And when the peoplesaw that Mosesdelayed to come down out of the mount, the people gathered themselves together unto Aaron, and said unto him, Up , make us gods, which shall gobefore us; for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him.
And Aaronsaid unto them, Break off the goldenearrings, which are in the ears of your wives, of your sons, and of your daughters, and bring them unto me.
And all the people brake off the goldenearrings which were in their ears, and brought them unto Aaron.4
And he received them at their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool, after he had made it a moltencalf: and they said , These be thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.5
And when Aaronsaw it, he built an altarbefore it; and Aaron made proclamation , and said , To morrow is a feast to the LORD.6
And they rose up early on the morrow, and offered burnt offerings, and brought peace offerings; and the peoplesat down to eat and to drink , and rose up to play .