given you the land
33:53 given you the land. This command to drive out the Canaanites was frequently given. See Exodus 23:24; 34:11-13; Leviticus 20:22-24; Deuteronomy 7:1-26; 20:16-18. The order was accompanied by a serious warning that failure to do this would lead to continuing trouble from the Canaanites, a prophetic warning which certainly was terribly fulfilled in later years.