Do not turn to the spirits of the dead and do not seek familiar spirits 1 to become unclean by them. I am the Lord your God.
"‘Do not turn to mediums or seek out spiritists, for you will be defiled by them. I am the LORD your God.
‘Do not turn to mediums or spiritists; do not seek them out to be defiled by them. I am the LORD your God.
"Do not rely on mediums and psychics, for you will be defiled by them. I, the LORD, am your God.
"Don't dabble in the occult or traffic with mediums; you'll pollute your souls. I am GOD, your God.
Do not go after those who make use of spirits, or wonder-workers; do not go in their ways or become unclean through them: I am the Lord your God.
Do not turn to mediums or wizards; do not seek them out, to be defiled by them: I am the LORD your God.
‘Give no regard to mediums and familiar spirits; do not seek after them, to be defiled by them: I am the LORD your God.
not them that have familiar spirits
to be defiled
by them: I [am] the LORD
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of the dead and do not
to become unclean
by them. I am
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1 sn The prohibition here concerns those who would seek special knowledge through the spirits of the dead, whether the dead in general or dead relatives in particular (i.e., familiar spirits; see J. E. Hartley, Leviticus [WBC], 321, and B. A. Levine, Leviticus [JPSTC], 134). Cf. Lev 20:6 below.