Exodus 32:10-12 New English Translation (NET Bible)
10 So now, leave me alone[a] so that my anger can burn against them and I can destroy them, and I will make from you a great nation.”
11 But Moses sought the favor[b] of the Lord his God and said, “O Lord, why does your anger burn against your people, whom you have brought out from the land of Egypt with great power and with a mighty hand? 12 Why[c] should the Egyptians say,[d] ‘For evil[e] he led them out to kill them in the mountains and to destroy[f] them from the face of the earth’? Turn from your burning anger, and relent[g] of this evil against your people.