Exodus 32:9

“And the LORD said unto Moses, I have seen this people, and, behold, it is a stiffnecked people:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the Lord said vnto Moses, I haue seene this people, and behold, it is a stiffenecked people.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The LORD said to Moses, "I have seen this people, and behold, they are an obstinate people.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Jehovah said unto Moses, I have seen this people, and, behold, it is a stiffnecked people:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the Lord said to Moses, I have been watching this people, and I see that they are a stiff-necked people.
- Basic English Bible

And Jehovah said to Moses, I see this people, and behold, it is a stiff-necked people.
- Darby Bible

And the LORD said to Moses, I have seen this people, and behold it is a stiff-necked people:
- Webster's Bible

Yahweh said to Moses, "I have seen these people, and behold, they are a stiff-necked people.
- World English Bible

And Jehovah saith unto Moses, `I have seen this people, and lo, it [is] a stiff-necked people;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the LORD said unto Moses: 'I have seen this people, and, behold, it is a stiffnecked people.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Exodus 32:9


32:9 It is a stiff - necked people - Unapt to come under the yoke of the divine law, averse to all good, and prone to evil, obstinate to the methods of cure.


Discussion for Exodus 32

  • A disciple
    Herbert; I don't agree with the term, Dual Religions. If there is really a work of God's Spirit wrought in our hearts through faith in Jesus, and we have repented and converted according to the truth; then there will be no easy running back to the idols and uncleanness of the world but by violence against our own conscience and convictions; and then the remorse is unbearable! Israel showed none!
  • Elder Herbert williams
    Exodus chapter 32 explains Israel's concept of Dual Religion .Recently at this same place they had fulley embraced the Jehovah God as he spoke to them from the fiery mountains of 🔥 fire and they had sworned to served Him for ever. But now because Moses hadn't returned at the appointed 🕙 they quickly returned to the pagan idol gods of Egypt and had the High priest Aaron to build them a idol god .
  • BSP
    Verse 1: The Israelites were following a man and depending on Moses for their relationship with Jehovah God. They were fleshly minded and not spiritual minded.
  • Irene123
    V. 24 - The ways of God are - unsearchable. Here Aaron flat lied about the situation , yet - God made him a priest of the Holy of Holies anyway. Just goes to show - God KNOWS our hearts.
  • Agranpe M. Tanimowo
    (verse 32) Moses knew the importance of the Book of life, Jesus told His disciples that whosoever that will master must be a servant first, Moses display the quality of a good leadership by saying that God should blot his name from that book of life,and God retun back to them with mercy. Glory be to His Name Amen.
  • A disciple
    (verses 25-29) "Who is on the LORD'S side?" We have all heard the explaining away of why the Lord said; "If any one come after me and 'HATE' not his father, mother, brother, sister, etc... he cannot be my disciple;" with the watered down words like; 'LOVE LESS.' But this example with the Israelites shows perfectly, just what kind of spirits are those who receive not nor hear our words about Jesus.

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