EXODUS 32:24



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“And I said unto them, Whosoever hath any gold, let them break it off. So they gave it me: then I cast it into the fire, and there came out this calf.”

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Exodus 32:24 Translation & Meaning

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And I said וָֽאֹמַ֤ר To say (used with great latitude) said
unto them, Whosoever לְמִ֣י Who? (occasionally, by a peculiar idiom, of things); also (indefinitely) whoever; often used in oblique construction with prefix or suffix Whosoever
hath any gold, זָהָ֔ב Gold, figuratively, something gold-colored (i.e., yellow), as oil, a clear sky any gold
let them break הִתְפָּרָ֖קוּ To break off or crunch; figuratively, to deliver let break
it (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
off. So they gave וַיִּתְּנוּ To give, used with greatest latitude of application (put, make, etc.) off gave
it (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
me: then I cast וָֽאַשְׁלִכֵ֣הוּ To throw out, down or away (literally or figuratively) then cast
it into the fire, בָאֵ֔שׁ Fire (literally or figuratively) fire
and there came out וַיֵּצֵ֖א To go (causatively, bring) out, in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively, direct and proxim came out
this הַזֶּֽה׃ The masculine demonstrative pronoun, this or that this
calf. הָעֵ֥גֶל A (male) calf (as frisking round), especially one nearly grown (i.e., a steer) calf

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  • 22  And Aaron said, Let not the anger of my lord wax hot: thou knowest the people, that they are set on mischief.

  • 23  For they said unto me, 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.

  • 24  And I said unto them, Whosoever hath any gold, let them break it off. So they gave it me: then I cast it into the fire, and there came out this calf.

  • 25  And when Moses saw that the people were naked; (for Aaron had made them naked unto their shame among their enemies:)

  • 26  Then Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said, Who is on the Lord's side? let him come unto me. And all the sons of Levi gathered themselves together unto him.


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