Moses interceded before God when the people sinned, just as Jesus would later intercede for us.

BibleGateway: Exodus 32:1-14

ESV Text: Exodus 32:1-14


KJV Text:

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     1 And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down out of the mount, the people gathered themselves together unto Aaron, and said unto him, Up, make us gods, which shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him. 2 And Aaron said unto them, Break off the golden earrings, which are in the ears of your wives, of your sons, and of your daughters, and bring them unto me. 3 And all the people brake off the golden earrings which were in their ears, and brought them unto Aaron. 4 And he received them at their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool, after he had made it a molten calf: and they said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt. 5 And when Aaron saw it, he built an altar before it; and Aaron made proclamation, and said, To morrow is a feast to the LORD. 6 And they rose up early on the morrow, and offered burnt offerings, and brought peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play.

     7 And the LORD said unto Moses, Go, get thee down; for thy people, which thou broughtest out of the land of Egypt, have corrupted themselves: 8 They have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them: they have made them a molten calf, and have worshipped it, and have sacrificed thereunto, and said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which have brought thee up out of the land of Egypt. 9 And the LORD said unto Moses, I have seen this people, and, behold, it is a stiffnecked people: 10 Now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may wax hot against them, and that I may consume them: and I will make of thee a great nation. 11 And Moses besought the LORD his God, and said, LORD, why doth thy wrath wax hot against thy people, which thou hast brought forth out of the land of Egypt with great power, and with a mighty hand? 12 Wherefore should the Egyptians speak, and say, For mischief did he bring them out, to slay them in the mountains, and to consume them from the face of the earth? Turn from thy fierce wrath, and repent of this evil against thy people. 13 Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, thy servants, to whom thou swarest by thine own self, and saidst unto them, I will multiply your seed as the stars of heaven, and all this land that I have spoken of will I give unto your seed, and they shall inherit it for ever. 14 And the LORD repented of the evil which he thought to do unto his people.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 32:
Redeemed, Restored, Forgiven

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— Organ Audio

1. Redeemed, restored, forgiven, 
Through Jesus’ precious blood, 
Heirs of His home in heaven, 
Oh, praise our pardoning God! 
Praise Him in tuneful measures 
Who gave His Son to die; 
Praise Him whose sevenfold treasures 
Enrich and sanctify. 

2. Once on the dreary mountain 
We wandered far and wide, 
Far from the cleansing fountain, 
Far from the pierced side; 
But Jesus sought and found us 
And washed our guilt away; 
With cords of love He bound us 
To be His own for aye. 

3. Dear Master, Thine the glory 
Of each recovered soul. 
Ah! who can tell the story 
Of love that made us whole? 
Not ours, not ours, the merit; 
Be thine alone the praise 
And ours a thankful spirit 
To serve Thee all our days. 

4. Now keep us, holy Savior, 
In Thy true love and fear 
And grant us of Thy favor 
The grace to persevere 
Till, in Thy new creation, 
Earth’s time-long travail o’er, 
We find our full salvation 
And praise Thee evermore. 


Hymn: LSB 769 Eternal Spirit of the Living Christ
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