EXODUS 32:9

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And the Lord said unto Moses, I have seen this people, and, behold, it is a stiffnecked people:”

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Exodus 32:9 Translation & Meaning

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And the Lord יְהוָ֖ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
said וַיֹּ֥אמֶר To say (used with great latitude) said
unto אֶל Near, with or among; often in general, to unto
Moses, מֹשֶׁ֑ה Mosheh, the Israelite lawgiver Moses
I have seen רָאִ֙יתִי֙ To see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitive, intransitive and causative) seen
this הַזֶּ֔ה The masculine demonstrative pronoun, this or that this
people, הָעָ֣ם A people (as a congregated unit); specifically, a tribe (as those of Israel); hence (collectively) troops or attendants; figuratively, a flock people
and, behold, וְהִנֵּ֥ה Lo! behold
it הֽוּא׃ He (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensively) self, or (especially with the article) the same; sometimes (as demonstrative) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are it
is (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
a stiffnecked קְשֵׁה Severe (in various applications) stiffnecked
people: עַם A people (as a congregated unit); specifically, a tribe (as those of Israel); hence (collectively) troops or attendants; figuratively, a flock people

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  • 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?




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