And if you say in your heart, How shall we know the word which the LORD has not spoken?
ContextA New Prophet
15The LORD your God will raise up to you a Prophet from the middle of you, of your brothers, like to me; to him you shall listen; 16According to all that you desired of the LORD your God in Horeb in the day of the assembly, saying, Let me not hear again the voice of the LORD my God, neither let me see this great fire any more, that I die not. 17And the LORD said to me, They have well spoken that which they have spoken. 18I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brothers, like to you, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak to them all that I shall command him. 19And it shall come to pass, that whoever will not listen to my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him. 20But the prophet, which shall presume to speak a word in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet shall die. 21And if you say in your heart, How shall we know the word which the LORD has not spoken? 22When a prophet speaks in the name of the LORD, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD has not spoken, but the prophet has spoken it presumptuously: you shall not be afraid of him.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
And if thou say in thy heart, How shall we know the word which Jehovah hath not spoken?
And if in silent thought thou answer: How shall I know the word that the Lord hath not spoken?
Darby Bible Translation
And if thou say in thy heart, How shall we know the word that Jehovah hath not spoken?
King James Bible
And if thou say in thine heart, How shall we know the word which the LORD hath not spoken?
Young's Literal Translation
'And when thou sayest in thy heart, How do we know the word which Jehovah hath not spoken? --