4 When the people heard these distressing words, they began to mourn and no one put on any ornaments.

Read Exodus 33:4 Using Other Translations

And when the people heard these evil tidings, they mourned: and no man did put on him his ornaments.
When the people heard this disastrous word, they mourned, and no one put on his ornaments.
When the people heard these stern words, they went into mourning and stopped wearing their jewelry and fine clothes.