EXODUS 32:16

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And the tables were the work of God, and the writing was the writing of God, graven upon the tables.”

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Exodus 32:16 Translation & Meaning

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And the tables וְהַ֨לֻּחֹ֔ת Probably meaning to glisten; a tablet (as polished), of stone, wood or metal tables
were (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
the work מַֽעֲשֵׂ֥ה An action (good or bad); generally, a transaction; abstractly, activity; by implication, a product (specifically, a poem) or (generally) property work
of God, אֱלֹהִ֖ים Gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative God
and the writing וְהַמִּכְתָּ֗ב A thing written, the characters, or a document (letter, copy, edict, poem) writing
was (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
the writing מִכְתַּ֤ב A thing written, the characters, or a document (letter, copy, edict, poem) writing
of God, אֱלֹהִים֙ Gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative God
graven חָר֖וּת To engrave graven
upon עַל Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications upon
the tables. הַלֻּחֹֽת׃ Probably meaning to glisten; a tablet (as polished), of stone, wood or metal tables

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  • 14  And the Lord repented of the evil which he thought to do unto his people.

  • 15  And Moses turned, and went down from the mount, and the two tables of the testimony were in his hand: the tables were written on both their sides; on the one side and on the other were they written.

  • 16  And the tables were the work of God, and the writing was the writing of God, graven upon the tables.

  • 17  And when Joshua heard the noise of the people as they shouted, he said unto Moses, There is a noise of war in the camp.

  • 18  And he said, It is not the voice of them that shout for mastery, neither is it the voice of them that cry for being overcome: but the noise of them that sing do I hear.




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