Exodus 32:16

16 God himself had made the tablets and had engraved the commandments on them.

Exodus 32:16 Meaning and Commentary

Exodus 32:16

And the tables were the work of God
And not of angels or men; the stones were made and formed by God into the shape they were:

and the writing was the writing of God, graven upon the tables;
the letters in which the law was written were of his framing, devising, and engraving; and this was to show that this law was his own, and contained his mind and will; and to give the greater dignity and authority to it, and to deter men from breaking it.

Exodus 32:16 In-Context

14 So the Lord changed his mind and did not bring on his people the disaster he had threatened.
15 Moses went back down the mountain, carrying the two stone tablets with the commandments written on both sides.
16 God himself had made the tablets and had engraved the commandments on them.
17 Joshua heard the people shouting and said to Moses, "I hear the sound of battle in the camp."
18 Moses said, "That doesn't sound like a shout of victory or a cry of defeat; it's the sound of singing."