Exodus 32:4
Parallel Verses
English Standard Version
And he received the gold from their hand and fashioned it with a graving tool and made a golden calf. And they said, “These are your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt!”

King James Bible
And he received them at their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool, after he had made it a molten calf: and they said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.

American Standard Version
And he received it at their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool, and made it a molten calf: and they said, These are thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when he had received them, he fashioned them by founders' work, and made of them a molten calf. And they said: These are thy gods, O Israel, that have brought thee out of the land of Egypt.

English Revised Version
And he received it at their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool, and made it a molten calf: and they said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he received them at their hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool, after he had made it a molten calf: and they said, These are thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt.

Exodus 32:4 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

(cf. Exodus 35:2-3). God concludes by enforcing the observance of His Sabbaths in the most solemn manner, repeating the threat of death and extermination in the case of every transgressor. The repetition and further development of this command, which was included already in the decalogue, is quite in its proper place here, inasmuch as the thought might easily have occurred, that it was allowable to omit the keeping of the Sabbath, when the execution of so great a work in honour of Jehovah had been commanded. "My Sabbaths:" by these we are to understand the weekly Sabbaths, not the other sabbatical festivals, since the words which follow apply to the weekly Sabbath alone. This was "a sign between Jehovah and Israel for all generations, to know (i.e., by which Israel might learn) that it was Jehovah who sanctified them," viz., by the sabbatical rest (see at Exodus 20:11). It was therefore a holy thing for Israel (Exodus 31:14), the desecration of which would be followed by the punishment of death, as a breach of the covenant. The kernel of the Sabbath commandment is repeated in Exodus 31:15; the seventh day of the week, however, is not simply designated a "Sabbath," but שׁבּתון שׁבּת "a high Sabbath" (the repetition of the same word, or of an abstract form of the concrete noun, denoting the superlative; see Ges. 113, 2), and "holy to Jehovah" (see at Exodus 16:23). For this reason Israel was to keep it in all future generations, i.e., to observe it as an eternal covenant (Exodus 31:16), as in the case of circumcision, since it was to be a sign for ever between Jehovah and the children of Israel (Ezekiel 20:20). The eternal duration of this sign was involved in the signification of the sabbatical rest, which is pointed out in Exodus 20:11, and reaches forward into eternity.

Exodus 32:4 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

fashioned

Exodus 20:23 You shall not make with me gods of silver, neither shall you make to you gods of gold.

Deuteronomy 9:16 And I looked, and, behold, you had sinned against the LORD your God, and had made you a molten calf...

Psalm 106:19-21 They made a calf in Horeb, and worshipped the molten image...

Isaiah 44:9,10 They that make a graven image are all of them vanity; and their delectable things shall not profit; and they are their own witnesses...

Isaiah 46:6 They lavish gold out of the bag, and weigh silver in the balance, and hire a goldsmith; and he makes it a god: they fall down, yes...

Acts 7:41 And they made a calf in those days, and offered sacrifice to the idol, and rejoiced in the works of their own hands.

Acts 17:29 For as much then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like to gold, or silver, or stone...

a graving

Exodus 28:9,11 And you shall take two onyx stones, and grave on them the names of the children of Israel...

calf

1 Kings 12:28,32 Whereupon the king took counsel, and made two calves of gold, and said to them, It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem...

2 Kings 10:29 However, from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin, Jehu departed not from after them, to wit...

2 Chronicles 11:15 And he ordained him priests for the high places, and for the devils, and for the calves which he had made.

2 Chronicles 13:8 And now you think to withstand the kingdom of the LORD in the hand of the sons of David; and you be a great multitude...

Hosea 8:4,5 They have set up kings, but not by me: they have made princes, and I knew it not...

Hosea 10:5 The inhabitants of Samaria shall fear because of the calves of Bethaven: for the people thereof shall mourn over it...

Hosea 13:2 And now they sin more and more, and have made them molten images of their silver, and idols according to their own understanding...

these

Exodus 32:8 They have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them: they have made them a molten calf, and have worshipped it...

Judges 17:3,4 And when he had restored the eleven hundred shekels of silver to his mother, his mother said...

Nehemiah 9:18 Yes, when they had made them a molten calf, and said, This is your God that brought you up out of Egypt...

Isaiah 40:18,19 To whom then will you liken God? or what likeness will you compare to him...

Romans 1:21-23 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations...

which brought

Exodus 32:1,8 And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down out of the mount, the people gathered themselves together to Aaron...

Exodus 20:2 I am the LORD your God, which have brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

Cross References
Acts 7:41
And they made a calf in those days, and offered a sacrifice to the idol and were rejoicing in the works of their hands.

1 Corinthians 10:7
Do not be idolaters as some of them were; as it is written, "The people sat down to eat and drink and rose up to play."

Exodus 32:3
So all the people took off the rings of gold that were in their ears and brought them to Aaron.

Exodus 32:5
When Aaron saw this, he built an altar before it. And Aaron made a proclamation and said, "Tomorrow shall be a feast to the LORD."

Exodus 32:7
And the LORD said to Moses, "Go down, for your people, whom you brought up out of the land of Egypt, have corrupted themselves.

Exodus 32:24
So I said to them, 'Let any who have gold take it off.' So they gave it to me, and I threw it into the fire, and out came this calf."

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

Jump to Previous
Calf Cast Chisel Egypt Engraving Fashion Fashioned Fashioning Gods Gold Graving Hammering Hand Handed Idol Image Instrument Israel Metal Molten Ox Received Receiveth Shape Tool Young
Jump to Next
Calf Cast Chisel Egypt Engraving Fashion Fashioned Fashioning Gods Gold Graving Hammering Hand Handed Idol Image Instrument Israel Metal Molten Ox Received Receiveth Shape Tool Young
Links
Exodus 32:4 NIV
Exodus 32:4 NLT
Exodus 32:4 ESV
Exodus 32:4 NASB
Exodus 32:4 KJV

Exodus 32:4 Bible Apps
Exodus 32:4 Biblia Paralela
Exodus 32:4 Chinese Bible
Exodus 32:4 French Bible
Exodus 32:4 German Bible

Bible Hub

ESV Text Edition: 2016. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.
Exodus 32:3
Top of Page
Top of Page