第 13 章
If a prophet, or one who foretells by dreams, appears among you and announces to you a miraculous sign or wonder,
and if the sign or wonder of which he has spoken takes place, and he says, "Let us follow other gods" (gods you have not known) "and let us worship them,"
3. 你也不可聽那先知、或是那作夢之人的話、因為這是耶和華你們的 神試驗你們、要知道你們是盡心、盡性、愛耶和華你們的 神不是。
you must not listen to the words of that prophet or dreamer. The LORD your God is testing you to find out whether you love him with all your heart and with all your soul.
4. 你們要順從耶和華你們的 神、敬畏他、謹守他的誡命、聽從他的話、事奉他、專靠他。
It is the LORD your God you must follow, and him you must revere. Keep his commands and obey him; serve him and hold fast to him.
5. 那先知、或是那作夢的、既用言語叛逆那領你們出埃及地、救贖你脫離為奴之家的耶和華你們的 神、要勾引你離開耶和華你 神所吩咐你行的道、你便要將他治死．這樣就把那惡從你們中間除掉。
That prophet or dreamer must be put to death, because he preached rebellion against the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt and redeemed you from the land of slavery; he has tried to turn you from the way the LORD your God commanded you to follow. You must purge the evil from among you.
If your very own brother, or your son or daughter, or the wife you love, or your closest friend secretly entices you, saying, "Let us go and worship other gods" (gods that neither you nor your fathers have known,
gods of the peoples around you, whether near or far, from one end of the land to the other),
do not yield to him or listen to him. Show him no pity. Do not spare him or shield him.
You must certainly put him to death. Your hand must be the first in putting him to death, and then the hands of all the people.
10. 要用石頭打死他、因為他想要勾引你離開那領你出埃及地為奴之家的耶和華你的 神。
Stone him to death, because he tried to turn you away from the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.
Then all Israel will hear and be afraid, and no one among you will do such an evil thing again.
12. 在耶和華你 神所賜你居住的各城中、你若聽人說、有些匪類從你們中間的一座城出來勾引本城的居民、說、我們不如去事奉你們素來所不認識的別神．
If you hear it said about one of the towns the LORD your God is giving you to live in
that wicked men have arisen among you and have led the people of their town astray, saying, "Let us go and worship other gods" (gods you have not known),
then you must inquire, probe and investigate it thoroughly. And if it is true and it has been proved that this detestable thing has been done among you,
you must certainly put to the sword all who live in that town. Destroy it completely, both its people and its livestock.
16. 你從那城裡所奪的財物都要堆積在街市上、用火將城和其內所奪的財物、都在耶和華你 神、面前燒盡．那城就永為荒堆、不可再建造。
Gather all the plunder of the town into the middle of the public square and completely burn the town and all its plunder as a whole burnt offering to the LORD your God. It is to remain a ruin forever, never to be rebuilt.
17. 那當毀滅的物、連一點都不可粘你的手．你要聽從耶和華你 神的話、遵守我今日所吩咐你的一切誡命、行耶和華你 神眼中看為正的事、耶和華就必轉意不發烈怒、恩待你、憐恤你、照他向你列祖所起的誓、使你人數增多。
None of those condemned things shall be found in your hands, so that the LORD will turn from his fierce anger; he will show you mercy, have compassion on you, and increase your numbers, as he promised on oath to your forefathers,
because you obey the LORD your God, keeping all his commands that I am giving you today and doing what is right in his eyes.