"I will send an angel ahead of you to protect you as you travel and to bring you to the place which I have prepared.
Pay attention to him and obey him. Do not rebel against him, for I have sent him, and he will not pardon such rebellion.
But if you obey him and do everything I command, I will fight against all your enemies.
My angel will go ahead of you and take you into the land of the Amorites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Canaanites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites, and I will destroy them.
Do not bow down to their gods or worship them, and do not adopt their religious practices. Destroy their gods and break down their sacred stone pillars.
If you worship me, the Lord your God, I will bless you with food and water and take away all your sicknesses.
In your land no woman will have a miscarriage or be without children. I will give you long lives.
"I will make the people who oppose you afraid of me; I will bring confusion among the people against whom you fight, and I will make all your enemies turn and run from you.
I will throw your enemies into panic; a I will drive out the Hivites, the Canaanites, and the Hittites as you advance.
I will not drive them out within a year's time; if I did, the land would become deserted, and the wild animals would be too many for you.
Instead, I will drive them out little by little, until there are enough of you to take possession of the land.
I will make the borders of your land extend from the Gulf of Aqaba to the Mediterranean Sea and from the desert to the Euphrates River. I will give you power over the inhabitants of the land, and you will drive them out as you advance.
Do not make any agreement with them or with their gods.
Do not let those people live in your country; if you do, they will make you sin against me. If you worship their gods, it will be a fatal trap for you."