Exodus 23:20
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New International Version
"See, I am sending an angel ahead of you to guard you along the way and to bring you to the place I have prepared.

New Living Translation
"See, I am sending an angel before you to protect you on your journey and lead you safely to the place I have prepared for you.

English Standard Version
“Behold, I send an angel before you to guard you on the way and to bring you to the place that I have prepared.

New American Standard Bible
"Behold, I am going to send an angel before you to guard you along the way and to bring you into the place which I have prepared.

King James Bible
Behold, I send an Angel before thee, to keep thee in the way, and to bring thee into the place which I have prepared.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I am going to send an angel before you to protect you on the way and bring you to the place I have prepared.

International Standard Version
"Look, I'm sending an angel in front of you to guard you on the way and to bring you to the place I've prepared.

NET Bible
"I am going to send an angel before you to protect you as you journey and to bring you into the place that I have prepared.

New Heart English Bible
"Behold, I send an angel before you, to keep you by the way, and to bring you into the place which I have prepared.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"I'm going to send a Messenger in front of you to protect you on your trip and bring you to the place I have prepared.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Behold, I send an angel before thee, to keep thee by the way, and to bring thee into the place which I have prepared.

New American Standard 1977
“Behold, I am going to send an angel before you to guard you along the way, and to bring you into the place which I have prepared.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Behold, I send the Angel before thee, to keep thee in the way and to bring thee into the place which I have prepared.

King James 2000 Bible
Behold, I send an Angel before you, to keep you in the way, and to bring you into the place which I have prepared.

American King James Version
Behold, I send an Angel before you, to keep you in the way, and to bring you into the place which I have prepared.

American Standard Version
Behold, I send an angel before thee, to keep thee by the way, and to bring thee into the place which I have prepared.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Behold I will send my angel, who shall go before thee, and keep thee in thy journey, and bring thee into the place that I have prepared.

Darby Bible Translation
Behold, I send an Angel before thee, to keep thee in the way, and to bring thee to the place that I have prepared.

English Revised Version
Behold, I send an angel before thee, to keep thee by the way, and to bring thee into the place which I have prepared.

Webster's Bible Translation
Behold, I send an Angel before thee, to keep thee in the way, and to bring thee into the place which I have prepared.

World English Bible
"Behold, I send an angel before you, to keep you by the way, and to bring you into the place which I have prepared.

Young's Literal Translation
'Lo, I am sending a messenger before thee to keep thee in the way, and to bring thee in unto the place which I have prepared;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
23:20-33 It is here promised that they should be guided and kept in their way through the wilderness to the land of promise, Behold, I send an angel before thee, mine angel. The precept joined with this promise is, that they be obedient to this angel whom God would send before them. Christ is the Angel of Jehovah; this is plainly taught by St. Paul, 1Co 10:9. They should have a comfortable settlement in the land of Canaan. How reasonable are the conditions of this promise; that they should serve the only true God; not the gods of the nations, which are no gods at all. How rich are the particulars of this promise! The comfort of their food, the continuance of their health, the increase of their wealth, the prolonging their lives to old age. Thus hath godliness the promise of the life that now is. It is promised that they should subdue their enemies. Hosts of hornets made way for the hosts of Israel; such mean creatures can God use for chastising his people's enemies. In real kindness to the church, its enemies are subdued by little and little; thus we are kept on our guard, and in continual dependence on God. Corruptions are driven out of the hearts of God's people, not all at once, but by little and little. The precept with this promise is, that they should not make friendship with idolaters. Those that would keep from bad courses, must keep from bad company. It is dangerous to live in a bad neighbourhood; others' sins will be our snares. Our greatest danger is from those who would make us sin against God.
Study Bible
God's Angel to Lead
19"You shall bring the choice first fruits of your soil into the house of the LORD your God. "You are not to boil a young goat in the milk of its mother. 20"Behold, I am going to send an angel before you to guard you along the way and to bring you into the place which I have prepared. 21"Be on your guard before him and obey his voice; do not be rebellious toward him, for he will not pardon your transgression, since My name is in him.…
Cross References
Genesis 24:7
"The LORD, the God of heaven, who took me from my father's house and from the land of my birth, and who spoke to me and who swore to me, saying, 'To your descendants I will give this land,' He will send His angel before you, and you will take a wife for my son from there.

Genesis 24:40
"He said to me, 'The LORD, before whom I have walked, will send His angel with you to make your journey successful, and you will take a wife for my son from my relatives and from my father's house;

Exodus 3:2
The angel of the LORD appeared to him in a blazing fire from the midst of a bush; and he looked, and behold, the bush was burning with fire, yet the bush was not consumed.

Exodus 14:19
The angel of God, who had been going before the camp of Israel, moved and went behind them; and the pillar of cloud moved from before them and stood behind them.

Exodus 15:16
"Terror and dread fall upon them; By the greatness of Your arm they are motionless as stone; Until Your people pass over, O LORD, Until the people pass over whom You have purchased.

Exodus 15:17
"You will bring them and plant them in the mountain of Your inheritance, The place, O LORD, which You have made for Your dwelling, The sanctuary, O Lord, which Your hands have established.

Exodus 23:23
"For My angel will go before you and bring you in to the land of the Amorites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Canaanites, the Hivites and the Jebusites; and I will completely destroy them.

Exodus 32:34
"But go now, lead the people where I told you. Behold, My angel shall go before you; nevertheless in the day when I punish, I will punish them for their sin."

Exodus 33:2
"I will send an angel before you and I will drive out the Canaanite, the Amorite, the Hittite, the Perizzite, the Hivite and the Jebusite.

Numbers 22:22
But God was angry because he was going, and the angel of the LORD took his stand in the way as an adversary against him. Now he was riding on his donkey and his two servants were with him.
Treasury of Scripture

Behold, I send an Angel before you, to keep you in the way, and to bring you into the place which I have prepared.

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Exodus 3:2-6 And the angel of the LORD appeared to him in a flame of fire out …

Exodus 14:19 And the angel of God, which went before the camp of Israel, removed …

Exodus 32:34 Therefore now go, lead the people to the place of which I have spoken …

Exodus 33:2,14 And I will send an angel before you; and I will drive out the Canaanite, …

Genesis 48:16 The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let …

Numbers 20:16 And when we cried to the LORD, he heard our voice, and sent an angel, …

Joshua 5:13 And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up …

Joshua 6:2 And the LORD said to Joshua, See, I have given into your hand Jericho, …

Psalm 91:11 For he shall give his angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways.

Isaiah 63:9 In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence …

Malachi 3:1 Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before …

1 Corinthians 10:9,10 Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were …

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Genesis 15:18 In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, To your …

Matthew 25:34 Then shall the King say to them on his right hand, Come, you blessed …

John 14:3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive …

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