20 b“Behold, I send an Angel before you to keep you in the way and to bring you into the place which I have prepared. 21 Beware of Him and obey His voice; cdo not provoke Him, for He will dnot pardon your transgressions; for eMy name is in Him. 22 But if you indeed obey His voice and do all that I speak, then fI will be an enemy to your enemies and an adversary to your adversaries. 23 gFor My Angel will go before you and hbring you in to the Amorites and the Hittites and the Perizzites and the Canaanites and the Hivites and the Jebusites; and I will 5cut them off. 24 You shall not ibow down to their gods, nor serve them, jnor do according to their works; kbut you shall utterly overthrow them and completely break down their sacred pillars.
25 “So you shall lserve the Lord your God, and mHe will bless your bread and your water. And nI will take sickness away from the midst of you. 26 oNo one shall suffer miscarriage or be barren in your land; I will pfulfill the number of your days.
27 “I will send qMy fear before you, I will rcause confusion among all the people to whom you come, and will make all your enemies turn their backs to you. 28 And sI will send hornets before you, which shall drive out the Hivite, the Canaanite, and the Hittite from before you. 29 tI will not drive them out from before you in one year, lest the land become desolate and the beasts of the field become too numerous for you. 30 Little by little I will drive them out from before you, until you have increased, and you inherit the land. 31 And uI will set your 6bounds from the Red Sea to the sea, Philistia, and from the desert to the 7River. For I will vdeliver the inhabitants of the land into your hand, and you shall drive them out before you. 32 wYou shall make no 8covenant with them, nor with their gods. 33 They shall not dwell in your land, lest they make you sin against Me. For if you serve their gods, xit will surely be a snare to you.”
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