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Do not turn to mediums or necromancers; do not seek them out, and so make yourselves unclean by them: I am the Lord your God.
(Leviticus 19:31) ESV

If a person turns to mediums and necromancers, whoring after them, I will set my face against that person and will cut him off from among his people.
(Leviticus 20:6) ESV

When you come into the land that the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not learn to follow the abominable practices of those nations. 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 or a charmer or a medium or a necromancer or one who inquires of the dead, for whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord. And because of these abominations the Lord your God is driving them out before you.
(Deuteronomy 18:9-12) 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.
(2 Kings 21:6) ESV

So Saul died for his breach of faith. He broke faith with the Lord in that he did not keep the command of the Lord, and also consulted a medium, seeking guidance.
(1 Chronicles 10:13) 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.
(2 Chronicles 33:6) ESV

And when they say to you, “Inquire of the mediums and the necromancers who chirp and mutter,” should not a people inquire of their God? Should they inquire of the dead on behalf of the living?
(Isaiah 8:19) 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.’
(Jeremiah 27:9) ESV

And I will cut off sorceries from your hand, and you shall have no more tellers of fortunes;
(Micah 5:12) 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. She followed Paul and us, crying out, “These men are servants of the Most High God, who proclaim to you the way of salvation.” And this she kept doing for many days. Paul, having become greatly annoyed, turned and said to the spirit, “I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her.” And it came out that very hour.
(Acts 16:16-18) ESV

And a number of those who had practiced magic arts brought their books together and burned them in the sight of all. And they counted the value of them and found it came to fifty thousand pieces of silver.
(Acts 19:19) ESV

Outside are the dogs and sorcerers and the sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.
(Revelation 22:15) ESV1

Inspirational Quotes from Famous People

Isn't it strange? The same people who laugh at gypsy fortune tellers take economists seriously.
--Economics quotes.

Newspapers have roughly the same relationship to life as fortune-tellers to metaphysics.
--Karl Kraus quotes (Austrian Journalist, Critic, Playwright and Poet, 1874-1936)

He who asks fortune-tellers the future unwittingly forfeits an inner intimation of coming events that is a thousand times more exact than anything they may say. He is impelled by inertia, rather than curiosity, and nothing is more unlike the submissive apathy with which he hears his fate revealed than the alert dexterity with which the man of courage lays hands on the future.
--Walter Benjamin quotes (German Theologian, Writer and Essayist. 1892-1940)4

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Fortune Tellers and the Bible

What Does the Bible Say About Fortune Tellers?

The Bible forbids any kind of fortune telling, even though our society often treats it as a parlor game. Even though you can buy things like Ouiji Boards, the 8 Ball, and Tarot Cards in toy stores, if you use them to tell fortunes, you will be acting against what the Bible says.

Depending on which translation of the Bible that you read, the words "fortune telling" may not even appear. Most English versions use the term "divination" instead. The Old Testament prohibits the practice in no uncertain terms. Leviticus 19:26 says, "Do not practice divination or sorcery." Deuteronomy 18:10, 14 further demands that no member of the Israeli community should practice divination, even though it was a common practice of the neighbouring cultures.

Practices that the Bible forbids which we associate with fortune telling are the following: divination, interpreting omens, functioning as a medium, casting spells and consulting the spirits of the dead. These are all forbidden in Deuteronomy 18. The Bible also records that many of the people of Israel practiced this kind of fortune telling anyway. This is one reason that the Bible gives for why the Assyrians were able to conquer and resettle the people of the northern kingdom of Israel. See 2 Kings 17:17.

The leaders of two of Israel's enemies once teamed up to hire a fortune teller, Balaam, to use his sorcery to curse Israel. Eventually, he discovered that sorcery and fortune telling could not prevail against the God of Israel. He also uttered a significant prophecy about the Messiah of Israel, who was to come after many years. Read about this fortune teller in Numbers 23 and 24.

The next time that the Bible portrays a fortune teller was at the end of the reign of Israel's first king, Saul. He expelled all the mediums and spiritists from the land, so such practitioners were fearful and went in hiding. After his prophetic counsellor, Samuel, died, Saul could not find any counsel from God. Desperate, he sought out a fortune teller who was also a medium. She conjured up the spirit of Samuel, who predicted the imminent death of Saul. Her story is told in 1 Samuel 28:8.

When Paul visited Philippi to preach and start the first churches in that area, he was stalked by a slave girl who was another fortune teller. The Bible reports that because of her practice as a fortune teller, her owners earned a lot of money. The means by which she told fortunes was a demonic spirit, but her message about Paul was accurate. She called him a messenger of the Most High God. However, this endorsement bothered Paul. After several days, he exorcised her demon so she couldn't tell any more fortunes. This made her owners furious, so they had Paul and his companion, Silas, arrested and thrown in jail. After an earthquake, the jailer received Paul's message and converted with his entire family to Christianity. Even in the New Testament, the practice of fortune telling is portrayed in opposition to God.2


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Definition of Fortune Teller

A person who foretells your personal future3




References and notes
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2.  What Does the Bible Say About Fortune Tellers? -
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