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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Exodus 32:22

And Aaron said, Let not the anger of my lord waxe hot: thou knowest the people, that they are set on mischiefe.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Aaron said, "Do not let the anger of my lord burn; you know the people yourself, that they are prone to evil.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Aaron said, Let not the anger of my lord wax hot: thou knowest the people, that they are `set' on evil.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And Aaron said, Let not my lord be angry; you have seen how the purposes of this people are evil.
- Basic English Bible

And Aaron said, Let not the anger of my lord burn! thou knowest the people, that they are [set] on mischief.
- Darby Bible

And Aaron said, Let not the anger of my lord wax hot: thou knowest the people that they are set on mischief.
- Webster's Bible

Aaron said, "Don't let the anger of my lord grow hot. You know the people, that they are set on evil.
- World English Bible

and Aaron saith, `Let not the anger of my lord burn; thou -- thou hast known the people that it [is] in evil;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Aaron said: 'Let not the anger of my lord wax hot; thou knowest the people, that they are set on evil.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Exodus 32:22

Wesley's Notes for Exodus 32:22


32:20 He burnt the calf - Melted it down, and then filed it to dust; and that the powder to which it was reduced might he taken notice of throughout the camp, he strawed it upon the water which they all drank of. That it might appear that an idol is nothing in the world, he reduced this to atoms, that it might be as near nothing as could be.

32:21 What did this people unto thee - He takes it for granted that it must needs be something more than ordinary that prevailed with Aaron to do such a thing? Did they overcome thee by importunity, and hadst thou so little resolution as to yield to popular clamour! Did they threaten to stone thee, and couldest not thou have opposed God's threatenings to theirs?

32:23 They said, make us Gods - It is natural to us to endeavour thus to transfer our guilt. He likewise extenuates his own share in the sin, as if he had only bid them break off their gold, intending but to make a hasty essay for the present, and childishly insinuates that when he cast the gold into the fire, it came out either by accident, or by the magic art of some of the mixt multitude (as the Jewish writers dream) in this shape. This was all Aaron had to say for himself, and he had better have said nothing, for his defence did but aggravate his offence; and yet as sin did abound, grace did much more abound.


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