The next day Moses said to the people, “You have committed a terrible sin, but I will go back up to the on the mountain. Perhaps I will be able to obtain forgiveness for your sin.”
References for Exodus 32:30
So Moses returned to the and said, “Oh, what a terrible sin these people have committed. They have made gods of gold for themselves.
But now, if you will only forgive their sin—but if not, erase my name from the record you have written!”
But the replied to Moses, “No, I will erase the name of everyone who has sinned against me.
Now go, lead the people to the place I told you about. Look! My angel will lead the way before you. And when I come to call the people to account, I will certainly hold them responsible for their sins.”
Then the sent a great plague upon the people because they had worshiped the calf Aaron had made.