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.