Why should the Egyptians be able to say that you led your people out of Egypt, planning to kill them in the mountains and destroy them completely? Stop being angry; change your mind and do not bring this disaster on your people.
Remember your servants Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Remember the solemn promise you made to them to give them as many descendants as there are stars in the sky and to give their descendants all that land you promised would be their possession forever."
So the Lord changed his mind and did not bring on his people the disaster he had threatened.
Moses went back down the mountain, carrying the two stone tablets with the commandments written on both sides.
God himself had made the tablets and had engraved the commandments on them.
Scripture taken from the Good News Translation - Second Edition, Copyright 1992 by American Bible Society. Used by Permission.