1 When the people saw that Moses was a long time before coming down the mountain, they gathered round Aaron and said to him, 'Get to work, make us a god to go at our head; for that Moses, the man who brought us here from Egypt -- we do not know what has become of him.'
2Pet 3:4 Acts 7:40 Exod 24:18 Deut 9:9 Exod 13:21 Exod 14:11 Exod 32:7
2 Aaron replied, 'Strip off the gold rings in the ears of your wives and your sons and daughters, and bring them to me.'
Judg 8:24-27 Exod 12:35-36 Ezek 16:11-12 Ezek 16:17 Hos 2:8 Exod 35:22 Gen 24:22
3 The people all stripped off the gold rings from their ears and brought them to Aaron.
Isa 40:19-20 Isa 46:6 Jer 10:9 Judg 17:3-4
4 He received what they gave him, melted it down in a mould and with it made the statue of a calf. 'Israel,' the people shouted, 'here is your God who brought you here from Egypt!'
Neh 9:18 Acts 7:41 Deut 9:16 Exod 32:8 1Kgs 12:28 2Chr 11:15 2Chr 13:8
5 Observing this, Aaron built an altar before the statue and made this proclamation, 'Tomorrow will be a feast in Yahweh's honour.'
2Kgs 10:20 Lev 23:2 Lev 23:37 1Cor 5:8 1Kgs 12:32-33 1Kgs 21:9 1Sam 14:35
6 Early next morning they sacrificed burnt offerings and brought communion sacrifices. The people then sat down to eat and drink, and afterwards got up to amuse themselves.
1Cor 10:7 Num 25:2 Acts 7:41-42 Amos 2:8 Amos 8:10 Exod 24:4-5 Exod 32:17-19
7 Yahweh then said to Moses, 'Go down at once, for your people whom you brought here from Egypt have become corrupt.
Deut 9:12 Exod 32:11 Exod 19:24 Gen 6:11-12 Hos 9:9 Judg 2:19 Dan 9:24
8 They have quickly left the way which I ordered them to follow. They have cast themselves a metal calf, worshipped it and offered sacrifice to it, shouting, "Israel, here is your God who brought you here from Egypt!" '
1Kgs 12:28 Exod 20:3-4 Exod 20:23 Deut 9:16 Exod 22:20 Exod 32:4 Judg 2:17
9 Yahweh then said to Moses, 'I know these people; I know how obstinate they are!
Acts 7:51 Deut 9:13 Exod 33:3 Exod 33:5 Exod 34:9 Isa 48:4 2Chr 30:8
10 So leave me now, so that my anger can blaze at them and I can put an end to them! I shall make a great nation out of you instead.'
Deut 9:14 Num 14:12 Deut 9:19 Exod 22:24 Num 16:45-48 Exod 32:11 Exod 32:19
11 Moses tried to pacify Yahweh his God. 'Yahweh,' he said, 'why should your anger blaze at your people, whom you have brought out of Egypt by your great power and mighty hand?
Deut 9:18-20 Deut 9:26-29 Ps 74:1-2 Ps 106:23 Isa 63:17 Jer 12:1-2 Num 11:11
12 Why should the Egyptians say, "He brought them out with evil intention, to slaughter them in the mountains and wipe them off the face of the earth?" Give up your burning wrath; relent over this disaster intended for your people.
Num 14:13-16 Deut 9:28 Exod 32:14 Josh 7:9 Amos 7:3 Amos 7:6 Deut 13:17
13 Remember your servants Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, to whom you swore by your very self and made this promise: "I shall make your offspring as numerous as the stars of heaven, and this whole country of which I have spoken, I shall give to your descendants, and it will be their heritage for ever."
Gen 12:7 Gen 22:16 Heb 6:13 Gen 15:5 Gen 15:18 Gen 15:7 Gen 35:11-12
14 Yahweh then relented over the disaster which he had intended to inflict on his people.
Ps 106:45 2Sam 24:16 Jonah 3:10 1Chr 21:15 Jer 18:8 Jer 26:13 Jer 26:19
15 Moses turned and came down the mountain with the two tablets of the Testimony in his hands, tablets inscribed on both sides, inscribed on the front and on the back.
Deut 9:15 Deut 5:22 Exod 16:34 Exod 24:18 Exod 31:18 Exod 40:20 Ps 19:7
16 The tablets were the work of God, and the writing on them was God's writing, engraved on the tablets.
Exod 31:18 2Cor 3:3 2Cor 3:7 Deut 9:9-11 Deut 9:15 Deut 10:1 Exod 34:1
17 When Joshua heard the noise of the people shouting, he said to Moses, 'There is the sound of battle in the camp!'
Exod 17:9 Exod 24:13 1Sam 4:5-6 1Sam 17:20 1Sam 17:52 Amos 1:14 Amos 2:2
18 But he replied: No song of victory is this sound, no lament for defeat this sound; but answering choruses I hear!
Dan 5:4 Dan 5:23 Exod 15:1-18
19 And there, as he approached the camp, he saw the calf and the groups dancing. Moses blazed with anger. He threw down the tablets he was holding, shattering them at the foot of the mountain.
Deut 9:16-17 2Sam 6:14 Deut 27:26 Eph 4:26 Exod 15:20 Exod 32:4-6 Exod 32:11
20 He seized the calf they had made and burned it, grinding it into powder which he scattered on the water, and made the Israelites drink it.
Deut 9:21 2Kgs 23:6 2Kgs 23:15 Deut 7:5 Deut 7:25 Prov 1:31 Prov 14:14
21 Moses then said to Aaron, 'What have these people done to you for you to have brought so great a sin on them?'
Gen 20:9 1Kgs 14:16 1Kgs 21:22 1Sam 26:19 2Kgs 21:9-11 Deut 13:6-8 Gen 26:10
22 Aaron replied, 'My lord should not be so angry. You yourself know what a bad state these people are in!
Deut 9:24 1Sam 15:24 Exod 14:11 Exod 15:24 Exod 16:20 Deut 9:7 Deut 31:27
23 They said to me, "Make us a god to go at our head; for that Moses, the man who brought us here from Egypt -- we do not know what has become of him."
Exod 32:1-4 Exod 32:8
24 I then said to them, "Anyone with gold, strip it off!" They gave it to me. I threw it into the fire and out came this calf!'
Exod 32:4 Gen 3:12-13 Luke 10:29 Rom 3:10
25 When Moses saw that the people were out of hand -- for Aaron had let them get out of hand to the derision of their enemies all round them-
2Chr 28:19 Dan 12:2 Deut 9:20 Exod 33:4-6 Ezek 16:63 Gen 3:10 Hos 2:3
26 Moses then stood at the gate of the camp and shouted, 'Who is for Yahweh? To me!' And all the Levites rallied round him.
2Kgs 9:32 Josh 5:13 Matt 12:30 2Sam 20:11
27 He said to them, 'Yahweh, God of Israel, says this, "Buckle on your sword, each of you, and go up and down the camp from gate to gate, every man of you slaughtering brother, friend and neighbour." '
Num 25:5 2Cor 5:16 Deut 33:8-9 Exod 32:26 Exod 32:29 Luke 14:26 Num 25:7-12
28 The Levites did as Moses said, and of the people about three thousand men perished that day.
Deut 33:9 1Cor 10:8 Heb 2:2-3 Mal 2:4-6 Num 16:32-35 Num 16:41
29 'Today', Moses said, 'you have consecrated yourselves to Yahweh, one at the cost of his son, another of his brother; and so he bestows a blessing on you today.'
Matt 10:37 Num 25:11-13 Zech 13:3 1Sam 15:18-22 Deut 13:6-11 Deut 33:9-10 Joel 2:12-14
30 On the following day Moses said to the people, 'You have committed a great sin. But now I shall go up to Yahweh: perhaps I can secure expiation for your sin.'
1Sam 12:20 Num 25:13 1Sam 12:23 2Sam 16:12 Amos 5:15 1Sam 2:17 2Kgs 17:21
31 Moses then went back to Yahweh and said, 'Oh, this people has committed a great sin by making themselves a god of gold.
Exod 20:23 Exod 32:30 Dan 9:5 Dan 9:8 Dan 9:11 Deut 9:18-19 Exod 20:4
32 And yet, if it pleased you to forgive their sin. . .! If not, please blot me out of the book you have written!'
Dan 12:1 Phil 4:3 Ps 69:28 Rev 21:27 Rom 9:3 Rev 3:5 Num 14:19
33 Yahweh said to Moses, 'Those who have sinned against me are the ones I shall blot out of my book.
Ezek 18:4 Deut 29:20 Lev 23:30 Phil 4:3 Ps 9:5 Ps 69:28 Ps 109:13-14
34 So now go and lead the people to the place I promised to you. My angel will indeed go at your head but, on the day of punishment, I shall punish them for their sin.'
Deut 32:35 Exod 23:20 Matt 23:35 Amos 3:14 Exod 3:17 Exod 20:5 Exod 33:2
35 And Yahweh punished the people for having made the calf, the one Aaron had made.
2Sam 12:9-10 Acts 1:18 Acts 7:41 Exod 32:4 Exod 32:25 Matt 27:3-7