The Golden Calf

32 When the people saw that Moses was so long in coming down from the mountain,(A) they gathered around Aaron and said, “Come, make us gods[a] who will go before(B) us. As for this fellow Moses who brought us up out of Egypt, we don’t know what has happened to him.”(C)

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Footnotes

  1. Exodus 32:1 Or a god; also in verses 23 and 31

The Lord your God has blessed you in all the work of your hands. He has watched(A) over your journey through this vast wilderness.(B) These forty years(C) the Lord your God has been with you, and you have not lacked anything.(D)

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The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you;(A) he will never leave you nor forsake you.(B) Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”

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14 Then Deborah said to Barak, “Go! This is the day the Lord has given Sisera into your hands.(A) Has not the Lord gone ahead(B) of you?” So Barak went down Mount Tabor, with ten thousand men following him.

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“When you, Lord, went out(A) from Seir,(B)
    when you marched from the land of Edom,
the earth shook,(C) the heavens poured,
    the clouds poured down water.(D)

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When you, God, went out(A) before your people,
    when you marched through the wilderness,[a](B)

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 68:7 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verses 19 and 32.

20 You led your people(A) like a flock(B)
    by the hand of Moses and Aaron.(C)

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“Go and proclaim in the hearing of Jerusalem:

“This is what the Lord says:

“‘I remember the devotion of your youth,(A)
    how as a bride you loved me
and followed me through the wilderness,(B)
    through a land not sown.

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13 You came out(A) to deliver(B) your people,
    to save your anointed(C) one.
You crushed(D) the leader of the land of wickedness,
    you stripped him from head to foot.

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