World English Bible
Exodus 32 (WEBP)
 When the people saw that Moses delayed coming down from the mountain, the people gathered themselves together to Aaron, and said to him, “Come, make us gods, which shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man who brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we don’t know what has become of him.”
 Aaron said to them, “Take off the golden rings, which are in the ears of your wives, of your sons, and of your daughters, and bring them to me.”
 All the people took off the golden rings which were in their ears, and brought them to Aaron.
 He received what they handed him, fashioned it with an engraving tool, and made it a molded calf. Then they said, “These are your gods, Israel, which brought you up out of the land of Egypt.”
 When Aaron saw this, he built an altar before it; and Aaron made a proclamation, and said, “Tomorrow shall be a feast to Yahweh.”
 They rose up early on the next day, and offered burnt offerings, and brought peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play.
 Yahweh spoke to Moses, “Go, get down; for your people, whom you brought up out of the land of Egypt, have corrupted themselves!
 They have turned away quickly out of the way which I commanded them. They have made themselves a molded calf, and have worshiped it, and have sacrificed to it, and said, ‘These are your gods, Israel, which brought you up out of the land of Egypt.’ ”
 Yahweh said to Moses, “I have seen these people, and behold, they are a stiff-necked people.
 Now therefore leave me alone, that my wrath may burn hot against them, and that I may consume them; and I will make of you a great nation.”
 Moses begged Yahweh his God, and said, “Yahweh, why does your wrath burn hot against your people, that you have brought out of the land of Egypt with great power and with a mighty hand?
 Why should the Egyptians talk, saying, ‘He brought them out for evil, to kill them in the mountains, and to consume them from the surface of the earth’? Turn from your fierce wrath, and turn away from this evil against your people.
 Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, your servants, to whom you swore by your own self, and said to them, ‘I will multiply your offspring§ as the stars of the sky, and all this land that I have spoken of I will give to your offspring, and they shall inherit it forever.’ ”
 So Yahweh turned away from the evil which he said he would do to his people.
 Moses turned, and went down from the mountain, with the two tablets of the covenant in his hand; tablets that were written on both their sides. They were written on one side and on the other.
 The tablets were the work of God, and the writing was the writing of God, engraved on the tablets.
 When Joshua heard the noise of the people as they shouted, he said to Moses, “There is the noise of war in the camp.”
 He said, “It isn’t the voice of those who shout for victory. It is not the voice of those who cry for being overcome; but the noise of those who sing that I hear.”
 As soon as he came near to the camp, he saw the calf and the dancing. Then Moses’ anger grew hot, and he threw the tablets out of his hands, and broke them beneath the mountain.
 He took the calf which they had made, and burned it with fire, ground it to powder, and scattered it on the water, and made the children of Israel drink it.
 Moses said to Aaron, “What did these people do to you, that you have brought a great sin on them?”
 Aaron said, “Don’t let the anger of my lord grow hot. You know the people, that they are set on evil.
 For they said to me, ‘Make us gods, which shall go before us. As for this Moses, the man who brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we don’t know what has become of him.’
 I said to them, ‘Whoever has any gold, let them take it off.’ So they gave it to me; and I threw it into the fire, and out came this calf.”
 When Moses saw that the people were out of control, (for Aaron had let them lose control, causing derision among their enemies),
 then Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said, “Whoever is on Yahweh’s side, come to me!” All the sons of Levi gathered themselves together to him.
 He said to them, “Yahweh, the God of Israel, says, ‘Every man put his sword on his thigh, and go back and forth from gate to gate throughout the camp, and every man kill his brother, and every man his companion, and every man his neighbor.’ ”
 The sons of Levi did according to the word of Moses. About three thousand men fell of the people that day.
 Moses said, “Consecrate yourselves today to Yahweh, for every man was against his son and against his brother, that he may give you a blessing today.”
 On the next day, Moses said to the people, “You have sinned a great sin. Now I will go up to Yahweh. Perhaps I shall make atonement for your sin.”
 Moses returned to Yahweh, and said, “Oh, this people have sinned a great sin, and have made themselves gods of gold.
 Yet now, if you will, forgive their sin—and if not, please blot me out of your book which you have written.”
 Yahweh said to Moses, “Whoever has sinned against me, I will blot him out of my book.
 Now go, lead the people to the place of which I have spoken to you. Behold, my angel shall go before you. Nevertheless, in the day when I punish, I will punish them for their sin.”
 Yahweh struck the people, because of what they did with the calf, which Aaron made.
Exodus 32:13 or, seed
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Exodus 32 (KJVS)
 And when the people H5971 saw H7200 (8799) that Moses H4872 delayed H954 (8765) to come down H3381 (8800) out of the mount H2022, the people H5971 gathered themselves together H6950 (8735) unto Aaron H175, and said H559 (8799) unto him, Up H6965 (8798), make H6213 (8798) us gods H430, which shall go H3212 (8799) before H6440 us; for [as for] this Moses H4872, the man H376 that brought H5927 (8689) us up out of the land H776 of Egypt H4714, we wot H3045 (8804) not what is become of him.
 And Aaron H175 said H559 (8799) unto them, Break off H6561 (8761) the golden H2091 earrings H5141, which [are] in the ears H241 of your wives H802, of your sons H1121, and of your daughters H1323, and bring H935 (8685) [them] unto me.
 And all the people H5971 brake off H6561 (8691) the golden H2091 earrings H5141 which [were] in their ears H241, and brought H935 (8686) [them] unto Aaron H175.
 And he received H3947 (8799) [them] at their hand H3027, and fashioned H6696 (8799) it with a graving tool H2747, after he had made H6213 (8799) it a molten H4541 calf H5695: and they said H559 (8799), These [be] thy gods H430, O Israel H3478, which brought H5927 (8689) thee up out of the land H776 of Egypt H4714.
 And when Aaron H175 saw H7200 (8799) [it], he built H1129 (8799) an altar H4196 before H6440 it; and Aaron H175 made proclamation H7121 (8799), and said H559 (8799), To morrow H4279 [is] a feast H2282 to the LORD H3068.
 And they rose up early H7925 (8686) on the morrow H4283, and offered H5927 (8686) burnt offerings H5930, and brought H5066 (8686) peace offerings H8002; and the people H5971 sat H3427 (8799) down to eat H398 (8800) and to drink H8354 (8800), and rose up H6965 (8799) to play H6711 (8763).
 And the LORD H3068 said H1696 (8762) unto Moses H4872, Go H3212 (8798), get thee down H3381 (8798); for thy people H5971, which thou broughtest H5927 (8689) out of the land H776 of Egypt H4714, have corrupted H7843 (8765) [themselves]:
 They have turned H5493 (8804) aside quickly H4118 out of the way H1870 which I commanded H6680 (8765) them: they have made H6213 (8804) them a molten H4541 calf H5695, and have worshipped H7812 (8691) it, and have sacrificed H2076 (8799) thereunto, and said H559 (8799), These [be] thy gods H430, O Israel H3478, which have brought thee up H5927 (8689) out of the land H776 of Egypt H4714.
 And the LORD H3068 said H559 (8799) unto Moses H4872, I have seen H7200 (8804) this people H5971, and, behold, it [is] a stiffnecked H7186 H6203 people H5971:
 Now therefore let me alone H3240 (8685), that my wrath H639 may wax hot H2734 (8799) against them, and that I may consume H3615 (8762) them: and I will make H6213 (8799) of thee a great H1419 nation H1471.
 And Moses H4872 besought H2470 (8762) H6440 the LORD H3068 his God H430, and said H559 (8799), LORD H3068, why doth thy wrath H639 wax hot H2734 (8799) against thy people H5971, which thou hast brought forth H3318 (8689) out of the land H776 of Egypt H4714 with great H1419 power H3581, and with a mighty H2389 hand H3027?
 Wherefore should the Egyptians H4714 speak H559 (8799), and say H559 (8800), For mischief H7451 did he bring H3318 (8689) them out, to slay H2026 (8800) them in the mountains H2022, and to consume H3615 (8763) them from the face H6440 of the earth H127? Turn H7725 (8798) from thy fierce H2740 wrath H639, and repent H5162 (8734) of this evil H7451 against thy people H5971.
 Remember H2142 (8798) Abraham H85, Isaac H3327, and Israel H3478, thy servants H5650, to whom thou swarest H7650 (8738) by thine own self, and saidst H1696 (8762) unto them, I will multiply H7235 (8686) your seed H2233 as the stars H3556 of heaven H8064, and all this land H776 that I have spoken H559 (8804) of will I give H5414 (8799) unto your seed H2233, and they shall inherit H5157 (8804) [it] for ever H5769.
 And the LORD H3068 repented H5162 (8735) of the evil H7451 which he thought H1696 (8765) to do H6213 (8800) unto his people H5971.
 And Moses H4872 turned H6437 (8799), and went down H3381 (8799) from the mount H2022, and the two H8147 tables H3871 of the testimony H5715 [were] in his hand H3027: the tables H3871 [were] written H3789 (8803) on both H8147 their sides H5676; on the one side and on the other [were] they written H3789 (8803).
 And the tables H3871 [were] the work H4639 of God H430, and the writing H4385 [was] the writing H4385 of God H430, graven H2801 (8803) upon the tables H3871.
 And when Joshua H3091 heard H8085 (8799) the noise H6963 of the people H5971 as they shouted H7452, he said H559 (8799) unto Moses H4872, [There is] a noise H6963 of war H4421 in the camp H4264.
 And he said H559 (8799), [It is] not the voice H6963 of [them that] shout H6030 (8800) for mastery H1369, neither [is it] the voice H6963 of [them that] cry H6030 (8800) for being overcome H2476: [but] the noise H6963 of [them that] sing H6031 (8763) do I hear H8085 (8802).
 And it came to pass, as soon as he came nigh H7126 (8804) unto the camp H4264, that he saw H7200 (8799) the calf H5695, and the dancing H4246: and Moses H4872’ anger H639 waxed hot H2734 (8799), and he cast H7993 (8686) the tables H3871 out of his hands H3027, and brake H7665 (8762) them beneath H8478 the mount H2022.
 And he took H3947 (8799) the calf H5695 which they had made H6213 (8804), and burnt H8313 (8799) [it] in the fire H784, and ground H2912 (8799) [it] to powder H1854 (8804), and strawed H2219 (8799) [it] upon H6440 the water H4325, and made the children H1121 of Israel H3478 drink H8248 (8686) [of it].
 And Moses H4872 said H559 (8799) unto Aaron H175, What did H6213 (8804) this people H5971 unto thee, that thou hast brought H935 (8689) so great H1419 a sin H2401 upon them?
 And Aaron H175 said H559 (8799), Let not the anger H639 of my lord H113 wax hot H2734 (8799): thou knowest H3045 (8804) the people H5971, that they [are set] on mischief H7451.
 For they said H559 (8799) unto me, Make H6213 (8798) us gods H430, which shall go H3212 (8799) before H6440 us: for [as for] this Moses H4872, the man H376 that brought us up H5927 (8689) out of the land H776 of Egypt H4714, we wot H3045 (8804) not what is become of him.
 And I said H559 (8799) unto them, Whosoever hath any gold H2091, let them break H6561 (8690) [it] off. So they gave H5414 (8799) [it] me: then I cast H7993 (8686) it into the fire H784, and there came out H3318 (8799) this calf H5695.
 And when Moses H4872 saw H7200 (8799) that the people H5971 [were] naked H6544 (8803); (for Aaron H175 had made them naked H6544 (8804) unto [their] shame H8103 among their enemies H6965 (8801):)
 Then Moses H4872 stood H5975 (8799) in the gate H8179 of the camp H4264, and said H559 (8799), Who [is] on the LORD’S H3068 side? [let him come] unto me. And all the sons H1121 of Levi H3878 gathered H622 (8735) themselves together unto him.
 And he said H559 (8799) unto them, Thus saith H559 (8804) the LORD H3068 God H430 of Israel H3478, Put H7760 (8798) every man H376 his sword H2719 by his side H3409, [and] go H5674 (8798) in and out H7725 (8798) from gate H8179 to gate H8179 throughout the camp H4264, and slay H2026 (8798) every man H376 his brother H251, and every man H376 his companion H7453, and every man H376 his neighbour H7138.
 And the children H1121 of Levi H3878 did H6213 (8799) according to the word H1697 of Moses H4872: and there fell H5307 (8799) of the people H5971 that day H3117 about three H7969 thousand H505 men H376.
 For Moses H4872 had said H559 (8799), Consecrate yourselves H4390 (8798) H3027 to day H3117 to the LORD H3068, even H3588 every man H376 upon his son H1121, and upon his brother H251; that he may bestow H5414 (8800) upon you a blessing H1293 this day H3117.
 And it came to pass on the morrow H4283, that Moses H4872 said H559 (8799) unto the people H5971, Ye have sinned H2398 (8804) a great H1419 sin H2401: and now I will go up H5927 (8799) unto the LORD H3068; peradventure H194 I shall make an atonement H3722 (8762) for H1157 your sin H2403.
 And Moses H4872 returned H7725 (8799) unto the LORD H3068, and said H559 (8799), Oh H577, this people H5971 have sinned H2398 (8804) a great H1419 sin H2401, and have made H6213 (8799) them gods H430 of gold H2091.
 Yet now, if thou wilt forgive H5375 (8799) their sin H2403-; and if not, blot H4229 (8798) me, I pray thee, out of thy book H5612 which thou hast written H3789 (8804).
 And the LORD H3068 said H559 (8799) unto Moses H4872, Whosoever H834 hath sinned H2398 (8804) against me, him will I blot out H4229 (8799) of my book H5612.
 Therefore now go H3212 (8798), lead H5148 (8798) the people H5971 unto [the place] of which I have spoken H1696 (8765) unto thee: behold, mine Angel H4397 shall go H3212 (8799) before H6440 thee: nevertheless in the day H3117 when I visit H6485 (8800) I will visit H6485 (8804) their sin H2403 upon them.
 And the LORD H3068 plagued H5062 (8799) the people H5971, because H834 they made H6213 (8804) the calf H5695, which H834 Aaron H175 made H6213 (8804).
Young’s Literal Translation
Exodus 32 (YLT)
 And the people see that Moses is delaying to come down from the mount, and the people assemble against Aaron, and say unto him, ‘Rise, make for us gods who go before us, for this Moses-the man who brought us up out of the land of Egypt-we have not known what hath happened to him.’
 And Aaron saith unto them, ‘Break off the rings of gold which are in the ears of your wives, your sons, and your daughters, and bring in unto me;’
 and all the people themselves break off the rings of gold which are in their ears, and bring in unto Aaron,
 and he receiveth from their hand, and doth fashion it with a graving tool, and doth make it a molten calf, and they say, ‘These thy gods, O Israel, who brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.’
 And Aaron seeth, and buildeth an altar before it, and Aaron calleth, and saith, ‘A festival to Jehovah-to-morrow;’
 and they rise early on the morrow, and cause burnt-offerings to ascend, and bring nigh peace-offerings; and the people sit down to eat and to drink, and rise up to play.
 And Jehovah saith unto Moses, ‘Go, descend, for thy people whom thou hast brought up out of the land of Egypt hath done corruptly,
 they have turned aside hastily from the way that I have commanded them; they have made for themselves a molten calf, and bow themselves to it, and sacrifice to it, and say, These thy gods, O Israel, who brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.’
 And Jehovah saith unto Moses, ‘I have seen this people, and lo, it is a stiff-necked people;
 and now, let Me alone, and My anger doth burn against them, and I consume them, and I make thee become a great nation.’
 And Moses appeaseth the face of Jehovah his God, and saith, ‘Why, O Jehovah, doth Thine anger burn against Thy people, whom Thou hast brought forth out of the land of Egypt with great power and with a strong hand?
 why do the Egyptians speak, saying, For evil He brought them out to slay them among mountains, and to consume them from off the face of the ground? turn back from the heat of Thine anger, and repent of the evil against Thy people.
 ‘Be mindful of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Israel, Thy servants, to whom Thou hast sworn by Thyself, and unto whom Thou speakest: I multiply your seed as stars of the heavens, and all this land, as I have said, I give to your seed, and they have inherited to the age;’
 and Jehovah repenteth of the evil which He hath spoken of doing to His people.
 And Moses turneth, and goeth down from the mount, and the two tables of the testimony are in his hand, tables written on both their sides, on this and on that are they written;
 and the tables are the work of God, and the writing is the writing of God, graven on the tables.
 And Joshua heareth the voice of the people in their shouting, and saith unto Moses, ‘A noise of battle in the camp!’
 and he saith, ‘It is not the voice of the crying of might, nor is it the voice of the crying of weakness-a voice of singing I am hearing.’
 And it cometh to pass, when he hath drawn near unto the camp, that he seeth the calf, and the dancing, and the anger of Moses burneth, and he casteth out of his hands the tables, and breaketh them under the mount;
 and he taketh the calf which they have made, and burneth it with fire, and grindeth until it is small, and scattereth on the face of the waters, and causeth the sons of Israel to drink.
 And Moses saith unto Aaron, ‘What hath this people done to thee, that thou hast brought in upon it a great sin?’
 and Aaron saith, ‘Let not the anger of my lord burn; thou-thou hast known the people that it is in evil;
 and they say to me, Make for us gods, who go before us, for this Moses-the man who brought us up out of the land of Egypt-we have not known what hath happened to him;
 and I say to them, Whoso hath gold, let them break it off, and they give to me, and I cast it into the fire, and this calf cometh out.’
 And Moses seeth the people that it is unbridled, for Aaron hath made it unbridled for contempt among its withstanders,
 and Moses standeth in the gate of the camp, and saith, ‘Who is for Jehovah?-unto me!’ and all the sons of Levi are gathered unto him;
 and he saith to them, ‘Thus said Jehovah, God of Israel, Put each his sword by his thigh, pass over and turn back from gate to gate through the camp, and slay each his brother, and each his friend, and each his relation.’
 And the sons of Levi do according to the word of Moses, and there fall of the people on that day about three thousand men,
 and Moses saith, ‘Consecrate your hand to-day to Jehovah, for a man is against his son, and against his brother, so as to bring on you to-day a blessing.’
 And it cometh to pass, on the morrow, that Moses saith unto the people, ‘Ye-ye have sinned a great sin, and now I go up unto Jehovah, if so be I atone for your sin.’
 And Moses turneth back unto Jehovah, and saith, ‘Oh this people hath sinned a great sin, that they make to themselves a god of gold;
 and now, if Thou takest away their sin-and if not-blot me, I pray thee, out of Thy book which Thou hast written.’
 And Jehovah saith unto Moses, ‘Whoso hath sinned against Me-I blot him out of My book;
 and now, go, lead the people whithersoever I have spoken to thee of; lo, My messenger goeth before thee, and in the day of my charging-then I have charged upon them their sin.’
 And Jehovah plagueth the people, because they made the calf which Aaron made.