Exodus Chapter 34 Discussion

  • T Levis - In Reply on Exodus 34 - 1 year ago
    Exodus 34:1, Exodus 34:27,28, in Exodus 34:1 the English words "and I will write" is simply 1 Hebrew word "kathab" meaning engrave same word used for "write" in Exodus 34:27, & "he wrote" in Exodus 34:28,

    Appears Moses did, by direction of GOD,

    Hopefully this is helpful
  • David on Exodus 34 - 1 year ago
    who wrote the second ten commandments moses or God?
  • GiGi again on Exodus 34:11 - 1 year ago
    Ex 34 cont....

    The rest of the chapter transitions into explaining the feasts that the Israelites are to keep: Unleavened Bread (Passover), the firstborn of all their herds and children are to be consecrated to YHWH; the Sabbath commandment; Weeks (Pentecost) (firstfruits of the early harvest); In gathering (at the end of the harvest at the end of the year). Three times a year all of the men are to appear before the LORD God of Israel.

    He promises to cast out the nations before them and to enlarge the borders of the land promised, so much so that no man shall covet the land of another, it will be so plentiful.

    Then YHWH gives other laws: not offering blood of His sacrifice with leaven, nor keep any of the Passover meal until the morning. The first of the firstfruits are to be brought to the house of the LORD you God. So this would be the first picking of the harvest, nor boil a young goat in its mother's milk.

    YHWH tells Moses to write these words, because they are the terms of the covenant of YHWH with the Israelites.

    Moses was on the Mount for forty days and forty nights, as before when the first tablets were made. Moses did not eat bread or drink water while there. This is a miracle. A person will die of dehydration long before the 40 days are up. YHWH wrote the 10 commandments on the tablets Moses brought up to the Mount.

    Moses comes back down to the people. This time the people did not resort to idolatry nor distrust God's keeping of Moses. Moses' face shone from being in the Presence of God. It was very noticeable and Aaron and the people were afraid to come near Moses. Eventually, the people became comfortable in Moses' presence and listened to him as he told them all that YHWH had instructed him about on the Mount. At some point, Moses would put a veil on his face to hide the shine. He would take it off whenever he was in YHWH's Presence. I imagine he did this so the people would not be afraid to be around him. 2Corinthians 3:12-18 is good to read.
  • GiGi again on Exodus 34:11 - 1 year ago
    Ex 34 cont...

    Moses immediately bow to YHWH in worship. Moses must have recognized how transcendent God is compared to mankind. He was given a glimpse of the splendor and majesty of YHWH-His "Otherness". How indelibly this encounter must have been engraved on Moses' heart! Though YHWH was definitely displaying his eminence with Moses (presence near and with Moses), YHWH was describing Himself as Totally and Infinitely Perfect in all of His ways.

    After Moses' act of worship (bowing) he asks YHWH to go among the Israelites, even though He had said He would not. Moses asks YHWH to pardon the sin of the people. He asks YHWH to take them into the inheritance promised to their forefathers. Moses calls it "Your" inheritance. The fulfillment of this promise belongs to God. YHWH responds by saying He will do marvels like people in all the earth have never seen before, nor has any other nation had a God who can do such wonders. But these people with Moses will see the work of YHWH and it will be an awesome thing.

    Then YHWH says: Observe what I command you this day. He promises to drive out the named peoples from the land before the Israelites (this probably means that they will experience this action not in the sense of doing it before they get there).

    Then YHWH give strict commands for the people to break down all of the pagan altars, images, and pillars. They are to not intermix with these idolaters by social interaction, marriage, or copying anything about their worship. They are to ONLY worship YHWH-no other false god PERIOD! They are not to make any covenants with these people, no treaties, no entanglements with them, lest they be tempted into idolatry with them. He likens them participating in idolatry as being adulterous, playing the harlot with these false gods.

    He emphasizes very strongly-You shall make NO molded gods for yourselves. (Remember the golden calf-don't do it again in any way-no household 'gods'). He makes this command so plain, no exceptions!
  • GiGi again on Exodus 34:11 - 1 year ago
    Ex 34 continued...

    Next, God says that He is truth. Not just truthful, or knows all truth, but that He IS Truth. He is never a lie. We can depend on Him to always be exactly Who He is. Truth is an essential aspect of His Being, like goodness, longsuffering, mercy, and graciousness (as He defined Himself here). God could have defined Himself as just or wrathful (which He rightly is) but God here with Moses after the great idolatry of the golden calf, emphasizes these qualities that offset His justice and wrath by executing these upon Jesus instead of sinners. He cannot not punish sin with His justice. But, because of His mercy, grace, and love, He spent these upon His Son, Who alone could bear the infinite punishment for sin, which is infinitely abhorrent to God.

    Next, God elaborates about Himself: keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin. Interesting that He uses three word for our actions towards Him that require punishment. He goes on to say "by no means clearing the guilty".

    So which is it, forgiving sin in all of its manifestations or not clearing the guilty? He both forgives and judges sin. So He may be speaking of those who trust Him by faith will be forgiven, but those who will not repent and put their faith in Him, He will not clear them of their guilt. Forgiveness is given to those who seek God's way for this forgiveness to come to them-through faith in Jesus, believing the Gospel, repentance and turning to God from rebellion against Him. He may be speaking to two different groups of people in how He deals with their sins.

    He goes on to say that those He does not clear the guilt of their sin, He will visit the iniquity of the fathers upon their children, their children's children to the 3rd a nd 4th generation. What does this mean. Surely, God would be merciful to children, grandchildren, etc. But perhaps He is speaking of such unrepentance of a father is replicating in succeeding generations without God's intervention
  • GiGi on Exodus 34:11 - 1 year ago
    Exodus Chapter 34.

    In this chapter, YHWH once again gives Moses the 10 commandments for the Israelites. He writes these down Himself, again.

    So, as I recall, these commandments have been given to Moses three times: Exodus 20 (Moses told these to the people); Between Exodus 20 and 31; Moses went back up the Mount for 40 days. God wrote the ten Commandments on the stone tablets (which Moses broke apart when he saw the golden calf); and in Exodus 34, God writes them down again on the new stone tablets.

    As the chapter begins, YHWH tells Moses to cut two new stone tablets and bring them with him up to the Mount early the next morning. These tablets were chiseled out of stone, but nothing was written upon them yet.

    It says that YHWH descended in the cloud (as He had done before). He stands with Moses and proclaims His own name. Then He goes n to describe Himself to Moses. He calls Himself The LORD (YHWH) and The LORD God (YHWH Elohim?). He starts off by claiming that He is merciful and gracious. How wonderful that God, who was angry at the Israelites for their idolatry, tells Moses that He is merciful and gracious. What a comfort that must have been to Moses to hear YHWH say this about Himself first. It is only by His mercy and grace that mankind did not end in the Garden of Eden with the first sin. But He has shown mercy and grace since that first sin upon humanity. Thus humanity continues to this day.

    Next, He says he is longsuffering. This means that God is not hasty in His righteous anger to punish sin and sinners. He shows extensive restraint in delaying His judgment. He shows patient forbearance. Next God says He is abounding in goodness. He is the only Being Who is infinitely and ever good. His goodness is absolute, without any imperfection. His goodness is constant and continuous. He never loses any of His goodness, ever. His goodness is always morally righteous. His goodness is active-He chooses to be good to His created beings.
  • Marke on Exodus 34 - 2 years ago
    Exodus 34:12-14

    King James Version

    12 Take heed to thyself, lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land whither thou goest, lest it be for a snare in the midst of thee:

    13 But ye shall destroy their altars, break their images, and cut down their groves:

    14 For thou shalt worship no other god: for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God:

    God has no tolerance for false religions and national views, values, and norms that are offensive to God. That includes American democrat promotions of abortion, homosexuality, immorality, lying, theft, violence, sedition, racism, and so forth.
  • Tommy davis on Exodus 34 - 2 years ago
    God has been good to me
  • Murray Dale Savage - In Reply on Exodus 34:28 - 3 years ago
    Chris and once you accept the Lord Jesus Christ you become one of His people. That is only an excuse for people to sin all week and ask for forgiveness on Sunday.
  • Chris - In Reply on Exodus 34:28 - 3 years ago
    Doris, the Ten Commandments are the Commandments that God gave to His people the children of Israel via His servant Moses at Mt. Sinai. The Ten Commandments can be seen in Exodus chapter 20 were the initial laws regarding their worship of God & treatment of the fellow man. After this, many more laws were given in Exodus & Leviticus that expanded on these laws as well as ceremonial laws for their worship in the Tabernacle.

    These laws were only given to Israel - the heathen nations didn't receive it: they had their own laws which no doubt included all forms of idolatry. But the Law to Israel was only temporal (a shadow of the Perfect Law to come) & so by strict adherence to it plus all the sacrifices they had to make, their sins were only covered year by year by the High Priest's intercession, but never removed. It was only when God's Son, Jesus Christ, the fulfilment of all of God's Laws came to give His Life for all of us, that we who have faith in that complete Work at the Cross, can truly be forgiven. Jesus, the sinless One, became our sacrificial Lamb whereas the lamb from the pasture was just a weak, temporal sacrifice done by Israel according to the law. So both Jew & Gentile now need to respond to Jesus to be saved from sin.
  • Doris Alexander on Exodus 34:28 - 3 years ago
    what are the ten commandments
  • Frank - In Reply on Exodus 34 - 4 years ago
    Lots of you keep wanting to call God this name or that name, its plain as day to me that he has other names . As for me I'll call Him God or Father.
  • Stanjett on Exodus 34 - 4 years ago
    For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God: God has many names. Here's another.
  • Zakhar - In Reply on Exodus 34 - 4 years ago
    Plagues come to christian lands because they don't profess to be jews - which is what they are, even the devil considers Christians as Jews. This is further reinforced in John 4:22 if christian lands want to heal they should understand this very important verse.
  • Will on Exodus 34 - 4 years ago
    Ex.34:14 god is speaking. he plainly says that his "name" is "jealous". elsewhere he says his name is "jehovah". all emphasize on one name and not the other. these same people have abandoned the sabbath in favor of sunday worship. may god have mercy on their souls.
  • Stanjett - In Reply on Exodus 34 - 4 years ago
    Jesus was tempted. You and I are tempted. Jesus did not give in to the temptation. We shouldn't either.
  • BSP on Exodus 34 - 6 years ago
    Verse 14~Jehovah God is alone the one we should worship and give exclusive devotion to.
  • A disciple on Exodus 34 - 6 years ago
    "And the LORD said unto Moses, Write thou these words: for after the tenor (general character/nature) of these words I have made a covenant with thee and with Israel." The New Covenant makes the first Covenant complete as it is the making of a new creation with the Laws written on the inward parts and heart of men after the character and nature of that which first proceeded from the mouth of God.
  • BSP on Exodus 34 - 6 years ago
    Verse 1: The commandments that Jehovah God had given Moses were so important to him that he made sure that they were written down again.
  • Phyllis Johnson on Exodus 34 - 7 years ago
    All the comments about our Great Lord
  • Martin Luther Locklear on Exodus 34 - 7 years ago
    On the subject of Christ being tempted as we are , the difference is we are compelled by our sin nature i.e. inclined by that nature to follow it's lustful desire where as there was nothing in him for Satan to draw from. On one occasion Jesus warned his disciples, saying Satan cometh but he hath no thing in me.
  • Gordo on Exodus 34 - 8 years ago
    You do realize that if you believe in the divinity of Christ then there is no possible way of him being tempted by anything since he is God.
  • Ken on Exodus 34 - 9 years ago
    Bruce your are dead on with your comment. We are created in the image and likeness of God. If we have emotion, He had it first. Likewise Christ while here on earth was in all points tempted like we are. With that in mind we can 't shake our fist at Him and say you don 't know what I 'm going through. Yeah He does, He went through it first.
  • Bruce on Exodus 34 - 9 years ago
    What makes someone think that jealousy or any other emotion is a human emotion. Did Gods anger not wax hot? We were made in Gods image not the other way around.
  • Brenda Romine on Exodus 34 - 9 years ago
    Moses received more than the ten commandments from God on Mt. Sinai. He was also given the judgments and the instructions for the priesthood. This was the complete covenant given to the Israelites that was contained in the writing of God on the tablets. Vs. 1 God said he would write the words that were in the first tables on the new tables which Moses was to make see previous chapter .
  • Martha on Exodus 34 - 9 years ago
    Herman Gaston... Hebrews 12 6 8 And he said, Hear now my words If there be a prophet among you, I the Lord will make myself known unto him in a vision, and will speak unto him in a dream. 7 My servant Moses is not so, who is faithful in all mine house. 8 With him will I speak mouth to mouth, even apparently, and not in dark speeches and the similitude of the Lord shall he behold wherefore then were ye not afraid to speak against my servant Moses?
  • Herman Gaston on Exodus 34:29 - 9 years ago
    Did Moses look at God face to face?
  • Charles yarborugh on Exodus 34 - 9 years ago
    moses face shown after seein the father. in 2 corinthians 3 it says that the glory of moses 's face, that the isralites ran away from has no glory in comparison with the glory of someones face who is in the new covenant. since we have such a hope we are very bold, yet careful to do whats right in the eyes of everyone. because all can see that surpassing glory obviously
  • Kemtesh on Exodus 34 - 9 years ago
    This is where Moses received the tablet of the ten commandment it states what Yahweh outlined for his people. This is the ten commandment
  • Janice on Exodus 34 - 10 years ago
    As Moses was in the Mount for 40 days without food and water so was Jesus Just as Moses received the instructions to lead the people well so did Jesus in preparing for the road to free his people from their sins Awesome

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