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Exodus 32:10

    Exodus 32:10 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    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.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    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.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    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.

    Webster's Revision

    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.

    World English Bible

    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."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    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.

    Definitions for Exodus 32:10

    Let - To hinder or obstruct.
    Wax - To grow; become; advance.

    Clarke's Commentary on Exodus 32:10

    Now therefore let me alone - Moses had already begun to plead with God in the behalf of this rebellious and ungrateful people; and so powerful was his intercession that even the Omnipotent represents himself as incapable of doing any thing in the way of judgment, unless his creature desisted from praying for mercy! See an instance of the prevalence of fervent intercession in the case of Abraham, Genesis 18:23-33, from the model of which the intercession of Moses seems to have been formed.

    Barnes' Notes on Exodus 32:10

    Let me alone - But Moses did not let the Lord alone; he wrestled, as Jacob had done, until, like Jacob, he obtained the blessing Genesis 32:24-29.

    Wesley's Notes on Exodus 32:10

    32:10 Let me alone - What did Moses, or what could he do, to hinder God from consuming them? When God resolves to abandon a people, and the decree is gone forth, no intercession can prevent it. But God would thus express the greatness of his displeasure, after the manner of men, who would have none to interceed for those they resolve to be severe with. Thus also he would put an honour upon prayer, intimating, that nothing but the intercession of Moses could save them from ruin, that he might be a type of Christ, by whose mediation alone God would reconcile the world unto himself.