131 If a prophet, or one who foretells by dreams, appears among you and announces to you a sign or wonder,

Other Translations of Deuteronomy 13:1

King James Version

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

English Standard Version

131 "If a prophet or a dreamer of dreams arises among you and gives you a sign or a wonder,

The Message

131 When a prophet or visionary gets up in your community and gives out a miracle-sign or wonder,

New King James Version

131 "If there arises among you a prophet or a dreamer of dreams, and he gives you a sign or a wonder,

New Living Translation

131 "Suppose there are prophets among you or those who dream dreams about the future, and they promise you signs or miracles,

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Deuteronomy 13:1

Commentary on Deuteronomy 13:1-5

(Read Deuteronomy 13:1-5)

Moses had cautioned against the peril that might arise from the Canaanites. Here he cautions against the rise of idolatry among themselves. It is needful for us to be well acquainted with the truths and precepts of the Bible; for we may expect to be proved by temptations of evil under the appearance of good, of error in the guise of truth; nor can any thing rightly oppose such temptations, but the plain, express testimony of God's word to the contrary. And it would be a proof of sincere affection for God, that, notwithstanding specious pretences, they should not be wrought upon the forsake God, and follow other gods to serve them.