The Levites did as Moses commanded, and that day about three thousand of the people died.
Then Moses said, “You have been set apart to the LORD today, for you were against your own sons and brothers, and he has blessed you this day.”
The next day Moses said to the people, “You have committed a great sin. But now I will go up to the LORD; perhaps I can make atonement for your sin.”
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So Moses went back to the LORD and said, “Oh, what a great sin these people have committed! They have made themselves gods of gold.
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But now, please forgive their sin—but if not, then blot me out of the book you have written.”
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The LORD replied to Moses, “Whoever has sinned against me I will blot out of my book.
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Now go, lead the people to the place I spoke of, and my angel will go before you. However, when the time comes for me to punish, I will punish them for their sin.”
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And the LORD struck the people with a plague because of what they did with the calf Aaron had made.
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