Exodus 34:12

Take heed to yourself, lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land where you go, lest it be for a snare in the midst of you:
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Caesarius of Arles

AD 542
When the Lord handed over to you the land of the Canaanites, he said, “Take care, therefore, not to make a covenant with these inhabitants of the land that you are to enter; else they will immediately become a snare among you.” Now we believe that by the grace of baptism all sins and offenses have been banished from us. If we afterward make a covenant with those same sins and vices, doubtless this covenant will become a snare for us because of our consent to avarice or dissipation.

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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