EXODUS 32:8

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“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.”

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Exodus 32:8 Translation & Meaning

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They have turned aside סָ֣רוּ To turn off (literally or figuratively) turned aside
quickly מַהֵ֗ר Properly, hurrying quickly
out of מִן Properly, a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses out
the way הַדֶּ֙רֶךְ֙ A road (as trodden); figuratively, a course of life or mode of action, often adverb way
which אֲשֶׁ֣ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc which
I commanded צִוִּיתִ֔ם (intensively) to constitute, enjoin commanded
them: they have made עָשׂ֣וּ To do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application made
them a molten מַסֵּכָ֑ה Properly, a pouring over, i.e., fusion of metal (especially a cast image); by implication, a libation, i.e., league molten
calf, עֵ֖גֶל A (male) calf (as frisking round), especially one nearly grown (i.e., a steer) calf
and have worshipped וַיִּשְׁתַּֽחֲווּ To depress, i.e., prostrate (especially reflexive, in homage to royalty or God) worshipped
it, and have sacrificed וַיִּזְבְּחוּ To slaughter an animal (usually in sacrifice) sacrificed
thereunto, and said, וַיֹּ֣אמְר֔וּ To say (used with great latitude) thereunto said
These אֵ֤לֶּה These or those These
be (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
thy gods, אֱלֹהֶ֙יךָ֙ 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 gods
O Israel, יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל He will rule as God; Jisraël, a symbolical name of Jacob; also (typically) of his posterity O Israel
which אֲשֶׁ֥ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc which
have brought thee up הֶֽעֱל֖וּךָ To ascend, intransitively (be high) or actively (mount); used in a great variety of senses, primary and secondary, literal and figurative brought up
out of the land מֵאֶ֥רֶץ The earth (at large, or partitively a land) out land
of Egypt. מִצְרָֽיִם׃ Mitsrajim, i.e., Upper and Lower Egypt Egypt

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  • 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.




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