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Exodus 32:25

    Exodus 32:25 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

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

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And when Moses saw that the people were broken loose; for Aaron had let them loose for a derision among their enemies:

    Clarke's Commentary on Exodus 32:25

    Moses saw that the people were naked - They were stripped, says the Targum, of the holy crown that was upon their heads, on which the great and precious name Jehovah was engraved. But it is more likely that the word פרע parua implies that they were reduced to the most helpless and wretched state, being abandoned by God in the midst of their enemies. This is exactly similar to that expression, 2 Chronicles 28:19 : For the Lord brought Judah low, because of Ahaz king of Israel: for he made Judah Naked, הפריע hiphria, and transgressed sore against the Lord. Their nakedness, therefore, though in the first sense it may imply that several of them were despoiled of their ornaments, yet it may also express their defenceless and abandoned state, in consequence of their sin. That they could not literally have all been despoiled of their ornaments, appears evident from their offerings. See Exodus 36:21, etc.

    Barnes' Notes on Exodus 32:25

    Naked - Rather unruly, or "licentious".

    Shame among their enemies - Compare Psalm 44:13; Psalm 79:4; Deuteronomy 28:37.

    Wesley's Notes on Exodus 32:25

    32:25 The people were naked - Stript of their armour, and liable to insults.