28 The Levites did as Moses commanded, and that day about three thousand of the people died.

Read Exodus 32:28 Using Other Translations

And the children of Levi did according to the word of Moses: and there fell of the people that day about three thousand men.
And the sons of Levi did according to the word of Moses. And that day about three thousand men of the people fell.
The Levites obeyed Moses’ command, and about 3,000 people died that day.