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Exodus 31 - 33


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Exodus 31

1 And Jehovah spake unto Moses, saying,

2 See, I have called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah:

3 and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship,

4 to devise skilful works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass,

5 and in cutting of stones for setting, and in carving of wood, to work in all manner of workmanship.

6 And I, behold, I have appointed with him Oholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan; and in the heart of all that are wise-hearted I have put wisdom, that they may make all that I have commanded thee:

7 the tent of meeting, and the ark of the testimony, and the mercy-seat that is thereupon, and all the furniture of the Tent,

8 and the table and its vessels, and the pure candlestick with all its vessels, and the altar of incense,

9 and the altar of burnt-offering with all its vessels, and the laver and its base,

10 and the finely wrought garments, and the holy garments for Aaron the priest, and the garments of his sons, to minister in the priest's office,

11 and the anointing oil, and the incense of sweet spices for the holy place: according to all that I have commanded thee shall they do.

12 And Jehovah spake unto Moses, saying,

13 Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily ye shall keep my sabbaths: for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am Jehovah who sanctifieth you.

14 Ye shall keep the sabbath therefore; for it is holy unto you: every one that profaneth it shall surely be put to death; for whosoever doeth any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people.

15 Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day is a sabbath of solemn rest, holy to Jehovah: whosoever doeth any work on the sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death.

16 Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant.

17 It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days Jehovah made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed.

18 And he gave unto Moses, when he had made an end of communing with him upon mount Sinai, the two tables of the testimony, tables of stone, written with the finger of God.

Exodus 32

1 And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down from the mount, the people gathered themselves together unto Aaron, and said unto him, Up, make us gods, which shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we know not what is become of him.

2 And Aaron said unto them, Break off the golden rings, which are in the ears of your wives, of your sons, and of your daughters, and bring them unto me.

3 And all the people brake off the golden rings which were in their ears, and brought them unto Aaron.

4 And he received it at their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool, and made it a molten calf: and they said, These are thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.

5 And when Aaron saw this, he built an altar before it; and Aaron made proclamation, and said, To-morrow shall be a feast to Jehovah.

6 And they rose up early on the morrow, and offered burnt-offerings, and brought peace-offerings; and the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play.

7 And Jehovah spake unto Moses, Go, get thee down; for thy people, that thou broughtest up out of the land of Egypt, have corrupted themselves:

8 they have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them: they have made them a molten calf, and have worshipped it, and have sacrificed unto it, and said, These are thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.

9 And Jehovah said unto Moses, I have seen this people, and, behold, it is a stiffnecked people:

10 now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may wax hot against them, and that I may consume them: and I will make of thee a great nation.

11 And Moses besought Jehovah his God, and said, Jehovah, why doth thy wrath wax hot against thy people, that thou hast brought forth out of the land of Egypt with great power and with a mighty hand?

12 Wherefore should the Egyptians speak, saying, For evil did he bring them forth, to slay them in the mountains, and to consume them from the face of the earth? Turn from thy fierce wrath, and repent of this evil against thy people.

13 Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, thy servants, to whom thou swarest by thine own self, and saidst unto them, I will multiply your seed as the stars of heaven, and all this land that I have spoken of will I give unto your seed, and they shall inherit it for ever.

14 And Jehovah repented of the evil which he said he would do unto his people.

15 And Moses turned, and went down from the mount, with the two tables of the testimony in his hand; tables that were written on both their sides; on the one side and on the other were they written.

16 And the tables were the work of God, and the writing was the writing of God, graven upon the tables.

17 And when Joshua heard the noise of the people as they shouted, he said unto Moses, There is a noise of war in the camp.

18 And he said, It is not the voice of them that shout for mastery, neither is it the voice of them that cry for being overcome; but the noise of them that sing do I hear.

19 And it came to pass, as soon as he came nigh unto the camp, that he saw the calf and the dancing: and Moses' anger waxed hot, and he cast the tables out of his hands, and brake them beneath the mount.

20 And he took the calf which they had made, and burnt it with fire, and ground it to powder, and strewed it upon the water, and made the children of Israel drink of it.

21 And Moses said unto Aaron, What did this people unto thee, that thou hast brought a great sin upon them?

22 And Aaron said, Let not the anger of my lord wax hot: thou knowest the people, that they are set on evil.

23 For they said unto me, Make us gods, which shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we know not what is become of him.

24 And I said unto them, Whosoever hath any gold, let them break it off: so they gave it me; and I cast it into the fire, and there came out this calf.

25 And when Moses saw that the people were broken loose, (for Aaron had let them loose for a derision among their enemies,)

26 then Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said, Whoso is on Jehovah's side, let him come unto me. And all the sons of Levi gathered themselves together unto him.

27 And he said unto them, Thus saith Jehovah, the God of Israel, Put ye every man his sword upon his thigh, and go to and fro from gate to gate throughout the camp, and slay every man his brother, and every man his companion, and every man his neighbor.

28 And the sons of Levi did according to the word of Moses: and there fell of the people that day about three thousand men.

29 And Moses said, Consecrate yourselves to-day to Jehovah, yea, every man against his son, and against his brother; that he may bestow upon you a blessing this day.

30 And it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses said unto the people, Ye have sinned a great sin: and now I will go up unto Jehovah; peradventure I shall make atonement for your sin.

31 And Moses returned unto Jehovah, and said, Oh, this people have sinned a great sin, and have made them gods of gold.

32 Yet now, if thou wilt forgive their sin -- ; and if not, blot me, I pray thee, out of thy book which thou hast written.

33 And Jehovah said unto Moses, Whosoever hath sinned against me, him will I blot out of my book.

34 And now go, lead the people unto the place of which I have spoken unto thee: behold, mine angel shall go before thee; nevertheless in the day when I visit, I will visit their sin upon them.

35 And Jehovah smote the people, because they made the calf, which Aaron made.

Exodus 33

1 And Jehovah spake unto Moses, Depart, go up hence, thou and the people that thou hast brought up out of the land of Egypt, unto the land of which I sware unto Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, saying, Unto thy seed will I give it:

2 and I will send an angel before thee; and I will drive out the Canaanite, the Amorite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite:

3 unto a land flowing with milk and honey: for I will not go up in the midst of thee, for thou art a stiffnecked people, lest I consume thee in the way.

4 And when the people heard these evil tidings, they mourned: and no man did put on him his ornaments.

5 And Jehovah said unto Moses, Say unto the children of Israel, Ye are a stiffnecked people; if I go up into the midst of thee for one moment, I shall consume thee: therefore now put off thy ornaments from thee, that I may know what to do unto thee.

6 And the children of Israel stripped themselves of their ornaments from mount Horeb onward.

7 Now Moses used to take the tent and to pitch it without the camp, afar off from the camp; and he called it, The tent of meeting. And it came to pass, that every one that sought Jehovah went out unto the tent of meeting, which was without the camp.

8 And it came to pass, when Moses went out unto the Tent, that all the people rose up, and stood, every man at his tent door, and looked after Moses, until he was gone into the Tent.

9 And it came to pass, when Moses entered into the Tent, the pillar of cloud descended, and stood at the door of the Tent: and Jehovah spake with Moses.

10 And all the people saw the pillar of cloud stand at the door of the Tent: and all the people rose up and worshipped, every man at his tent door.

11 And Jehovah spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend. And he turned again into the camp: but his minister Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man, departed not out of the Tent.

12 And Moses said unto Jehovah, See, thou sayest unto me, Bring up this people: and thou hast not let me know whom thou wilt send with me. Yet thou hast said, I know thee by name, and thou hast also found favor in my sight.

13 Now therefore, I pray thee, if I have found favor in thy sight, show me now thy ways, that I may know thee, to the end that I may find favor in thy sight: and consider that this nation is thy people.

14 And he said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest.

15 And he said unto him, If thy presence go not with me, carry us not up hence.

16 For wherein now shall it be known that I have found favor in thy sight, I and thy people? is it not in that thou goest with us, so that we are separated, I and thy people, from all the people that are upon the face of the earth?

17 And Jehovah said unto Moses, I will do this thing also that thou hast spoken; for thou hast found favor in my sight, and I know thee by name.

18 And he said, Show me, I pray thee, thy glory.

19 And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and will proclaim the name of Jehovah before thee; and I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy.

20 And he said, Thou canst not see my face; for man shall not see me and live.

21 and Jehovah said, Behold, there is a place by me, and thou shalt stand upon the rock:

22 and it shall come to pass, while my glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a cleft of the rock, and will cover thee with my hand until I have passed by:

23 and I will take away my hand, and thou shalt see my back; but my face shall not be seen.

Amplified

Exodus 31

1 AND THE Lord said to Moses,

2 See, I have called by name Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah.

3 And I have filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom {and} ability, in understanding {and} intelligence, and in knowledge, and in all kinds of craftsmanship,

4 To devise skillful works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in bronze,

5 And in cutting of stones for setting, and in carving of wood, to work in all kinds of craftsmanship.

6 And behold, I have appointed with him Aholiab son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan; and to all who are wisehearted I have given wisdom {and} ability to make all that I have commanded you:

7 The Tent of Meeting, the ark of the Testimony, the mercy seat that is on it, all the furnishings of the tent--

8 The table +[of the showbread+] and its utensils, the pure lampstand with all its utensils, the altar of incense,

9 The altar of burnt offering with all its utensils, the laver and its base--

10 The finely worked garments, the holy garments for Aaron the +[high+] priest and for his sons to minister as priests,

11 And the anointing oil and incense of sweet spices for the Holy Place. According to all that I have commanded you shall they do.

12 And the Lord said to Moses,

13 Say to the Israelites, Truly you shall keep My Sabbaths, for it is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I, the Lord, sanctify you +[set you apart for Myself+].

14 You shall keep the Sabbath therefore, for it is holy to you; everyone who profanes it shall surely be put to death; for whoever does work on the Sabbath shall be cut off from among his people.

15 Six days may work be done, but the seventh is the Sabbath of rest, sacred to the Lord; whoever does work on the Sabbath day shall surely be put to death.

16 Wherefore the Israelites shall keep the Sabbath to observe it throughout their generations, a perpetual covenant.

17 It is a sign between Me and the Israelites forever; for in six days the Lord made the heavens and earth, and on the seventh day He ceased and was refreshed.

18 And He gave to Moses, when He had ceased communing with him on Mount Sinai, the two tables of the Testimony, tables of stone, written with the finger of God.

Exodus 32

1 WHEN THE people saw that Moses delayed to come down from the mountain, +[they+] gathered together to Aaron, and said to him, Up, make us gods to go before us; as for this Moses, the man who brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him.

2 So Aaron replied, Take the gold rings from the ears of your wives, your sons, and daughters, and bring them to me.

3 So all the people took the gold rings from their ears and brought them to Aaron.

4 And he received the gold at their hand and fashioned it with a graving tool and made it a molten calf; and they said, These are your gods, O Israel, which brought you up out of the land of Egypt!

5 And when Aaron saw the molten calf, he built an altar before it; and Aaron made proclamation, and said, Tomorrow shall be a feast to the Lord.

6 And they rose up early the next day and offered burnt offerings and brought peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and drink and rose up to play.

7 The Lord said to Moses, Go down, for your people, whom you brought out of the land of Egypt, have corrupted themselves;

8 They have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them; they have made them a molten calf and have worshiped it and sacrificed to it, and said, These are your gods, O Israel, that brought you up out of the land of Egypt!

9 And the Lord said to Moses, I have seen this people, and behold, it is a stiff-necked people;

10 Now therefore let Me alone, that My wrath may burn hot against them and that I may destroy them; but I will make of you a great nation.

11 But Moses besought the Lord his God, and said, Lord, why does Your wrath blaze hot against Your people, whom You have brought forth out of the land of Egypt with great power and a mighty hand?

12 Why should the Egyptians say, For evil He brought them forth, to slay them in the mountains and consume them from the face of the earth? Turn from Your fierce wrath, and change Your mind concerning this evil against Your people.

13 +[Earnestly+] remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, Your servants, to whom You swore by Your own self and said to them, I will multiply your seed as the stars of the heavens, and all this land that I have spoken of will I give to your seed, and they shall

14 Then the Lord turned from the evil which He had thought to do to His people.

15 And Moses turned and went down from the mountain with the two tables of the Testimony in his hand, tables {or} tablets that were written on both sides.

16 The tables were the work of God; the writing was the writing of God, graven upon the tables.

17 And when Joshua heard the noise of the people as they shouted, he said to Moses, There is a noise of war in the camp.

18 But Moses said, It is not the sound of shouting for victory, neither is it the sound of the cry of the defeated, but the sound of singing that I hear.

19 And as soon as he came near to the camp he saw the calf and the dancing. And Moses' anger blazed hot and he cast the tables out of his hands and broke them at the foot of the mountain.

20 And he took the calf they had made and burned it in the fire, and ground it to powder and scattered it on the water and made the Israelites drink it.

21 And Moses said to Aaron, What did this people do to you, that you have brought so great a sin upon them?

22 And Aaron said, Let not the anger of my lord blaze hot; you know the people, that they are set on evil.

23 For they said to me, Make us gods which shall go before us; as for this Moses, the man who brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him.

24 I said to them, Those who have any gold, let them take it off. So they gave it to me; then I cast it into the fire, and there came out this calf.

25 And when Moses saw that the people were unruly {and} unrestrained (for Aaron had let them get out of control, so that they were a derision {and} object of shame among their enemies),

26 Then Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said, Whoever is on the Lord's side, let him come to me. And all the Levites +[the priestly tribe+] gathered together to him.

27 And he said to them, Thus says the Lord God of Israel, Every man put his sword on his side and go in and out from gate to gate throughout the camp and slay every man his brother, and every man his companion, and every man his neighbor.

28 And the sons of Levi did according to the word of Moses; and there fell of the people that day about 3000 men.

29 And Moses said +[to the Levites, By your obedience to God's command+] you have consecrated yourselves today +[as priests+] to the Lord, each man +[at the cost of being+] against his own son and his own brother, that the Lord may restore {and} bestow His blessing upon {you} this day.

30 The next day Moses said to the people, You have sinned a great sin. And now I will go up to the Lord; perhaps I can make atonement for your sin.

31 So Moses returned to the Lord, and said, Oh, these people have sinned a great sin and have made themselves gods of gold!

32 Yet now, if You will forgive their sin--and if not, blot me, I pray You, out of Your book which You have written!

33 But the Lord said to Moses, Whoever has sinned against Me, I will blot him +[not you+] out of My book.

34 But now go, lead the people to the place of which I have told you. Behold, My Angel shall go before you. Nevertheless, in the day when I punish I will visit their sin upon them!

35 And the Lord sent a plague upon the people because they made the calf which Aaron fashioned for them.

Exodus 33

1 THE LORD said to Moses, Depart, go up from here, you and the people whom you have brought from the land of Egypt, to the land which I swore to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, saying, To your descendants I will give it.

2 I will send an Angel before you, and I will drive out the Canaanite, Amorite, Hittite, Perizzite, Hivite, and Jebusite.

3 Go up to a land flowing with milk and honey; but I will not go up among you, for you are a stiff-necked people, lest I destroy you on the way.

4 When the people heard these evil tidings, they mourned and no man put on his ornaments.

5 For the Lord had said to Moses, Say to the Israelites, You are a stiff-necked people! If I should come among you for one moment, I would consume {and} destroy you. Now therefore +[penitently+] leave off your ornaments, that I may know what to do with you.

6 And the Israelites left off all their ornaments, from Mount Horeb onward.

7 Now Moses used to take +[his own+] tent and pitch it outside the camp, far off from the camp, and he called it the tent of meeting +[of God with His own people+]. And everyone who sought the Lord went out to +[that temporary+] tent of meeting which was outside the camp.

8 When Moses went out to the tent of meeting, all the people rose and stood, every man at his tent door, and looked after Moses until he had gone into the tent.

9 When Moses entered the tent, the pillar of cloud would descend and stand at the door of the tent, and the Lord would talk with Moses.

10 And all the people saw the pillar of cloud stand at the tent door, and all the people rose up and worshiped, every man at his tent door.

11 And the Lord spoke to Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his friend. Moses returned to the camp, but his minister Joshua son of Nun, a young man, did not depart from the +[temporary prayer+] tent.

12 Moses said to the Lord, See, You say to me, Bring up this people, but You have not let me know whom You will send with me. Yet You said, I know you by name and you have also found favor in My sight.

13 Now therefore, I pray You, if I have found favor in Your sight, show me now Your way, that I may know You +[progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with You, perceiving and recognizing and understanding more strongly and clearly+] and that I may find favor in Your sight. And +[Lord, do+] consider that this nation is Your people.

14 And the Lord said, My Presence shall go with you, and I will give you rest.

15 And Moses said to the Lord, If Your Presence does not go with me, do not carry us up from here!

16 For by what shall it be known that I and Your people have found favor in Your sight? Is it not in Your going with us so that we are distinguished, I and Your people, from all the other people upon the face of the earth?

17 And the Lord said to Moses, I will do this thing also that you have asked, for you have found favor, loving-kindness, {and} mercy in My sight and I know you personally {and} by name.

18 And Moses said, I beseech You, show me Your glory.

19 And God said, I will make all My goodness pass before you, and I will proclaim My name, THE LORD, before you; for I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy {and} loving-kindness on whom I will show mercy {and} loving-kindness.

20 But, He said, You can not see My face, for no man shall see Me and live.

21 And the Lord said, Behold, there is a place beside Me, and you shall stand upon the rock,

22 And while My glory passes by, I will put you in a cleft of the rock and cover you with My hand until I have passed by.

23 Then I will take away My hand and you shall see My back; but My face shall not be seen.

Basic Bible

Exodus 31

1 And the Lord said to Moses,

2 I have made selection of Bezalel, the son of Uri, by name, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah:

3 And I have given him the spirit of God and made him wise and full of knowledge and expert in every sort of handwork,

4 To do all sorts of delicate work in gold and silver and brass;

5 In cutting stones for framing, and to do every form of woodwork.

6 And I have made selection of Oholiab with him, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan; and in the hearts of all who are wise I have put the knowledge to make whatever I have given you orders to have made;

7 The Tent of meeting, and the ark of the law, and the cover which is on it, and all the things for the tent,

8 And the table with its vessels, and the holy light-support with all its vessels, and the altar for the burning of spices,

9 And the altar of burned offerings with all its vessels, and the washing-vessel with its base,

10 And the robes of needlework, the holy robes for Aaron and for his sons, for their use when acting as priests,

11 And the holy oil, and the perfume of sweet spices for the holy place; they will do whatever I have given you orders to have done.

12 And the Lord said to Moses,

13 Say to the children of Israel that they are to keep my Sabbaths; for the Sabbath day is a sign between me and you through all your generations; so that you may see that I am the Lord who makes you holy.

14 So you are to keep the Sabbath as a holy day; and anyone not honouring it will certainly be put to death: whoever does any work on that day will be cut off from his people.

15 Six days may work be done, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of complete rest, holy to the Lord; whoever does any work on the Sabbath day is to be put to death.

16 And the children of Israel are to keep the Sabbath holy, from generation to generation, by an eternal agreement.

17 It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever; because in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he took his rest and had pleasure in it.

18 And when his talk with Moses on Mount Sinai was ended, he gave him the two stones of the law, two stones on which was the writing made by the finger of God.

Exodus 32

1 And when the people saw that Moses was a long time coming down from the mountain, they all came to Aaron and said to him, Come, make us a god to go before us: as for this Moses, who took us up out of the land of Egypt, we have no idea what has become of him.

2 Then Aaron said to them, Take off the gold rings which are in the ears of your wives and your sons and your daughters, and give them to me.

3 And all the people took the gold rings from their ears and gave them to Aaron.

4 And he took the gold from them and, hammering it with an instrument, he made it into the metal image of a young ox: and they said, This is your god, O Israel, who took you out of the land of Egypt.

5 And when Aaron saw this, he made an altar before it, and made a public statement, saying, Tomorrow there will be a feast to the Lord.

6 So early on the day after they got up and made burned offerings and peace-offerings; and took their seats at the feast, and then gave themselves to pleasure.

7 And the Lord said to Moses, Go down quickly; for your people, whom you took out of the land of Egypt, are turned to evil ways;

8 Even now they are turned away from the rule I gave them, and have made themselves a metal ox and given worship to it and offerings, saying, This is your god, O Israel, who took you up out of the land of Egypt.

9 And the Lord said to Moses, I have been watching this people, and I see that they are a stiff-necked people.

10 Now do not get in my way, for my wrath is burning against them; I will send destruction on them, but of you I will make a great nation.

11 But Moses made prayer to God, saying, Lord, why is your wrath burning against your people whom you took out of the land of Egypt, with great power and with the strength of your hand?

12 Why let the Egyptians say, He took them out to an evil fate, to put them to death on the mountains, cutting them off from the earth? Let your wrath be turned away from them, and send not this evil on your people.

13 Have in mind Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, your servants, to whom you gave your oath, saying, I will make your seed like the stars of heaven in number, and all this land will I give to your seed, as I said, to be their heritage for ever.

14 So the Lord let himself be turned from his purpose of sending punishment on his people.

15 Then Moses came down the mountain with the two stones of the law in his hand; the stones had writing on their two sides, on the front and on the back.

16 The stones were the work of God, and the writing was the writing of God, cut on the stones.

17 Now when the noise and the voices of the people came to the ears of Joshua, he said to Moses, There is a noise of war in the tents.

18 And Moses said, It is not the voice of men who are overcoming in the fight, or the cry of those who have been overcome; it is the sound of songs which comes to my ear.

19 And when he came near the tents he saw the image of the ox, and the people dancing; and in his wrath Moses let the stones go from his hands, and they were broken at the foot of the mountain.

20 And he took the ox which they had made, burning it in the fire and crushing it to powder, and he put it in the water and made the children of Israel take a drink of it.

21 And Moses said to Aaron, What did the people do to you that you let this great sin come on them?

22 And Aaron said, Let not my lord be angry; you have seen how the purposes of this people are evil.

23 For they said to me, Make us a god to go before us: as for this Moses, who took us up out of the land of Egypt, we have no idea what has come to him.

24 Then I said to them, Whoever has any gold, let him take it off; so they gave it to me, and I put it in the fire, and this image of an ox came out.

25 And Moses saw that the people were out of control, for Aaron had let them loose to their shame before their haters:

26 Then Moses took his place at the way into the tents, and said, Whoever is on the Lord's side, let him come to me. And all the sons of Levi came together to him.

27 And he said to them, This is the word of the Lord, the God of Israel: Let every man take his sword at his side, and go from one end of the tents to the other, putting to death his brother and his friend and his neighbour.

28 And the sons of Levi did as Moses said; and about three thousand of the people were put to death that day.

29 And Moses said, You have made yourselves priests to the Lord this day; for every one of you has made the offering of his son and his brother; the blessing of the Lord is on you this day.

30 And on the day after, Moses said to the people, Great has been your sin: but I will go up to the Lord, and see if I may get forgiveness for your sin.

31 Then Moses went back to the Lord and said, This people has done a great sin, making themselves a god of gold;

32 But now, if you will give them forgiveness -- but if not, let my name be taken out of your book.

33 And the Lord said to Moses, Whoever has done evil against me will be taken out of my book.

34 But now, go, take the people into that place of which I have given you word; see, my angel will go before you: but when the time of my judging has come, I will send punishment on them for their sin.

35 And the Lord sent punishment on the people because they gave worship to the ox which Aaron made.

Exodus 33

1 And the Lord said to Moses, Go forward from this place, you and the people whom you have taken up out of the land of Egypt, to that land about which I made an oath to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, saying, To your seed will I give it.

2 And I will send an angel before you, driving out the Canaanite and the Amorite and the Hittite and the Perizzite and the Hivite and the Jebusite:

3 Go up to that land flowing with milk and honey; but I will not go up among you, for you are a stiff-necked people, for fear that I send destruction on you while you are on the way.

4 Hearing this bad news the people were full of grief, and no one put on his ornaments.

5 And the Lord said to Moses, Say to the children of Israel, You are a stiff-necked people: if I come among you, even for a minute, I will send destruction on you; so take off all your ornaments, so that I may see what to do with you.

6 So the children of Israel took off their ornaments at Mount Horeb, and did not put them on again.

7 Now it was Moses' way to put up the Tent of meeting outside the tent-circle, at some distance away; giving it the name of The Tent of meeting. And everyone desiring to make his prayer to the Lord went to the Tent of meeting outside the tent-circle.

8 And whenever Moses went out to the Tent of meeting, all the people got up and everyone went to the door of his tent, looking after Moses till he went inside the Tent.

9 And whenever Moses went into the Tent, the pillar of cloud came down, and took its place by the door of the Tent, as long as the Lord was talking with Moses.

10 And all the people saw the cloud at the door of the Tent, and they went down on their faces, everyone at the door of his tent.

11 And the Lord had talk with Moses face to face, as a man may have talk with his friend. And when Moses came back to the tents, his servant, the young man Joshua, the son of Nun, did not come away from the Tent.

12 And Moses said to the Lord, See, you say to me, Be this people's guide on their journey, but you have not made clear to me whom you will send with me. But you have said, I have knowledge of you by name, and you have grace in my eyes.

13 If then I have grace in your eyes, let me see your ways, so that I may have knowledge of you and be certain of your grace; and my prayer is that you will keep in mind that this nation is your people.

14 And he said, I myself will go with you and give you rest.

15 And Moses said, If you yourself are not going with us, do not send us on from here.

16 For is not the fact of your going with us the sign that I and this people have grace in your eyes, so that we, that is, I and your people, are separate from all other people on the face of the earth?

17 And the Lord said to Moses, I will do as you say: for you have grace in my eyes, and I have knowledge of you by your name.

18 And Moses said, O Lord, let me see your glory.

19 And he said, I will make all the light of my being come before you, and will make clear to you what I am; I will be kind to those to whom I will be kind, and have mercy on those on whom I will have mercy.

20 But it is not possible for you to see my face, for no man may see me and still go on living.

21 And the Lord said, See, there is a place near me, and you may take your place on the rock:

22 And when my glory goes by, I will put you in a hole in the rock, covering you with my hand till I have gone past:

23 Then I will take away my hand, and you will see my back: but my face is not to be seen.

Darby

Exodus 31

1 And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,

2 See, I have called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah,

3 and have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in every work,

4 to devise artistic work -- to work in gold, and in silver, and in copper,

5 and in cutting of stones, for setting, and for carving of timber -- to work in all manner of work.

6 And I, behold, I have given with him Aholiab the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan; and in the heart of every one that is wise-hearted have I given wisdom, that they may make all that I have commanded thee --

7 the tent of meeting and the ark of the testimony, and the mercy-seat that is thereupon, and all the utensils of the tent,

8 and the table and its utensils, and the pure lamp-stand and all its utensils, and the altar of incense;

9 and the altar of burnt-offering and all its utensils, and the laver and its stand;

10 and the garments of service, both the holy garments of Aaron the priest, and the garments of his sons, to serve as priests;

11 and the anointing oil, and the incense of fragrant drugs for the sanctuary: according to all that I have commanded thee shall they do.

12 And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,

13 And thou, speak thou unto the children of Israel, saying, Surely my sabbaths shall ye keep; for this is a sign between me and you throughout your generations, that ye may know that it is I, Jehovah, who do hallow you.

14 Keep the sabbath, therefore; for it is holy unto you; every one that profaneth it shall certainly be put to death: yea, whoever doeth work on it, that soul shall be cut off from among his peoples.

15 Six days shall work be done; but on the seventh day is the sabbath of rest, holy to Jehovah: whoever doeth work on the sabbath day shall certainly be put to death.

16 And the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations -- [it is] an everlasting covenant.

17 It shall be a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever; for [in] six days Jehovah made the heavens and the earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed.

18 And he gave to Moses, when he had ended speaking with him on mount Sinai, the two tables of testimony, tables of stone, written with the finger of God.

Exodus 32

1 And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down from the mountain, the people collected together to Aaron, and said to him, Up, make us a god, who will go before us; for this Moses, the man that has brought us up out of the land of Egypt, -- we do not know what is become of him!

2 And Aaron said to them, Break off the golden rings that are in the ears of your wives, of your sons, and of your daughters, and bring [them] to me.

3 Then all the people broke off the golden rings that were in their ears, and brought [them] to Aaron.

4 And he took [them] out of their hand, and fashioned it with a chisel and made of it a molten calf: and they said, This is thy god, Israel, who has brought thee up out of the land of Egypt!

5 And Aaron saw [it], and built an altar before it; and Aaron made a proclamation, and said, To-morrow is a feast to Jehovah!

6 And they rose up early on the morrow, and offered up burnt-offerings, and brought peace-offerings; and the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to sport.

7 Then Jehovah said to Moses, Away, go down! for thy people, which thou hast brought out of the land of Egypt, is acting corruptly.

8 They have turned aside quickly out of the way that I commanded them: they have made themselves a molten calf, and have bowed down to it, and have sacrificed thereunto, and said, This is thy god, Israel, who has brought thee up out of the land of Egypt!

9 And Jehovah said to Moses, I see this people, and behold, it is a stiff-necked people.

10 And now let me alone, that my anger may burn against them, and I may consume them; and I will make of thee a great nation.

11 And Moses besought Jehovah his God, and said, Why, Jehovah, doth thy wrath burn against thy people, which thou hast brought forth out of the land of Egypt with great power and with a strong hand?

12 Why should the Egyptians speak, and say, For misfortune he has brought them out, to slay them on the mountains, and to annihilate them from the face of the earth? Turn from the heat of thine anger, and repent of this evil against thy people!

13 Remember Abraham, Isaac and Israel, thy servants, to whom thou sworest by thyself, and saidst to them, I will multiply your seed as the stars of heaven, and all this land that I have spoken of will I give to your seed, and they shall possess [it] for ever!

14 And Jehovah repented of the evil that he had said he would do to his people.

15 And Moses turned and went down from the mountain, [with] the two tables of the testimony in his hand -- tables written on both their sides: on this side and on that were they written.

16 And the tables [were] God's work, and the writing was God's writing, engraven on the tables.

17 And Joshua heard the noise of the people as they shouted, and said to Moses, There is a shout of war in the camp.

18 And he said, It is not the sound of a shout of victory, neither is it the sound of a shout of defeat: it is the noise of alternate singing I hear.

19 And it came to pass, when he came near the camp, and saw the calf and the dancing, that Moses' anger burned, and he cast the tables out of his hands, and shattered them beneath the mountain.

20 And he took the calf that they had made, and burned [it] with fire, and ground it to powder, and strewed [it] on the water, and made the children of Israel drink [it].

21 And Moses said to Aaron, What has this people done to thee, that thou hast brought so great a sin on them?

22 And Aaron said, Let not the anger of my lord burn! thou knowest the people, that they are [set] on mischief.

23 And they said to me, Make us a god, who will go before us; for this Moses, the man that has brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we do not know what is become of him!

24 And I said to them, Who has gold? They broke [it] off, and gave [it] me, and I cast it into the fire, and there came out this calf.

25 And Moses saw the people how they were stripped; for Aaron had stripped them to [their] shame before their adversaries.

26 And Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said, He that is for Jehovah, [let him come] to me. And all the sons of Levi gathered to him.

27 And he said to them, Thus saith Jehovah, the God of Israel: Put every man his sword upon his hip; go and return from gate to gate through the camp, and slay every man his brother, and every man his friend, and every man his neighbour.

28 And the sons of Levi did according to the word of Moses; and there fell of the people that day about three thousand men.

29 And Moses said, Consecrate yourselves to-day to Jehovah, yea, every man with his son, and with his brother, and bring on yourselves a blessing to-day.

30 And it came to pass the next day, that Moses said to the people, Ye have sinned a great sin. And now I will go up to Jehovah: perhaps I shall make atonement for your sin.

31 And Moses returned to Jehovah, and said, Alas, this people has sinned a great sin, and they have made themselves a god of gold!

32 And now, if thou wilt forgive their sin ... but if not, blot me, I pray thee, out of thy book that thou hast written.

33 And Jehovah said to Moses, Whoever hath sinned against me, him will I blot out of my book.

34 And now go, lead the people whither I have told thee: behold, my Angel shall go before thee; but in the day of my visiting I will visit their sin upon them.

35 And Jehovah smote the people, because they made the calf, which Aaron had made.

Exodus 33

1 And Jehovah said to Moses, Depart, go up hence, thou and the people that thou hast brought up out of the land of Egypt, into the land that I swore unto Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, saying, Unto thy seed will I give it,

2 (and I will send an angel before thee, and dispossess the Canaanite, the Amorite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite,)

3 into a land flowing with milk and honey; for I will not go up in the midst of thee, for thou art a stiff-necked people, -- lest I consume thee on the way.

4 And when the people heard this evil word, they mourned; and no man put on his ornaments.

5 Now Jehovah had said to Moses, Say unto the children of Israel, Ye are a stiff-necked people: in one moment I will come up into the midst of thee and will consume thee. And now put off thine ornaments from thee, and I will know what I will do unto thee.

6 And the children of Israel stripped themselves of their ornaments at mount Horeb.

7 And Moses took the tent, and pitched it outside the camp, far from the camp, and called it the Tent of meeting. And it came to pass [that] every one who sought Jehovah went out to the tent of meeting which was outside the camp.

8 And it came to pass, when Moses went out to the tent, all the people rose up, and stood every man at the entrance of his tent, and they looked after Moses until he entered into the tent.

9 And it came to pass when Moses entered into the tent, the pillar of cloud descended, and stood at the entrance of the tent, and [Jehovah] talked with Moses.

10 And all the people saw the pillar of cloud standing at the entrance of the tent; and all the people rose and worshipped, every man at the entrance of his tent.

11 And Jehovah spoke with Moses face to face, as a man speaks with his friend. And he returned to the camp; but his attendant, Joshua the son of Nun, a young man, departed not from within the tent.

12 And Moses said to Jehovah, Behold, thou sayest unto me, Bring up this people; but thou dost not let me know whom thou wilt send with me; and thou hast said, I know thee by name, and thou hast also found grace in mine eyes.

13 And now, if indeed I have found grace in thine eyes, make me now to know thy way, that I may know thee, that I may find grace in thine eyes; and consider that this nation is thy people!

14 And he said, My presence shall go, and I will give thee rest.

15 And he said to him, If thy presence do not go, bring us not up hence.

16 And how shall it be known then that I have found grace in thine eyes -- I and thy people? [Is it] not by thy going with us? so shall we be distinguished, I and thy people, from every people that is on the face of the earth.

17 And Jehovah said to Moses, I will do this thing also that thou hast said; for thou hast found grace in mine eyes, and I know thee by name.

18 And he said, Let me, I pray thee, see thy glory.

19 And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thy face, and I will proclaim the name of Jehovah before thee; and I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and I will shew mercy on whom I will shew mercy.

20 And he said, Thou canst not see my face; for Man shall not see me, and live.

21 And Jehovah said, Behold, [there is] a place by me: there shalt thou stand on the rock.

22 And it shall come to pass, when my glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a cleft of the rock, and will cover thee with my hand, until I have passed by.

23 And I will take away my hand, and thou shalt see me from behind; but my face shall not be seen.

King James Version

Exodus 31

1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

2 See, I have called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah:

3 And I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship,

4 To devise cunning works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass,

5 And in cutting of stones, to set them, and in carving of timber, to work in all manner of workmanship.

6 And I, behold, I have given with him Aholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan: and in the hearts of all that are wise hearted I have put wisdom, that they may make all that I have commanded thee;

7 The tabernacle of the congregation, and the ark of the testimony, and the mercy seat that is thereupon, and all the furniture of the tabernacle,

8 And the table and his furniture, and the pure candlestick with all his furniture, and the altar of incense,

9 And the altar of burnt offering with all his furniture, and the laver and his foot,

10 And the cloths of service, and the holy garments for Aaron the priest, and the garments of his sons, to minister in the priest's office,

11 And the anointing oil, and sweet incense for the holy place: according to all that I have commanded thee shall they do.

12 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

13 Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily my sabbaths ye shall keep: for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am the LORD that doth sanctify you.

14 Ye shall keep the sabbath therefore; for it is holy unto you: every one that defileth it shall surely be put to death: for whosoever doeth any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people.

15 Six days may work be done; but in the seventh is the sabbath of rest, holy to the LORD: whosoever doeth any work in the sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death.

16 Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant.

17 It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed.

18 And he gave unto Moses, when he had made an end of communing with him upon mount Sinai, two tables of testimony, tables of stone, written with the finger of God.

Exodus 32

1 And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down out of the mount, the people gathered themselves together unto Aaron, and said unto him, Up, make us gods, which shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him.

2 And Aaron said unto them, Break off the golden earrings, which are in the ears of your wives, of your sons, and of your daughters, and bring them unto me.

3 And all the people brake off the golden earrings which were in their ears, and brought them unto Aaron.

4 And he received them at their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool, after he had made it a molten calf: and they said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.

5 And when Aaron saw it, he built an altar before it; and Aaron made proclamation, and said, To morrow is a feast to the LORD.

6 And they rose up early on the morrow, and offered burnt offerings, and brought peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play.

7 And the LORD said unto Moses, Go, get thee down; for thy people, which thou broughtest out of the land of Egypt, have corrupted themselves:

8 They have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them: they have made them a molten calf, and have worshipped it, and have sacrificed thereunto, and said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which have brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.

9 And the LORD said unto Moses, I have seen this people, and, behold, it is a stiffnecked people:

10 Now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may wax hot against them, and that I may consume them: and I will make of thee a great nation.

11 And Moses besought the LORD his God, and said, LORD, why doth thy wrath wax hot against thy people, which thou hast brought forth out of the land of Egypt with great power, and with a mighty hand?

12 Wherefore should the Egyptians speak, and say, For mischief did he bring them out, to slay them in the mountains, and to consume them from the face of the earth? Turn from thy fierce wrath, and repent of this evil against thy people.

13 Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, thy servants, to whom thou swarest by thine own self, and saidst unto them, I will multiply your seed as the stars of heaven, and all this land that I have spoken of will I give unto your seed, and they shall inherit it for ever.

14 And the LORD repented of the evil which he thought to do unto his people.

15 And Moses turned, and went down from the mount, and the two tables of the testimony were in his hand: the tables were written on both their sides; on the one side and on the other were they written.

16 And the tables were the work of God, and the writing was the writing of God, graven upon the tables.

17 And when Joshua heard the noise of the people as they shouted, he said unto Moses, There is a noise of war in the camp.

18 And he said, It is not the voice of them that shout for mastery, neither is it the voice of them that cry for being overcome: but the noise of them that sing do I hear.

19 And it came to pass, as soon as he came nigh unto the camp, that he saw the calf, and the dancing: and Moses' anger waxed hot, and he cast the tables out of his hands, and brake them beneath the mount.

20 And he took the calf which they had made, and burnt it in the fire, and ground it to powder, and strawed it upon the water, and made the children of Israel drink of it.

21 And Moses said unto Aaron, What did this people unto thee, that thou hast brought so great a sin upon them?

22 And Aaron said, Let not the anger of my lord wax hot: thou knowest the people, that they are set on mischief.

23 For they said unto me, Make us gods, which shall go before us: for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him.

24 And I said unto them, Whosoever hath any gold, let them break it off. So they gave it me: then I cast it into the fire, and there came out this calf.

25 And when Moses saw that the people were naked; (for Aaron had made them naked unto their shame among their enemies:)

26 Then Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said, Who is on the LORD's side? let him come unto me. And all the sons of Levi gathered themselves together unto him.

27 And he said unto them, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Put every man his sword by his side, and go in and out from gate to gate throughout the camp, and slay every man his brother, and every man his companion, and every man his neighbour.

28 And the children of Levi did according to the word of Moses: and there fell of the people that day about three thousand men.

29 For Moses had said, Consecrate yourselves today to the LORD, even every man upon his son, and upon his brother; that he may bestow upon you a blessing this day.

30 And it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses said unto the people, Ye have sinned a great sin: and now I will go up unto the LORD; peradventure I shall make an atonement for your sin.

31 And Moses returned unto the LORD, and said, Oh, this people have sinned a great sin, and have made them gods of gold.

32 Yet now, if thou wilt forgive their sin--; and if not, blot me, I pray thee, out of thy book which thou hast written.

33 And the LORD said unto Moses, Whosoever hath sinned against me, him will I blot out of my book.

34 Therefore now go, lead the people unto the place of which I have spoken unto thee: behold, mine Angel shall go before thee: nevertheless in the day when I visit I will visit their sin upon them.

35 And the LORD plagued the people, because they made the calf, which Aaron made.

Exodus 33

1 And the LORD said unto Moses, Depart, and go up hence, thou and the people which thou hast brought up out of the land of Egypt, unto the land which I sware unto Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, saying, Unto thy seed will I give it:

2 And I will send an angel before thee; and I will drive out the Canaanite, the Amorite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite:

3 Unto a land flowing with milk and honey: for I will not go up in the midst of thee; for thou art a stiffnecked people: lest I consume thee in the way.

4 And when the people heard these evil tidings, they mourned: and no man did put on him his ornaments.

5 For the LORD had said unto Moses, Say unto the children of Israel, Ye are a stiffnecked people: I will come up into the midst of thee in a moment, and consume thee: therefore now put off thy ornaments from thee, that I may know what to do unto thee.

6 And the children of Israel stripped themselves of their ornaments by the mount Horeb.

7 And Moses took the tabernacle, and pitched it without the camp, afar off from the camp, and called it the Tabernacle of the congregation. And it came to pass, that every one which sought the LORD went out unto the tabernacle of the congregation, which was without the camp.

8 And it came to pass, when Moses went out unto the tabernacle, that all the people rose up, and stood every man at his tent door, and looked after Moses, until he was gone into the tabernacle.

9 And it came to pass, as Moses entered into the tabernacle, the cloudy pillar descended, and stood at the door of the tabernacle, and the Lord talked with Moses.

10 And all the people saw the cloudy pillar stand at the tabernacle door: and all the people rose up and worshipped, every man in his tent door.

11 And the LORD spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend. And he turned again into the camp: but his servant Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man, departed not out of the tabernacle.

12 And Moses said unto the LORD, See, thou sayest unto me, Bring up this people: and thou hast not let me know whom thou wilt send with me. Yet thou hast said, I know thee by name, and thou hast also found grace in my sight.

13 Now therefore, I pray thee, if I have found grace in thy sight, shew me now thy way, that I may know thee, that I may find grace in thy sight: and consider that this nation is thy people.

14 And he said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest.

15 And he said unto him, If thy presence go not with me, carry us not up hence.

16 For wherein shall it be known here that I and thy people have found grace in thy sight? is it not in that thou goest with us? so shall we be separated, I and thy people, from all the people that are upon the face of the earth.

17 And the LORD said unto Moses, I will do this thing also that thou hast spoken: for thou hast found grace in my sight, and I know thee by name.

18 And he said, I beseech thee, shew me thy glory.

19 And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the LORD before thee; and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will shew mercy on whom I will shew mercy.

20 And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live.

21 And the LORD said, Behold, there is a place by me, and thou shalt stand upon a rock:

22 And it shall come to pass, while my glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a clift of the rock, and will cover thee with my hand while I pass by:

23 And I will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my back parts: but my face shall not be seen.

Latin Vulgate

Exodus 31

1 locutusque est Dominus ad Mosen dicens

2 ecce vocavi ex nomine Beselehel filium Uri filii Hur de tribu Iuda

3 et implevi eum spiritu Dei sapientia intellegentia et scientia in omni opere

4 ad excogitandum fabre quicquid fieri potest ex auro et argento et aere

5 marmore et gemmis et diversitate lignorum

6 dedique ei socium Hooliab filium Achisamech de tribu Dan et in corde omnis eruditi posui sapientiam ut faciant cuncta quae praecepi tibi

7 tabernaculum foederis et arcam testimonii et propitiatorium quod super eam est et cuncta vasa tabernaculi

8 mensamque et vasa eius candelabrum purissimum cum vasis suis et altaria thymiamatis

9 et holocausti et omnia vasa eorum labium cum basi sua

10 vestes sanctas in ministerio Aaron sacerdoti et filiis eius ut fungantur officio suo in sacris

11 oleum unctionis et thymiama aromatum in sanctuario omnia quae praecepi tibi facient

12 et locutus est Dominus ad Mosen dicens

13 loquere filiis Israhel et dices ad eos videte ut sabbatum meum custodiatis quia signum est inter me et vos in generationibus vestris ut sciatis quia ego Dominus qui sanctifico vos

14 custodite sabbatum sanctum est enim vobis qui polluerit illud morte morietur qui fecerit in eo opus peribit anima illius de medio populi sui

15 sex diebus facietis opus in die septimo sabbatum est requies sancta Domino omnis qui fecerit opus in hac die morietur

16 custodiant filii Israhel sabbatum et celebrent illud in generationibus suis pactum est sempiternum

17 inter me et filios Israhel signumque perpetuum sex enim diebus fecit Dominus caelum et terram et in septimo ab opere cessavit

18 dedit quoque Mosi conpletis huiuscemodi sermonibus in monte Sinai duas tabulas testimonii lapideas scriptas digito Dei

Exodus 32

1 videns autem populus quod moram faceret descendendi de monte Moses congregatus adversus Aaron ait surge fac nobis deos qui nos praecedant Mosi enim huic viro qui nos eduxit de terra Aegypti ignoramus quid acciderit

2 dixitque ad eos Aaron tollite inaures aureas de uxorum filiorumque et filiarum vestrarum auribus et adferte ad me

3 fecit populus quae iusserat deferens inaures ad Aaron

4 quas cum ille accepisset formavit opere fusorio et fecit ex eis vitulum conflatilem dixeruntque hii sunt dii tui Israhel qui te eduxerunt de terra Aegypti

5 quod cum vidisset Aaron aedificavit altare coram eo et praeconis voce clamavit dicens cras sollemnitas Domini est

6 surgentesque mane obtulerunt holocausta et hostias pacificas et sedit populus comedere ac bibere et surrexerunt ludere

7 locutus est autem Dominus ad Mosen vade descende peccavit populus tuus quem eduxisti de terra Aegypti

8 recesserunt cito de via quam ostendisti eis feceruntque sibi vitulum conflatilem et adoraverunt atque immolantes ei hostias dixerunt isti sunt dii tui Israhel qui te eduxerunt de terra Aegypti

9 rursumque ait Dominus ad Mosen cerno quod populus iste durae cervicis sit

10 dimitte me ut irascatur furor meus contra eos et deleam eos faciamque te in gentem magnam

11 Moses autem orabat Dominum Deum suum dicens cur Domine irascitur furor tuus contra populum tuum quem eduxisti de terra Aegypti in fortitudine magna et in manu robusta

12 ne quaeso dicant Aegyptii callide eduxit eos ut interficeret in montibus et deleret e terra quiescat ira tua et esto placabilis super nequitia populi tui

13 recordare Abraham Isaac et Israhel servorum tuorum quibus iurasti per temet ipsum dicens multiplicabo semen vestrum sicut stellas caeli et universam terram hanc de qua locutus sum dabo semini vestro et possidebitis eam semper

14 placatusque est Dominus ne faceret malum quod locutus fuerat adversus populum suum

15 et reversus est Moses de monte portans duas tabulas testimonii manu scriptas ex utraque parte

16 et factas opere Dei scriptura quoque Dei erat sculpta in tabulis

17 audiens autem Iosue tumultum populi vociferantis dixit ad Mosen ululatus pugnae auditur in castris

18 qui respondit non est clamor adhortantium ad pugnam neque vociferatio conpellentium ad fugam sed vocem cantantium ego audio

19 cumque adpropinquasset ad castra vidit vitulum et choros iratusque valde proiecit de manu tabulas et confregit eas ad radices montis

20 arripiensque vitulum quem fecerant conbusit et contrivit usque ad pulverem quem sparsit in aqua et dedit ex eo potum filiis Israhel

21 dixitque ad Aaron quid tibi fecit hic populus ut induceres super eum peccatum maximum

22 cui ille respondit ne indignetur dominus meus tu enim nosti populum istum quod pronus sit ad malum

23 dixerunt mihi fac nobis deos qui praecedant nos huic enim Mosi qui nos eduxit de terra Aegypti nescimus quid acciderit

24 quibus ego dixi quis vestrum habet aurum tulerunt et dederunt mihi et proieci illud in ignem egressusque est hic vitulus

25 videns ergo Moses populum quod esset nudatus spoliaverat enim eum Aaron propter ignominiam sordis et inter hostes nudum constituerat

26 et stans in porta castrorum ait si quis est Domini iungatur mihi congregatique sunt ad eum omnes filii Levi

27 quibus ait haec dicit Dominus Deus Israhel ponat vir gladium super femur suum ite et redite de porta usque ad portam per medium castrorum et occidat unusquisque fratrem et amicum et proximum suum

28 fecerunt filii Levi iuxta sermonem Mosi cecideruntque in die illo quasi tria milia hominum

29 et ait Moses consecrastis manus vestras hodie Domino unusquisque in filio et fratre suo ut detur vobis benedictio

30 facto autem die altero locutus est Moses ad populum peccastis peccatum maximum ascendam ad Dominum si quo modo eum quivero deprecari pro scelere vestro

31 reversusque ad Dominum ait obsecro peccavit populus iste peccatum magnum feceruntque sibi deos aureos aut dimitte eis hanc noxam

32 aut si non facis dele me de libro tuo quem scripsisti

33 cui respondit Dominus qui peccaverit mihi delebo eum de libro meo

34 tu autem vade et duc populum istum quo locutus sum tibi angelus meus praecedet te ego autem in die ultionis visitabo et hoc peccatum eorum

35 percussit ergo Dominus populum pro reatu vituli quem fecit Aaron

Exodus 33

1 locutusque est Dominus ad Mosen vade ascende de loco isto tu et populus tuus quem eduxisti de terra Aegypti in terram quam iuravi Abraham Isaac et Iacob dicens semini tuo dabo eam

2 et mittam praecursorem tui angelum ut eiciam Chananeum et Amorreum et Hettheum et Ferezeum et Eveum et Iebuseum

3 et intres in terram fluentem lacte et melle non enim ascendam tecum quia populus durae cervicis est ne forte disperdam te in via

4 audiens populus sermonem hunc pessimum luxit et nullus ex more indutus est cultu suo

5 dixitque Dominus ad Mosen loquere filiis Israhel populus durae cervicis es semel ascendam in medio tui et delebo te iam nunc depone ornatum tuum ut sciam quid faciam tibi

6 deposuerunt ergo filii Israhel ornatum suum a monte Horeb

7 Moses quoque tollens tabernaculum tetendit extra castra procul vocavitque nomen eius tabernaculum foederis et omnis populus qui habebat aliquam quaestionem egrediebatur ad tabernaculum foederis extra castra

8 cumque egrederetur Moses ad tabernaculum surgebat universa plebs et stabat unusquisque in ostio papilionis sui aspiciebantque tergum Mosi donec ingrederetur tentorium

9 ingresso autem illo tabernaculum foederis descendebat columna nubis et stabat ad ostium loquebaturque cum Mosi

10 cernentibus universis quod columna nubis staret ad ostium tabernaculi stabantque ipsi et adorabant per fores tabernaculorum suorum

11 loquebatur autem Dominus ad Mosen facie ad faciem sicut loqui solet homo ad amicum suum cumque ille reverteretur in castra minister eius Iosue filius Nun puer non recedebat de tabernaculo

12 dixit autem Moses ad Dominum praecipis ut educam populum istum et non indicas mihi quem missurus es mecum praesertim cum dixeris novi te ex nomine et invenisti gratiam coram me

13 si ergo inveni gratiam in conspectu tuo ostende mihi viam tuam ut sciam te et inveniam gratiam ante oculos tuos respice populum tuum gentem hanc

14 dixitque Dominus facies mea praecedet te et requiem dabo tibi

15 et ait Moses si non tu ipse praecedes ne educas nos de loco isto

16 in quo enim scire poterimus ego et populus tuus invenisse nos gratiam in conspectu tuo nisi ambulaveris nobiscum ut glorificemur ab omnibus populis qui habitant super terram

17 dixit autem Dominus ad Mosen et verbum istud quod locutus es faciam invenisti enim gratiam coram me et te ipsum novi ex nomine

18 qui ait ostende mihi gloriam tuam

19 respondit ego ostendam omne bonum tibi et vocabo in nomine Domini coram te et miserebor cui voluero et clemens ero in quem mihi placuerit

20 rursumque ait non poteris videre faciem meam non enim videbit me homo et vivet

21 et iterum ecce inquit est locus apud me stabis super petram

22 cumque transibit gloria mea ponam te in foramine petrae et protegam dextera mea donec transeam

23 tollamque manum meam et videbis posteriora mea faciem autem meam videre non poteris

NASB 1977

Exodus 31

1 Now the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

2 ``See, I have called by name Bezalel, the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah.

3 ``And I have filled him with the Spirit of God in wisdom, in understanding, in knowledge, and in all {kinds of} craftsmanship,

4 to make artistic designs for work in gold, in silver, and in bronze,

5 and in the cutting of stones for settings, and in the carving of wood, that he may work in all {kinds of} craftsmanship.

6 ``And behold, I Myself have appointed with him Oholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan; and in the hearts of all who are skillful I have put skill, that they may make all that I have commanded you:

7 the tent of meeting, and the ark of testimony, and the mercy seat upon it, and all the furniture of the tent,

8 the table also and its utensils, and the pure {gold} lampstand with all its utensils, and the altar of incense,

9 the altar of burnt offering also with all its utensils, and the laver and its stand,

10 the woven garments as well, and the holy garments for Aaron the priest, and the garments of his sons, {with which} to carry on their priesthood;

11 the anointing oil also, and the fragrant incense for the holy place, they are to make {them} according to all that I have commanded you."

12 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

13 ``But as for you, speak to the sons of Israel, saying, `You shall surely observe My sabbaths; for {this} is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I am the LORD who sanctifies you.

14 `Therefore you are to observe the sabbath, for it is holy to you. Everyone who profanes it shall surely be put to death; for whoever does any work on it, that person shall be cut off from among his people.

15 `For six days work may be done, but on the seventh day there is a sabbath of complete rest, holy to the LORD; whoever does any work on the sabbath day shall surely be put to death.

16 `So the sons of Israel shall observe the sabbath, to celebrate the sabbath throughout their generations as a perpetual covenant.'

17 ``It is a sign between Me and the sons of Israel forever; for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, but on the seventh day He ceased {from labor,} and was refreshed."

18 And when He had finished speaking with him upon Mount Sinai, He gave Moses the two tablets of the testimony, tablets of stone, written by the finger of God.

Exodus 32

1 Now when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down from the mountain, the people assembled about Aaron, and said to him, ``Come, make us a god who will go before us; as for this Moses, the man who brought us up from the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him."

2 And Aaron said to them, ``Tear off the gold rings which are in the ears of your wives, your sons, and your daughters, and bring {them} to me."

3 Then all the people tore off the gold rings which were in their ears, and brought {them} to Aaron.

4 And he took {this} from their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool, and made it into a molten calf; and they said, ``This is your god, O Israel, who brought you up from the land of Egypt."

5 Now when Aaron saw {this,} he built an altar before it; and Aaron made a proclamation and said, ``Tomorrow {shall be} a feast to the LORD."

6 So the next day they rose early and offered burnt offerings, and brought peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play.

7 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, ``Go down at once, for your people, whom you brought up from the land of Egypt, have corrupted {themselves.}

8 ``They have quickly turned aside from the way which I commanded them. They have made for themselves a molten calf, and have worshiped it, and have sacrificed to it, and said, `This is your god, O Israel, who brought you up from the land of Egypt!'"

9 And the LORD said to Moses, ``I have seen this people, and behold, they are an obstinate people.

10 ``Now then let Me alone, that My anger may burn against them, and that I may destroy them; and I will make of you a great nation."

11 Then Moses entreated the LORD his God, and said, ``O LORD, why doth Thine anger burn against Thy people whom Thou hast brought out from the land of Egypt with great power and with a mighty hand?

12 ``Why should the Egyptians speak, saying, `With evil {intent} He brought them out to kill them in the mountains and to destroy them from the face of the earth'? Turn from Thy burning anger and change Thy mind about {doing} harm to Thy people.

13 ``Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, Thy servants to whom Thou didst swear by Thyself, and didst say to them, `I will multiply your descendants as the stars of the heavens, and all this land of which I have spoken I will give to your descendants, and they shall inherit {it} forever.'"

14 So the LORD changed His mind about the harm which He said He would do to His people.

15 Then Moses turned and went down from the mountain with the two tablets of the testimony in his hand, tablets which were written on both sides; they were written on one {side} and the other.

16 And the tablets were God's work, and the writing was God's writing engraved on the tablets.

17 Now when Joshua heard the sound of the people as they shouted, he said to Moses, ``There is a sound of war in the camp."

18 But he said, ``It is not the sound of the cry of triumph, Nor is it the sound of the cry of defeat; But the sound of singing I hear."

19 And it came about, as soon as Moses came near the camp, that he saw the calf and {the} dancing; and Moses' anger burned, and he threw the tablets from his hands and shattered them at the foot of the mountain.

20 And he took the calf which they had made and burned {it} with fire, and ground it to powder, and scattered it over the surface of the water, and made the sons of Israel drink {it.}

21 Then Moses said to Aaron, ``What did this people do to you, that you have brought {such} great sin upon them?"

22 And Aaron said, ``Do not let the anger of my lord burn; you know the people yourself, that they are prone to evil.

23 ``For they said to me, `Make a god for us who will go before us; for this Moses, the man who brought us up from the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him.'

24 ``And I said to them, `Whoever has any gold, let them tear it off.' So they gave {it} to me, and I threw it into the fire, and out came this calf."

25 Now when Moses saw that the people were out of control--for Aaron had let them get out of control to be a derision among their enemies--

26 then Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said, ``Whoever is for the LORD, {come} to me!" And all the sons of Levi gathered together to him.

27 And he said to them, ``Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, `Every man {of you} put his sword upon his thigh, and go back and forth from gate to gate in the camp, and kill every man his brother, and every man his friend, and every man his neighbor.'"

28 So the sons of Levi did as Moses instructed, and about three thousand men of the people fell that day.

29 Then Moses said, ``Dedicate yourselves today to the LORD --for every man has been against his son and against his brother--in order that He may bestow a blessing upon you today."

30 And it came about on the next day that Moses said to the people, ``You yourselves have committed a great sin; and now I am going up to the LORD, perhaps I can make atonement for your sin."

31 Then Moses returned to the LORD, and said, ``Alas, this people has committed a great sin, and they have made a god of gold for themselves.

32 ``But now, if Thou wilt, forgive their sin--and if not, please blot me out from Thy book which Thou hast written!"

33 And the LORD said to Moses, ``Whoever has sinned against Me, I will blot him out of My book.

34 ``But go now, lead the people where I told you. Behold, My angel shall go before you; nevertheless in the day when I punish, I will punish them for their sin."

35 Then the LORD smote the people, because of what they did with the calf which Aaron had made.

Exodus 33

1 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, ``Depart, go up from here, you and the people whom you have brought up from the land of Egypt, to the land of which I swore to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, saying, `To your descendants I will give it.'

2 ``And I will send an angel before you and I will drive out the Canaanite, the Amorite, the Hittite, the Perizzite, the Hivite and the Jebusite.

3 ``{Go up} to a land flowing with milk and honey; for I will not go up in your midst, because you are an obstinate people, lest I destroy you on the way."

4 When the people heard this sad word, they went into mourning, and none of them put on his ornaments.

5 For the LORD had said to Moses, ``Say to the sons of Israel, `You are an obstinate people; should I go up in your midst for one moment, I would destroy you. Now therefore, put off your ornaments from you, that I may know what I will do with you.'"

6 So the sons of Israel stripped themselves of their ornaments from Mount Horeb {onward.}

7 Now Moses used to take the tent and pitch it outside the camp, a good distance from the camp, and he called it the tent of meeting. And it came about, that everyone who sought the LORD would go out to the tent of meeting which was outside the camp.

8 And it came about, whenever Moses went out to the tent, that all the people would arise and stand, each at the entrance of his tent, and gaze after Moses until he entered the tent.

9 And it came about, whenever Moses entered the tent, the pillar of cloud would descend and stand at the entrance of the tent; and the LORD would speak with Moses.

10 When all the people saw the pillar of cloud standing at the entrance of the tent, all the people would arise and worship, each at the entrance of his tent.

11 Thus the LORD used to speak to Moses face to face, just as a man speaks to his friend. When Moses returned to the camp, his servant Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man, would not depart from the tent.

12 Then Moses said to the LORD, ``See, Thou dost say to me, `Bring up this people!' But Thou Thyself hast not let me know whom Thou wilt send with me. Moreover, Thou hast said, `I have known you by name, and you have also found favor in My sight.'

13 ``Now therefore, I pray Thee, if I have found favor in Thy sight, let me know Thy ways, that I may know Thee, so that I may find favor in Thy sight. Consider too, that this nation is Thy people."

14 And He said, ``My presence shall go {with you,} and I will give you rest."

15 Then he said to Him, ``If Thy presence does not go {with us,} do not lead us up from here.

16 ``For how then can it be known that I have found favor in Thy sight, I and Thy people? Is it not by Thy going with us, so that we, I and Thy people, may be distinguished from all the {other} people who are upon the face of the earth?"

17 And the LORD said to Moses, ``I will also do this thing of which you have spoken; for you have found favor in My sight, and I have known you by name."

18 Then Moses said, ``I pray Thee, show me Thy glory!"

19 And He said, ``I Myself will make all My goodness pass before you, and will proclaim the name of the LORD before you; and I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show compassion on whom I will show compassion."

20 But He said, ``You cannot see My face, for no man can see Me and live!"

21 Then the LORD said, ``Behold, there is a place by Me, and you shall stand {there} on the rock;

22 and it will come about, while My glory is passing by, that I will put you in the cleft of the rock and cover you with My hand until I have passed by.

23 ``Then I will take My hand away and you shall see My back, but My face shall not be seen."

NASB 1995

Exodus 31

1 Now the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

2 ``See, I have called by name Bezalel, the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah.

3 ``I have filled him with the Spirit of God in wisdom, in understanding, in knowledge, and in all {kinds of} craftsmanship,

4 to make artistic designs for work in gold, in silver, and in bronze,

5 and in the cutting of stones for settings, and in the carving of wood, that he may work in all {kinds of} craftsmanship.

6 ``And behold, I Myself have appointed with him Oholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan; and in the hearts of all who are skillful I have put skill, that they may make all that I have commanded you:

7 the tent of meeting, and the ark of testimony, and the mercy seat upon it, and all the furniture of the tent,

8 the table also and its utensils, and the pure {gold} lampstand with all its utensils, and the altar of incense,

9 the altar of burnt offering also with all its utensils, and the laver and its stand,

10 the woven garments as well, and the holy garments for Aaron the priest, and the garments of his sons, {with which} to carry on their priesthood;

11 the anointing oil also, and the fragrant incense for the holy place, they are to make {them} according to all that I have commanded you."

12 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

13 ``But as for you, speak to the sons of Israel, saying, `You shall surely observe My sabbaths; for {this} is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I am the LORD who sanctifies you.

14 `Therefore you are to observe the sabbath, for it is holy to you. Everyone who profanes it shall surely be put to death; for whoever does any work on it, that person shall be cut off from among his people.

15 `For six days work may be done, but on the seventh day there is a sabbath of complete rest, holy to the LORD; whoever does any work on the sabbath day shall surely be put to death.

16 `So the sons of Israel shall observe the sabbath, to celebrate the sabbath throughout their generations as a perpetual covenant.'

17 ``It is a sign between Me and the sons of Israel forever; for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, but on the seventh day He ceased {from labor,} and was refreshed."

18 When He had finished speaking with him upon Mount Sinai, He gave Moses the two tablets of the testimony, tablets of stone, written by the finger of God.

Exodus 32

1 Now when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down from the mountain, the people assembled about Aaron and said to him, ``Come, make us a god who will go before us; as for this Moses, the man who brought us up from the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him."

2 Aaron said to them, ``Tear off the gold rings which are in the ears of your wives, your sons, and your daughters, and bring {them} to me."

3 Then all the people tore off the gold rings which were in their ears and brought {them} to Aaron.

4 He took {this} from their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool and made it into a molten calf; and they said, ``This is your god, O Israel, who brought you up from the land of Egypt."

5 Now when Aaron saw {this,} he built an altar before it; and Aaron made a proclamation and said, ``Tomorrow {shall be} a feast to the LORD."

6 So the next day they rose early and offered burnt offerings, and brought peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play.

7 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, ``Go down at once, for your people, whom you brought up from the land of Egypt, have corrupted {themselves.}

8 ``They have quickly turned aside from the way which I commanded them. They have made for themselves a molten calf, and have worshiped it and have sacrificed to it and said, `This is your god, O Israel, who brought you up from the land of Egypt!'"

9 The LORD said to Moses, ``I have seen this people, and behold, they are an obstinate people.

10 ``Now then let Me alone, that My anger may burn against them and that I may destroy them; and I will make of you a great nation."

11 Then Moses entreated the LORD his God, and said, ``O LORD, why does Your anger burn against Your people whom You have brought out from the land of Egypt with great power and with a mighty hand?

12 ``Why should the Egyptians speak, saying, `With evil {intent} He brought them out to kill them in the mountains and to destroy them from the face of the earth'? Turn from Your burning anger and change Your mind about {doing} harm to Your people.

13 ``Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, Your servants to whom You swore by Yourself, and said to them, `I will multiply your descendants as the stars of the heavens, and all this land of which I have spoken I will give to your descendants, and they shall inherit {it} forever.'"

14 So the LORD changed His mind about the harm which He said He would do to His people.

15 Then Moses turned and went down from the mountain with the two tablets of the testimony in his hand, tablets which were written on both sides; they were written on one {side} and the other.

16 The tablets were God's work, and the writing was God's writing engraved on the tablets.

17 Now when Joshua heard the sound of the people as they shouted, he said to Moses, ``There is a sound of war in the camp."

18 But he said, ``It is not the sound of the cry of triumph, Nor is it the sound of the cry of defeat; But the sound of singing I hear."

19 It came about, as soon as Moses came near the camp, that he saw the calf and {the} dancing; and Moses' anger burned, and he threw the tablets from his hands and shattered them at the foot of the mountain.

20 He took the calf which they had made and burned {it} with fire, and ground it to powder, and scattered it over the surface of the water and made the sons of Israel drink {it.}

21 Then Moses said to Aaron, ``What did this people do to you, that you have brought {such} great sin upon them?"

22 Aaron said, ``Do not let the anger of my lord burn; you know the people yourself, that they are prone to evil.

23 ``For they said to me, `Make a god for us who will go before us; for this Moses, the man who brought us up from the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him.'

24 ``I said to them, `Whoever has any gold, let them tear it off.' So they gave {it} to me, and I threw it into the fire, and out came this calf."

25 Now when Moses saw that the people were out of control--for Aaron had let them get out of control to be a derision among their enemies--

26 then Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said, ``Whoever is for the LORD, {come} to me!" And all the sons of Levi gathered together to him.

27 He said to them, ``Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, `Every man {of you} put his sword upon his thigh, and go back and forth from gate to gate in the camp, and kill every man his brother, and every man his friend, and every man his neighbor.'"

28 So the sons of Levi did as Moses instructed, and about three thousand men of the people fell that day.

29 Then Moses said, ``Dedicate yourselves today to the LORD--for every man has been against his son and against his brother--in order that He may bestow a blessing upon you today."

30 On the next day Moses said to the people, ``You yourselves have committed a great sin; and now I am going up to the LORD, perhaps I can make atonement for your sin."

31 Then Moses returned to the LORD, and said, ``Alas, this people has committed a great sin, and they have made a god of gold for themselves.

32 ``But now, if You will, forgive their sin--and if not, please blot me out from Your book which You have written!"

33 The LORD said to Moses, ``Whoever has sinned against Me, I will blot him out of My book.

34 ``But go now, lead the people where I told you. Behold, My angel shall go before you; nevertheless in the day when I punish, I will punish them for their sin."

35 Then the LORD smote the people, because of what they did with the calf which Aaron had made.

Exodus 33

1 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, ``Depart, go up from here, you and the people whom you have brought up from the land of Egypt, to the land of which I swore to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, saying, `To your descendants I will give it.'

2 ``I will send an angel before you and I will drive out the Canaanite, the Amorite, the Hittite, the Perizzite, the Hivite and the Jebusite.

3 ``{Go up} to a land flowing with milk and honey; for I will not go up in your midst, because you are an obstinate people, and I might destroy you on the way."

4 When the people heard this sad word, they went into mourning, and none of them put on his ornaments.

5 For the LORD had said to Moses, ``Say to the sons of Israel, `You are an obstinate people; should I go up in your midst for one moment, I would destroy you. Now therefore, put off your ornaments from you, that I may know what I shall do with you.'"

6 So the sons of Israel stripped themselves of their ornaments, from Mount Horeb {onward.}

7 Now Moses used to take the tent and pitch it outside the camp, a good distance from the camp, and he called it the tent of meeting. And everyone who sought the LORD would go out to the tent of meeting which was outside the camp.

8 And it came about, whenever Moses went out to the tent, that all the people would arise and stand, each at the entrance of his tent, and gaze after Moses until he entered the tent.

9 Whenever Moses entered the tent, the pillar of cloud would descend and stand at the entrance of the tent; and the LORD would speak with Moses.

10 When all the people saw the pillar of cloud standing at the entrance of the tent, all the people would arise and worship, each at the entrance of his tent.

11 Thus the LORD used to speak to Moses face to face, just as a man speaks to his friend. When Moses returned to the camp, his servant Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man, would not depart from the tent.

12 Then Moses said to the LORD, ``See, You say to me, `Bring up this people!' But You Yourself have not let me know whom You will send with me. Moreover, You have said, `I have known you by name, and you have also found favor in My sight.'

13 ``Now therefore, I pray You, if I have found favor in Your sight, let me know Your ways that I may know You, so that I may find favor in Your sight. Consider too, that this nation is Your people."

14 And He said, ``My presence shall go {with you,} and I will give you rest."

15 Then he said to Him, ``If Your presence does not go {with us,} do not lead us up from here.

16 ``For how then can it be known that I have found favor in Your sight, I and Your people? Is it not by Your going with us, so that we, I and Your people, may be distinguished from all the {other} people who are upon the face of the earth?"

17 The LORD said to Moses, ``I will also do this thing of which you have spoken; for you have found favor in My sight and I have known you by name."

18 Then Moses said, ``I pray You, show me Your glory!"

19 And He said, ``I Myself will make all My goodness pass before you, and will proclaim the name of the LORD before you; and I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show compassion on whom I will show compassion."

20 But He said, ``You cannot see My face, for no man can see Me and live!"

21 Then the LORD said, ``Behold, there is a place by Me, and you shall stand {there} on the rock;

22 and it will come about, while My glory is passing by, that I will put you in the cleft of the rock and cover you with My hand until I have passed by.

23 ``Then I will take My hand away and you shall see My back, but My face shall not be seen."

NET Bible

Exodus 31

1 The LORD spoke to Moses:

2 “See, I have chosen Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah,

3 and I have filled him with the Spirit of God in skill, in understanding, in knowledge, and in all kinds of craftsmanship,

4 to make artistic designs for work with gold, with silver, and with bronze,

5 and with cutting and setting stone, and with cutting wood, to work in all kinds of craftsmanship.

6 Moreover, I have also given him Oholiab son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, and I have given ability to all the specially skilled, that they may make everything I have commanded you:

7 the tent of meeting, the ark of the testimony, the atonement lid that is on it, all the furnishings of the tent,

8 the table with its utensils, the pure lampstand with all its utensils, the altar of incense,

9 the altar for the burnt offering with all its utensils, the large basin with its base,

10 the woven garments, the holy garments for Aaron the priest and the garments for his sons, to minister as priests,

11 the anointing oil, and sweet incense for the Holy Place. They will make all these things just as I have commanded you.”

12 The LORD said to Moses,

13 “Tell the Israelites, “Surely you must keep my Sabbaths, for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I am the LORD who sanctifies you.

14 So you must keep the Sabbath, for it is holy for you. Everyone who defiles it must surely be put to death; indeed, if anyone does any work on it, then that person will be cut off from among his people.

15 Six days work may be done, but on the seventh day is a Sabbath of complete rest, holy to the LORD; anyone who does work on the Sabbath day must surely be put to death.

16 The Israelites must keep the Sabbath by observing the Sabbath throughout their generations as a perpetual covenant.

17 It is a sign between me and the Israelites forever; for in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, and on the seventh day he rested and was refreshed.”?

18 He gave Moses two tablets of testimony when he had finished speaking with him on Mount Sinai, tablets of stone written by the finger of God.

Exodus 32

1 When the people saw that Moses delayed in coming down from the mountain, they gathered around Aaron and said to him, “Get up, make us gods that will go before us. As for this fellow Moses, the man who brought us up from the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him!”

2 So Aaron said to them, “Break off the gold earrings that are on the ears of your wives, your sons, and your daughters, and bring them to me.”

3 So all the people broke off the gold earrings that were on their ears and brought them to Aaron.

4 He accepted the gold from them, fashioned it with an engraving tool, and made a molten calf. Then they said, “These are your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of Egypt.”

5 When Aaron saw this, he built an altar before it, and Aaron made a proclamation and said, “Tomorrow will be a feast to the LORD.”

6 So they got up early on the next day and offered up burnt offerings and brought peace offerings, and the people sat down to eat and drink, and they rose up to play.

7 The LORD spoke to Moses: “Go quickly, descend, because your people, whom you brought up from the land of Egypt, have acted corruptly.

8 They have quickly turned aside from the way that I commanded them -- they have made for themselves a molten calf and have bowed down to it and sacrificed to it and said, “These are your gods, O Israel, which brought you up from the land of Egypt.”?

9 Then the LORD said to Moses: “I have seen this people. Look what a stiff-necked people they are!

10 So now, leave me alone so that my anger can burn against them and I can destroy them, and I will make from you a great nation.”

11 But Moses sought the favor of the LORD his God and said, “O LORD, why does your anger burn against your people, whom you have brought out from the land of Egypt with great power and with a mighty hand?

12 Why should the Egyptians say, “For evil he led them out to kill them in the mountains and to destroy them from the face of the earth?” Turn from your burning anger, and relent of this evil against your people.

13 Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel your servants, to whom you swore by yourself and told them, “I will multiply your descendants like the stars of heaven, and all this land that I have spoken about I will give to your descendants, and they will inherit it forever.”?

14 Then the LORD relented over the evil that he had said he would do to his people.

15 Moses turned and went down from the mountain with the two tablets of the testimony in his hands. The tablets were written on both sides -- they were written on the front and on the back.

16 Now the tablets were the work of God, and the writing was the writing of God, engraved on the tablets.

17 When Joshua heard the noise of the people as they shouted, he said to Moses, “It is the sound of war in the camp!”

18 Moses said, “It is not the sound of those who shout for victory, nor is it the sound of those who cry because they are overcome, but the sound of singing I hear.”

19 When he approached the camp and saw the calf and the dancing, Moses became extremely angry. He threw the tablets from his hands and broke them to pieces at the bottom of the mountain.

20 He took the calf they had made and burned it in the fire, ground it to powder, poured it out on the water, and made the Israelites drink it.

21 Moses said to Aaron, “What did this people do to you, that you have brought on them so great a sin?”

22 Aaron said, “Do not let your anger burn hot, my lord; you know these people, that they tend to evil.

23 They said to me, “Make us gods that will go before us, for as for this fellow Moses, the man who brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we do not know what has happened to him.”

24 So I said to them, “Whoever has gold, break it off.” So they gave it to me, and I threw it into the fire, and this calf came out.”

25 Moses saw that the people were running wild, for Aaron had let them get completely out of control, causing derision from their enemies.

26 So Moses stood at the entrance of the camp and said, “Whoever is for the LORD, come to me.” All the Levites gathered around him,

27 and he said to them, “Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, “Each man fasten his sword on his side, and go back and forth from entrance to entrance throughout the camp, and each one kill his brother, his friend, and his neighbor.”?

28 The Levites did what Moses ordered, and that day about three thousand men of the people died.

29 Moses said, “You have been consecrated today for the LORD, for each of you was against his son or against his brother, so he has given a blessing to you today.”

30 The next day Moses said to the people, “You have committed a very serious sin, but now I will go up to the LORD -- perhaps I can make atonement on behalf of your sin.”

31 So Moses returned to the LORD and said, “Alas, this people has committed a very serious sin, and they have made for themselves gods of gold.

32 But now, if you will forgive their sin?, but if not, wipe me out from your book that you have written.”

33 The LORD said to Moses, “Whoever has sinned against me -- that person I will wipe out of my book.

34 So now go, lead the people to the place I have spoken to you about. See, my angel will go before you. But on the day that I punish, I will indeed punish them for their sin.”

35 And the LORD sent a plague on the people because they had made the calf -- the one Aaron made.

Exodus 33

1 The LORD said to Moses, “Go up from here, you and the people whom you brought up out of the land of Egypt, to the land I promised on oath to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, saying, “I will give it to your descendants.”

2 I will send an angel before you, and I will drive out the Canaanite, the Amorite, the Hittite, the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite.

3 Go up to a land flowing with milk and honey. But I will not go up among you, for you are a stiff-necked people, and I might destroy you on the way.”

4 When the people heard this troubling word they mourned; no one put on his ornaments.

5 For the LORD had said to Moses, “Tell the Israelites, “You are a stiff-necked people. If I went up among you for a moment, I might destroy you. Now take off your ornaments, that I may know what I should do to you.”?

6 So the Israelites stripped off their ornaments by Mount Horeb.

7 Moses took the tent and pitched it outside the camp, at a good distance from the camp, and he called it the tent of meeting. Anyone seeking the LORD would go out to the tent of meeting that was outside the camp.

8 And when Moses went out to the tent, all the people would get up and stand at the entrance to their tents and watch Moses until he entered the tent.

9 And whenever Moses entered the tent, the pillar of cloud would descend and stand at the entrance of the tent, and the LORD would speak with Moses.

10 When all the people would see the pillar of cloud standing at the entrance of the tent, all the people, each one at the entrance of his own tent, would rise and worship.

11 The LORD would speak to Moses face to face, the way a person speaks to a friend. Then Moses would return to the camp, but his servant, Joshua son of Nun, a young man, did not leave the tent.

12 Moses said to the LORD, “See, you have been saying to me, “Bring this people up,” but you have not let me know whom you will send with me. But you said, “I know you by name, and also you have found favor in my sight.”

13 Now if I have found favor in your sight, show me your way, that I may know you, that I may continue to find favor in your sight. And see that this nation is your people.”

14 And the LORD said, “My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”

15 And Moses said to him, “If your presence does not go with us, do not take us up from here.

16 For how will it be known then that I have found favor in your sight, I and your people? Is it not by your going with us, so that we will be distinguished, I and your people, from all the people who are on the face of the earth?”

17 The LORD said to Moses, “I will do this thing also that you have requested, for you have found favor in my sight, and I know you by name.”

18 And Moses said, “Show me your glory.”

19 And the LORD said, “I will make all my goodness pass before your face, and I will proclaim the LORD by name before you; I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, I will show mercy to whom I will show mercy.”

20 But he added, “You cannot see my face, for no one can see me and live.”

21 The LORD said, “Here is a place by me; you will station yourself on a rock.

22 When my glory passes by, I will put you in a cleft in the rock and will cover you with my hand while I pass by.

23 Then I will take away my hand, and you will see my back, but my face must not be seen.”

New International Version

Exodus 31

1 Then the LORD said to Moses,

2 "See, I have chosen Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah,

3 and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with skill, ability and knowledge in all kinds of crafts--

4 to make artistic designs for work in gold, silver and bronze,

5 to cut and set stones, to work in wood, and to engage in all kinds of craftsmanship.

6 Moreover, I have appointed Oholiab son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, to help him. Also I have given skill to all the craftsmen to make everything I have commanded you:

7 the Tent of Meeting, the ark of the Testimony with the atonement cover on it, and all the other furnishings of the tent--

8 the table and its articles, the pure gold lampstand and all its accessories, the altar of incense,

9 the altar of burnt offering and all its utensils, the basin with its stand--

10 and also the woven garments, both the sacred garments for Aaron the priest and the garments for his sons when they serve as priests,

11 and the anointing oil and fragrant incense for the Holy Place. They are to make them just as I commanded you."

12 Then the LORD said to Moses,

13 "Say to the Israelites, `You must observe my Sabbaths. This will be a sign between me and you for the generations to come, so you may know that I am the LORD, who makes you holy.

14 "`Observe the Sabbath, because it is holy to you. Anyone who desecrates it must be put to death; whoever does any work on that day must be cut off from his people.

15 For six days, work is to be done, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of rest, holy to the LORD. Whoever does any work on the Sabbath day must be put to death.

16 The Israelites are to observe the Sabbath, celebrating it for the generations to come as a lasting covenant.

17 It will be a sign between me and the Israelites forever, for in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, and on the seventh day he abstained from work and rested.'"

18 When the LORD finished speaking to Moses on Mount Sinai, he gave him the two tablets of the Testimony, the tablets of stone inscribed by the finger of God.

Exodus 32

1 When the people saw that Moses was so long in coming down from the mountain, they gathered around Aaron and said, "Come, make us gods who will go before us. As for this fellow Moses who brought us up out of Egypt, we don't know what has happened to him."

2 Aaron answered them, "Take off the gold earrings that your wives, your sons and your daughters are wearing, and bring them to me."

3 So all the people took off their earrings and brought them to Aaron.

4 He took what they handed him and made it into an idol cast in the shape of a calf, fashioning it with a tool. Then they said, "These are your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of Egypt."

5 When Aaron saw this, he built an altar in front of the calf and announced, "Tomorrow there will be a festival to the LORD."

6 So the next day the people rose early and sacrificed burnt offerings and presented fellowship offerings. Afterward they sat down to eat and drink and got up to indulge in revelry.

7 Then the LORD said to Moses, "Go down, because your people, whom you brought up out of Egypt, have become corrupt.

8 They have been quick to turn away from what I commanded them and have made themselves an idol cast in the shape of a calf. They have bowed down to it and sacrificed to it and have said, `These are your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of Egypt.'

9 "I have seen these people," the LORD said to Moses, "and they are a stiff-necked people.

10 Now leave me alone so that my anger may burn against them and that I may destroy them. Then I will make you into a great nation."

11 But Moses sought the favor of the LORD his God. "O LORD," he said, "why should your anger burn against your people, whom you brought out of Egypt with great power and a mighty hand?

12 Why should the Egyptians say, `It was with evil intent that he brought them out, to kill them in the mountains and to wipe them off the face of the earth'? Turn from your fierce anger; relent and do not bring disaster on your people.

13 Remember your servants Abraham, Isaac and Israel, to whom you swore by your own self: `I will make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and I will give your descendants all this land I promised them, and it will be their inheritance forever.'"

14 Then the LORD relented and did not bring on his people the disaster he had threatened.

15 Moses turned and went down the mountain with the two tablets of the Testimony in his hands. They were inscribed on both sides, front and back.

16 The tablets were the work of God; the writing was the writing of God, engraved on the tablets.

17 When Joshua heard the noise of the people shouting, he said to Moses, "There is the sound of war in the camp."

18 Moses replied: "It is not the sound of victory, it is not the sound of defeat; it is the sound of singing that I hear."

19 When Moses approached the camp and saw the calf and the dancing, his anger burned and he threw the tablets out of his hands, breaking them to pieces at the foot of the mountain.

20 And he took the calf they had made and burned it in the fire; then he ground it to powder, scattered it on the water and made the Israelites drink it.

21 He said to Aaron, "What did these people do to you, that you led them into such great sin?"

22 "Do not be angry, my lord," Aaron answered. "You know how prone these people are to evil.

23 They said to me, `Make us gods who will go before us. As for this fellow Moses who brought us up out of Egypt, we don't know what has happened to him.'

24 So I told them, `Whoever has any gold jewelry, take it off.' Then they gave me the gold, and I threw it into the fire, and out came this calf!"

25 Moses saw that the people were running wild and that Aaron had let them get out of control and so become a laughingstock to their enemies.

26 So he stood at the entrance to the camp and said, "Whoever is for the LORD, come to me." And all the Levites rallied to him.

27 Then he said to them, "This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: `Each man strap a sword to his side. Go back and forth through the camp from one end to the other, each killing his brother and friend and neighbor.'"

28 The Levites did as Moses commanded, and that day about three thousand of the people died.

29 Then Moses said, "You have been set apart to the LORD today, for you were against your own sons and brothers, and he has blessed you this day."

30 The next day Moses said to the people, "You have committed a great sin. But now I will go up to the LORD; perhaps I can make atonement for your sin."

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.

Exodus 33

1 Then the LORD said to Moses, "Leave this place, you and the people you brought up out of Egypt, and go up to the land I promised on oath to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, saying, `I will give it to your descendants.'

2 I will send an angel before you and drive out the Canaanites, Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites.

3 Go up to the land flowing with milk and honey. But I will not go with you, because you are a stiff-necked people and I might destroy you on the way."

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

5 For the LORD had said to Moses, "Tell the Israelites, `You are a stiff-necked people. If I were to go with you even for a moment, I might destroy you. Now take off your ornaments and I will decide what to do with you.'"

6 So the Israelites stripped off their ornaments at Mount Horeb.

7 Now Moses used to take a tent and pitch it outside the camp some distance away, calling it the "tent of meeting." Anyone inquiring of the LORD would go to the tent of meeting outside the camp.

8 And whenever Moses went out to the tent, all the people rose and stood at the entrances to their tents, watching Moses until he entered the tent.

9 As Moses went into the tent, the pillar of cloud would come down and stay at the entrance, while the LORD spoke with Moses.

10 Whenever the people saw the pillar of cloud standing at the entrance to the tent, they all stood and worshiped, each at the entrance to his tent.

11 The LORD would speak to Moses face to face, as a man speaks with his friend. Then Moses would return to the camp, but his young aide Joshua son of Nun did not leave the tent.

12 Moses said to the LORD, "You have been telling me, `Lead these people,' but you have not let me know whom you will send with me. You have said, `I know you by name and you have found favor with me.'

13 If you are pleased with me, teach me your ways so I may know you and continue to find favor with you. Remember that this nation is your people."

14 The LORD replied, "My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest."

15 Then Moses said to him, "If your Presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here.

16 How will anyone know that you are pleased with me and with your people unless you go with us? What else will distinguish me and your people from all the other people on the face of the earth?"

17 And the LORD said to Moses, "I will do the very thing you have asked, because I am pleased with you and I know you by name."

18 Then Moses said, "Now show me your glory."

19 And the LORD said, "I will cause all my goodness to pass in front of you, and I will proclaim my name, the LORD, in your presence. I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.

20 But," he said, "you cannot see my face, for no one may see me and live."

21 Then the LORD said, "There is a place near me where you may stand on a rock.

22 When my glory passes by, I will put you in a cleft in the rock and cover you with my hand until I have passed by.

23 Then I will remove my hand and you will see my back; but my face must not be seen."

Original Hebrew

Exodus 31

1 ¶Wayªdabeer Yahweh 'el-Mosheh lee'mor,

2 Rª'eeh qaaraa'tiy bªsheem Bªtsal'eel ben-'Uwriy ben-Chuwr lªmaTeeh Yªhuwdaah.

3 Waa'amalee' 'otow ruwach 'Elohiym bªchaakªmaah uwbitbuwnaah uwbda`at uwbkaal-mªlaa'kaah

4 lachshob machªshaabot la`ªsowt bazaahaab uwbakecep uwbanchoshet

5 uwbacharoshet 'eben lªmalo't uwbacharoshet `eets la`ªsowt bªkaal-mªlaa'kaah.

6 Wa'ªniy hineeh naatatiy 'itow 'eet 'Aahaaliy'aab ben-'Achiycaamaak lªmaTeeh-Daan. Uwbleeb kaal-chakam-leeb naatatiy chaakmaah wª`aasuw 'eet kaal-'ªsher tsiwiytikaa.

7 Eet 'ohel mow`eed wª'et-haa'aaron laa`eedut wª'et-hakaporet 'ªsher `aalaayw wª'eet kaal-kªleey haa'ohel

8 wª'et-hashulchaan wª'et-keelaayw wª'et-hamªnoraah haTªhoraah wª'et-kaal-keeleyhaa wª'eet mizbach haqªToret

9 wª'et-mizbach haa`olaah wª'et-kaal-keelaayw wª'et-hakiyowr wª'et-kanow

10 wª'eet bigdeey hasªraad wª'et-bigdeey haqodesh lª-'Ahªron hakoheen wª'et-bigdeey baanaayw lªkaheen

11 wª'eet shemen hamishchaah wª'et-qªToret hacamiym laqodesh. Kªkol 'ªsher-tsiwiytikaa ya`ªsuw.

12 ¶Wayo'mer Yahweh 'el-Mosheh lee'mor,

13 Wª'ataah dabeer 'el-bªneey Yisraa'eel lee'mor: 'Ak 'et-shabtotay tishmoruw. Kiy 'owt hiy' (*) beeyniy uwbeeyneeykem lªdoroteeykem laada`at kiy 'ªniy Yahweh mªqadishkem.

14 ¶Uwshmartem 'et-hashabaat kiy qodesh hiy' (*) laakem. Mªchalªleyhaa mowt yuwmaat! Kiy kaal-haa`oseh baah mªlaa'kaah wªnikrªtaah hanepesh hahiy' (*) miqereb `ameyhaa!

15 Sheeshet yaamiym yee`aaseh mªlaa'kaah. Uwbayowm hashªbiy`iy shabat shabaatown qodesh la-Yahweh. Kaal-haa`oseh mªlaa'kaah bªyowm hashabaat mowt yuwmaat!

16 Wªshaamªruw bªneey-Yisraa'eel 'et-hashabaat la`ªsowt 'et-hashabaat lªdorotaam bªriyt `owlaam.

17 Beeyniy uwbeeyn bªneey Yisraa'eel 'owt hiy' (*) lª`olaam, kiy-sheeshet yaamiym `aasaah Yahweh 'et-hashaamayim wª'et-haa'aarets uwbayowm hashªbiy`iy shaabat wayinaapash.

18 ¶Wayiteen 'el-Mosheh kªkalotow lªdabeer 'itow bªhar Ciynay shªneey luchot haa`eedut -- luchot 'eben kªtubiym bª'etsba` 'Elohiym.

Exodus 32

1 ¶Wayar' haa`aam kiy-bosheesh Mosheh laaredet min-haahaar. Wayiqaaheel haa`aam `al-'Ahªron. Wayo'mªruw 'eelaayw, Quwm! `Aseeh-laanuw 'ªlohiym 'ªsher yeelªkuw lªpaaneeynuw. Kiy-zeh Mosheh haa'iysh 'ªsher he`elaanuw mee'erets Mitsrayim lo' yaada`nuw meh-haayaah low!

2 ¶Wayo'mer 'ªleehem 'Ahªron, Paarªquw nizmeey hazaahaab 'ªsher bª'aazneey nªsheeykem bªneeykem uwbnoteeykem wªhaabiy'uw 'eelaay.

3 Wayitpaarªquw kaal-haa`aam 'et-nizmeey hazaahaab 'ªsher bª'aazneeyhem wayaabiy'uw 'el-'Ahªron.

4 Wayiqach miyaadaam wayaatsar 'otow bachereT way`ªseehuw `eegel maceekaah. Wayo'mªruw, 'Eeleh 'ªloheykaa Yisraa'eel 'ªsher he`ªluwkaa mee'erets Mitsraayim!

5 ¶Wayar' 'Ahªron wayiben mizbeeach lªpaanaayw. Wayiqraa' 'Ahªron wayo'mar, Chag la-Yahweh maachaar.

6 Wayashkiymuw mimaachªraat waya`ªluw `olot wayagishuw shªlaamiym. Wayeesheb haa`aam le'ªkol wªshaatow wayaaqumuw lªtsacheeq.

7 ¶Wayªdabeer Yahweh 'el-Mosheh, Lek, reed, kiy shicheet `amkaa 'ªsher he`ªleeytaa mee'erets Mitsraayim!

8 Caaruw maheer min-haderek 'ªsher tsiwiytim. `Aasuw laahem `eegel maceekaah! Wayishtachªwuw-low wayizbªchuw-low! Wayo'mªruw, 'Eeleh 'ªloheykaa Yisraa'eel 'ªsher he`ªluwkaa mee'erets Mitsraayim!

9 ¶Wayo'mer Yahweh 'el-Mosheh, Raa'iytiy 'et-haa`aam hazeh wªhineeh `am-qªsheeh-`orep huw'!

10 Wª`ataah haniychaah liy wªyichar-'apiy baahem wa'ªkaleem! Wª'e`ªseh 'owtªkaa lªgowy gaadowl.

11 ¶Wayªchal Mosheh 'et-pªneey Yahweh 'Elohaayw wayo'mer, Laamaah Yahweh yechereh 'apªkaa bª`amekaa 'ªsher howtsee'taa mee'erets Mitsrayim bªkoach gaadowl uwbyaad chazaaqaah?

12 Laamaah yo'mªruw Mitsrayim lee'mor, Bªraa`aah howtsiy'aam lahªrog 'otaam behaariym uwlkalotaam mee`al pªneey haa'ªdaamaah!? Shuwb meecharown 'apekaa wªhinaacheem `al-haaraa`aah lª`amekaa!

13 Zªkor lª-'Abraahaam lª-Yitschaaq uwl-Yisraa'eel `ªbaadeykaa 'ªsher nishba`taa laahem baak. Watªdabeer 'ªleehem, 'Arbeh 'et-zar`ªkem kªkowkbeey hashaamaayim. Wªkaal-haa'aarets hazo't 'ªsher 'aamartiy 'eteen lªzar`ªkem wªnaachªluw lª`olaam.

14 Wayinaachem Yahweh `al-haaraa`aah 'ªsher diber la`ªsowt lª`amow.

15 ¶Wayipen wayeered Mosheh min-haahaar uwshneey luchot haa`eedut bªyaadow -- luchot kªtubiym mishneey, `ebreeyhem mizeh uwmizeh heem kªtubiym.

16 Wªhaluchot ma`ªseeh 'Elohiym heemaah. Wªhamiktaab miktab 'Elohiym huw' chaaruwt `al-haluchot.

17 ¶Wayishma` Yªhowshua` 'et-qowl haa`aam bªree`ow (*) wayo'mer 'el-Mosheh, Qowl milchaamaah bamachªneh!

18 ¶Wayo'mer, 'Eeyn qowl `ªnowt gªbuwraah wª'eeyn qowl `ªnowt chaluwshaah qowl `ªnowt 'aanokiy shomeea`.

19 ¶Wayªhiy ka'ªsher qaarab 'el-hamachªneh wayar' 'et-haa`eegel uwmªcholot wayichar-'ap Mosheh wayashleek miyaadaayw (*) 'et-haluchot wayªshabeer 'otaam tachat haahaar!

20 Wayiqach 'et-haa`eegel 'ªsher `aasuw wayisrop baa'eesh. WayiTchan `ad 'ªsher-daaq. Wayizer `al-pªneey hamayim. Wayashq 'et-bªneey Yisraa'eel.

21 ¶Wayo'mer Mosheh 'el-'Ahªron, Meh-`aasaah lªkaa haa`aam hazeh kiy-heebee'taa `aalaayw chªTaa'aah gªdolaah?

22 ¶Wayo'mer 'Ahªron, 'Al-yichar 'ap 'ªdoniy! 'Ataah yaada`taa 'et-haa`aam kiy bªraa` huw'.

23 Wayo'mªruw liy, `Aseeh-laanuw 'ªlohiym 'ªsher yeelªkuw lªpaaneeynuw. Kiy-zeh Mosheh haa'iysh 'ªsher he`elaanuw mee'erets Mitsrayim lo' yaada`nuw meh-haayaah low!

24 Waa'omar laahem, Lªmiy zaahaab hitªpaaraaquw. Wayitªnuw-liy waa'ashlikeehuw baa'eesh. Wayeetsee' haa`eegel hazeh!

25 ¶Wayar' Mosheh 'et-haa`aam kiy paarua` huw' -- kiy-pªraa`oh 'Ahªron lªshimtsaah bªqaameeyhem.

26 Waya`ªmod Mosheh bªsha`ar hamachªneh wayo'mer, Miy la-Yahweh 'eelaay! Wayee'aacpuw 'eelaayw kaal-bªneey Leewiy.

27 ¶Wayo'mer laahem, Koh-'aamar Yahweh 'Eloheey Yisraa'eel: Siymuw 'iysh-charbow `al-yªreekow `ibruw waashuwbuw misha`ar laasha`ar bamachªneh wªhirguw 'iysh-'et-'aachiyw wª'iysh 'et-ree`eehuw wª'iysh 'et-qªrobow.

28 Waya`ªsuw bªneey-Leewiy kidbar Mosheh. Wayipol min-haa`aam bayowm hahuw' kishloshet 'alpeey 'iysh.

29 Wayo'mer Mosheh, Milª'uw yedkem hayowm la-Yahweh kiy 'iysh bibnow uwb'aachiyw wªlaateet `ªleeykem hayowm bªraakaah.

30 ¶Wayªhiy mimaachªraat wayo'mer Mosheh 'el-haa`aam, 'Atem chaTaa'tem chªTaa'aah gªdolaah! Wª`ataah 'e`ªleh 'el-Yahweh. 'Uwlay 'ªkapªraah bª`ad chaTa'tªkem.

31 ¶Wayaashaab Mosheh 'el-Yahweh wayo'mar, 'Aanaa'! ChaaTaa' haa`aam hazeh chªTaa'aah gªdolaah! Waya`ªsuw laahem 'ªloheey zaahaab!

32 Wª`ataah 'im-tisaa' chaTaa'taam! Wª'im-'ayin mªcheeniy naa' miciprªkaa 'ªsher kaataabªtaa!

33 ¶Wayo'mer Yahweh 'el-Mosheh, Miy 'ªsher chaaTaa'-liy 'emchenuw micipriy!

34 Wª`ataah leek! Nªcheeh 'et-haa`aam 'el 'ªsher-dibartiy laak. Hineeh mal'aakiy yeeleek lªpaaneykaa. Uwbyowm paaqªdiy uwpaaqadtiy `ªleeyhem chaTaa'taam!

35 ¶Wayigop Yahweh 'et-haa`aam `al 'ªsher `aasuw 'et-haa`eegel 'ªsher `aasaah 'Ahªron.

Exodus 33

1 ¶Wayªdabeer Yahweh 'el-Mosheh, Leek! `Aleeh mizeh -- 'ataah wªhaa`aam 'ªsher he`ªliytaa mee'erets Mitsraayim -- 'el-haa'aarets 'ªsher nishba`tiy lª-'Abraahaam lª-Yitschaaq uwl-Ya`ªqob lee'mor, Lªzar`ªkaa 'etªnenaah.

2 Wªshaalachtiy lªpaaneykaa mal'aak. Wªgeerashtiy 'et-ha-Kªna`ªniy haa-'Emoriy wªha-Chitiy wªha-Pªriziy ha-Chiwiy wªha-Yªbuwciy.

3 El-'erets zaabat chaalaab uwdbaash. Kiy lo' 'e`ªleh bªqirbªkaa kiy `am-qªsheeh-`orep 'ataah pen-'akelkaa badaarek!

4 ¶Wayishma` haa`aam 'et-hadaabaar haaraa` hazeh wayit'abaaluw wªlo'-shaatuw 'iysh `edyow `aalaayw.

5 Wayo'mer Yahweh 'el-Mosheh, 'Emor 'el-bªneey-Yisraa'eel: 'Atem `am-qªsheeh-`orep! Rega` 'echaad 'e`ªleh bªqirbªkaa wªkiliytiykaa! Wª`ataah howreed `edyªkaa mee`aaleykaa wª'eed`aah maah 'e`ªseh-laak.

6 Wayitnatsªluw bªneey-Yisraa'eel 'et-`edyaam meehar Chowreeb.

7 ¶Uw-Mosheh yiqach 'et-haa'ohel wªnaaTaah-low michuwts lamachaneh harcheeq min-hamachªneh. Wªqaaraa' low 'ohel mow`eed. Wªhaayaah kaal-mªbaqeesh Yahweh yeetsee' 'el-'ohel mow`eed 'ªsher michuwts lamachaneh.

8 Wªhaayaah kªtsee't Mosheh 'el-haa'ohel yaaquwmuw kaal-haa`aam. Wªnitsbuw 'iysh petach 'aahaalow wªhibiyTuw 'achªreey Mosheh `ad-bo'ow haa'ohªlaah.

9 Wªhaayaah kªbo' Mosheh haa'ohªlaah yeereed `amuwd he`aanaan wª`aamad petach haa'ohel. Wªdiber `im-Mosheh.

10 Wªraa'aah kaal-haa`aam 'et-`amuwd he`aanaan `omeed petach haa'ohel wªqaam kaal-haa`aam wªhishtachawuw 'iysh petach 'aahaalow.

11 Wªdiber Yahweh 'el-Mosheh paaniym 'el-paaniym ka'ªsher yªdabeer 'iysh 'el-ree`eehuw. Wªshaab 'el-hamachªneh uwmshaarªtow Yªhowshua` bin-Nuwn na`ar lo' yaamiysh mitowk haa'ohel.

12 ¶Wayo'mer Mosheh 'el-Yahweh, Rª'eeh 'ataah 'omeer 'eelay ha`al 'et-haa`aam hazeh. Wª'ataah lo' howda`ªtaniy 'eet 'ªsher-tishlach `imiy. Wª'ataah 'aamartaa, Yªda`ªtiykaa bªsheem wªgam-maatsaa'taa cheen bª`eeynaay.

13 Wª`ataah 'im-naa' maatsaa'tiy cheen bª`eeyneykaa howdi`eeniy naa' 'et-dªraakekaa wª'eedaa`akaa lªma`an 'emtsaa'-cheen bª`eeyneykaa. Uwr'eeh kiy `amkaa hagowy hazeh.

14 ¶Wayo'mar, Paanay yeeleekuw wahªnichotiy laak.

15 ¶Wayo'mer 'eelaayw, 'Im-'eeyn paaneykaa holªkiym 'al-ta`ªleenuw mizeh.

16 Uwbameh yiwaada` 'eepow' kiy-maatsaa'tiy cheen bª`eeyneykaa 'ªniy wª`amekaa? Hªlow' bªlektªkaa `imaanuw wªnipleeynuw 'ªniy wª`amªkaa mikaal-haa`aam 'ªsher `al-pªneey haa'ªdaamaah?

17 ¶Wayo'mer Yahweh 'el-Mosheh, Gam 'et-hadaabaar hazeh 'ªsher dibartaa 'e`ªseh kiy-maatsaa'taa cheen bª`eeynay waa'eedaa`akaa bªsheem.

18 ¶Wayo'mar, Har'eeniy naa' 'et-kªbodekaa.

19 ¶Wayo'mer, 'Aniy 'a`ªbiyr kaal-Tuwbiy `al-paaneykaa wªqaaraa'tiy bªsheem Yahweh lªpaaneykaa. Wªchanotiy 'et-'ªsher 'aachon wªrichamtiy 'et-'ªsher 'aracheem.

20 Wayo'mer, Lo' tuwkal lir'ot 'et-paanaay kiy lo'-yir'aniy haa'aadaam waachaay!

21 ¶Wayo'mer Yahweh, Hineeh maaqowm 'itiy wªnitsabtaa `al-hatsuwr.

22 Wªhaayaah ba`ªbor kªbodiy wªsamtiykaa bªniqrat hatsuwr. Wªsakotiy kapiy `aaleykaa `ad-`aabªriy.

23 Wahacirotiy 'et-kapiy wªraa'iytaa 'et-'ªchoraay uwpaanay lo' yeeraa'uw.

Revised Standard Version

Exodus 31

1 The LORD said to Moses,

2 See, I have called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah:

3 and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with ability and intelligence, with knowledge and all craftsmanship,

4 to devise artistic designs, to work in gold, silver, and bronze,

5 in cutting stones for setting, and in carving wood, for work in every craft.

6 And behold, I have appointed with him Oholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan; and I have given to all able men ability, that they may make all that I have commanded you:

7 the tent of meeting, and the ark of the testimony, and the mercy seat that is thereon, and all the furnishings of the tent,

8 the table and its utensils, and the pure lampstand with all its utensils, and the altar of incense,

9 and the altar of burnt offering with all its utensils, and the laver and its base,

10 and the finely worked garments, the holy garments for Aaron the priest and the garments of his sons, for their service as priests,

11 and the anointing oil and the fragrant incense for the holy place. According to all that I have commanded you they shall do."

12 And the LORD said to Moses,

13 Say to the people of Israel, 'You shall keep my sabbaths, for this is a sign between me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I, the LORD, sanctify you.

14 You shall keep the sabbath, because it is holy for you; every one who profanes it shall be put to death; whoever does any work on it, that soul shall be cut off from among his people.

15 Six days shall work be done, but the seventh day is a sabbath of solemn rest, holy to the LORD; whoever does any work on the sabbath day shall be put to death.

16 Therefore the people of Israel shall keep the sabbath, observing the sabbath throughout their generations, as a perpetual covenant.

17 It is a sign for ever between me and the people of Israel that in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed.'"

18 And he gave to Moses, when he had made an end of speaking with him upon Mount Sinai, the two tables of the testimony, tables of stone, written with the finger of God.

Exodus 32

1 When the people saw that Moses delayed to come down from the mountain, the people gathered themselves together to Aaron, and said to him, "Up, make us gods, who shall go before us; as for this Moses, the man who brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him."

2 And Aaron said to them, "Take off the rings of gold which are in the ears of your wives, your sons, and your daughters, and bring them to me."

3 So all the people took off the rings of gold which were in their ears, and brought them to Aaron.

4 And he received the gold at their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool, and made a molten calf; and they said, "These are your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt!"

5 When Aaron saw this, he built an altar before it; and Aaron made proclamation and said, "Tomorrow shall be a feast to the LORD."

6 And they rose up early on the morrow, and offered burnt offerings and brought peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.

7 And the LORD said to Moses, "Go down; for your people, whom you brought up out of the land of Egypt, have corrupted themselves;

8 they have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them; they have made for themselves a molten calf, and have worshiped it and sacrificed to it, and said, 'These are your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt!'"

9 And the LORD said to Moses, "I have seen this people, and behold, it is a stiff-necked people;

10 now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may burn hot against them and I may consume them; but of you I will make a great nation."

11 But Moses besought the LORD his God, and said, "O LORD, why does thy wrath burn hot against thy people, whom thou hast brought forth out of the land of Egypt with great power and with a mighty hand?

12 Why should the Egyptians say, 'With evil intent did he bring them forth, to slay them in the mountains, and to consume them from the face of the earth'? Turn from thy fierce wrath, and repent of this evil against thy people.

13 Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, thy servants, to whom thou didst swear by thine own self, and didst say to them, 'I will multiply your descendants as the stars of heaven, and all this land that I have promised I will give to your descendants, and they shall inherit it for ever.'"

14 And the LORD repented of the evil which he thought to do to his people.

15 And Moses turned, and went down from the mountain with the two tables of the testimony in his hands, tables that were written on both sides; on the one side and on the other were they written.

16 And the tables were the work of God, and the writing was the writing of God, graven upon the tables.

17 When Joshua heard the noise of the people as they shouted, he said to Moses, "There is a noise of war in the camp."

18 But he said, "It is not the sound of shouting for victory, or the sound of the cry of defeat, but the sound of singing that I hear."

19 And as soon as he came near the camp and saw the calf and the dancing, Moses' anger burned hot, and he threw the tables out of his hands and broke them at the foot of the mountain.

20 And he took the calf which they had made, and burnt it with fire, and ground it to powder, and scattered it upon the water, and made the people of Israel drink it.

21 And Moses said to Aaron, "What did this people do to you that you have brought a great sin upon them?"

22 And Aaron said, "Let not the anger of my lord burn hot; you know the people, that they are set on evil.

23 For they said to me, 'Make us gods, who shall go before us; as for this Moses, the man who brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him.'

24 And I said to them, 'Let any who have gold take it off'; so they gave it to me, and I threw it into the fire, and there came out this calf."

25 And when Moses saw that the people had broken loose (for Aaron had let them break loose, to their shame among their enemies),

26 then Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said, "Who is on the LORD's side? Come to me." And all the sons of Levi gathered themselves together to him.

27 And he said to them, "Thus says the LORD God of Israel, 'Put every man his sword on his side, and go to and fro from gate to gate throughout the camp, and slay every man his brother, and every man his companion, and every man his neighbor.'"

28 And the sons of Levi did according to the word of Moses; and there fell of the people that day about three thousand men.

29 And Moses said, "Today you have ordained yourselves for the service of the LORD, each one at the cost of his son and of his brother, that he may bestow a blessing upon you this day."

30 On the morrow Moses said to the people, "You have sinned a great sin. And now I will go up to the LORD; perhaps I can make atonement for your sin."

31 So Moses returned to the LORD and said, "Alas, this people have sinned a great sin; they have made for themselves gods of gold.

32 But now, if thou wilt forgive their sin--and if not, blot me, I pray thee, out of thy book which thou hast written."

33 But the LORD said to Moses, "Whoever has sinned against me, him will I blot out of my book.

34 But now go, lead the people to the place of which I have spoken to you; behold, my angel shall go before you. Nevertheless, in the day when I visit, I will visit their sin upon them."

35 And the LORD sent a plague upon the people, because they made the calf which Aaron made.

Exodus 33

1 The LORD said to Moses, "Depart, go up hence, you and the people whom you have brought up out of the land of Egypt, to the land of which I swore to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, saying, 'To your descendants I will give it.'

2 And I will send an angel before you, and I will drive out the Canaanites, the Amorites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites.

3 Go up to a land flowing with milk and honey; but I will not go up among you, lest I consume you in the way, for you are a stiff-necked people."

4 When the people heard these evil tidings, they mourned; and no man put on his ornaments.

5 For the LORD had said to Moses, "Say to the people of Israel, 'You are a stiff-necked people; if for a single moment I should go up among you, I would consume you. So now put off your ornaments from you, that I may know what to do with you.'"

6 Therefore the people of Israel stripped themselves of their ornaments, from Mount Horeb onward.

7 Now Moses used to take the tent and pitch it outside the camp, far off from the camp; and he called it the tent of meeting. And every one who sought the LORD would go out to the tent of meeting, which was outside the camp.

8 Whenever Moses went out to the tent, all the people rose up, and every man stood at his tent door, and looked after Moses, until he had gone into the tent.

9 When Moses entered the tent, the pillar of cloud would descend and stand at the door of the tent, and the LORD would speak with Moses.

10 And when all the people saw the pillar of cloud standing at the door of the tent, all the people would rise up and worship, every man at his tent door.

11 Thus the LORD used to speak to Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his friend. When Moses turned again into the camp, his servant Joshua the son of Nun, a young man, did not depart from the tent.

12 Moses said to the LORD, "See, thou sayest to me, 'Bring up this people'; but thou hast not let me know whom thou wilt send with me. Yet thou hast said, 'I know you by name, and you have also found favor in my sight.'

13 Now therefore, I pray thee, if I have found favor in thy sight, show me now thy ways, that I may know thee and find favor in thy sight. Consider too that this nation is thy people."

14 And he said, "My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest."

15 And he said to him, "If thy presence will not go with me, do not carry us up from here.

16 For how shall it be known that I have found favor in thy sight, I and thy people? Is it not in thy going with us, so that we are distinct, I and thy people, from all other people that are upon the face of the earth?"

17 And the LORD said to Moses, "This very thing that you have spoken I will do; for you have found favor in my sight, and I know you by name."

18 Moses said, "I pray thee, show me thy glory."

19 And he said, "I will make all my goodness pass before you, and will proclaim before you my name 'The LORD'; and I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy.

20 But," he said, "you cannot see my face; for man shall not see me and live."

21 And the LORD said, "Behold, there is a place by me where you shall stand upon the rock;

22 and while my glory passes by I will put you in a cleft of the rock, and I will cover you with my hand until I have passed by;

23 then I will take away my hand, and you shall see my back; but my face shall not be seen."

Spanish LBLA

Exodus 31

1 Y el SENOR hablÛ a MoisÈs, diciendo:

2 Mira, he llamado por nombre a Bezaleel, hijo de Uri, hijo de Hur, de la tribu de Jud·.

3 Y lo he llenado del EspÌritu de Dios en sabidurÌa, en inteligencia, en conocimiento y en toda {clase de} arte,

4 para elaborar disenos, para trabajar en oro, en plata y en bronce,

5 y en el labrado de piedras para engaste, y en el tallado de madera; a fin de que trabaje en toda {clase de} labor.

6 Mira, yo mismo he nombrado con Èl a Aholiab, hijo de Ahisamac, de la tribu de Dan; y en el corazÛn de todos los que son h·biles he puesto habilidad a fin de que hagan todo lo que te he mandado:

7 la tienda de reuniÛn, el arca del testimonio, el propiciatorio sobre ella y todo el mobiliario del tabern·culo;

8 tambiÈn la mesa y sus utensilios, el candelabro de {oro} puro con todos sus utensilios y el altar del incienso;

9 el altar del holocausto tambiÈn con todos sus utensilios y la pila con su base;

10 asimismo las vestiduras tejidas, las vestiduras sagradas para el sacerdote AarÛn y las vestiduras de sus hijos, para ministrar como sacerdotes;

11 tambiÈn el aceite de la unciÛn, y el incienso arom·tico para el lugar santo. {Los} har·n conforme a todo lo que te he mandado.

12 Y hablÛ el SENOR a MoisÈs, diciendo:

13 Habla, pues, t? a los hijos de Israel, diciendo: ``De cierto guardarÈis mis dÌas de reposo, porque {esto} es una senal entre yo y vosotros por todas vuestras generaciones, a fin de que sep·is que yo soy el SENOR que os santifico.

14 ``Por tanto, habÈis de guardar el dÌa de reposo porque es santo para vosotros. Todo el que lo profane morir· irremisiblemente; porque cualquiera que haga obra alguna en Èl, esa persona ser· cortada de entre su pueblo.

15 ``Durante seis dÌas se trabajar·, pero el sÈptimo dÌa ser· dÌa de completo reposo, santo al SENOR. Cualquiera que haga obra alguna en el dÌa de reposo morir· irremisiblemente.

16 ``Los hijos de Israel guardar·n, pues, el dÌa de reposo, celebr·ndolo por todas sus generaciones como pacto perpetuo."

17 Es una senal entre yo y los hijos de Israel para siempre; pues en seis dÌas el SENOR hizo los cielos y la tierra, y en el sÈptimo dÌa cesÛ {de trabajar} y reposÛ.

18 Y cuando terminÛ de hablar con MoisÈs sobre el monte SinaÌ, le dio las dos tablas del testimonio, tablas de piedra, escritas por el dedo de Dios.

Exodus 32

1 Cuando el pueblo vio que MoisÈs tardaba en bajar del monte, la gente se congregÛ alrededor de AarÛn, y le dijeron: Lev·ntate, haznos un dios que vaya delante de nosotros; en cuanto a este MoisÈs, el hombre que nos sacÛ de la tierra de Egipto, no sabemos quÈ le haya acontecido.

2 Y AarÛn les dijo: Quitad los pendientes de oro de las orejas de vuestras mujeres, de vuestros hijos y de vuestras hijas, y traÈdme{los.}

3 Entonces todo el pueblo se quitÛ los pendientes de oro que tenÌan en las orejas y {los} llevaron a AarÛn.

4 Y Èl {los} tomÛ de sus manos y les dio forma con buril, e hizo de ellos un becerro de fundiciÛn. Y ellos dijeron: Este es tu dios, Israel, que te ha sacado de la tierra de Egipto.

5 Cuando AarÛn vio {esto,} edificÛ un altar delante del becerro. Y AarÛn hizo una proclama, diciendo: Manana {ser·} fiesta para el SENOR.

6 Y al dÌa siguiente se levantaron temprano y ofrecieron holocaustos y trajeron ofrendas de paz; y el pueblo se sentÛ a comer y a beber, y se levantÛ a regocijarse.

7 Entonces el SENOR hablÛ a MoisÈs: Desciende pronto, porque tu pueblo, que sacaste de la tierra de Egipto, se ha corrompido.

8 Bien pronto se han desviado del camino que yo les mandÈ. Se han hecho un becerro de fundiciÛn y lo han adorado, le han ofrecido sacrificios y han dicho: ``Este es tu dios, Israel, que te ha sacado de la tierra de Egipto."

9 Y el SENOR dijo a MoisÈs: He visto a este pueblo, y he aquÌ, es pueblo de dura cerviz.

10 Ahora pues, dÈjame, para que se encienda mi ira contra ellos y los consuma; mas de ti yo harÈ una gran naciÛn.

11 Entonces MoisÈs suplicÛ ante el SENOR su Dios, y dijo: Oh SENOR, øpor quÈ se enciende tu ira contra tu pueblo, que t? has sacado de la tierra de Egipto con gran poder y con mano fuerte?

12 øPor quÈ han de hablar los egipcios, diciendo: ``Con malas {intenciones} los ha sacado, para matarlos en los montes y para exterminarlos de la faz de la tierra"? VuÈlvete del ardor de tu ira, y desiste de {hacer} dano a tu pueblo.

13 AcuÈrdate de Abraham, de Isaac y de Israel, siervos tuyos, a quienes juraste por ti mismo, y les dijiste: ``Yo multiplicarÈ vuestra descendencia como las estrellas del cielo, y toda esta tierra de la cual he hablado, darÈ a vuestros descendientes, y ellos {la} heredar·n para siempre."

14 Y el SENOR desistiÛ de {hacer} el dano que habÌa dicho que harÌa a su pueblo.

15 Entonces se volviÛ MoisÈs y descendiÛ del monte con las dos tablas del testimonio en su mano, tablas escritas por ambos lados; por uno y por el otro estaban escritas.

16 Y las tablas eran obra de Dios, y la escritura era escritura de Dios grabada sobre las tablas.

17 Al oÌr JosuÈ el ruido del pueblo que gritaba, dijo a MoisÈs: Hay gritos de guerra en el campamento.

18 Pero Èl respondiÛ: No es ruido de gritos de victoria, ni es ruido de lamentos de derrota; sino que oigo voces de canto.

19 Y sucediÛ que tan pronto como {MoisÈs} se acercÛ al campamento, vio el becerro y las danzas; y se encendiÛ la ira de MoisÈs, y arrojÛ las tablas de sus manos, y las hizo pedazos al pie del monte.

20 Y tomando el becerro que habÌan hecho, {lo} quemÛ en el fuego, lo moliÛ hasta reducirlo a polvo y lo esparciÛ sobre el agua, e hizo que los hijos de Israel {la} bebieran.

21 Entonces dijo MoisÈs a AarÛn: øQuÈ te ha hecho este pueblo para que hayas traÌdo sobre Èl {tan} gran pecado?

22 Y AarÛn respondiÛ: No se encienda la ira de mi senor; t? conoces al pueblo, que es propenso al mal.

23 Porque me dijeron: ``Haznos un dios que vaya delante de nosotros; pues no sabemos quÈ le haya acontecido a este MoisÈs, el hombre que nos sacÛ de la tierra de Egipto."

24 Y yo les dije: ``El que tenga oro, que se lo quite." Y me {lo} dieron, y lo echÈ al fuego y saliÛ este becerro.

25 Y viendo MoisÈs al pueblo desenfrenado, porque AarÛn les habÌa permitido el desenfreno para ser burla de sus enemigos,

26 se parÛ MoisÈs a la puerta del campamento, y dijo: El que estÈ por el SENOR, {venga} a mÌ. Y se juntaron a Èl todos los hijos de LevÌ.

27 Y Èl les dijo: AsÌ dice el SENOR, Dios de Israel: ``PÛngase cada uno la espada sobre el muslo, y pasad y repasad por el campamento de puerta en puerta, y matad cada uno a su hermano y a su amigo y a su vecino."

28 Y los hijos de LevÌ hicieron conforme a la palabra de MoisÈs; y cayeron aquel dÌa unos tres mil hombres del pueblo.

29 Y MoisÈs dijo: Consagraos hoy al SENOR, pues cada uno ha estado en contra de su hijo y en contra de su hermano, para que hoy El os dÈ una bendiciÛn.

30 Y sucediÛ que al dÌa siguiente dijo MoisÈs al pueblo: Vosotros habÈis cometido un gran pecado, y yo ahora voy a subir al SENOR, quiz· pueda hacer expiaciÛn por vuestro pecado.

31 Entonces volviÛ MoisÈs al SENOR y dijo: °Ay!, este pueblo ha cometido un gran pecado: se ha hecho un dios de oro.

32 Pero ahora, si es tu voluntad, perdona su pecado, y si no, bÛrrame del libro que has escrito.

33 Y el SENOR dijo a MoisÈs: Al que haya pecado contra mÌ, lo borrarÈ de mi libro.

34 Pero ahora ve, conduce al pueblo adonde te he dicho. He aquÌ, mi ·ngel ir· delante de ti; mas el dÌa que yo los visite, los castigarÈ por su pecado.

35 Y el SENOR hiriÛ al pueblo por lo que hicieron con el becerro que AarÛn habÌa hecho.

Exodus 33

1 Entonces el SENOR dijo a MoisÈs: Anda, sube de aquÌ, t? y el pueblo que has sacado de la tierra de Egipto, a la tierra de la cual jurÈ a Abraham, a Isaac y a Jacob, diciendo: ``A tu descendencia la darÈ."

2 Y enviarÈ un ·ngel delante de ti, y echarÈ fuera al cananeo, al amorreo, al hitita, al ferezeo, al heveo y al jebuseo.

3 {Sube} a una tierra que mana leche y miel; pues yo no subirÈ en medio de ti, {oh Israel,} no sea que te destruya en el camino, porque eres un pueblo de dura cerviz.

4 Cuando el pueblo oyÛ esta mala noticia, hicieron duelo, y ninguno de ellos se puso sus atavÌos.

5 Porque el SENOR habÌa dicho a MoisÈs: Di a los hijos de Israel: ``Sois un pueblo de dura cerviz; si por un momento yo me presentara en medio de ti, te destruirÌa. Ahora pues, quÌtate tus atavÌos, para que yo sepa quÈ he de hacer contigo."

6 Y {a partir} del monte Horeb los hijos de Israel se despojaron de sus atavÌos.

7 Y acostumbraba MoisÈs tomar la tienda, y la levantaba fuera del campamento a buena distancia de Èl, y la llamÛ la tienda de reuniÛn. Y sucedÌa que todo el que buscaba al SENOR salÌa a la tienda de reuniÛn, que estaba fuera del campamento.

8 Y sucedÌa que cuando MoisÈs salÌa a la tienda, todo el pueblo se levantaba y permanecÌa de pie, cada uno a la entrada de su tienda, y seguÌa con la vista a MoisÈs hasta que Èl entraba en la tienda.

9 Y cuando MoisÈs entraba en la tienda, la columna de nube descendÌa y permanecÌa a la entrada de la tienda, y {el SENOR} hablaba con MoisÈs.

10 Cuando todo el pueblo veÌa la columna de nube situada a la entrada de la tienda de reuniÛn todos se levantaban y adoraban, cada cual a la entrada de su tienda.

11 Y acostumbraba hablar el SENOR con MoisÈs cara a cara, como habla un hombre con su amigo. Cuando {MoisÈs} regresaba al campamento, su joven ayudante JosuÈ, hijo de Nun, no se apartaba de la tienda.

12 Y MoisÈs dijo al SENOR: Mira, t? me dices: ``Haz subir a este pueblo"; pero t? no me has declarado a quiÈn enviar·s conmigo. Adem·s has dicho: ``Te he conocido por tu nombre, y tambiÈn has hallado gracia ante mis ojos."

13 Ahora pues, si he hallado gracia ante tus ojos, te ruego que me hagas conocer tus caminos para que yo te conozca y halle gracia ante tus ojos. Considera tambiÈn que esta naciÛn es tu pueblo.

14 Y El respondiÛ: Mi presencia ir· {contigo}, y yo te darÈ descanso.

15 Entonces le dijo {MoisÈs:} Si tu presencia no va {con nosotros,} no nos hagas partir de aquÌ.

16 øPues en quÈ se conocer· que he hallado gracia ante tus ojos, yo y tu pueblo? øNo es acaso en que t? vayas con nosotros, para que nosotros, yo y tu pueblo, nos distingamos de todos los {dem·s} pueblos que est·n sobre la faz de la tierra?

17 Y el SENOR dijo a MoisÈs: TambiÈn harÈ esto que has hablado, por cuanto has hallado gracia ante mis ojos y te he conocido por tu nombre.

18 Entonces {MoisÈs} dijo: Te ruego que me muestres tu gloria.

19 Y El respondiÛ: Yo harÈ pasar toda mi bondad delante de ti, y proclamarÈ el nombre del SENOR delante de ti; y tendrÈ misericordia del que tendrÈ misericordia, y tendrÈ compasiÛn de quien tendrÈ compasiÛn.

20 Y anadiÛ: No puedes ver mi rostro; porque nadie puede verme, y vivir.

21 Entonces el SENOR dijo: He aquÌ, hay un lugar junto a mÌ, y t? estar·s sobre la pena;

22 y suceder· que al pasar mi gloria, te pondrÈ en una hendidura de la pena y te cubrirÈ con mi mano hasta que yo haya pasado.

23 DespuÈs apartarÈ mi mano y ver·s mis espaldas; pero no se ver· mi rostro.

World English Bible

Exodus 31

1 Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

2 �Behold, I have called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah:

3 and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship,

4 to devise skillful works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass,

5 and in cutting of stones for setting, and in carving of wood, to work in all manner of workmanship.

6 I, behold, I have appointed with him Oholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan; and in the heart of all who are wise-hearted I have put wisdom, that they may make all that I have commanded you:

7 the tent of meeting, the ark of the testimony, the mercy seat that is on it, all the furniture of the Tent,

8 the table and its vessels, the pure lampstand with all its vessels, the altar of incense,

9 the altar of burnt offering with all its vessels, the basin and its base,

10 the finely worked garments�the holy garments for Aaron the priest�the garments of his sons to minister in the priest's office,

11 the anointing oil, and the incense of sweet spices for the holy place: according to all that I have commanded you they shall do.�

12 Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

13 �Speak also to the children of Israel, saying, �Most assuredly you shall keep my Sabbaths: for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that you may know that I am Yahweh who sanctifies you.

14 You shall keep the Sabbath therefore; for it is holy to you. Everyone who profanes it shall surely be put to death; for whoever does any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people.

15 Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day is a Sabbath of solemn rest, holy to Yahweh. Whoever does any work on the Sabbath day shall surely be put to death.

16 Therefore the children of Israel shall keep the Sabbath, to observe the Sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant.

17 It is a sign between me and the children of Israel forever; for in six days Yahweh made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed.��

18 He gave to Moses, when he finished speaking with him on Mount Sinai, the two tablets of the testimony, stone tablets, written with God's finger.

Exodus 32

1 When the people saw that Moses delayed to come down from the mountain, the people gathered themselves together to Aaron, and said to him, �Come, make us gods, which shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man who brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we don't know what has become of him.�

2 Aaron said to them, �Take off the golden rings, which are in the ears of your wives, of your sons, and of your daughters, and bring them to me.�

3 All the people took off the golden rings which were in their ears, and brought them to Aaron.

4 He received what they handed him, and fashioned it with an engraving tool, and made it a molten calf; and they said, �These are your gods, Israel, which brought you up out of the land of Egypt.�

5 When Aaron saw this, he built an altar before it; and Aaron made a proclamation, and said, �Tomorrow shall be a feast to Yahweh.�

6 They rose up early on the next day, and offered burnt offerings, and brought peace-offerings; and the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play.

7 Yahweh spoke to Moses, �Go, get down; for your people, who you brought up out of the land of Egypt, have corrupted themselves!

8 They have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them. They have made themselves a molten calf, and have worshiped it, and have sacrificed to it, and said, �These are your gods, Israel, which brought you up out of the land of Egypt.��

9 Yahweh said to Moses, �I have seen these people, and, behold, they are a stiff-necked people.

10 Now therefore leave me alone, that my wrath may burn hot against them, and that I may consume them; and I will make of you a great nation.�

11 Moses begged Yahweh his God, and said, �Yahweh, why does your wrath burn hot against your people, that you have brought forth out of the land of Egypt with great power and with a mighty hand?

12 Why should the Egyptians speak, saying, �He brought them forth for evil, to kill them in the mountains, and to consume them from the surface of the earth?� Turn from your fierce wrath, and repent of this evil against your people.

13 Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, your servants, to whom you swore by your own self, and said to them, �I will multiply your seed as the stars of the sky, and all this land that I have spoken of I will give to your seed, and they shall inherit it forever.��

14 Yahweh repented of the evil which he said he would do to his people.

15 Moses turned, and went down from the mountain, with the two tablets of the testimony in his hand; tablets that were written on both their sides; on the one side and on the other they were written.

16 The tablets were the work of God, and the writing was the writing of God, engraved on the tables.

17 When Joshua heard the noise of the people as they shouted, he said to Moses, �There is the noise of war in the camp.�

18 He said, �It isn't the voice of those who shout for victory, neither is it the voice of those who cry for being overcome; but the noise of those who sing that I hear.�

19 It happened, as soon as he came near to the camp, that he saw the calf and the dancing: and Moses' anger grew hot, and he threw the tablets out of his hands, and broke them beneath the mountain.

20 He took the calf which they had made, and burnt it with fire, ground it to powder, and scattered it on the water, and made the children of Israel drink of it.

21 Moses said to Aaron, �What did these people do to you, that you have brought a great sin on them?�

22 Aaron said, �Don't let the anger of my lord grow hot. You know the people, that they are set on evil.

23 For they said to me, �Make us gods, which shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man who brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we don't know what has become of him.�

24 I said to them, �Whoever has any gold, let them take it off:� so they gave it me; and I threw it into the fire, and out came this calf.�

25 When Moses saw that the people had broken loose, (for Aaron had let them loose for a derision among their enemies),

26 then Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said, �Whoever is on Yahweh's side, come to me!� All the sons of Levi gathered themselves together to him.

27 He said to them, �Thus says Yahweh, the God of Israel, �Every man put his sword on his thigh, and go back and forth from gate to gate throughout the camp, and every man kill his brother, and every man his companion, and every man his neighbor.�

28 The sons of Levi did according to the word of Moses: and there fell of the people that day about three thousand men.

29 Moses said, �Consecrate yourselves today to Yahweh, yes, every man against his son, and against his brother; that he may bestow on you a blessing this day.�

30 It happened on the next day, that Moses said to the people, �You have sinned a great sin. Now I will go up to Yahweh. Perhaps I shall make atonement for your sin.�

31 Moses returned to Yahweh, and said, �Oh, this people have sinned a great sin, and have made themselves gods of gold.

32 Yet now, if you will, forgive their sin� and if not, please blot me out of your book which you have written.�

33 Yahweh said to Moses, �Whoever has sinned against me, him will I blot out of my book.

34 Now go, lead the people to the place of which I have spoken to you. Behold, my angel shall go before you. Nevertheless in the day when I punish, I will punish them for their sin.�

35 Yahweh struck the people, because they made the calf, which Aaron made.

Exodus 33

1 Yahweh spoke to Moses, �Depart, go up from here, you and the people that you have brought up out of the land of Egypt, to the land of which I swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, saying, �I will give it to your seed.�

2 I will send an angel before you; and I will drive out the Canaanite, the Amorite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite:

3 to a land flowing with milk and honey: for I will not go up in the midst of you, for you are a stiff-necked people, lest I consume you in the way.�

4 When the people heard this evil news, they mourned: and no one put on his jewelry.

5 Yahweh said to Moses, �Tell the children of Israel, �You are a stiff-necked people. If I were to go up into your midst for one moment, I would consume you. Therefore now take off your jewelry from you, that I may know what to do to you.�

6 The children of Israel stripped themselves of their jewelry from Mount Horeb onward.

7 Now Moses used to take the tent and to pitch it outside the camp, far away from the camp, and he called it �The tent of meeting.� It happened that everyone who sought Yahweh went out to the tent of meeting, which was outside the camp.

8 It happened that when Moses went out to the Tent, that all the people rose up, and stood, everyone at their tent door, and watched Moses, until he had gone into the Tent.

9 It happened, when Moses entered into the Tent, that the pillar of cloud descended, stood at the door of the Tent, and spoke with Moses.

10 All the people saw the pillar of cloud stand at the door of the Tent, and all the people rose up and worshiped, everyone at their tent door.

11 Yahweh spoke to Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his friend. He turned again into the camp, but his servant Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man, didn't depart out of the Tent.

12 Moses said to Yahweh, �Behold, you tell me, �Bring up this people:� and you haven't let me know whom you will send with me. Yet you have said, �I know you by name, and you have also found favor in my sight.�

13 Now therefore, if I have found favor in your sight, please show me now your ways, that I may know you, so that I may find favor in your sight: and consider that this nation is your people.�

14 He said, �My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.�

15 He said to him, �If your presence doesn't go with me, don't carry us up from here.

16 For how would people know that I have found favor in your sight, I and your people? Isn't it in that you go with us, so that we are separated, I and your people, from all the people who are on the surface of the earth?�

17 Yahweh said to Moses, �I will do this thing also that you have spoken; for you have found favor in my sight, and I know you by name.�

18 He said, �Please show me your glory.�

19 He said, �I will make all my goodness pass before you, and will proclaim the name of Yahweh before you. I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy.�

20 He said, �You cannot see my face, for man may not see me and live.�

21 Yahweh also said, �Behold, there is a place by me, and you shall stand on the rock.

22 It will happen, while my glory passes by, that I will put you in a cleft of the rock, and will cover you with my hand until I have passed by;

23 then I will take away my hand, and you will see my back; but my face shall not be seen.�

Young's Literal Translation

Exodus 31

1 ¶And Jehovah speaketh unto Moses, saying,

2 "See, I have called by name Bezaleel, son of Uri, son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah,

3 and I fill him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all work,

4 to devise devices to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass,

5 and in graving of stone for settings, and in graving of wood to work in all work.

6 "And I, lo, I have given with him Aholiab, son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, and in the heart of every wise-hearted one I have given wisdom, and they have made all that which I have commanded thee.

7 "The tent of meeting, and the ark of testimony, and the mercy-seat which is on it, and all the vessels of the tent,

8 and the table and its vessels, and the pure candlestick and all its vessels, and the altar of the perfume,

9 and the altar of the burnt-offering and all its vessels, and the laver and its base,

10 and the coloured garments, and the holy garments for Aaron the priest, and the garments of his sons, for acting as priests in;

11 and the anointing oil, and the perfume of the spices for the sanctuary; according to all that I have commanded thee -- they do."

12 ¶And Jehovah speaketh unto Moses, saying,

13 "And thou, speak unto the sons of Israel, saying, Only, My sabbaths ye do keep, for it is a sign between Me and you, to your generations, to know that I, Jehovah, am sanctifying you;

14 and ye have kept the sabbath, for it is holy to you, he who is polluting it is certainly put to death -- for any who doeth work in it -- that person hath even been cut off from the midst of his people.

15 "Six days is work done, and in the seventh day is a sabbath of holy rest to Jehovah; any who doeth work in the sabbath-day is certainly put to death,

16 and the sons of Israel have observed the sabbath; to keep the sabbath to their generations is a covenant age-during,

17 between Me and the sons of Israel it is a sign -- to the age; for six days Jehovah made the heavens and the earth, and in the seventh day He hath ceased, and is refreshed."

18 And He giveth unto Moses, when He finisheth speaking with him in mount Sinai, two tables of the testimony, tables of stone, written by the finger of God.

Exodus 32

1 ¶And the people see that Moses is delaying to come down from the mount, and the people assemble against Aaron, and say unto him, "Rise, make for us gods who go before us, for this Moses -- the man who brought us up out of the land of Egypt -- we have not known what hath happened to him."

2 And Aaron saith unto them, "Break off the rings of gold which are in the ears of your wives, your sons, and your daughters, and bring in unto me;"

3 and all the people themselves break off the rings of gold which are in their ears, and bring in unto Aaron,

4 and he receiveth from their hand, and doth fashion it with a graving tool, and doth make it a molten calf, and they say, "These thy gods, O Israel, who brought thee up out of the land of Egypt."

5 And Aaron seeth, and buildeth an altar before it, and Aaron calleth, and saith, "A festival to Jehovah -- to-morrow;"

6 and they rise early on the morrow, and cause burnt-offerings to ascend, and bring nigh peace-offerings; and the people sit down to eat and to drink, and rise up to play.

7 ¶And Jehovah saith unto Moses, "Go, descend, for thy people whom thou hast brought up out of the land of Egypt hath done corruptly,

8 they have turned aside hastily from the way that I have commanded them; they have made for themselves a molten calf, and bow themselves to it, and sacrifice to it, and say, These thy gods, O Israel, who brought thee up out of the land of Egypt."

9 And Jehovah saith unto Moses, "I have seen this people, and lo, it is a stiff-necked people;

10 and now, let Me alone, and My anger doth burn against them, and I consume them, and I make thee become a great nation."

11 And Moses appeaseth the face of Jehovah his God, and saith, "Why, O Jehovah, doth Thine anger burn against Thy people, whom Thou hast brought forth out of the land of Egypt with great power and with a strong hand?

12 why do the Egyptians speak, saying, For evil He brought them out to slay them among mountains, and to consume them from off the face of the ground? turn back from the heat of Thine anger, and repent of the evil against Thy people.

13 "Be mindful of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Israel, Thy servants, to whom Thou hast sworn by Thyself, and unto whom Thou speakest: I multiply your seed as stars of the heavens, and all this land, as I have said, I give to your seed, and they have inherited to the age;"

14 and Jehovah repenteth of the evil which He hath spoken of doing to His people.

15 ¶And Moses turneth, and goeth down from the mount, and the two tables of the testimony are in his hand, tables written on both their sides, on this and on that are they written;

16 and the tables are the work of God, and the writing is the writing of God, graven on the tables.

17 And Joshua heareth the voice of the people in their shouting, and saith unto Moses, "A noise of battle in the camp!"

18 and he saith, "It is not the voice of the crying of might, nor is it the voice of the crying of weakness -- a voice of singing I am hearing."

19 And it cometh to pass, when he hath drawn near unto the camp, that he seeth the calf, and the dancing, and the anger of Moses burneth, and he casteth out of his hands the tables, and breaketh them under the mount;

20 and he taketh the calf which they have made, and burneth it with fire, and grindeth until it is small, and scattereth on the face of the waters, and causeth the sons of Israel to drink.

21 ¶And Moses saith unto Aaron, "What hath this people done to thee, that thou hast brought in upon it a great sin?"

22 and Aaron saith, "Let not the anger of my lord burn; thou -- thou hast known the people that it is in evil;

23 and they say to me, Make for us gods, who go before us, for this Moses -- the man who brought us up out of the land of Egypt -- we have not known what hath happened to him;

24 and I say to them, Whoso hath gold, let them break it off, and they give to me, and I cast it into the fire, and this calf cometh out."

25 And Moses seeth the people that it is unbridled, for Aaron hath made it unbridled for contempt among its withstanders,

26 and Moses standeth in the gate of the camp, and saith, "Who is for Jehovah? -- unto me!" and all the sons of Levi are gathered unto him;

27 and he saith to them, "Thus said Jehovah, God of Israel, Put each his sword by his thigh, pass over and turn back from gate to gate through the camp, and slay each his brother, and each his friend, and each his relation."

28 And the sons of Levi do according to the word of Moses, and there fall of the people on that day about three thousand men,

29 and Moses saith, "Consecrate your hand to-day to Jehovah, for a man is against his son, and against his brother, so as to bring on you to-day a blessing."

30 ¶And it cometh to pass, on the morrow, that Moses saith unto the people, "Ye -- ye have sinned a great sin, and now I go up unto Jehovah, if so be I atone for your sin."

31 And Moses turneth back unto Jehovah, and saith, "Oh this people hath sinned a great sin, that they make to themselves a god of gold;

32 and now, if Thou takest away their sin -- and if not -- blot me, I pray thee, out of Thy book which Thou hast written."

33 And Jehovah saith unto Moses, "Whoso hath sinned against Me -- I blot him out of My book;

34 and now, go, lead the people whithersoever I have spoken to thee of; lo, My messenger goeth before thee, and in the day of my charging -- then I have charged upon them their sin."

35 And Jehovah plagueth the people, because they made the calf which Aaron made.


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