Exodus 32

Chapter 32

32:10  Now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may wax hot against them, and that I may consume them: and I will make of thee a great nation.

let me alone

This whole scene affords a striking contrast between law and grace. (Cf) Moses' intercession with Christ's John 17:1-26 Israel was a nation, under probation Exodus 19:5 Exodus 19:6 believers under grace are a family, awaiting glory ; John 20:17 ; Romans 5:1 Romans 5:2 . For them there is "an advocate with the Father, whose propitiatory sacrifice never loses efficacy 1 John 2:1 1 John 2:2 . Moses pleads a covenant Exodus 32:13 . Christ points to a sacrifice John 17:4 .

32:12  Wherefore should the Egyptians speak, and say, For mischief did he bring them out, to slay them in the mountains, and to consume them from the face of the earth? Turn from thy fierce wrath, and repent of this evil against thy people.

repent

(See Scofield "Zechariah 8:14") .

32:14  And the LORD repented of the evil which he thought to do unto his people.

repented

(See Scofield "Zechariah 8:14") .

32:16  And the tables were the work of God, and the writing was the writing of God, graven upon the tables.

tables

(See Scofield "Exodus 20:4") .

32:30  And it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses said unto the people, Ye have sinned a great sin: and now I will go up unto the LORD; peradventure I shall make an atonement for your sin.

atonement

(See Scofield "Exodus 29:33") .

32:34  Therefore now go, lead the people unto the place of which I have spoken unto thee: behold, mine Angel shall go before thee: nevertheless in the day when I visit I will visit their sin upon them.

Angel

(See Scofield "Hebrews 1:4") .

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