And I will send the pestilence a in front of you, which shall drive out the Hivites, the Canaanites, and the Hittites from before you.
I will not drive them out from before you in one year, or the land would become desolate and the wild animals would multiply against you.
Little by little I will drive them out from before you, until you have increased and possess the land.
I will set your borders from the Red Sea b to the sea of the Philistines, and from the wilderness to the Euphrates; for I will hand over to you the inhabitants of the land, and you shall drive them out before you.
You shall make no covenant with them and their gods.
They shall not live in your land, or they will make you sin against me; for if you worship their gods, it will surely be a snare to you.
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