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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And hee said vnto them, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, Put euery man his sword by his side, and go in and out from gate to gate throughout the campe, and slay euery man his brother, and euery man his companion, and euery man his neighbour.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He said to them, "Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, 'Every man {of you} put his sword upon his thigh, and go back and forth from gate to gate in the camp, and kill every man his brother, and every man his friend, and every man his neighbor.'"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he said unto them, Thus saith Jehovah, the God of Israel, Put ye every man his sword upon his thigh, and go to and fro from gate to gate throughout the camp, and slay every man his brother, and every man his companion, and every man his neighbor.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he said to them, This is the word of the Lord, the God of Israel: Let every man take his sword at his side, and go from one end of the tents to the other, putting to death his brother and his friend and his neighbour.
- Basic English Bible

And he said to them, Thus saith Jehovah, the God of Israel: Put every man his sword upon his hip; go and return from gate to gate through the camp, and slay every man his brother, and every man his friend, and every man his neighbour.
- Darby Bible

And he said to 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 neighbor.
- Webster's Bible

He said to them, "Thus says Yahweh, the God of Israel, '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.'"
- World English Bible

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.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And he said unto them: 'Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel: Put ye every man his sword upon his thigh, and go to and fro from gate to gate throughout the camp, and slay every man his brother, and every man his companion, and every man his neighbour.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Exodus 32:27


32:27 Slay every man his brother - That is, Slay all those that you know to have been active for the making and worshipping of the golden calf, though they were your nearest relations or dearest friends. Yet it should seem they were to slay those only whom they found abroad in the street of the camp; for it might be hoped that those who were retired into their tents were ashamed of what they had done.


Discussion for Exodus 32

  • Dewey J
    Ar, Aaron was just a man led by the Holy Ghost but still a man. Consider the number of miracles the Hebrew people witnessed in Egypt and in the wildernesses and still had hard hearts. Just a few days earlier they made a covenant with God himself and then disrespectfuly broke it. We should consider the evil of the sin in the best of us than realize that without the Holy Ghost of God we can 't lead people, control ourselves, or do anything else. Praise God in the highest through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. May Jehovah bless us all in the understanding of his Word. Amen!
  • Dewey J
    James, amen brother!
  • James\' comment on verses 7 - 14
    The Lord is Sovereign King...that means He is in total authority and repents to no man...He was repenting to Himself for creating mankind who would ultimately disobey and exercise their own desire to live outside God 's will His unending love for us as children of the promise He made to Abraham caused Him to be compassionate toward us and not totally destroy us for our sin against Him. He also saw in our heart the potential for us to live in harmony with Him and each other...which is why He came to Earth as Jesus Christ to give His grace, mercy, and salvation to all who would receive Him as Lord, Savior and soon coming King...we only need to confess and believe with our whole heart!!!
  • LEAISA WILLIAMS for verse 14
    I RECENTLY RECEIVED A WORD,INWHICH THE LORD ASKED ME TO FORGIVE HIM FOR TAKING MY HUSBAND, HIS SON.HE WAS A LOVING CHRISTIAN MAN,HUSBAND AND FATHER WHO DIED OF CANCER FOURTEEN YEARS AGO. I MUST SAY,MINISTRY FOR ME AFTER HIS DEATH, HAD BECOME LIKE A RITUAL AT BEST AND I DISCONNECTED MY HEART. IT WAS SOMETHING WE BOTH SHARED VERY DEEPLY, HELPING OTHERS TO FIND THEIR WAY TO AND WITH THE LORD JESUS CHRIST. SO I WONDERED IF OUR LORD COULD INDEED REPENT OR WAS THIS JUST MY EMOTIONS OUT OF CONTROL. THIS SCRIPTURE CAME TO MIND WHEN THE LORD REPENTED OF THE EVIL OF MAKING MAN IN THE BOOD OF GENESIS AND FOR WANTING TO DESTORY MAN IN THE BOOK OF EXODUS. WHAT A LOVING FATHER WE HAVE, I UNDERSTAND THAT IT IS POSSIBLE FOR GOD TO REPENT EVEN IF ITS NOT THAT OFTEN.NOW I AM CELEBRATING THE LIFE THAT I AND MY HUSBAND HAD INSTEAD OF GREIVING OVER WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN. ALL THE PEOPLE I TALKED TO THESE LAST FOURTEEN YEARS, COULD NOT UNDERSTAND MY PAIN, BUT IN ONE MOMENT GOD SPEAKS A WORD OF REPENTANCE TO ME AND THATS EXACTLY WHAT I NEEDED FOR MY HEALING. IT IS JUST THAT PERSONAL TO HIM. THANK GOD!!!!!!!!!!
  • Ar
    Reading Chapter 32 of Exodus, again and again I have always wondered why Aaron so easily gave in to the people 's request and made the golden cow. He was a chief Levite and had an authority on the people while Moses was away on the Mountain. I wonder if he lost his faith too for a while or he just was tired of the grumbling people?
  • Mary Denso for verse 6
    Just as stated, they offered sacrifice and rose up to do things that wasn 't pleasing to God.

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