The Bible in Its Traditions

Deuteronomy 9:7–21

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Remember, forget thou not, how thou didst make YHWH thy God wroth in the wilderness; from the day that thou didst go forth out of the land of Egypt, until ye came unto this place, ye have been rebellious against the YHWH.

Remember, and never forget, how you provoked the Lord your God to anger in the wilderness. You have always contended against the Lord, from the day that you went forth from Egypt, even to this place.

Remember, and forget not, how thou provokedst the LORD thy God to wrath in the wilderness: from the day that thou didst depart out of the land of Egypt, until ye came unto this place, ye have been rebellious against the LORD.

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Also in Horeb ye made YHWH wroth, and the YHWH was angered with you to have destroyed you.

For at Horeb also, you provoked him, and, becoming angry, he was willing to destroy you,

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When I was gone up into the mount to receive the tables of stone, even the tables of the covenant which YHWH made with you, then I abode in the mount forty days and forty nights; I did neither eat bread nor drink water.

when I ascended onto the mountain, so that I might receive the tablets of stone, the tablets of the covenant which the Lord formed with you. And I persevered on the mountain for forty days and nights, neither eating bread, nor drinking water.

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10  And YHWH delivered unto me the two tables of stone written with the finger of God; and on them was written according to all the words, which the YHWH spoke with you in the mount out of the midst of the fire in the day of the assembly.

10  And the Lord gave me the two tables of stone written with the finger of God, and on them there had been written all the words which the Lord spoke to you in the mountain in the day of the assembly.

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11  And it came to pass at the end of forty days and forty nights, that YHWH gave me the two tables of stone, even the tables of the covenant.

11  And when forty days, and as many nights, had passed, the Lord gave me the two tablets of stone, the tablets of the covenant.

11  And at the end of forty days and forty nights, the LORD gave me two tablets of stone, the tablets of the covenant.

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12  And YHWH said unto me: 'Arise, get thee down quickly from hence; for thy people that thou hast brought forth out of Egypt have dealt corruptly; they are quickly turned aside out of the way which I commanded them; they have made them a molten image.'

12  And the Lord said to me, Arise, go down quickly from hence, for thy people whom thou broughtest out of the land of Egypt have transgressed; they have gone aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them, and have made themselves a molten image.

12  And he said to me: ‘Rise up, and descend quickly from here. For your people, whom you led away from Egypt, have quickly abandoned the way that you have shown to them, and they have made a molten idol for themselves.’

13  Furthermore YHWH spoke unto me, saying: 'I have seen this people, and, behold, it is a stiffnecked people;

13  And the Lord spoke to me, saying, I have spoken to thee once and again, saying, I have seen this people, and, behold, it is a stiff-necked people.

13  And again, the Lord said to me: ‘I discern that this people is stiff-necked.

14  let Me alone, that I may destroy them, and blot out their name from under heaven; and I will make of thee a nation mightier and greater than they.'

14  And now suffer me utterly to destroy them, and I will blot out their name from under heaven, and will make of thee a nation great and strong, and more numerous than this.

14  Depart from me, so that I may crush them, and abolish their name from under heaven, and appoint you over a nation, which will be greater and stronger than this one.’

15  So I turned and came down from the mount, and the mount burned with fire; and the two tables of the covenant were in my two hands.

15  And I turned and went down from the mountain; and the mountain burned with fire to heaven; and the two tables of the testimonies were in my two hands.

15  And as I was descending from the burning mountain, and I held the two tablets of the covenant with both hands,

16  And I looked, and, behold, ye had sinned against YHWH your God; ye had made you a molten calf; ye had turned aside quickly out of the way which the YHWH had commanded you.

16  And when I saw that ye had sinned against the Lord your God, and had made to yourselves a molten image, and had gone astray out of the way, which the Lord commanded you to keep;

16  and I had seen that you had sinned against the Lord your God, and had made a molten calf for yourselves, and had quickly abandoned his way, which he had revealed to you,

17  And I took hold of the two tables, and cast them out of my two hands, and broke them before your eyes.

17  then I took hold of the two tables, and cast them out of my two hands, and broke them before you.

17  I threw down the tablets from my hands, and I broke them in your sight.

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18  And I fell down before YHWH, as at the first, forty days and forty nights; I did neither eat bread nor drink water; because of all your sin which ye sinned, in doing that which was evil in the sight of the YHWH, to provoke Him.

18  And I fell prostrate before the Lord, just as before, for forty days and nights, not eating bread, and not drinking water, because of all your sins, which you had committed against the Lord, and because you provoked him to anger.

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19  For I was in dread of the anger and hot displeasure, wherewith YHWH was wroth against you to destroy you. But the YHWH hearkened unto me that time also.

19  And I was greatly terrified because of the wrath and anger, because the Lord was provoked with you utterly to destroy you; yet the Lord hearkened to me at this time also.

19  For I feared his indignation and wrath, which had been stirred up against you, so that he was willing to destroy you. And the Lord heeded me at this time also.

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20  Moreover YHWH was very angry with Aaron to have destroyed him; and I prayed for Aaron also the same time.

20  And he was angry with Aaron to destroy him utterly, and I prayed for Aaron also at that time.

20  Likewise, he became vehemently angry against Aaron, and he was willing to destroy him, and I prayed for him similarly.

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21  And I took your sin, the calf which ye had made, and burnt it with fire, and beat it in pieces, grinding it very small, until it was as fine as dust; and I cast the dust thereof into the brook that descended out of the mount.--

21  And your sin which ye had made, even the calf, I took, and burnt it with fire, and pounded it and ground it down till it became fine; and it became like dust, and I cast the dust into the brook that descended from the mountain.

21  But as for your sin which you committed, that is, the calf, taking hold of it, I burned it with fire. And breaking it into pieces, and reducing it entirely to dust, I threw it into the torrent that descends from the mountain.