The promise and the instructions for the entrance into Canaan (Ex 23:20-23:32)

“I am going to send an angel in front of you, to guard you on the way and to bring you to the place that I have prepared.  Be attentive to him and listen to his voice.  Do not rebel against him. He will not pardon your transgression.  For my name is in him.  But if you listen attentively to his voice and do all that I say, then I will be an enemy to your enemies and a foe to your foes.”

Yahweh is going to send an angel in front of the Israelites to guard them on the way to the Promised Land.  Listen to him and Yahweh will be an enemy to your enemies. 

“When my angel goes in front of you, and brings you in to the Amorites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Canaanites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites, I will blot them out.  You shall not bow down to their gods, or worship them, or follow their practices.  But you shall utterly demolish them and break their pillars in pieces.  You shall worship Yahweh your God, and I will bless your bread and your water.   I will take sickness away from among you.  No one shall miscarry or be barren in your land.  I will fulfill the number of your days.  I will send my terror in front of you, and will throw into confusion all the people against whom you shall come.  I will make all your enemies turn their backs to you.  I will send the pestilence 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 are increased and possess the land.  I will set your borders from the Red Sea to the sea of the Philistines, and from the wilderness to the Euphrates.  I will hand over to you the inhabitants of the land.  You shall drive them out before you.  You shall make no covenant with them or with their gods.  They shall not live in your land, or they will make you sin against me.  If you worship their gods, it will surely be a snare to you.”

When you get to Canaan, Yahweh will blot out all the people there.  You will have water and no sickness.  No one will be barren or miscarry.  Yahweh was going to send his terror in front of them, like a holy war.  The border of the land would be from the Red Sea to the sea of the Philistines, and from the wilderness to the Euphrates.  This is a big area and a lot of people.  They were to make no covenant with the inhabitants or their gods.

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