The next day Moses said to the people, "You have committed a terrible sin. But now I will again go up the mountain to the Lord; perhaps I can obtain forgiveness for your sin."
Moses then returned to the Lord and said, "These people have committed a terrible sin. They have made a god out of gold and worshiped it.
Please forgive their sin; but if you won't, then remove my name from the book in which you have written the names of your people." 133
The Lord answered, "It is those who have sinned against me whose names I will remove from my book.
Now go, lead the people to the place I told you about. Remember that my angel will guide you, but the time is coming when I will punish these people for their sin."
So the Lord sent a disease on the people, because they had caused Aaron to make the gold bull-calf.