Then the LORD said to Moses, "Leave this place, you and the people you brought up out of Egypt, and go up to the land I promised on oath1 to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, saying, 'I will give it to your descendants.'2
For the LORD had said to Moses, "Tell the Israelites, 'You are a stiff-necked people.9 If I were to go with you even for a moment, I might destroy10 you. Now take off your ornaments and I will decide what to do with you.' "