My angel will go ahead of you and bring you into the land of the Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Canaanites, Hivites and Jebusites,1 and I will wipe them out.
Do not bow down before their gods or worship2 them or follow their practices.3 You must demolish4 them and break their sacred stones5 to pieces.
Worship the LORD your God,6 and his blessing7 will be on your food and water. I will take away sickness8 from among you,
and none will miscarry or be barren9 in your land. I will give you a full life span.1027
"I will send my terror11 ahead of you and throw into confusion12 every nation you encounter. I will make all your enemies turn their backs and run.1328
I will send the hornet14 ahead of you to drive the Hivites, Canaanites and Hittites15 out of your way.
But I will not drive them out in a single year, because the land would become desolate and the wild animals16 too numerous for you.
Little by little I will drive them out before you, until you have increased enough to take possession17 of the land.
"I will establish your borders from the Red Seaa to the Sea of the Philistines,b and from the desert to the River.c18 I will hand over to you the people who live in the land and you will drive them out19 before you.
Do not make a covenant20 with them or with their gods.
Do not let them live in your land, or they will cause you to sin against me, because the worship of their gods will certainly be a snare21 to you."