"Three times1 a year all the men are to appear before the Sovereign LORD.
"Do not offer the blood of a sacrifice to me along with anything containing yeast.2 "The fat of my festival offerings must not be kept until morning.319
"Bring the best of the firstfruits4 of your soil to the house of the LORD your God. "Do not cook a young goat in its mother's milk.5
"See, I am sending an angel6 ahead of you to guard you along the way and to bring you to the place I have prepared.721
Pay attention to him and listen8 to what he says. Do not rebel against him; he will not forgive9 your rebellion,10 since my Name11 is in him.
If you listen carefully to what he says and do12 all that I say, I will be an enemy13 to your enemies and will oppose those who oppose you.
My angel will go ahead of you and bring you into the land of the Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Canaanites, Hivites and Jebusites,14 and I will wipe them out.
Do not bow down before their gods or worship15 them or follow their practices.16 You must demolish17 them and break their sacred stones18 to pieces.
Worship the LORD your God,19 and his blessing20 will be on your food and water. I will take away sickness21 from among you,
and none will miscarry or be barren22 in your land. I will give you a full life span.2327
"I will send my terror24 ahead of you and throw into confusion25 every nation you encounter. I will make all your enemies turn their backs and run.26