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Exodus 32

NKJV 1 Now when the people saw that Moses delayed coming down from the mountain, the people gathered together to Aaron, and said to him, "Come, make us gods that shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man who brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him." 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." NKJV 2 And Aaron said to them, "Break off the golden earrings which are in the ears of your wives, your sons, and your daughters, 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." NKJV 3 So all the people broke off the golden earrings which were in their ears, and brought them to Aaron. NIV 3 So all the people took off their earrings and brought them to Aaron. NKJV 4 And he received the gold from their hand, and he fashioned it with an engraving tool, and made a molded calf. Then they said, "This is your god, O Israel, that 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." NKJV 5 So when Aaron saw it, he built an altar before it. And Aaron made a proclamation and said, "Tomorrow is a feast to 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." NKJV 6 Then they rose early on the next day, offered burnt offerings, and brought peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play. 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. NKJV 7 And the Lord said to Moses, "Go, get down! For your people whom you brought out of the land of Egypt have corrupted themselves. NIV 7 Then the LORD said to Moses, "Go down, because your people, whom you brought up out of Egypt, have become corrupt. NKJV 8 They have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them. They have made themselves a molded calf, and worshiped it and sacrificed to it, and said, 'This is your god, O Israel, that brought you out of the land 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.' NKJV 9 And the Lord said to Moses, "I have seen this people, and indeed it is a stiff-necked people! NIV 9 "I have seen these people," the LORD said to Moses, "and they are a stiff-necked people. NKJV 10 Now therefore, let Me alone, that My wrath may burn hot against them and I may consume them. And I will make of you 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." NKJV 11 Then Moses pleaded with the Lord his God, and said: "Lord, why does Your wrath burn hot against Your people whom You have brought out of the land of Egypt with great power and with a mighty hand? 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? NKJV 12 Why should the Egyptians speak, and say, 'He brought them out to harm them, to kill them in the mountains, and to consume them from the face of the earth'? Turn from Your fierce wrath, and relent from this harm to 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. NKJV 13 Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, Your servants, to whom You swore by Your own self, and said to them, 'I will multiply your descendants as the stars of heaven; and all this land that I have spoken of I give to your descendants, and they shall inherit it 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.' " NKJV 14 So the Lord relented from the harm which He said He would do to His people. NIV 14 Then the LORD relented and did not bring on his people the disaster he had threatened. NKJV 15 And Moses turned and went down from the mountain, and the two tablets of the Testimony were in his hand. The tablets were written on both sides; on the one side and on the other they were written. 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. NKJV 16 Now the tablets were the work of God, and the writing was the writing of God engraved on the tablets. NIV 16 The tablets were the work of God; the writing was the writing of God, engraved on the tablets. NKJV 17 And when Joshua heard the noise of the people as they shouted, he said to Moses, "There is a noise of war 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." NKJV 18 But he said: "It is not the noise of the shout of victory, Nor the noise of the cry of defeat, But the sound of singing 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." NKJV 19 So it was, as soon as he came near the camp, that he saw the calf and the dancing. So Moses' anger became hot, and he cast the tablets out of his hands and broke them at the foot 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. NKJV 20 Then he took the calf which they had made, burned it in the fire, and ground it to powder; and he scattered it on the water and made the children 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. NKJV 21 And Moses said to Aaron, "What did this people do to you that you have brought so great a sin upon them?" NIV 21 He said to Aaron, "What did these people do to you, that you led them into such great sin?" NKJV 22 So Aaron said, "Do not let the anger of my lord become hot. You know the people, that they are set on evil. NIV 22 "Do not be angry, my lord," Aaron answered. "You know how prone these people are to evil. NKJV 23 For they said to me, 'Make us gods that shall go before us; as for this Moses, the man who brought us out of the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him.' 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.' NKJV 24 And I said to them, 'Whoever has any gold, let them break it off.' So they gave it to me, and I cast it into the fire, and this calf came out." 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 !" NKJV 25 Now when Moses saw that the people were unrestrained (for Aaron had not restrained them, to their shame among 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. NKJV 26 then Moses stood in the entrance of the camp, and said, "Whoever is on the Lord's side--come to me." And all the sons of Levi gathered themselves together to 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. NKJV 27 And he said to them, "Thus says the Lord God of Israel: 'Let every man put his sword on his side, and go in and out from entrance to entrance throughout the camp, and let every man kill his brother, every man his companion, and every man 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.' " NKJV 28 So the sons of Levi did according to the word of Moses. And about three thousand men of the people fell that day. NIV 28 The Levites did as Moses commanded, and that day about three thousand of the people died. NKJV 29 Then Moses said, "Consecrate yourselves today to the Lord, that He may bestow on you a blessing this day, for every man has opposed his son and his brother." 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." NKJV 30 Now it came to pass on the next day that Moses said to the people, "You have committed a great sin. So now I will go up to the Lord; perhaps I can make atonement 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." NKJV 31 Then Moses returned to the Lord and said, "Oh, these people have committed a great sin, and have made for themselves a god of 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. NKJV 32 Yet now, if You will forgive their sin--but if not, I pray, blot me out of Your book which You have written." NIV 32 But now, please forgive their sin--but if not, then blot me out of the book you have written." NKJV 33 And the Lord said to Moses, "Whoever has sinned against Me, I will blot him out of My book. NIV 33 The LORD replied to Moses, "Whoever has sinned against me I will blot out of my book. NKJV 34 Now therefore, go, lead the people to the place of which I have spoken to you. Behold, My Angel shall go before you. Nevertheless, in the day when I visit for punishment, I will visit punishment upon 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." NKJV 35 So the Lord plagued the people because of what they did with the calf which Aaron made. NIV 35 And the LORD struck the people with a plague because of what they did with the calf Aaron had made.