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Deuteronomy 9:21-29 (New International Version)

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21 Also I took that sinful thing of yours, the calf you had made, and burned it in the fire. Then I crushed it and ground it to powder as fine as dust1 and threw the dust into a stream that flowed down the mountain.2 22 You also made the LORD angry3 at Taberah,4 at Massah5 and at Kibroth Hattaavah.6 23 And when the LORD sent you out from Kadesh Barnea,7 he said, "Go up and take possession8 of the land I have given you." But you rebelled9 against the command of the LORD your God. You did not trust10 him or obey him. 24 You have been rebellious against the LORD ever since I have known you.11 25 I lay prostrate before the LORD those forty days and forty nights12 because the LORD had said he would destroy you.13 26 I prayed to the LORD and said, "O Sovereign LORD, do not destroy your people,14 your own inheritance15 that you redeemed16 by your great power and brought out of Egypt with a mighty hand.17 27 Remember your servants Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Overlook the stubbornness18 of this people, their wickedness and their sin. 28 Otherwise, the country19 from which you brought us will say, 'Because the LORD was not able to take them into the land he had promised them, and because he hated them,20 he brought them out to put them to death in the desert.'21 29 But they are your people,22 your inheritance23 that you brought out by your great power and your outstretched arm.24"
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