Exodus 32:28
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English Standard Version
And the sons of Levi did according to the word of Moses. And that day about three thousand men of the people fell.

King James Bible
And the children of Levi did according to the word of Moses: and there fell of the people that day about three thousand men.

American Standard Version
And the sons of Levi did according to the word of Moses: and there fell of the people that day about three thousand men.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the sons of Levi did according to the words of Moses, and there were slain that day about three and twenty thousand men.

English Revised Version
And the sons of Levi did according to the word of Moses: and there fell of the people that day about three thousand men.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the children of Levi did according to the word of Moses: and there fell of the people that day about three thousand men.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

After the calf had been destroyed, Moses called Aaron to account. "What has this people done to thee ("done" in a bad sense, as in Genesis 27:45; Exodus 13:11), that thou hast brought a great sin upon it?" Even if Aaron had merely acted from weakness in carrying out the will of the people, he was the most to blame, for not having resisted the urgent entreaty of the people firmly and with strong faith, and even at the cost of his life. Consequently he could think of nothing better than the pitiful subterfuge, "Be not angry, my lord (he addresses Moses in this way on account of his office, and because of his anger, cf. Numbers 12:11): thou knowest the people, that it is in wickedness" (cf. 1 John 5:19), and the admission that he had been overcome by the urgency of the people, and had thrown the gold they handed him into the fire, and that this calf had come out (Exodus 32:22-24), as if the image had come out of its own accord, without his intention or will. This excuse was so contemptible that Moses did not think it worthy of a reply, at the same time, as he told the people afterwards (Deuteronomy 9:20), he averted the great wrath of the Lord from him through his intercession.

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children

Deuteronomy 33:9 Who said to his father and to his mother, I have not seen him; neither did he acknowledge his brothers, nor knew his own children...

Malachi 2:4-6 And you shall know that I have sent this commandment to you, that my covenant might be with Levi, said the LORD of hosts...

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Numbers 16:32-35,41 And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their houses, and all the men that appertained to Korah...

1 Corinthians 10:8 Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand.

Hebrews 2:2,3 For if the word spoken by angels was steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompense of reward...

Cross References
Exodus 32:27
And he said to them, "Thus says the LORD God of Israel, 'Put your sword on your side each of you, and go to and fro from gate to gate throughout the camp, and each of you kill his brother and his companion and his neighbor.'"

Exodus 32:29
And Moses said, "Today you have been ordained for the service of the LORD, each one at the cost of his son and of his brother, so that he might bestow a blessing upon you this day."

Exodus 32:35
Then the LORD sent a plague on the people, because they made the calf, the one that Aaron made.

Numbers 25:7
When Phinehas the son of Eleazar, son of Aaron the priest, saw it, he rose and left the congregation and took a spear in his hand

Deuteronomy 33:9
who said of his father and mother, 'I regard them not'; he disowned his brothers and ignored his children. For they observed your word and kept your covenant.

Psalm 99:8
O LORD our God, you answered them; you were a forgiving God to them, but an avenger of their wrongdoings.

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