Exodus 32:1-6 CSB

The Golden Calf

1 When the people saw that Moses delayed in coming down from the mountain, they gathered around Aaron and said to him, "Come, make us a goda who will go before us because this Moses, the man who brought us up from the land of Egypt-we don't know what has happened to him!"

References for Exodus 32:1

    • a 32:1 - Or us gods
      2 Then Aaron replied to them, "Take off the gold rings that are on the ears of your wives, your sons, and your daughters and bring [them] to me."
      3 So all the people took off the gold rings that were on their ears and brought [them] to Aaron.
      4 He took [the gold] from their hands, fashioned it with an engraving tool, and made it into an image of a calf. Then they said, "Israel, this is your God,b who brought you up from the land of Egypt!"

      References for Exodus 32:4

        • b 32:4 - Or Israel, this is your god, or Israel, these are your gods
          5 When Aaron saw [this], he built an altar before it; then he made an announcement: "There will be a festival to the Lord tomorrow."
          6 Early the next morning they arose, offered burnt offerings, and presented fellowship offerings. The people sat down to eat and drink, then got up to revel.c

          References for Exodus 32:6

            • c 32:6 - 1 Co 10:7