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Exodus 32:16

    Exodus 32:16 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

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

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

    The tablets were the work of God, and the writing was the writing of God, engraved on the tables.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Definitions for Exodus 32:16

    Graven - To cut or engrave.

    Clarke's Commentary on Exodus 32:16

    The tables were the work of God - Because such a law could proceed from none but himself; God alone is the fountain and author of Law, of what is right, just, holy, and good. See the meaning of the word Law, Exodus 12:49 (note).

    The writing was the writing of God - For as he is the sole author of law and justice, so he alone can write them on the heart of man. This is agreeable to the spirit of the new covenant which God had promised to make with men in the latter days: I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel - I will Put My Laws In Their Minds, And Write Them In Their Hearts, Jeremiah 31:33; Hebrews 8:10; 2 Corinthians 3:3. That the writing of these tables was the writing of God, see proved at the conclusion of the last chapter.

    Wesley's Notes on Exodus 32:16

    32:16 The writing of God - Very probably the first writing in the world.