Exodus 32:1-10 NAS

The Golden Calf

1 Now when the people saw that Moses 1delayed to come down from the mountain, the people assembled about Aaron and said to him, "Come, 2make us aa god who will go before us; as for 3this Moses, the man who brought us up from the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him."

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2 Aaron said to them, "4Tear off the gold rings which are in the ears of your wives, your sons, and your daughters, and bring them to me."

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3 Then all the people tore off the gold rings which were in their ears and brought them to Aaron.
4 He took this from their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool and made it into a 5molten calf; and they said, "bThis is your god, O Israel, who brought you up from the land of Egypt."

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    • ͘ 32:4 - Or "These are your gods"
      5 Now when Aaron saw this, he built an altar before it; and Aaron made a proclamation and said, "Tomorrow shall be a feast to the LORD."
      6 So the next day they rose early and 6offered burnt offerings, and brought peace offerings; and 7the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up 8to play.

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      7 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, "Go cdown * at once, for your people, whom 9you brought up from the land of Egypt, have 10corrupted themselves.

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        • ͙ 32:7 - Lit "go down"
          8 "They have quickly turned aside from the way which I commanded them. 11They have made for themselves a molten calf, and have worshiped it and 12have sacrificed to it and said, 'd13This is your god, O Israel, who brought you up from the land of Egypt!' "

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            • ͚ 32:8 - Or "These are your gods"
              9 14The LORD said to Moses, "I have seen this people, and behold, they are e15an obstinate * people.

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                • ͛ 32:9 - Or "a stiff-necked"
                  10 "Now then 16let Me alone, that My anger may burn against them and that I may destroy them; and 17I will make of you a great nation."

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