48 verses

Gen 9:14

(NIV)
Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds,
(ESV)
When I bring clouds over the earth and the bow is seen in the clouds,

Gen 30:27

(NIV)
But Laban said to him, ‘If I have found favour in your eyes, please stay. I have learned by divination that the  Lord has blessed me because of you.’
(ESV)
But Laban said to him, “If I have found favor in your sight, I have learned by divination that the  Lord has blessed me because of you.

Gen 44:5

(NIV)
Isn’t this the cup my master drinks from and also uses for divination? This is a wicked thing you have done.”’

(ESV)
Is it not from this that my lord drinks, and by this that he practices divination? You have done evil in doing this.’”

Gen 44:15

(NIV)
Joseph said to them, ‘What is this you have done? Don’t you know that a man like me can find things out by divination?’

(ESV)
Joseph said to them, “What deed is this that you have done? Do you not know that a man like me can indeed practice divination?”

Lev 19:26

(NIV)
‘“Do not eat any meat with the blood still in it.

‘“Do not practise divination or seek omens.

(ESV)
“You shall not eat any flesh with the blood in it. You shall not interpret omens or tell fortunes.

Num 22:7

(NIV)
The elders of Moab and Midian left, taking with them the fee for divination. When they came to Balaam, they told him what Balak had said.

(ESV)
So the elders of Moab and the elders of Midian departed with the fees for divination in their hand. And they came to Balaam and gave him Balak’s message.

Num 23:23

(NIV)
There is no divination against Jacob,
no evil omens against Israel.
It will now be said of Jacob
and of Israel, “See what God has done!”
(ESV)
For there is no enchantment against Jacob,
no divination against Israel;
now it shall be said of Jacob and Israel,
What has God wrought!’

Num 24:1

(NIV)
Now when Balaam saw that it pleased the  Lord to bless Israel, he did not resort to divination as at other times, but turned his face towards the wilderness.
(ESV)
When Balaam saw that it pleased the  Lord to bless Israel, he did not go, as at other times, to look for omens, but set his face toward the wilderness.

Deut 18:10

(NIV)
Let no one be found among you who sacrifices their son or daughter in the fire, who practises divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft,
(ESV)
There shall not be found among you anyone who burns his son or his daughter as an offering, anyone who practices divination or tells fortunes or interprets omens, or a sorcerer

Deut 18:14

(NIV)
The nations you will dispossess listen to those who practise sorcery or divination. But as for you, the  Lord your God has not permitted you to do so.
(ESV)
for these nations, which you are about to dispossess, listen to fortune-tellers and to diviners. But as for you, the  Lord your God has not allowed you to do this.

Josh 13:22

(NIV)
In addition to those slain in battle, the Israelites had put to the sword Balaam son of Beor, who practised divination.
(ESV)
Balaam also, the son of Beor, the one who practiced divination, was killed with the sword by the people of Israel among the rest of their slain.

Judg 9:37

(NIV)
But Gaal spoke up again: ‘Look, people are coming down from the central hill, and a company is coming from the direction of the diviners’ tree.’

(ESV)
Gaal spoke again and said, “Look, people are coming down from the center of the land, and one company is coming from the direction of the DivinersOak.”

1Sam 6:2

(NIV)
the Philistines called for the priests and the diviners and said, ‘What shall we do with the ark of the  Lord? Tell us how we should send it back to its place.’

(ESV)
And the Philistines called for the priests and the diviners and said, “What shall we do with the ark of the  Lord? Tell us with what we shall send it to its place.”

1Sam 15:23

(NIV)
For rebellion is like the sin of divination,
and arrogance like the evil of idolatry.
Because you have rejected the word of the  Lord,
he has rejected you as king.’
(ESV)
For rebellion is as the sin of divination,
and presumption is as iniquity and idolatry.
Because you have rejected the word of the  Lord,
he has also rejected you from being king.”

1Sam 28:8

(NIV)
So Saul disguised himself, putting on other clothes, and at night he and two men went to the woman. ‘Consult a spirit for me,’ he said, ‘and bring up for me the one I name.’

(ESV)
So Saul disguised himself and put on other garments and went, he and two men with him. And they came to the woman by night. And he said, “Divine for me by a spirit and bring up for me whomever I shall name to you.”

1Kgs 20:33

(NIV)
The men took this as a good sign and were quick to pick up his word. ‘Yes, your brother Ben-Hadad!’ they said.

‘Go and get him,’ the king said. When Ben-Hadad came out, Ahab brought him up into his chariot.

(ESV)
Now the men were watching for a sign, and they quickly took it up from him and said, “Yes, your brother Ben-hadad.” Then he said, “Go and bring him.” Then Ben-hadad came out to him, and he caused him to come up into the chariot.

2Kgs 17:17

(NIV)
They sacrificed their sons and daughters in the fire. They practised divination and sought omens and sold themselves to do evil in the eyes of the  Lord, arousing his anger.

(ESV)
And they burned their sons and their daughters as offerings and used divination and omens and sold themselves to do evil in the sight of the  Lord, provoking him to anger.

2Kgs 21:6

(NIV)
He sacrificed his own son in the fire, practised divination, sought omens, and consulted mediums and spiritists. He did much evil in the eyes of the  Lord, arousing his anger.

(ESV)
And he burned his son as an offering and used fortune-telling and omens and dealt with mediums and with necromancers. He did much evil in the sight of the  Lord, provoking him to anger.

2Chr 33:6

(NIV)
He sacrificed his children in the fire in the Valley of Ben Hinnom, practised divination and witchcraft, sought omens, and consulted mediums and spiritists. He did much evil in the eyes of the  Lord, arousing his anger.

(ESV)
And he burned his sons as an offering in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom, and used fortune-telling and omens and sorcery, and dealt with mediums and with necromancers. He did much evil in the sight of the  Lord, provoking him to anger.

Prov 16:10

(NIV)
The lips of a king speak as an oracle,
and his mouth does not betray justice.
(ESV)
An oracle is on the lips of a king;
his mouth does not sin in judgment.

Isa 2:6

(NIV)
You,  Lord, have abandoned your people,
the descendants of Jacob.
They are full of superstitions from the East;
they practise divination like the Philistines
and embrace pagan customs.
(ESV)
For you have rejected your people,
the house of Jacob,
because they are full of things from the east
and of fortune-tellers like the Philistines,
and they strike hands with the children of foreigners.

Isa 3:2

(NIV)
the hero and the warrior,
the judge and the prophet,
the diviner and the elder,
(ESV)
the mighty man and the soldier,
the judge and the prophet,
the diviner and the elder,

Isa 44:25

(NIV)
who foils the signs of false prophets
and makes fools of diviners,
who overthrows the learning of the wise
and turns it into nonsense,
(ESV)
who frustrates the signs of liars
and makes fools of diviners,
who turns wise men back
and makes their knowledge foolish,

Isa 57:3

(NIV)
‘But you – come here, you children of a sorceress,
you offspring of adulterers and prostitutes!
(ESV)
But you, draw near,
sons of the sorceress,
offspring of the adulterer and the loose woman.

Jer 14:14

(NIV)
Then the  Lord said to me, ‘The prophets are prophesying lies in my name. I have not sent them or appointed them or spoken to them. They are prophesying to you false visions, divinations, idolatries and the delusions of their own minds.
(ESV)
And the  Lord said to me: “The prophets are prophesying lies in my name. I did not send them, nor did I command them or speak to them. They are prophesying to you a lying vision, worthless divination, and the deceit of their own minds.

Jer 27:9

(NIV)
So do not listen to your prophets, your diviners, your interpreters of dreams, your mediums or your sorcerers who tell you, “You will not serve the king of Babylon.”
(ESV)
So do not listen to your prophets, your diviners, your dreamers, your fortune-tellers, or your sorcerers, who are saying to you, ‘You shall not serve the king of Babylon.’

Jer 29:8

(NIV)
Yes, this is what the  Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says: ‘Do not let the prophets and diviners among you deceive you. Do not listen to the dreams you encourage them to have.
(ESV)
For thus says the  Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: Do not let your prophets and your diviners who are among you deceive you, and do not listen to the dreams that they dream

Ezek 12:24

(NIV)
For there will be no more false visions or flattering divinations among the people of Israel.
(ESV)
For there shall be no more any false vision or flattering divination within the house of Israel.

Ezek 13:6

(NIV)
Their visions are false and their divinations a lie. Even though the  Lord has not sent them, they say, ‘The  Lord declares’, and expect him to fulfil their words.
(ESV)
They have seen false visions and lying divinations. They say, ‘Declares the  Lord,’ when the  Lord has not sent them, and yet they expect him to fulfill their word.

Ezek 13:7

(NIV)
Have you not seen false visions and uttered lying divinations when you say, ‘The  Lord declares’, though I have not spoken?

(ESV)
Have you not seen a false vision and uttered a lying divination, whenever you have said, ‘Declares the  Lord,’ although I have not spoken?”

Ezek 13:9

(NIV)
My hand will be against the prophets who see false visions and utter lying divinations. They will not belong to the council of my people or be listed in the records of Israel, nor will they enter the land of Israel. Then you will know that I am the Sovereign  Lord.

(ESV)
My hand will be against the prophets who see false visions and who give lying divinations. They shall not be in the council of my people, nor be enrolled in the register of the house of Israel, nor shall they enter the land of Israel. And you shall know that I am the Lord  God.

Ezek 13:23

(NIV)
therefore you will no longer see false visions or practise divination. I will save my people from your hands. And then you will know that I am the  Lord.”’

(ESV)
therefore you shall no more see false visions nor practice divination. I will deliver my people out of your hand. And you shall know that I am the  Lord.”

Ezek 21:21

(NIV)
For the king of Babylon will stop at the fork in the road, at the junction of the two roads, to seek an omen: he will cast lots with arrows, he will consult his idols, he will examine the liver.
(ESV)
For the king of Babylon stands at the parting of the way, at the head of the two ways, to use divination. He shakes the arrows; he consults the teraphim; he looks at the liver.

Ezek 21:22

(NIV)
Into his right hand will come the lot for Jerusalem, where he is to set up battering-rams, to give the command to slaughter, to sound the battle cry, to set battering-rams against the gates, to build a ramp and to erect siege works.
(ESV)
Into his right hand comes the divination for Jerusalem, to set battering rams, to open the mouth with murder, to lift up the voice with shouting, to set battering rams against the gates, to cast up mounds, to build siege towers.

Ezek 21:23

(NIV)
It will seem like a false omen to those who have sworn allegiance to him, but he will remind them of their guilt and take them captive.

(ESV)
But to them it will seem like a false divination. They have sworn solemn oaths, but he brings their guilt to remembrance, that they may be taken.

Ezek 21:29

(NIV)
Despite false visions concerning you
and lying divinations about you,
it will be laid on the necks
of the wicked who are to be slain,
whose day has come,
whose time of punishment has reached its climax.
(ESV)
while they see for you false visions, while they divine lies for you—to place you on the necks of the profane wicked, whose day has come, the time of their final punishment.

Ezek 22:28

(NIV)
Her prophets whitewash these deeds for them by false visions and lying divinations. They say, “This is what the Sovereign  Lord says” – when the  Lord has not spoken.
(ESV)
And her prophets have smeared whitewash for them, seeing false visions and divining lies for them, saying, ‘Thus says the Lord  God,’ when the  Lord has not spoken.

Mic 3:6

(NIV)
Therefore night will come over you, without visions,
and darkness, without divination.
The sun will set for the prophets,
and the day will go dark for them.
(ESV)
Therefore it shall be night to you, without vision,
and darkness to you, without divination.
The sun shall go down on the prophets,
and the day shall be black over them;

Mic 3:7

(NIV)
The seers will be ashamed
and the diviners disgraced.
They will all cover their faces
because there is no answer from God.’
(ESV)
the seers shall be disgraced,
and the diviners put to shame;
they shall all cover their lips,
for there is no answer from God.

Mic 3:11

(NIV)
Her leaders judge for a bribe,
her priests teach for a price,
and her prophets tell fortunes for money.
Yet they look for the  Lord’s support and say,
‘Is not the  Lord among us?
No disaster will come upon us.’
(ESV)
Its heads give judgment for a bribe;
its priests teach for a price;
its prophets practice divination for money;
yet they lean on the  Lord and say,
“Is not the  Lord in the midst of us?
No disaster shall come upon us.”

Mic 5:12

(NIV)
I will destroy your witchcraft
and you will no longer cast spells.
(ESV)
and I will cut off sorceries from your hand,
and you shall have no more tellers of fortunes;

Zech 10:2

(NIV)
The idols speak deceitfully,
diviners see visions that lie;
they tell dreams that are false,
they give comfort in vain.
Therefore the people wander like sheep
oppressed for lack of a shepherd.
(ESV)
For the household gods utter nonsense,
and the diviners see lies;
they tell false dreams
and give empty consolation.
Therefore the people wander like sheep;
they are afflicted for lack of a shepherd.

Acts 16:16

(NIV)
Once when we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a female slave who had a spirit by which she predicted the future. She earned a great deal of money for her owners by fortune-telling.
(ESV)
As we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a slave girl who had a spirit of divination and brought her owners much gain by fortune-telling.

Acts 17:29

(NIV)
‘Therefore since we are God’s offspring, we should not think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone – an image made by human design and skill.
(ESV)
Being then God’s offspring we ought not to think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone, an image formed by the art and imagination of man.

Rom 1:20

(NIV)
For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities – his eternal power and divine nature – have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.

(ESV)
For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.

1Thess 4:9

(NIV)
Now about your love for one another we do not need to write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love each other.
(ESV)
Now concerning brotherly love you have no need for anyone to write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love one another,

2Pet 1:3

(NIV)
His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.
(ESV)
His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence

2Pet 1:4

(NIV)
Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.

(ESV)
by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire.
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