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Exodus 32

GNT 1 When the people saw that Moses had not come down from the mountain but was staying there a long time, they gathered around Aaron and said to him, "We do not know what has happened to this man Moses, who led us out of Egypt; so make us a god to lead us." NIV 1 When the people saw that Moses was so long in coming down from the mountain, they gathered around Aaron and said, "Come, make us gods who will go before us. As for this fellow Moses who brought us up out of Egypt, we don't know what has happened to him." GNT 2 Aaron said to them, "Take off the gold earrings which your wives, your sons, and your daughters are wearing, and bring them to me." NIV 2 Aaron answered them, "Take off the gold earrings that your wives, your sons and your daughters are wearing, and bring them to me." GNT 3 So all the people took off their gold earrings and brought them to Aaron. NIV 3 So all the people took off their earrings and brought them to Aaron. GNT 4 He took the earrings, melted them, poured the gold into a mold, and made a gold bull-calf. The people said, "Israel, this is our god, who led us out of Egypt!" NIV 4 He took what they handed him and made it into an idol cast in the shape of a calf, fashioning it with a tool. Then they said, "These are your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of Egypt." GNT 5 Then Aaron built an altar in front of the gold bull-calf and announced, "Tomorrow there will be a festival to honor the Lord." NIV 5 When Aaron saw this, he built an altar in front of the calf and announced, "Tomorrow there will be a festival to the LORD." GNT 6 Early the next morning they brought some animals to burn as sacrifices and others to eat as fellowship offerings. The people sat down to a feast, which turned into an orgy of drinking and sex. NIV 6 So the next day the people rose early and sacrificed burnt offerings and presented fellowship offerings. Afterward they sat down to eat and drink and got up to indulge in revelry. GNT 7 The Lord said to Moses, "Hurry and go back down, because your people, whom you led out of Egypt, have sinned and rejected me. NIV 7 Then the LORD said to Moses, "Go down, because your people, whom you brought up out of Egypt, have become corrupt. GNT 8 They have already left the way that I commanded them to follow; they have made a bull-calf out of melted gold and have worshiped it and offered sacrifices to it. They are saying that this is their god, who led them out of Egypt. NIV 8 They have been quick to turn away from what I commanded them and have made themselves an idol cast in the shape of a calf. They have bowed down to it and sacrificed to it and have said, 'These are your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of Egypt.' GNT 9 I know how stubborn these people are. NIV 9 "I have seen these people," the LORD said to Moses, "and they are a stiff-necked people. GNT 10 Now, don't try to stop me. I am angry with them, and I am going to destroy them. Then I will make you and your descendants into a great nation." NIV 10 Now leave me alone so that my anger may burn against them and that I may destroy them. Then I will make you into a great nation." GNT 11 But Moses pleaded with the Lord his God and said, "Lord, why should you be so angry with your people, whom you rescued from Egypt with great might and power? NIV 11 But Moses sought the favor of the LORD his God. "O LORD," he said, "why should your anger burn against your people, whom you brought out of Egypt with great power and a mighty hand? GNT 12 Why should the Egyptians be able to say that you led your people out of Egypt, planning to kill them in the mountains and destroy them completely? Stop being angry; change your mind and do not bring this disaster on your people. NIV 12 Why should the Egyptians say, 'It was with evil intent that he brought them out, to kill them in the mountains and to wipe them off the face of the earth'? Turn from your fierce anger; relent and do not bring disaster on your people. GNT 13 Remember your servants Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Remember the solemn promise you made to them to give them as many descendants as there are stars in the sky and to give their descendants all that land you promised would be their possession forever." NIV 13 Remember your servants Abraham, Isaac and Israel, to whom you swore by your own self: 'I will make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and I will give your descendants all this land I promised them, and it will be their inheritance forever.' " GNT 14 So the Lord changed his mind and did not bring on his people the disaster he had threatened. NIV 14 Then the LORD relented and did not bring on his people the disaster he had threatened. GNT 15 Moses went back down the mountain, carrying the two stone tablets with the commandments written on both sides. NIV 15 Moses turned and went down the mountain with the two tablets of the Testimony in his hands. They were inscribed on both sides, front and back. GNT 16 God himself had made the tablets and had engraved the commandments on them. NIV 16 The tablets were the work of God; the writing was the writing of God, engraved on the tablets. GNT 17 Joshua heard the people shouting and said to Moses, "I hear the sound of battle in the camp." NIV 17 When Joshua heard the noise of the people shouting, he said to Moses, "There is the sound of war in the camp." GNT 18 Moses said, "That doesn't sound like a shout of victory or a cry of defeat; it's the sound of singing." NIV 18 Moses replied: "It is not the sound of victory, it is not the sound of defeat; it is the sound of singing that I hear." GNT 19 When Moses came close enough to the camp to see the bull-calf and to see the people dancing, he became furious. There at the foot of the mountain, he threw down the tablets he was carrying and broke them. NIV 19 When Moses approached the camp and saw the calf and the dancing, his anger burned and he threw the tablets out of his hands, breaking them to pieces at the foot of the mountain. GNT 20 He took the bull-calf which they had made, melted it, ground it into fine powder, and mixed it with water. Then he made the people of Israel drink it. NIV 20 And he took the calf they had made and burned it in the fire; then he ground it to powder, scattered it on the water and made the Israelites drink it. GNT 21 He said to Aaron, "What did these people do to you, that you have made them commit such a terrible sin?" NIV 21 He said to Aaron, "What did these people do to you, that you led them into such great sin?" GNT 22 Aaron answered, "Don't be angry with me; you know how determined these people are to do evil. NIV 22 "Do not be angry, my lord," Aaron answered. "You know how prone these people are to evil. GNT 23 They said to me, "We don't know what has happened to this man Moses, who brought us out of Egypt; so make us a god to lead us.' NIV 23 They said to me, 'Make us gods who will go before us. As for this fellow Moses who brought us up out of Egypt, we don't know what has happened to him.' GNT 24 I asked them to bring me their gold ornaments, and those who had any took them off and gave them to me. I threw the ornaments into the fire and out came this bull-calf!" NIV 24 So I told them, 'Whoever has any gold jewelry, take it off.' Then they gave me the gold, and I threw it into the fire, and out came this calf !" GNT 25 Moses saw that Aaron had let the people get out of control and make fools of themselves in front of their enemies. NIV 25 Moses saw that the people were running wild and that Aaron had let them get out of control and so become a laughingstock to their enemies. GNT 26 So he stood at the gate of the camp and shouted, "Everyone who is on the Lord's side come over here!" So all the Levites gathered around him, NIV 26 So he stood at the entrance to the camp and said, "Whoever is for the LORD, come to me." And all the Levites rallied to him. GNT 27 and he said to them, "The Lord God of Israel commands every one of you to put on your sword and go through the camp from this gate to the other and kill your brothers, your friends, and your neighbors." NIV 27 Then he said to them, "This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: 'Each man strap a sword to his side. Go back and forth through the camp from one end to the other, each killing his brother and friend and neighbor.' " GNT 28 The Levites obeyed, and killed about three thousand men that day. NIV 28 The Levites did as Moses commanded, and that day about three thousand of the people died. GNT 29 Moses said to the Levites, "Today you have consecrated yourselves as priests in the service of the Lord by killing your sons and brothers, so the Lord has given you his blessing." NIV 29 Then Moses said, "You have been set apart to the LORD today, for you were against your own sons and brothers, and he has blessed you this day." GNT 30 The next day Moses said to the people, "You have committed a terrible sin. But now I will again go up the mountain to the Lord; perhaps I can obtain forgiveness for your sin." NIV 30 The next day Moses said to the people, "You have committed a great sin. But now I will go up to the LORD; perhaps I can make atonement for your sin." GNT 31 Moses then returned to the Lord and said, "These people have committed a terrible sin. They have made a god out of gold and worshiped it. NIV 31 So Moses went back to the LORD and said, "Oh, what a great sin these people have committed! They have made themselves gods of gold. GNT 32 Please forgive their sin; but if you won't, then remove my name from the book in which you have written the names of your people." NIV 32 But now, please forgive their sin--but if not, then blot me out of the book you have written." GNT 33 The Lord answered, "It is those who have sinned against me whose names I will remove from my book. NIV 33 The LORD replied to Moses, "Whoever has sinned against me I will blot out of my book. GNT 34 Now go, lead the people to the place I told you about. Remember that my angel will guide you, but the time is coming when I will punish these people for their sin." NIV 34 Now go, lead the people to the place I spoke of, and my angel will go before you. However, when the time comes for me to punish, I will punish them for their sin." GNT 35 So the Lord sent a disease on the people, because they had caused Aaron to make the gold bull-calf. NIV 35 And the LORD struck the people with a plague because of what they did with the calf Aaron had made.