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Exodus 32:1 NLT

1 When the people saw how long it was taking Moses to come back down the mountain, they gathered around Aaron. “Come on,” they said, “make us some gods who can lead us. We don’t know what happened to this fellow Moses, who brought us here from the land of Egypt.”

Study tools for Exodus 32:1

  • a 32:13 - Hebrew Israel. The names “Jacob” and “Israel” are often interchanged throughout the Old Testament, referring sometimes to the individual patriarch and sometimes to the nation.
  • b 32:15 - Hebrew the two tablets of the Testimony; see note on 25:16 .
  • c 32:25 - Or out of control, and they mocked anyone who opposed them. The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain.
  • d 32:29 - As in Greek and Latin versions; Hebrew reads Today ordain yourselves.
  • e 32:30 - Or to make atonement.