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For the king of Babylon stood at the parting of the way, at the head of the two ways, to use divination: he made his arrows bright, he consulted with images, he looked in the liver.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

21:21 divination. Those who do not have the guidance of God through His Word or by His Spirit may seek various magical devices to help them “divine” which way to go. The Babylonians apparently divined by arrows (like drawing straws), by consulting the spirits indwelling their images, or by the shape of the livers of slain animals. But such devices easily become “false divination” (Ezekiel 21:23), if their imagined results are contrary to God’s will.

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