20"Behold, I am going to send1an angelbefore you to guard you along the way and 2to bring you into the placewhich I have prepared.
"Be on your guardbefore him and obey his voice ; 3do not be rebellious toward him, for he will not pardon your transgression, since4My name is in him.
"But if you trulyobey his voice and doall that I say, then 5I will be an enemy to your enemies and an adversary to your adversaries.
"6For My angel will gobefore you and bring you in to the land of the Amorites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Canaanites, the Hivites and the Jebusites ; and I will completelydestroy them.
"7You shall not worship their gods, norserve them, nordo according to their deeds ; 8but you shall utterlyoverthrow them and break their 9sacred pillars in pieces.
"10But you shall serve the LORD your God, aand He will bless your bread and your water ; and 11I will removesickness from your midst.
"There shall be no one miscarrying or 12barren in your land ; 13I will fulfill the number of your days.
"I will 14send My terrorahead of you, and 15throw into confusionall the people among whom you come, and I will 16makeall your enemiesturn their backs to you.
"I will send17hornetsahead of you so that they will 18drive out the Hivites, the Canaanites, and the Hittitesbefore you.
"19I will not drive them out before you in a singleyear, that the land may not becomedesolate and the beasts of the fieldbecometoonumerous for you.
"I will drive them out before you 20little by little, until you becomefruitful and takepossession of the land.
"21I will fix your boundary from the bRedSea to the sea of the Philistines, and from the wilderness to the River Euphrates; 22for I will deliver the inhabitants of the land into your hand, and you will 23drive them out before you.
"24You shall cmakenocovenant with them 25or with their gods.
"26They shall not live in your land, because they will make you sin against Me; for if you serve their gods, 27it will surely be a snare to you."