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 

23:24You 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 Lord your God, and he 12  will bless your bread and your water, 13  and I will remove sickness from your midst. 23:26 No woman will miscarry her young 14  or be barren in your land. I will fulfill 15  the number of your days.

23:27I 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.

23:32You 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.”

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