Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Therefore I also said, ‘
I will not drive them out before you; but they will become as thorns in your sides and their gods will be a snare to you.’”
These nations are: the five lords of the Philistines and all the Canaanites and the Sidonians and
the Hivites who lived in Mount Lebanon, from Mount Baal-hermon as far as Lebo-hamath.
know with certainty that the Lord your God will not continue to
drive these nations out from before you; but they will be a snare and a trap to you, and a whip on your sides and thorns in your eyes, until you perish from off this good land which the Lord your God has given you.
because they had not observed My ordinances, but had rejected My statutes and had profaned My sabbaths, and
their eyes were on the idols of their fathers.