"O Lord, if I have found favor1 in your eyes," he said, "then let the Lord go with us.2 Although this is a stiff-necked3 people, forgive our wickedness and our sin,4 and take us as your inheritance."510
Then the LORD said: "I am making a covenant6 with you. Before all your people I will do wonders7 never before done in any nation in all the world.8 The people you live among will see how awesome is the work that I, the LORD, will do for you.
Obey what I command9 you today. I will drive out before you the Amorites, Canaanites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites.1012
Be careful not to make a treaty11 with those who live in the land where you are going, or they will be a snare12 among you.
Break down their altars, smash their sacred stones and cut down their Asherah poles.a1314
Do not worship any other god,14 for the LORD, whose name15 is Jealous, is a jealous God.1615
"Be careful not to make a treaty17 with those who live in the land; for when they prostitute18 themselves to their gods and sacrifice to them, they will invite you and you will eat their sacrifices.1916
And when you choose some of their daughters as wives20 for your sons and those daughters prostitute themselves to their gods,21 they will lead your sons to do the same.
"Do not make cast idols.2218
"Celebrate the Feast of Unleavened Bread.23 For seven days eat bread made without yeast,24 as I commanded you. Do this at the appointed time in the month of Abib,25 for in that month you came out of Egypt.
"The first offspring26 of every womb belongs to me, including all the firstborn males of your livestock, whether from herd or flock.