Exodus 23:28-33 NIV

28 I will send the hornet1 ahead of you to drive the Hivites, Canaanites and Hittites2 out of your way.

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29 But I will not drive them out in a single year, because the land would become desolate and the wild animals3 too numerous for you.

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30 Little by little I will drive them out before you, until you have increased enough to take possession4 of the land.

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31 "I will establish your borders from the Red Seaa to the Sea of the Philistines,b and from the desert to the River.c5 I will hand over to you the people who live in the land and you will drive them out6 before you.

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    • a 23:31 - Hebrew "Yam Suph"; that is, Sea of Reeds
    • b 23:31 - That is, the Mediterranean
    • c 23:31 - That is, the Euphrates
      32 Do not make a covenant7 with them or with their gods.

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      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 snare8 to you."

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