A Women’s Lectionary 24
17 Then the Lord replied to me: “They are rightT in what they have said.U 18 I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their own people; I will putV my wordsW in the mouthX of the prophet, who shall speakY to them everythingZ that I command.AA
20 But any prophet who speaks in the name of otherFF gods,GG or who presumesHH to speak in my name a word that I have not commanded the prophet to speak—that prophet shall die.”
21 You may say to yourself,II “How can we recognizeJJ a word that the Lord has not spoken?”
22 If a prophet speaks in the name of the Lord but the thingKK does not take placeLL or prove true,MM it is a word that the Lord has not spoken. The prophet has spoken it presumptuously;NN do not be frightenedOO by it.
Image credit: “Moses and the Commandments” by Thayer Grimes, ca. 1935-1943.