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Divination


1. An abominable practice. 1Sa 15:23.

2. All who practised it, abominable. De 18:12.

3. Practised by

a. Diviners. De 18:14.

b. Enchanters. De 18:10; Jer 27:9.

c. Witches. Ex 22:18; De 18:10.

d. Charmers. De 18:11.

e. Wizards. De 18:11; 1Sa 28:3.

f. Consulters of familiar spirits. De 18:11.

g. Magicians. Ge 41:8; Da 4:7.

h. Astrologers. Isa 47:13; Da 4:7.

i. Sorcerers. Jer 27:9; Ac 13:6,8.

j. Necromancers. De 18:11.

k. Soothsayers. Isa 2:6; Da 2:27.

l. False prophets. Jer 14:14; Eze 13:3,6.

4. Effected through

a. Enchantments. Ex 7:11; Nu 24:1.

b. Sorcery. Isa 47:12; Ac 8:11.

c. Observing times. 2Ki 21:6.

d. Observing heavenly bodies. Isa 37:13.

e. Raising the dead. 1Sa 28:11,12.

f. Inspecting the inside of beasts. Eze 21:21.

g. The flight of arrows. Eze 21:21,22.

h. Cups. Ge 44:2,5.

i. Rods. Ho 4:12.

j. Dreams. Jer 29:8; Zec 10:2.

k. Connected with idolatry. 2Ch 33:5,6.

l. Books of, numerous and expensive. Ac 19:19.

m. A lucrative employment. Nu 22:7; Ac 16:16.

5. Those who practised

a. Regarded as wise men. Da 2:12,27.

b. Regarded with awe. Ac 8:9,11.

c. Consulted in difficulties. Da 2:2; 4:6,7.

d. Used mysterious words and gestures. Isa 8:19.

6. A system of fraud. Eze 13:6,7; Jer 29:8.

7. Frustrated by God. Isa 44:25.

8. Could not injure the Lord’s people. Nu 23:23.

9. The law

a. Forbade to the Israelites the practice of. Le 19:26; De 18:10,11.

b. Forbade seeking to. Le 19:31; De 18:14.

c. Punished with death those who used. Ex 22:18; Le 20:27.

d. Punished those who sought to. Le 20:6.

10. The Jews prone to. 2Ki 17:17; Isa 2:6.