Now when the peoplesaw that Moses1delayed to comedown from the mountain, the peopleassembledaboutAaron and said to him, "Come, 2make us aa godwho will gobefore us; as for 3thisMoses, the manwhobrought us up from the land of Egypt, we do not knowwhat has become of him."
2Aaronsaid to them, "4Tearoff the goldringswhich are in the ears of your wives, your sons, and your daughters, and bring them to me."
Then all the peopletoreoff the goldringswhich were in their ears and brought them to Aaron.
He took this from their hand, and fashioned it with a gravingtool and made it into a 5moltencalf; and they said, "bThis is your god, O Israel, whobrought you up from the land of Egypt."
Now when Aaronsaw this, he built an altarbefore it; and Aaronmade a proclamation and said, "Tomorrow shall be a feast to the LORD."
So the nextday they roseearly and 6offeredburntofferings, and broughtpeaceofferings; and 7the peoplesatdown to eat and to drink, and rose up 8to play.