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Exodus 32:3

    Exodus 32:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And all the people broke off the golden earrings which were in their ears, and brought them to Aaron.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

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

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

    All the people took off the golden rings which were in their ears, and brought them to Aaron.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Clarke's Commentary on Exodus 32:3

    And all the people brake off the golden ear-rings - The human being is naturally fond of dress, though this has been improperly attributed to the female sex alone, and those are most fond of it who have the shallowest capacities; but on this occasion the bent of the people to idolatry was greater than even their love of dress, so that they readily stripped themselves of their ornaments in order to get a molten god. They made some compensation for this afterwards; see Exodus 36:22, and See Clarke's note on Exodus 38:9.

    Wesley's Notes on Exodus 32:3

    32:3 And all the people brake off their ear - rings - Which Aaron melted down, and, having a mold prepared, poured the melted gold into it, and then produced it in the shape of an ox or calf, giving it some finishing strokes with a graving tool.