Now therefore 1let me alone, that 2my wrath may burn hot against them and 3I may consume them, in order that 4I may make a great nation of you."
But 5Moses implored the LORD his God and said, "O 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?
126Why should the Egyptians say, 'With evil intent did he bring them out, to kill them in the mountains and to consume them from the face of the earth'? Turn from your burning anger and 7relent from this disaster against your people.
Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, your servants, to whom you 8swore by your own self, and said to them, 9'I will multiply your offspring as the stars of heaven, and all this land that I have promised I will give to your offspring, and they shall inherit it forever.'"
And the LORD 10relented from the disaster that he had spoken of bringing on his people.