Exodus 23:21
New International Version
Pay attention to him and listen to what he says. Do not rebel against him; he will not forgive your rebellion, since my Name is in him.

New Living Translation
Pay close attention to him, and obey his instructions. Do not rebel against him, for he is my representative, and he will not forgive your rebellion.

English Standard Version
Pay careful attention to him and obey his voice; do not rebel against him, for he will not pardon your transgression, for my name is in him.

Berean Study Bible
Pay attention to him and listen to his voice; do not defy him, for he will not forgive rebellion, since My Name is in him.

New American Standard Bible
"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.

King James Bible
Beware of him, and obey his voice, provoke him not; for he will not pardon your transgressions: for my name is in him.

Christian Standard Bible
Be attentive to him and listen to him. Do not defy him, because he will not forgive your acts of rebellion, for my name is in him.

Contemporary English Version
Carefully obey everything the angel says, because I am giving him complete authority, and he won't tolerate rebellion.

Good News Translation
Pay attention to him and obey him. Do not rebel against him, for I have sent him, and he will not pardon such rebellion.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Be attentive to him and listen to his voice. Do not defy him, because he will not forgive your acts of rebellion, for My name is in him.

International Standard Version
Be careful! Be sure to obey him. Don't rebel against him, because he won't forgive your transgression, since my Name is in him.

NET Bible
Take heed because of him, and obey his voice; do not rebel against him, for he will not pardon your transgressions, for my name is in him.

New Heart English Bible
Pay attention to him, and listen to his voice. Do not provoke him, for he will not pardon your disobedience, for my name is in him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Pay attention to him, and listen to him. Don't defy him, because he will not forgive your disobedience. He is acting on my authority.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Take heed of him, and hearken unto his voice; be not rebellious against him; for he will not pardon your transgression; for My name is in him.

New American Standard 1977
“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.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Keep thyself before him and hear his voice, grieve him not; for he will not pardon your rebellion, for my name is in him.

King James 2000 Bible
Beware of him, and obey his voice, provoke him not; for he will not pardon your transgressions: for my name is in him.

American King James Version
Beware of him, and obey his voice, provoke him not; for he will not pardon your transgressions: for my name is in him.

American Standard Version
Take ye heed before him, and hearken unto his voice; provoke him not; for he will not pardon your transgression: for my name is in him.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Take heed to thyself and hearken to him, and disobey him not; for he will not give way to thee, for my name is on him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Take notice of him, and hear his voice, and do not think him one to be contemned: for he will not forgive when thou hast sinned, and my name is in him.

Darby Bible Translation
Be careful in his presence, and hearken unto his voice: do not provoke him, for he will not forgive your transgressions; for my name is in him.

English Revised Version
Take ye heed of him, and hearken unto his voice; provoke him not: for he will not pardon your transgression; for my name is in him.

Webster's Bible Translation
Beware of him, and obey his voice, provoke him not; for he will not pardon your transgressions: for my name is in him.

World English Bible
Pay attention to him, and listen to his voice. Don't provoke him, for he will not pardon your disobedience, for my name is in him.

Young's Literal Translation
be watchful because of his presence, and hearken to his voice, rebel not against him, for he beareth not with your transgression, for My name is in his heart;
Study Bible
God's Angel to Lead
20Behold, I am sending an angel before you to protect you along the way and to bring you to the place I have prepared. 21Pay attention to him and listen to his voice; do not defy him, for he will not forgive rebellion, since My Name is in him. 22But if you will listen carefully to his voice and do everything I say, I will be an enemy to your enemies and a foe to your foes.…
Cross References
Exodus 3:14
God said to Moses, "I AM WHO I AM. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: 'I AM has sent me to you.'"

Exodus 6:3
I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob as God Almighty, but I did not reveal Myself to them by My name, 'the LORD.'

Exodus 34:5
And the LORD descended in a cloud, stood with him there, and proclaimed His name, the LORD.

Deuteronomy 9:7
Remember this and never forget how you provoked the LORD your God in the wilderness. From the day you left the land of Egypt until you reached this place, you have been rebelling against the LORD.

Joshua 24:19
But Joshua said to the people, "You are not able to serve the LORD, for He is a holy God; He is a jealous God; He will not forgive your rebellion or your sins.

Psalm 78:40
How often they disobeyed Him in the wilderness and grieved Him in the desert.

Psalm 78:56
But they tested and disobeyed God Most High, for they did not keep His decrees.

Treasury of Scripture

Beware of him, and obey his voice, provoke him not; for he will not pardon your transgressions: for my name is in him.

beware of him

Psalm 2:12
Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.

Matthew 17:5
While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.

Hebrews 12:25
See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven:

provoke him not

Numbers 14:11
And the LORD said unto Moses, How long will this people provoke me? and how long will it be ere they believe me, for all the signs which I have shewed among them?

Psalm 78:40,56
How oft did they provoke him in the wilderness, and grieve him in the desert! …

Ephesians 4:30
And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.

he will not

Exodus 32:34
Therefore now go, lead the people unto the place of which I have spoken unto thee: behold, mine Angel shall go before thee: nevertheless in the day when I visit I will visit their sin upon them.

Numbers 14:35
I the LORD have said, I will surely do it unto all this evil congregation, that are gathered together against me: in this wilderness they shall be consumed, and there they shall die.

Deuteronomy 18:19
And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him.

my name

Exodus 3:14
And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.

Exodus 34:5-7
And the LORD descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the LORD…

Psalm 72:19
And blessed be his glorious name for ever: and let the whole earth be filled with his glory; Amen, and Amen.







Lexicon
Pay attention
הִשָּׁ֧מֶר (hiš·šā·mer)
Verb - Nifal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8104: To hedge about, guard, to protect, attend to

to him
מִפָּנָ֛יו (mip·pā·nāw)
Preposition-m | Noun - common plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

and listen
וּשְׁמַ֥ע (ū·šə·ma‘)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8085: To hear intelligently

to his voice;
בְּקֹל֖וֹ (bə·qō·lōw)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6963: A voice, sound

do not
אַל־ (’al-)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 408: Not

defy
תַּמֵּ֣ר (tam·mêr)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4843: To be, bitter

him,
בּ֑וֹ (bōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

for
כִּ֣י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

he will not
לֹ֤א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

forgive
יִשָּׂא֙ (yiś·śā)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5375: To lift, carry, take

rebellion,
לְפִשְׁעֲכֶ֔ם (lə·p̄iš·‘ă·ḵem)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6588: Transgression

since
כִּ֥י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

My Name
שְׁמִ֖י (šə·mî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 8034: A name

is in him.
בְּקִרְבּֽוֹ׃ (bə·qir·bōw)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7130: The nearest part, the center
(21) My name is in him.--God and His Name are in Scripture almost convertible terms. He is never said to set His Name in a man.

Verse 21. - Provoke him not. On the disobedience of the Israelites to this precept, see Numbers 14:11; Psalm 78:17, 40, 56, etc. My name is in him. God's honour he will not give to another. He does not set His Name in a man. The angel, in whom was God's Blame, must have been co-equal with God - one of the Persons of the Blessed Trinity. 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.
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