The Tables of Testimony - Exodus 32

And when the people saw that Moses delayed to  come down out of the mount, the people gathered  themselves together unto Aaron, and said unto him, Up,  make us gods, which shall go before us; for as for this  Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt,  we wot not what is become of him. Exodus 32:1  KJV

Exodus 32:2 And Aaron said  unto them, Break off the golden earrings, which are in the  ears of your wives, of your sons, and of your daughters, and  bring them unto me. 

Exodus 32:3 And all the people brake off  the golden earrings which were in their ears, and brought  them unto Aaron. 

Exodus 32:4 And he received them at their  hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool, after he had  made it a molten calf: and they said, These be thy gods, O  Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.  

Exodus 32:5 And when Aaron saw it, he built an altar before it;  and Aaron made proclamation, and said, To morrow is a  feast to the LORD. 

Exodus 32:6 And they rose up early on the  morrow, and offered burnt offerings, and brought peace  offerings; and the people sat down to eat and to drink, and  rose up to play.  

Exodus 32:7 And the LORD said unto Moses, Go, get thee  down; for thy people, which thou broughtest out of the land  of Egypt, have corrupted themselves: 

Exodus 32:8 They have  turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded  them: they have made them a molten calf, and have  worshipped it, and have sacrificed thereunto, and said,  These be thy gods, O Israel, which have brought thee up  out of the land of Egypt. 

Exodus 32:9 And the LORD said unto  Moses, I have seen this people, and, behold, it is a  stiffnecked people: 

Exodus 32:10 Now therefore let me alone,  that my wrath may wax hot against them, and that I may  consume them: and I will make of thee a great nation.  

Exodus 32:11 And Moses besought the LORD his God, and said,  LORD, why doth thy wrath wax hot against thy people,  which thou hast brought forth out of the land of Egypt with  great power, and with a mighty hand? 

Exodus 32:12 Wherefore  should the Egyptians speak, and say, For mischief did he  bring them out, to slay them in the mountains, and to  consume them from the face of the earth? Turn from thy  fierce wrath, and repent of this evil against thy people.  

Exodus 32:13 Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, thy  servants, to whom thou swarest by thine own self, and saidst  unto them, I will multiply your seed as the stars of heaven,  and all this land that I have spoken of will I give unto your  seed, and they shall inherit it for ever. 

Exodus 32:14 And the  LORD repented of the evil which he thought to do unto his  people.  

Exodus 32:15 And Moses turned, and went down from the  mount, and the two tables of the testimony were in his  hand: the tables were written on both their sides; on the  one side and on the other were they written. 

Exodus 32:16 And  the tables were the work of God, and the writing was the  writing of God, graven upon the tables. 

Exodus 32:17 And when  Joshua heard the noise of the people as they shouted, he said  unto Moses, There is a noise of war in the camp. 

Exodus 32:18  And he said, It is not the voice of them that shout for  mastery, neither is it the voice of them that cry for being  overcome: but the noise of them that sing do I hear.  

Exodus 32:19 And it came to pass, as soon as he came nigh  unto the camp, that he saw the calf, and the dancing: and  Moses’ anger waxed hot, and he cast the tables out of his  hands, and brake them beneath the mount. 

Exodus 32:20 And he  took the calf which they had made, and burnt it in the fire,  and ground it to powder, and strawed it upon the water,  and made the children of Israel drink of it. 

Exodus 32:21 And  Moses said unto Aaron, What did this people unto thee, that  thou hast brought so great a sin upon them? 

Exodus 32:22 And  Aaron said, Let not the anger of my lord wax hot: thou  knowest the people, that they are set on mischief. 

Exodus 32:23  For they said unto me, Make us gods, which shall go before  us: for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of  the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him.   

Exodus 32:24 And I said unto them, Whosoever hath any gold, let  them break it off. So they gave it me: then I cast it into  the fire, and there came out this calf.  

Exodus 32:25 And when Moses saw that the people were  naked; (for Aaron had made them naked unto their shame  among their enemies:) 

Exodus 32:26 Then Moses stood in the  gate of the camp, and said, Who is on the LORD’S side?  let him come unto me. And all the sons of Levi gathered  themselves together unto him. 

Exodus 32:27 And he said unto  them, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Put every man  his sword by his side, and go in and out from gate to gate  throughout the camp, and slay every man his brother, and  every man his companion, and every man his neighbour.  

Exodus 32:28 And the children of Levi did according to the word  of Moses: and there fell of the people that day about three  thousand men. 

Exodus 32:29 For Moses had said, Consecrate  yourselves to day to the LORD, even every man upon his  son, and upon his brother; that he may bestow upon you a  blessing this day.  

Exodus 32:30 And it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses  said unto the people, Ye have sinned a great sin: and now I  will go up unto the LORD; peradventure I shall make an  atonement for your sin. 

Exodus 32:31 And Moses returned unto  the LORD, and said, Oh, this people have sinned a great sin,  and have made them gods of gold. 

Exodus 32:32 Yet now, if thou  wilt forgive their sin--; and if not, blot me, I pray thee, out  of thy book which thou hast written. 

Exodus 32:33 And the  LORD said unto Moses, Whosoever hath sinned against me,  him will I blot out of my book. 

Exodus 32:34 Therefore now go,  lead the people unto the place of which I have spoken unto  thee: behold, mine Angel shall go before thee: nevertheless  in the day when I visit I will visit their sin upon them.  

Exodus 32:35 And the LORD plagued the people, because they  made the calf, which Aaron made.