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Exodus 32:31

    Exodus 32:31 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And Moses returned unto the LORD, and said, Oh, this people have sinned a great sin, and have made them gods of gold.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Moses returned to the LORD, and said, Oh, this people have sinned a great sin, and have made them gods of gold.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Moses returned unto Jehovah, and said, Oh, this people have sinned a great sin, and have made them gods of gold.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then Moses went back to the Lord and said, This people has done a great sin, making themselves a god of gold;

    Webster's Revision

    And Moses returned unto Jehovah, and said, Oh, this people have sinned a great sin, and have made them gods of gold.

    World English Bible

    Moses returned to Yahweh, and said, "Oh, this people have sinned a great sin, and have made themselves gods of gold.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And Moses returned unto the LORD, and said, Oh, this people have sinned a great sin, and have made them gods of gold.

    Clarke's Commentary on Exodus 32:31

    Moses returned unto the Lord - Before he went down from the mountain God had acquainted him with the general defection of the people, whereupon he immediately, without knowing the extent of their crime, began to make intercession for them; and God, having given him a general assurance that they should not be cut off, hastened him to go down, and bring them off from their idolatry. Having descended, he finds matters much worse than he expected, and ordered three thousand of the principal delinquents to be slain; but knowing that an evil so extensive must be highly provoking in the sight of the just and holy God, he finds it highly expedient that an atonement be made for the sin: for although he had the promise of God that as a nation they should not be exterminated, yet he had reason to believe that Divine justice must continue to contend with them, and prevent them from ever entering the promised land. That he was apprehensive that this would be the case, we may see plainly from the following verse.

    Barnes' Notes on Exodus 32:31

    Returned unto the Lord - i. e. again he ascended the mountain.

    Gods of gold - a god of gold.