`And I turn, and come down from the mount, and the mount is burning with fire, and the two tables of the covenant on my two hands,
and I see, and lo, ye have sinned against Jehovah your God; ye have made to yourselves a molten calf; ye have turned aside hastily out of the way which Jehovah hath commanded you.
`And I lay hold on the two tables, and cast them out of my two hands, and break them before your eyes,
and I throw myself before Jehovah, as at first, forty days and forty nights; bread I have not eaten, and water I have not drunk, because of all your sins which ye have sinned, by doing the evil thing in the eyes of Jehovah, to make Him angry.
`For I have been afraid because of the anger and the fury with which Jehovah hath been wroth against you, to destroy you; and Jehovah doth hearken unto me also at this time.
`And with Aaron hath Jehovah shewed himself very angry, to destroy him, and I pray also for Aaron at that time;
and your sin, which ye have made -- the calf -- I have taken, and I burn it with fire, and beat it, grinding well till that it [is] small as dust, and I cast its dust unto the brook which is going down out of the mount.
`And in Taberah, and in Massah, and in Kibroth-Hattaavah, ye have been making Jehovah wroth:
and in Jehovah's sending you from Kadesh-Barnea, saying, Go up, and possess the land which I have given to you, then ye provoke the mouth of Jehovah your God, and have not given credence to Him, nor hearkened to His voice;
rebels ye have been with Jehovah from the day of my knowing you.
`And I throw myself before Jehovah, the forty days and the forty nights, as I had thrown myself, for Jehovah hath said -- to destroy you;