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Deuteronomy 13:1

    Deuteronomy 13:1 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and giveth thee a sign or a wonder,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and gives you a sign or a wonder,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    If there arise in the midst of thee a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and he give thee a sign or a wonder,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    If ever you have among you a prophet or a dreamer of dreams and he gives you a sign or a wonder,

    Webster's Revision

    If there arise in the midst of thee a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and he give thee a sign or a wonder,

    World English Bible

    If there arise in the midst of you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and he give you a sign or a wonder,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    If there arise in the midst of thee a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and he give thee a sign or a wonder,

    Clarke's Commentary on Deuteronomy 13:1

    If there arise among you a prophet - Any pretending to have a Divine influence, so as to be able perfectly to direct others in the way of salvation; or a dreamer of dreams - one who pretends that some deity has spoken to him in the night-season; and giveth thee a sign, אות oth, what appears to be a miraculous proof of his mission; or a wonder, מופת mopheth, some type or representation of what he wishes to bring you over to: as some have pretended to have received a consecrated image from heaven; hence the origin of the Palladium, Numa's Shields, and many of the deities among the Hindoos. But here the word seems to mean some portentous sign, such as an eclipse, which he who knew when it would take place might predict to the people who knew nothing of the matter, and thereby accredit his pretensions.

    Barnes' Notes on Deuteronomy 13:1

    A prophet, or a dreamer of dreams - Compare Numbers 12:6. The "prophet" received his revelations by vision or direct oral communication Numbers 24:16; 2 Samuel 7:4; 2 Corinthians 12:2; "the dreamer of dreams" through the medium of a dream 1 Kings 3:5; Matthew 2:13.

    Wesley's Notes on Deuteronomy 13:1

    13:1 A dreamer of dreams - One that pretends God hath revealed himself to him by visions or dreams. Giveth a sign or wonder - That is, shall foretell some strange and wonderful thing.