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Exodus 32

NCV 1 The people saw that a long time had passed and Moses had not come down from the mountain. So they gathered around Aaron and said, "Moses led us out of Egypt, but we don't know what has happened to him. Make us gods who will 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." NCV 2 Aaron said to the people, "Take off the gold earrings that your wives, sons, and 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." NCV 3 So all the people took their gold earrings and brought them to Aaron. NIV 3 So all the people took off their earrings and brought them to Aaron. NCV 4 He took the gold from the people and formed it with a tool and made a statue of a calf. Then the people said, "Israel, these are your gods who brought you out of the land 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." NCV 5 When Aaron saw all this, he built an altar before the calf and announced, "Tomorrow there will be a special feast 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." NCV 6 The people got up early the next morning and offered whole burnt offerings and fellowship offerings. They sat down to eat and drink, and then they got up and sinned sexually. 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. NCV 7 Then the Lord said to Moses, "Go down from this mountain, because your people, the people you brought out of the land of Egypt, have ruined themselves. NIV 7 Then the LORD said to Moses, "Go down, because your people, whom you brought up out of Egypt, have become corrupt. NCV 8 They have quickly turned away from the things I commanded them to do. They have made for themselves a calf covered with gold, and they have worshiped it and offered sacrifices to it. They have said, 'Israel, these are your gods who brought you 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.' NCV 9 The Lord said to Moses, "I have seen these people, and I know that they are very stubborn. NIV 9 "I have seen these people," the LORD said to Moses, "and they are a stiff-necked people. NCV 10 So now do not stop me. I am so angry with them that I am going to destroy them. Then I will make you and your descendants 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." NCV 11 But Moses begged the Lord his God and said, "Lord, don't let your anger destroy your people, whom you brought out of Egypt with your great power and strength. 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? NCV 12 Don't let the people of Egypt say, 'The Lord brought the Israelites out of Egypt for an evil purpose. He planned to kill them in the mountains and destroy them from the earth.' So stop being angry, and don't destroy 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. NCV 13 Remember the men who served you -- Abraham, Isaac, and Israel. You promised with an oath to them and said, 'I will make your descendants as many as the stars in the sky. I will give your descendants all this land that I have promised them, and it will be theirs 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.' " NCV 14 So the Lord changed his mind and did not destroy the people as he had said he might. NIV 14 Then the LORD relented and did not bring on his people the disaster he had threatened. NCV 15 Then Moses went down the mountain, and in his hands he had the two stone tablets with the Agreement on them. The commands were written on both sides of each stone, front and back. 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. NCV 16 God himself had made the tablets, and God himself had written the commands on the tablets. NIV 16 The tablets were the work of God; the writing was the writing of God, engraved on the tablets. NCV 17 When Joshua heard the sound of the people shouting, he said to Moses, "It sounds like war down 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." NCV 18 Moses answered: "It is not a shout of victory; it is not a cry of defeat. It is the sound of singing that I hear." 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." NCV 19 When Moses came close to the camp, he saw the gold calf and the dancing, and he became very angry. He threw down the stone tablets that he was carrying and broke them at the bottom of the mountain. 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. NCV 20 Then he took the calf that the people had made and melted it in the fire. He ground it into powder. Then he threw the powder into the water and forced the Israelites to 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. NCV 21 Moses said to Aaron, "What did these people do to you? Why did you cause them to do 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?" NCV 22 Aaron answered, "Don't be angry, master. You know that these people are always ready to do wrong. NIV 22 "Do not be angry, my lord," Aaron answered. "You know how prone these people are to evil. NCV 23 The people said to me, 'Moses led us out of Egypt, but we don't know what has happened to him. Make us gods who will 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.' NCV 24 So I told the people, 'Take off your gold jewelry.' When they gave me the gold, I threw it into the fire and out came this 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 !" NCV 25 Moses saw that the people were acting wildly. Aaron had let them get out of control and become fools 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. NCV 26 So Moses stood at the entrance to the camp and said, "Let anyone who wants to follow the Lord come to me." And all the people from the family of Levi gathered around Moses. 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. NCV 27 Then Moses said to them, "The Lord, the God of Israel, says this: 'Every man must put on his sword and go through the camp from one end to the other. Each man must kill his brother, his friend, and his neighbor.'" 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.' " NCV 28 The people from the family of Levi obeyed Moses, and that day about three thousand of the Israelites died. NIV 28 The Levites did as Moses commanded, and that day about three thousand of the people died. NCV 29 Then Moses said, "Today you have been given for service to the Lord. You were willing to kill your own sons and brothers, and God has blessed you for this." 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." NCV 30 The next day Moses told the people, "You have done a terrible sin. But now I will go up to the Lord. Maybe I can do something so your sins will be removed." 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." NCV 31 So Moses went back to the Lord and said, "How terribly these people have sinned! They have made for themselves gods from gold. 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. NCV 32 Now, please forgive them of this sin. If you will not, then erase 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." NCV 33 But the Lord told Moses, "I will erase from my book the names of the people who sin against me. NIV 33 The LORD replied to Moses, "Whoever has sinned against me I will blot out of my book. NCV 34 So now, go. Lead the people where I have told you, and my angel will lead you. When the time comes to punish, I will punish them 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." NCV 35 So the Lord caused terrible things to happen to the people because of what they did with the calf Aaron had made. NIV 35 And the LORD struck the people with a plague because of what they did with the calf Aaron had made.