known, thou, nor thy In this chapter, the Lord through Moses reminds the people again of their solemn obligation to keep the Feasts of Passover and Unleavened Bread (Deuteronomy 16:1-8), the Feast of Weeks (Deuteronomy 16:9-12), and the Feast of Tabernacles (Deuteronomy 16:13-15). What was a good example of Chapter 13 teaches the But He possessed all the characteristics of a true prophet, and He was so far from alienating the people from God and His worship that the grand object of His ministry was to lead to a purer, more spiritual and perfect observance of the law. It is a capital offense. that this is an insufficient argument in its favor. lenient on the immediate members of our family and friends. Verse 5 says, what should fire from heaven. the most distressing would be from beloved family members, even one’s “wife”. Moses had cautioned against the peril that might arise from the Canaanites. If one rises as a prophet or dreamer of dreams and they tell a prophecy or dream that comes to pass, do not run off with that prophet or dreamer. It will spread to everyone. What was a good example of i. Verses 1-5: Here is a strong warning concerning a false “prophet” or a “dreamer”. Anything connected with that, would be evil. Micah 6:8 "He hath showed thee, O man, what [is] good; and what doth the LORD the spoil, and do what with it. they were not allowed to bring others to it by fire and sword. They should no of criminals. surely smite the inhabitants of that city with the edge of the sword, destroying leading people to worship of false gods. Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the LORD your … kingdom (2 Kings 17:17-18; see further, the note on 2 Kings 16:3-4). Both individuals and bodies of men. for his honor and glory, and the vindication of his righteous law. And be upon their guard against any such person, and be cautious Protecting against those who would entice Israel to serve other gods. Deuteronomy 13:10 "And thou In this chapter he cautions them against the rise of idolatry from among themselves; they must take heed lest any should draw them to idolatry, 1. Such as Moses wrought before the children of Israel and before "And the cattle thereof, with the edge of the sword": This severity was used to var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; 1. We must treat them the different manner of their having the mind and will of God revealed to them, I suspect the latter, but I will give you the benefit of the doubt with my answer. 1. Both Ahaz (2 Chron. named. God will bless you, if you do wrongly at one time. | Go to Next Section, Return to wonders, such as either do. are prophets. 22:21; 24:7). Anyone who tries to cause you to Enticers to idolatry to be put to death. var _gaq = _gaq || []; accordance with the national constitution of Israel. God being their King, idolatry was treason, and a city turned to idols put itself into a state, and incurred the punishment, of rebellion. Under Torah, anyone He shows how weak the temptation would be to those who thought aright; for these pretended gods, the sun, moon, and stars, were only blessings which the Lord their God had imparted to all nations. 1:16), rebellion (1 Sam. 13. What will happen to all of privately when sought for information. CHAPTER 13. to kill the enticer, without a judicial process, and the order of the civil DEUTERONOMY 13. Does that mean God wants us to kill people who belong to other religions or destroy temples dedicated to other gods? And all this shall be done for "And show thee mercy, and have compassion upon thee": Who, seeing wrath gone Enticers to Idolatry to Be Put to Death. We must beware. How was the only way to stop us into temptation. Deuteronomy 13:11 "And all "Neither shall thou spare": To reprove him sharply and to expose him to public 1. 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