They have been quick to turn away from what I commanded them and have made themselves an idol cast in the shape of a calf. They have bowed down to it and sacrificed to it and have said, ‘These are your gods, Israel, who brought you up out of Egypt.’
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“I have seen these people,” the LORD said to Moses, “and they are a stiff-necked people.
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Now leave me alone so that my anger may burn against them and that I may destroy them. Then I will make you into a great nation.”
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But Moses sought the favor of the LORD his God. “LORD,” he said, “why should your anger burn against your people, whom you brought out of Egypt with great power and a mighty hand?
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Why should the Egyptians say, ‘It was with evil intent that he brought them out, to kill them in the mountains and to wipe them off the face of the earth’? Turn from your fierce anger; relent and do not bring disaster on your people.
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Remember your servants Abraham, Isaac and Israel, to whom you swore by your own self: ‘I will make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and I will give your descendants all this land I promised them, and it will be their inheritance forever.’ ”
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Then the LORD relented and did not bring on his people the disaster he had threatened.
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Moses turned and went down the mountain with the two tablets of the covenant law in his hands. They were inscribed on both sides, front and back.
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The tablets were the work of God; the writing was the writing of God, engraved on the tablets.
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When Joshua heard the noise of the people shouting, he said to Moses, “There is the sound of war in the camp.”
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Moses replied: “It is not the sound of victory, it is not the sound of defeat; it is the sound of singing that I hear.”