10 Don’t sacrifice your sons or daughters in the fires on your altars.
Don’t try to learn what will happen in the future by talking
to a fortuneteller or by going to a magician, a witch, or a sorcerer.
11 Don’t let anyone try to put magic spells on other people.
Don’t let any of your people become a medium or a wizard.
And no one should try to talk with someone who has died.
12 The Lord hates anyone who does these things. And because
these other nations do these terrible things, the Lord your God
will force them out of the land as you enter it.
13 You must be faithful to the Lord your God,
never doing anything HE considers wrong.
14 “You will force the other nations out of your land. They listen to people who use magic and try to tell the future. But the Lord your God will not let you do these things.
23 And he called them to him, and spoke to them in parables, “How can Satan cast out Satan?
24 If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand
45 Then the evil spirit goes out and brings seven other spirits more evil than itself.
They all go and live there, and that person has even more trouble than before.
It is the same way with the evil people who live today.”
Mark 16:17 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.
5 Examine and test and evaluat
and showing the proper fruits of it. Test and prove yourselves
Do you not yourselves realize and know [thoroughly by an ever-increasing experience] that Jesus Christ is in you—unless you are [counterfeits] disapproved on trial and rejected?
3 For if anyone thinks himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself.
2 Those who think they know something do not yet know anything as they should.
26 He said to him, “What is written in the law? What do you read there?”
27 He answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul,
and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.”
28 And he said to him, “You have given the right answer; do this, and you will live.”