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And an angel of the LORD came up from Gilgal to Bochim, and said, I made you to go up out of Egypt, and have brought you unto the land which I sware unto your fathers; and I said, I will never break my covenant with you.
And ye shall make no league with the inhabitants of this land; ye shall throw down their altars: but ye have not obeyed my voice: why have ye done this?
Wherefore I also said, I will not drive them out from before you; but they shall be as thorns in your sides, and their gods shall be a snare unto you.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

2:1 my covenant. It is obvious that God is speaking here, although the text attributes the statement to “an angel of the LORD.” This angel is actually the pre-incarnate Christ.

2:3 their gods shall be a snare. It was for this very reason that God had commanded the destruction of the Canaanites. The failure of the children of Israel to do this did, indeed, quickly and repeatedly result in their descent into the polytheistic nature worship and associated evil practices of these people.

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