Bible: Exodus 23:20-33
The Angel of the Presence
“I am going to send 2 an angel 3 before you to protect you as you journey 4 and to bring you into the place that I have prepared. 5 23:21 Take heed because of him, and obey his voice; do not rebel against him, for he will not pardon your transgressions, for my name 6 is in him. 23:22 But if you diligently obey him 7 and do all that I command, then I will be an enemy to your enemies, and I will be an adversary to your adversaries. 23:23 For my angel will go before you and bring you to the Amorites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Canaanites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites, and I will destroy them completely. 8
23:24 “You must not bow down to their gods; you must not serve them or do according to their practices. Instead you must completely overthrow them and smash their standing stones 9 to pieces. 10 23:25 You must serve 11 the
23:27 “I will send my terror 16 before you, and I will destroy 17 all the people whom you encounter; I will make all your enemies turn their backs 18 to you. 23:28 I will send 19 hornets before you that will drive out the Hivite, the Canaanite, and the Hittite before you. 23:29 I will not drive them out before you in one year, lest the land become desolate and the wild animals 20 multiply against you. 23:30 Little by little 21 I will drive them out before you, until you become fruitful and inherit the land. 23:31 I will set 22 your boundaries from the Red Sea to the sea of the Philistines, and from the desert to the River, 23 for I will deliver the inhabitants of the land into your hand, and you will drive them out before you.
23:32 “You must make no covenant with them or with their gods. 23:33 They must not live in your land, lest they make you sin against me, for if you serve their gods, it will surely be a snare 24 to you.”