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Exodus 23:20-33 (New International Version)

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God's Angel to Prepare the Way

20 "See, I am sending an angel1 ahead of you to guard you along the way and to bring you to the place I have prepared.2 21 Pay attention to him and listen3 to what he says. Do not rebel against him; he will not forgive4 your rebellion,5 since my Name6 is in him 22 If you listen carefully to what he says and do7 all that I say, I will be an enemy8 to your enemies and will oppose those who oppose you. 23 My angel will go ahead of you and bring you into the land of the Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Canaanites, Hivites and Jebusites,9 and I will wipe them out. 24 Do not bow down before their gods or worship10 them or follow their practices.11 You must demolish12 them and break their sacred stones13 to pieces. 25 Worship the LORD your God,14 and his blessing15 will be on your food and water. I will take away sickness16 from among you, 26 and none will miscarry or be barren17 in your land. I will give you a full life span.18 27 "I will send my terror19 ahead of you and throw into confusion20 every nation you encounter. I will make all your enemies turn their backs and run.21 28 I will send the hornet22 ahead of you to drive the Hivites, Canaanites and Hittites23 out of your way. 29 But I will not drive them out in a single year, because the land would become desolate and the wild animals24 too numerous for you. 30 Little by little I will drive them out before you, until you have increased enough to take possession25 of the land. 31 "I will establish your borders from the Red Seaa to the Sea of the Philistines,b and from the desert to the River.c26 I will hand over to you the people who live in the land and you will drive them out27 before you. 32 Do not make a covenant28 with them or with their gods. 33 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 snare29 to you."
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