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Deuteronomy 9:20

20 And the LORD was angry enough with Aaron to destroy him, but at that time I prayed for Aaron too.

Read Deuteronomy 9:20 Using Other Translations

And the LORD was very angry with Aaron to have destroyed him: and I prayed for Aaron also the same time.
And the LORD was so angry with Aaron that he was ready to destroy him. And I prayed for Aaron also at the same time.
The LORD was so angry with Aaron that he wanted to destroy him, too. But I prayed for Aaron, and the LORD spared him.

What does Deuteronomy 9:20 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Deuteronomy 9:20

And the Lord was very angry with Aaron, to have destroyed him,
&c.] For complying with the request of the people in making a calf for them, and for that miserable shift he made to excuse himself; which so provoked the Lord, that he threatened to destroy him, and he was in danger of being cut off, had it not been for the intercession of Moses:

and I prayed for Aaron also the same time:
who either was included in the general prayer for the people, ( Exodus 32:31 ) or a particular prayer was made for him, though not recorded, and which also succeeded.

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