Then the LORD said to Moses, "Leave this place, you and the people you brought up out of Egypt, and go up to the land I promised on oath1 to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, saying, 'I will give it to your descendants.'22
I will send an angel3 before you and drive out the Canaanites, Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites.43
Go up to the land flowing with milk and honey.5 But I will not go with you, because you are a stiff-necked6 people and I might destroy7 you on the way."
When the people heard these distressing words, they began to mourn8 and no one put on any ornaments.
For the LORD had said to Moses, "Tell the Israelites, 'You are a stiff-necked people.9 If I were to go with you even for a moment, I might destroy10 you. Now take off your ornaments and I will decide what to do with you.' "
So the Israelites stripped off their ornaments at Mount Horeb.11