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Exodus 32

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1 When the people saw that Moses did not go down the mountain for a long time, he gathered to Aaron and said to him: Rise and make us a god who walks before us, for with this man, with Moses, who led us out of the land of Egypt, we don’t know what has happened.
2 And Aaron said to them: Take out the gold earrings that are in the ears of your wives, your sons and your daughters, and bring them to me.
3 And all the people took the gold earrings out of their ears and brought them to Aaron.
4 He took them from their hands, and made a molten calf out of them, and made him a chisel. And they said: Behold thy God, Israel, who brought you out of the land of Egypt!
5 When Aaron saw this, he placed an altar before him, and proclaimed Aaron, saying: Tomorrow is a feast to the Lord.
6 The next day, they got up early and offered burnt offerings and brought peace sacrifices: and the people sat down to eat and drink, and after that stood up to play.

7 And the Lord said unto Moses, Haste to get off; for thy people that you brought out of the land of Egypt are perverted;
eight they soon deviated from the path that I commanded them: they made a cast calf for themselves and bowed to him, and offered sacrifices to him and said: Behold your God, Israel, who brought you out of the land of Egypt!
nine And the Lord said to Moses: I see this people, and behold, they are a people of cruelty;
ten so leave Me, that my anger be kindled against them, and I will destroy them, and I will bring forth a great multitude from you.
eleven But Moses began to plead with the Lord his God, and said: Lord, not be ignited, thy wrath against your people, which you brought out of the land of Egypt with great strength and strong hand,
12 lest the Egyptians say: He brought them to destruction, to kill them in the mountains, and to destroy them from the face of the earth; turn away your fiery anger and abolish the destruction of your people;
13 remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, thy servants whom you swore by yourself, saying: multiplying I will multiply your seed, as the stars of the heaven, and all this land that I have said, I will give your seed, and they will possess forever.
fourteen And the Lord abrogated the evil of which he said that He would bring it to His people.

fifteen And Moses turned and came down from the mountain; in his hand [were] two tablets of revelation, on which it was written on both sides: it was written on both sides;
16 the tablets were the work of God, and the letters written on the tablets were the letters of God.
17 And Jesus heard the voice of the noisy people, and said to Moses, A war cry is in the camp.
18 But [Moses] said: this is not the cry of the overcomers, nor the cry of the afflicted; I hear the voice of singing.
19 When he approached the camp and saw the calf and the dancing, then he inflamed with anger and threw the tablets from his hands and broke them under the mountain;
20 and he took the calf, which they made, and burned it in fire, and rubbed it to dust, and scattered it on the water, and gave it to the children of Israel to drink.

21 And Moses said to Aaron, What did this people do to you, that you brought it into great sin?
22 But Aaron said: May the lord of my lord not be kindled; you know this people that it is violent.
23 They told me: make us a god who walks before us; for with Moses, with this man who brought us out of the land of Egypt, we do not know what happened.
24 And I told them: whoever has gold, take it off yourself. and they gave it to me; I threw it into the fire, and this calf came out.
25 Moses saw that these were unbridled people, for Aaron had allowed him to be unbridled, to shame before his enemies.
26 And Moses stood at the gate of the camp, and said, Who is the Lord? - to me! And all the sons of Levi gathered to him.
27 And he said to them: thus says the Lord God of Israel: put every sword of yours on your thigh, go through the camp from gate to gate and back, and kill every brother, every friend of his, every neighbor of his.
28 And the sons of Levi did according to the word of Moses: and about three thousand people fell that day from the people.
29th For Moses said: dedicate your hands to the Lord today, each in his son and his brother, that he will send you a blessing today.

thirty The next day, Moses said to the people: you have made a great sin; so I will go up to the Lord, if I will not atone for your sin.
31 And Moses returned to the Lord and said: oh, this people has made a great sin: he made himself a golden god;
32 forgive them their sin, and if not, expel me from Your book, in which You wrote.
33 The Lord said to Moses: He who has sinned before Me, I will erase from My book;
34 So, go, lead this people where I have told you; behold, my angel will go before you, and on the day of my visitation I will visit them for their sin.
35 And the Lord struck the people for the calf made, which Aaron made.

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