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Exodus 23:20-33 (Holman Christian Standard)

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Promises and Warnings

20 "I am going to send an Angel before you to protect you on the way and bring you to the place I have prepared. 21 Be attentive to Him and listen to His voice. Do not defya Him, because He will not forgive your acts of rebellion, for My name is in Him 22 But if you will carefully obey Him and do everything I say, then I will be an enemy to your enemies and a foe to your foes. 23 For My Angel will go before you and bring you to [the land of] the Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Canaanites, Hivites, and Jebusites, and I will wipe them out. 24 You must not bow down to their gods or worship them. Do not imitate their practices. Instead, demolish themb and smash their sacred pillars to pieces. 25 Worship the Lord your God, and Hec will bless your bread and your water. I will take away your illnesses.d 26 No woman will miscarry or be barren in your land. I will give [you] the full number of your days. 27 "I will cause the people ahead of you to feel terrore and throw into confusion all the nations you come to. I will make all your enemies turn their backs to you in retreat. 28 I will send the hornetf g in front of you, and it will drive the Hivites, Canaanites, and Hittites away from you. 29 I will not drive them out ahead of you in a single year; otherwise, the land would become desolate, and wild animals would multiply against you. 30 I will drive them out little by little ahead of you until you have become numeroush and take possession of the land. 31 I will set your borders from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean Sea,i and from the wilderness to the Euphrates River.j For I will place the inhabitants of the land under your control, and you will drive them out ahead of you. 32 You must not make a covenant with them or their gods. 33 They must not remain in your land, or else they will make you sin against Me. If you worship their gods, it will be a snare for you."
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