Exodus 32:33

33 The LORD replied to Moses, “Whoever has sinned against me I will blot out of my book.

Exodus 32:33 in Other Translations

33 And the LORD said unto Moses, Whosoever hath sinned against me, him will I blot out of my book.
33 But the LORD said to Moses, "Whoever has sinned against me, I will blot out of my book.
33 But the LORD replied to Moses, “No, I will erase the name of everyone who has sinned against me.
33 God said to Moses, "I'll only erase from my book those who sin against me.
33 The Lord replied to Moses: "Whoever has sinned against Me I will erase from My book.

Exodus 32:33 Meaning and Commentary

Exodus 32:33

And the Lord said unto Moses
In answer to his request:

whosoever hath sinned against me, him will I blot out of my book;
not that anyone that is really in the book of life is ever blotted out, or that anyone predestinated or ordained to eternal life ever perish: but some persons may think themselves, and they may seem to be written in that book, or to be among the number of God's elect, but are not, and turn out obstinate impenitent sinners, and live and die in impenitence and unbelief; when it will appear that their names were never written in it, which, is the same thing as to be blotted out of it, see ( Psalms 69:28 ) . Now by this answer the Lord does not absolutely refuse the request of Moses with respect to the people, though he does with regard to himself, and the blotting his name out of his book; and it is plain, by what follows, he meant to show mercy to the people, since he bids Moses go and lead them on towards Canaan, and promises an angel to go before them; though he reserves to himself a liberty to chastise this people for this sin, as he should have opportunity, along with others.

Exodus 32:33 In-Context

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.
32 But now, please forgive their sin—but if not, then blot me out of the book you have written.”
33 The LORD replied to Moses, “Whoever has sinned against me I will blot out of my book.
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.”
35 And the LORD struck the people with a plague because of what they did with the calf Aaron had made.

Cross References 1

  • 1. S Exodus 17:14; S Job 21:20; Revelation 3:5; Deuteronomy 29:20; Psalms 9:5
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