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Exodus 32:28

    Exodus 32:28 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

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

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on Exodus 32:28

    There fell about three thousand men - These were no doubt the chief transgressors; having broken the covenant by having other gods besides Jehovah, they lost the Divine protection, and then the justice of God laid hold on and slew them. Moses doubtless had positive orders from God for this act of justice, (see Exodus 32:27); for though, through his intercession, the people were spared so as not to be exterminated as a nation, yet the principal transgressors, those who were set on mischief, Exodus 32:22, were to be put to death.

    Wesley's Notes on Exodus 32:28

    32:28 And there fell of the people that day about three thousand men - Probably these were but few in comparison with the many that were guilty; but these were the men that headed the rebellion, and were therefore picked out to be made examples of; for terror to others.