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Exodus 32 - Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Bible

Moses breaks the tables of the law, He destroys the golden calf.

What a change it is, to come down from the mount of communion with God, to converse with a wicked world. In God we see nothing but what is pure and pleasing; in the world nothing but what is sinful and provoking. That it might appear an idol is nothing in the world, Moses ground the calf to dust. Mixing this powder with their drink, signified that the backslider in heart should be filled with his own ways. (Ex 32:21-29)

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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Bible is available in the Public Domain.