Pay attention to him and listen to his voice; do not be rebellious against him, for he will not pardon your disobedience, for my name is in him. Bible see other translations

“my name is in him.” This is a common idiom, where “name” refers to authority. We baptize or pray in the “name” of Jesus Christ, meaning in his authority. God had given this angel authority to carry out his task and rebellion against the angel was rebellion against God.

Commentary for: Exodus 23:21