On the nextdayMosessaid to the people, "1You yourselves have acommitted a greatsin; and now I am going up to the LORD, perhaps I can 2makeatonement for your sin."
Then Mosesreturned to the LORD, and said, "Alas, thispeople has bcommitted a greatsin, and they have madeca 3god of gold for themselves.
"But now, if You will, forgive their sin -and if not, pleaseblot me out from Your 4bookwhich You have written!"
The LORDsaid to Moses, "Whoever has sinned against Me, 5I will blot him out of My book.
"But gonow, lead the people6where I told you. Behold, 7My angel shall gobefore you; nevertheless 8in the day when I dpunish, 9I will epunish them for their sin."
3510Then the LORDsmote the people, because of 11what they did with the calfwhichAaron had made.