The divine verdict 1 is in the words 2 of the king, his pronouncements 3 must not act treacherously 4 against justice.
There must never be found among you anyone who sacrifices his son or daughter in the fire, 1 anyone who practices divination, 2 an omen reader, 3 a soothsayer, 4 a sorcerer, 5
For there is no spell against 1 Jacob, nor is there any divination against Israel. At this time 2 it must be said 3 of Jacob and of Israel, ‘Look at 4 what God has done!’
For rebellion is like the sin of divination, and presumption is like the evil of idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, he has rejected you as 1 king.”
For the king of Babylon stands at the fork 1 in the road at the head of the two routes. He looks for omens: 2 He shakes arrows, he consults idols, 3 he examines 4 animal livers. 5