Exodus 32:10
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New International Version
Now leave me alone so that my anger may burn against them and that I may destroy them. Then I will make you into a great nation."

New Living Translation
Now leave me alone so my fierce anger can blaze against them, and I will destroy them. Then I will make you, Moses, into a great nation."

English Standard Version
Now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may burn hot against them and I may consume them, in order that I may make a great nation of you.”

New American Standard Bible
"Now then let Me alone, that My anger may burn against them and that I may destroy them; and I will make of you a great nation."

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now leave Me alone, so that My anger can burn against them and I can destroy them. Then I will make you into a great nation."

International Standard Version
Now let me alone so that my anger may burn against them and that I may consume them, but I'll make a great nation of you."

NET Bible
So now, leave me alone so that my anger can burn against them and I can destroy them, and I will make from you a great nation."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Now leave me alone. I'm so angry with them I am going to destroy them. Then I'll make you into a great nation."

Jubilee Bible 2000
Now therefore let me alone that my wrath may wax hot in them and consume them; and I will put thee over a great nation.

King James 2000 Bible
Now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may grow hot against them, and that I may consume them: and I will make of you a great nation.

American King James Version
Now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may wax hot against them, and that I may consume them: and I will make of you a great nation.

American Standard Version
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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let me alone, that my wrath may be kindled against them, and that I may destroy them, and I will make of thee a great nation.

Darby Bible Translation
And now let me alone, that my anger may burn against them, and I may consume them; and I will make of thee a great nation.

English Revised Version
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.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

World English Bible
Now therefore leave me alone, that my wrath may burn hot against them, and that I may consume them; and I will make of you a great nation."

Young's Literal Translation
and now, let Me alone, and My anger doth burn against them, and I consume them, and I make thee become a great nation.'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

32:7-14 God says to Moses, that the Israelites had corrupted themselves. Sin is the corruption of the sinner, and it is a self-corruption; every man is tempted when he is drawn aside of his own lust. They had turned aside out of the way. Sin is a departing from the way of duty into a by-path. They soon forgot God's works. He sees what they cannot discover, nor is any wickedness of the world hid from him. We could not bear to see the thousandth part of that evil which God sees every day. God expresses the greatness of his just displeasure, after the manner of men who would have prayer of Moses could save them from ruin; thus he was a type of Christ, by whose mediation alone, God would reconcile the world to himself. Moses pleads God's glory. The glorifying God's name, as it ought to be our first petition, and it is so in the Lord's prayer, so it ought to be our great plea. And God's promises are to be our pleas in prayer; for what he has promised he is able to perform. See the power of prayer. In answer to the prayers of Moses, God showed his purpose of sparing the people, as he had before seemed determined on their destruction; which change of the outward discovery of his purpose, is called repenting of the evil.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 10. - Now, therefore, let me alone. This was not a command, but rather a suggestion; or, at any rate, it was a command not intended to compel obedience - like that of the angel to Jacob - "Let me go, for the day breaketh" (Genesis 32:26). Moses was not intended to take the command as absolute. He did not do so - he "wrestled with God," like Jacob, and prevailed. That my wrath may wax hot. Literally, "and my wrath will wax hot." I will make of thee a great nation. (Compare Numbers 14:12.) God could, of course, have multiplied the seed of Moses, as he had that of Abraham; but in that case all that had been as yet done would have gone for nought, and his purposes with respect to his "peculiar people" would have been put back six hundred years and more.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Now, therefore, let me alone,.... And not solicit him with prayers and supplications in favour of these people, but leave him to take his own way with them, without troubling him with any suit on their behalf; and so the Targum of Jonathan,"and now leave off thy prayer, and do not cry for them before me;''as the Prophet Jeremiah was often bid not to pray for this people in his time, which was a token of God's great displeasure with them, as well as shows the prevalence of prayer with him; that he knows not how, as it were, humanly speaking, to deny the requests of his children; and even though made not on their own account, but on the account of a sinful and disobedient people:

that my wrath may wax hot against them, and that I may consume them: which suggests that they were deserving of the wrath of God to the uttermost, and to be destroyed from off the face of the earth, and even to be punished with an everlasting destruction:

and I will make of thee a great nation; increase his family to such a degree, as to make them as great a nation or greater than the people of Israel were, see Deuteronomy 9:14 or the meaning is, he would set him over a great nation, make him king over a people as large or larger than they, which is a sense mentioned by Fagius and Vatablus; and, indeed, as Bishop Patrick observes, if this people had been destroyed, there would have been no danger of the promise not being made good, which was made to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, concerning the multiplication of their seed, urged by Moses, Exodus 32:13 seeing that would have stood firm, if a large nation was made out of the family of Moses, who descended from them: this was a very great temptation to Moses, and had he been a selfish man, and sought the advancement of his own family, and careless of, and indifferent to the people of Israel, he would have accepted of it; it is a noble testimony in his favour, and proves him not to be the designing man he is represented by the deists.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

10. make of thee a great nation—Care must be taken not to suppose this language as betokening any change or vacillation in the divine purpose. The covenant made with the patriarchs had been ratified in the most solemn manner; it could not and never was intended that it should be broken. But the manner in which God spoke to Moses served two important purposes—it tended to develop the faith and intercessory patriotism of the Hebrew leader, and to excite the serious alarm of the people, that God would reject them and deprive them of the privileges they had fondly fancied were so secure.

Exodus 32:10 Additional Commentaries
Context
Moses Informed of Israel's Sin
9The LORD said to Moses, "I have seen this people, and behold, they are an obstinate people. 10"Now then let Me alone, that My anger may burn against them and that I may destroy them; and I will make of you a great nation." 11Then Moses entreated the LORD his God, and said, "O LORD, why does Your anger burn against Your people whom You have brought out from the land of Egypt with great power and with a mighty hand?…
Cross References
Exodus 33:3
Go up to the land flowing with milk and honey. But I will not go with you, because you are a stiff-necked people and I might destroy you on the way."

Numbers 14:12
I will strike them down with a plague and destroy them, but I will make you into a nation greater and stronger than they."

Numbers 16:21
"Separate yourselves from this assembly so I can put an end to them at once."

Deuteronomy 9:14
Let me alone, so that I may destroy them and blot out their name from under heaven. And I will make you into a nation stronger and more numerous than they."

Deuteronomy 9:19
I feared the anger and wrath of the LORD, for he was angry enough with you to destroy you. But again the LORD listened to me.

Psalm 106:23
So he said he would destroy them-- had not Moses, his chosen one, stood in the breach before him to keep his wrath from destroying them.

Jeremiah 7:16
"So do not pray for this people nor offer any plea or petition for them; do not plead with me, for I will not listen to you.

Jeremiah 11:14
"Do not pray for this people or offer any plea or petition for them, because I will not listen when they call to me in the time of their distress.

Jeremiah 14:11
Then the LORD said to me, "Do not pray for the well-being of this people.

Ezekiel 20:13
"'Yet the people of Israel rebelled against me in the wilderness. They did not follow my decrees but rejected my laws--by which the person who obeys them will live--and they utterly desecrated my Sabbaths. So I said I would pour out my wrath on them and destroy them in the wilderness.
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Now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may wax hot against them, and that I may consume them: and I will make of you a great nation.

let me alone

Genesis 18:32,33 And he said, Oh let not the LORD be angry, and I will speak yet but …

Genesis 32:26-28 And he said, Let me go, for the day breaks. And he said, I will not …

Numbers 14:19,20 Pardon, I beseech you, the iniquity of this people according to the …

Numbers 16:22,45-48 And they fell on their faces, and said, O God, the God of the spirits …

Deuteronomy 9:14,19 Let me alone, that I may destroy them, and blot out their name from …

Jeremiah 14:11 Then said the LORD to me, Pray not for this people for their good.

Jeremiah 15:1 Then said the LORD to me, Though Moses and Samuel stood before me, …

James 5:16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that …

my wrath

Exodus 32:11,19 And Moses sought the LORD his God, and said, LORD, why does your …

Exodus 22:24 And my wrath shall wax hot, and I will kill you with the sword; and …

and I will

Numbers 14:12 I will smite them with the pestilence, and disinherit them, and will …

Deuteronomy 9:14,19 Let me alone, that I may destroy them, and blot out their name from …

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