False prophets must be slain, and idolatrous cities destroyed.
1 If there rise in the midst of thee a prophet or one that saith he hath dreamed a dream, and he foretell a sign and a wonder,
Si surrexerit in medio tui prophetes, aut qui somnium vidisse se dicat, et praedixerit signum atque portentum,
2 And that come to pass which he spoke, and he say to thee: Let us go and follow strange gods, which thou knowest not, and let us serve them:
et evenerit quod locutus est, et dixerit tibi : Eamus, et sequamur deos alienos quos ignoras, et serviamus eis :
3 Thou shalt not hear the words of that prophet or dreamer: for the Lord your God trieth you, that it may appear whether you love him with all your heart, and with all your soul, or not.
non audies verba prophetae illius aut somniatoris : quia tentat vos Dominus Deus vester, ut palam fiat utrum diligatis eum an non, in toto corde, et in tota anima vestra.
4 Follow the Lord your God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and hear his voice: him you shall serve, and to him you shall cleave.
Dominum Deum vestrum sequimini, et ipsum timete, et mandata illius custodite, et audite vocem ejus : ipsi servietis, et ipsi adhaerebitis.
5 And that prophet or forger of dreams shall be slain: because he spoke to draw you away from the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, and redeemed you from the house of bondage: to make thee go out of the way, which the Lord thy God commanded thee: and thou shalt take away the evil out of the midst of thee.
Propheta autem ille aut fictor somniorum interficietur : quia locutus est ut vos averteret a Domino Deo vestro, qui eduxit vos de terra Aegypti, et redemit vos de domo servitutis : ut errare te faceret de via, quam tibi praecepit Dominus Deus tuus : et auferes malum de medio tui.
6 If thy brother the son of thy mother, or thy son, or daughter, or thy wife that is in thy bosom, or thy friend, whom thou lovest as thy own soul, would persuade thee secretly, saying: Let us go, and serve strange gods, which thou knowest not, nor thy fathers,
Si tibi voluerit persuadere frater tuus filius matris tuae, aut filius tuus vel filia, sive uxor quae est in sinu tuo, aut amicus, quem diligis ut animam tuam, clam dicens : Eamus, et serviamus diis alienis, quos ignoras tu, et patres tui,
7 Of all the nations round about, that are near or afar off, from one end of the earth to the other,
cunctarum in circuitu gentium, quae juxta vel procul sunt, ab initio usque ad finem terrae,
8 Consent not to him, hear him not, neither let thy eye spare him to pity and conceal him,
non acquiescas ei, nec audias, neque parcat ei oculus tuus ut miserearis et occultes eum,
9 But thou shalt presently put him to death. It Let thy hand be first upon him, and afterwards the hands of all the people.
sed statim interficies : sit primum manus tua super eum, et postea omnis populus mittat manum.
10 With stones shall he be stoned to death: because he would have withdrawn thee from the Lord thy God, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage:
Lapidibus obrutus necabitur : quia voluit te abstrahere a Domino Deo tuo, qui eduxit te de terra Aegypti, de domo servitutis :
11 That all Israel hearing may fear, and may do no more any thing like this.
ut omnis Israel audiens timeat, et nequaquam ultra faciat quippiam hujus rei simile.
12 If in one of thy cities, which the Lord thy God shall give thee to dwell in, thou hear some say:
Si audieris in una urbium tuarum, quas Dominus Deus tuus dabit tibi ad habitandum, dicentes aliquos :
13 Children of Belial are gone out of the midst of thee, and have withdrawn the inhabitants of their city, and have said: Let us go, and serve strange gods which you know not:
Egressi sunt filii Belial de medio tui, et averterunt habitatores urbis suae, atque dixerunt : Eamus, et serviamus diis alienis quos ignoratis :
14 Inquire carefully and diligently, the truth of the thing by looking well into it, and if thou find that which is said to be certain, and that this abomination hath been really committed,
quare sollicite et diligenter, rei veritate perspecta, si inveneris certum esse quod dicitur, et abominationem hanc opere perpetratam,
15 Thou shalt forthwith kill the inhabitants of that city with the edge of the sword, and shalt destroy it and all things that are in it, even the cattle.
statim percuties habitatores urbis illius in ore gladii, et delebis eam ac omnia quae in illa sunt, usque ad pecora.
16 And all the household goods that are there, thou shalt gather together in the midst of the streets thereof, and shalt burn them with the city itself, so as to consume all for the Lord thy God, and that it be a heap for ever: it shall be built no more.
Quidquid etiam supellectilis fuerit, congregabis in medio platearum ejus, et cum ipsa civitate succendes, ita ut universa consumas Domino Deo tuo, et sit tumulus sempiternus. Non aedificabitur amplius,
17 And there shall nothing of that anathema stick to thy hand: that the Lord may turn from the wrath of his fury, and may have mercy on thee, and multiply thee as he swore to thy fathers,
et non adhaerebit de illo anathemate quidquam in manu tua : ut avertatur Dominus ab ira furoris sui, et misereatur tui, multiplicetque te sicut juravit patribus tuis,
18 When thou shalt hear the voice of the Lord thy God, keeping all his precepts, which I command thee this day, that thou mayst do what is pleasing in the sight of the Lord thy God.
quando audieris vocem Domini Dei tui custodiens omnia praecepta ejus, quae ego praecipio tibi hodie, ut facias quod placitum est in conspectu Domini Dei tui.