Exodus

Exodus 29

1. "Thus you shall do for them and sanctify them to be my high priests; you shall choose a bull from the herd and two [rams] without blemish.
2. "You shall bake unleavened bread, unleavened buns that are baked with oil, and [prepare] cauldrons of unleavened breads that are baked with oil -- make them of ground wheat.
3. "Consecrate all of them in one basket, and offer them in one basket, together with the bull and the two rams.
4. "Then bring Aaron and his sons to the entrance of the Tabernacle of Ages and baptize* them with water.
5. "Take the vestments and attire Aaron with the linen garment, the breast piece, the mitre, the ephod, the robe, and hold* them together with the sash of the ephod.
6. "And consecrate the mitre on his head and consecrate the holy wreath over the mitre.
7. "And take the anointing oil and wash his head with it, anointing him.*
8. "And present* his sons and attire them in the shorter tunics.*
9. "And tie the sashes upon Aaron and his sons, and consecrate the wreaths upon their heads,* and their high-priesthood shall be to the Rising at the end of the universe,* and henceforth the hand of Aaron may be stilled and that of his sons.*
10. "Then offer the bull before the Tabernacle of Ages, where Aaron and his sons shall consecrate their hands upon the bull's head.
11. "Slaughter the bull before the entrance to the Tabernacle of Ages.
12. "And take from the blood of the bull and sprinkle it on the corners* of the altar with your finger, then spill* [all the remaining] blood upon the hems* of the altar.
13. "Take all the fat that has gathered on the innards, the liver and the two kidneys; take them all up to the altar.
14. "And the flesh of the bull, its skin and droppings you shall burn in a fire outside the encampment -- that is sin* [you will be burning].
15. "Then take one of the rams; let Aaron and his sons lay their hands on the head of the ram.
16. "Slaughter the ram, take from its blood and sprinkle it upon the altar while circling it.
17. "Then divide the ram into several pieces* and wash its innards and stomach and place them over its appendages and its head.
18. "And you shall take up the whole ram to the altar, for that is the purpose of it, to be a pleasing scent for the Lord, and an offering to the Lord.*
19. "You shall take the second ram; Aaron and his sons shall lay their hands on the ram's head.
20. "Slaughter the ram and take from its blood and sprinkle it on Aaron's right earlobe and on the right earlobes of his sons and on the tips of their right hands and on the tips of their right feet, and sprinkle blood on the altar as you circle it.
21. "Take from the blood on the altar and from the oil of the anointing* and sprinkle them on Aaron and his vestments* and on his sons and his sons vestments with him.
22. "Take the fat and the fatty tail,* the fatty tissue that gathers inside, and take the liver, the two kidneys and the fat that is on them and the right shank, for it is the Ram of the Covenant.*
23. "And [take] a round bread* and an oil-fried bread* and [take] a bucket of the unleavened bread from the basket, and present it all before the Lord.
24. "And you shall consecrate all these upon the hand of Aaron and upon the hands of his sons, and you shall separate* them into portions before the Lord.
25. "And you shall take it from their hands, and you shall take the breast from the ram on the altar [that is sacrificed for the cause of the people,]* so as it may provide a pleasing scent to the Lord, for that is [the purpose of] the offering before the Lord.
26. "And you shall take the breast from the Ram of the Covenant* of Aaron, and you shall separate the portions before the Lord, and it shall be for you your grace.*
27. "And you shall present the breast of the Covenant and the shank of the Covenant, and they shall be separated and raised above the Ram of the Covenant on behalf of Aaron and his sons.*
28. "And it shall be for Aaron and his sons as a Covenant* forever* from the Children of Israel, for that is a Choice and the Choice is from the Children of Israel, when they offer their apportioned shares* of the Covenant before the Lord.
29. "And Aaron's vestments of sanctification shall be passed on to his sons after him, so they may perform the services in them,* and so their hands may be stilled* to perform that service with them.
30. "For Seven Days the high priests after him -- from one of his sons -- shall wear [the vestments] in order to enter the Tabernacle of Ages to perform the service of offering the holy [sacrifices.]
31. "And you shall take the Ram of the Covenant* and you shall boil* its flesh in the Holy Land.*
32. "Then Aaron and his sons shall eat the flesh of the ram and the bread in the basket at the entrance to the Tabernacle of Ages.
33. "They shall eat of them so as they may be stilled* and they  are made holy by them, but the outsider shall not eat of them because these [are the things that] make them holy.
34. "And if there is anything left of the flesh or the bread of the Covenant until the morning after, you shall burn what is left in the fire; you shall not eat of it, because it has made them holy.
35. "Thus you shall do for Aaron and his sons, as I had commanded you -- for Seven Days their hands shall be stilled.*
 
36. "And on that Day you shall do the slaughter of the Bull of Sin, and you shall sprinkle [the blood] on the altar when you sacrifice* upon it, and when you shall anoint it for sanctification.
37. "For Seven Days you shall perform the sacrifice* upon the altar and sanctify it, and the altar shall be sanctified to the utmost holiness, thereafter whatever is offered upon the altar will be hallowed.
 
38. "And this is what you shall sacrifice* on the altar: two one-year-old rams, without fail,* on that Day.
39. "You shall offer* one ram in the morning and the other ram at supper* time.
40. "And let a tenth of the unleavened flour that was baked in the oil of crushed [olives,] be the measure of a fourth of the ephah, and let a fourth of the ephah be [the measure] of the libation of wine for the first ram.
41. "And the second ram you shall sacrifice* at supper time, like the sacrificial offering of the morning, and offer it like the libation, like the pleasant scent of offering to the Lord --
42. "A cause assuredly* for your generations,* at the entrance to the Tabernacle of Ages, before the Lord who revealed* it to you there so He would speak to you.
43. "And I shall reveal it there to the Children of Israel and sanctify it for [the sake of] my honor.*
 
44. "Therefore, I shall sanctify the Eternal Tabernacle* and the altar and Aaron and his vestments -- I shall sanctify them to be my high priests.*
45. "Then I shall encamp among the Children of Israel and be their God,* so that they may know that I am* the Lord God who liberated them from the land of Egypt, and I shall encamp among them, [for] I am* their Lord God.
*29:4 Lit. Ar. id.: "Shower." *29:5 Lit. Ar. id.: "Earn."
*29:7 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: Oo-siw mish-khah dem'sheekhootah oo sookh breesheh oo m'shookheeheh. "And take the anointing of anointed-ness and shower it upon his head and anoint him."
*29:8.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Offer" or "approach."
*29:8.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Little coats," or jackets.
*29:9.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Upon them."
*29:9.2 Lit. Ar. id.: Or: "The eternal covenant."
*29:9.3 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "And the hands of his sons."
*29:12.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Horns."
*29:12.2 Lit. Ar. idiom retained: "Edges."
*29:12.3 Lit. Ar. id.: "Cast."
*29:14 Lit. Ar. idiom retained: "On behalf of sins."
*29:17 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "And the ram shall have its members cut up."
*29:18 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "Cause is [the ram] to the Lord to exude the restful scent, a sacrificial offering to the Lord."
*29:21.1 Lit. Ar. id.: Or: "The anointing of the anointed-ness."
*29:21.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Clothing."
*29:22.1 Note. Several pounds of fat gather on a sheep's tail. The tail grows round and is prepared separately in the Holy Lands to this day. This is the nature of the sheep. In the US meat industry, the sheep's tail is amputated soon after the sheep is born so the body of the sheep absorbs the fat, yielding more weight when the mutton is sold at the market place. Not only the flavor of the meat is greasy, but the meat contains higher levels of cholesterol, defeating the health factor with eating mutton.
*29:22.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Shoemlayah."  "Fulfillment through adherence."
*29:23 Note. Rounded and flattened bread about an inch thick -- the size of a dinner plate.
*29:24 Lit. Ar. idiomatic expression: "Choose them a choosing."
*29:25 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "For cause." Or: on behalf of their sins.
*29:26.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Sh§mlayah." "Fulfillment through adherence."
*29:26.2 Note: for the grace of Aaron and his children.
*29:27 Lit. Ar. id.: "From Aaron and from his children."
*29:28.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Standing."
*29:28.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "To the [end of the] universe."
*29:28.3 Note: Their portion of the Ram of the Covenant.
*29:29.1 Lit. Ar. idiomatic expression: "Serve with them."
*29:29.2 Lit. Ar. idiom retained: "Consecrated (or purified) in obedience."
*29:31.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Fulfillment through adherence."
*29:31.2 Note. Prophesy regarding the treatment of Eashoa (Jesus) the Messiah. To boil one's blood is an expression meaning to torment someone. This entire section deals with how the Messiah would be sacrificed. This is part of the prophesies that Eashoa fulfilled when he came fifteen centuries later. The entire Old Testament Scripture is a prophesy about Eashoa the Messiah.
*29:31.3 Lit. Ar. id.: "Holy Country."
*29:33 Lit. Ar. id.: "Fulfilled and justified."
*29:35 Lit. Ar. idiom retained: "Their hands shall be justified through obedience."
*29:36 Lit. Ar. id.: "Slaughter."
*29:37 Lit. Ar. id.: "Slaughter."
*29:38.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Perform."
*29:38.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "In amen-ness."
*29:39.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Make."
*29:39.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Evening."
*29:41 Lit. Ar. id.: "Make," or "prepare."
*29:42.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "In amen-ness."
*29:42.2 Lit. Ar. id.: Also: "centuries."
*29:42.3 Lit. Ar. id.: "Informed."
*29:43 Lit. Ar. idiom retained: Or: "through my glory."
*29:44.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "MashchanZouna." Or "the-Tabernacle-of-Ages."
*29:44.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "For the high priesthood."
*29:45.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Be for them God."
*29:45.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Innanah." or "I-am-I". (Not: "Aa-nah" or "I".) Innanah (I-am-I) is the greatest form of emphasis on one's complete personal commitment and assertiveness. This becomes the signature declaration of Eashoa (Jesus) in the New Testament, when He did not wish to leave any doubt about His Godhood.
*29:45.2 Lit. Ar. id.: Again: "Innanah." Pronounced: "In-na-nah."

Exodus 30

1. "And make an altar where the incense is wafted,* make it of acacia wood.
2. "Its length shall be an arm-length and its width an arm-length; it shall be square, and its height shall be two arm-lengths; its corners* shall be of the same material.*
3. "And cover* it with pure gold -- its roof and walls all around, and its corners* -- and make a wreath of gold for it that goes all around.
4. "You shall make two rings of gold to go below its wreath, on two of its corners, which shall be the places for the rod by which it shall be carried.
5. "And make the rods from acacia wood and cover* them with gold.
6. "And consecrate it before the tapestry that is over the Ark of the Covenant, before the sacrificial [plate] of the testimony; that is where I shall reveal it to you;*
7. "That is where Aaron shall waft the scent of the incense* from [one] morning till the next morning, also when you shall light* the lamps you shall waft the scent [of the incense.]
8. "And when Aaron trims the wick of the lamps at sunrise or sunset,* you shall burn the incense,* a scent truly* [meant] to be wafted before the Lord.*
9. "Neither carry upon it a foreign scent,* nor a [foreign] cause,* nor [their] sacrificial offerings, nor shall you imbibe [their] libations from it.
10. "Thus Aaron shall perform the abjuration upon the  corners* of the altar once a year, from the blood of the abjuration, once a year you shall abjure upon it for all your generations,* this hallowing of all hallowings you shall perform for the Lord."
 
11. Then the Lord spoke to Moses and said to him,
12. "As you receive the census of the Children of Israel, according to their numbers, they shall pay, each man the ransom on behalf of his soul, to the Lord; that is when you count them, so that death may not befall them when you count them.
13. "Then, there shall contribute all those whose names are recorded in the census;* [they shall pay] half a weight according to the hallowed weight, twenty coins of money;* half the weight shall be set aside* for the [Lord's work.]*
14. "Everyone who enters into this number* after the age of twenty and over, shall pay his portion* to the Lord.
15. "Neither shall the wealthy pay more, nor shall the poor pay less than the half shekel,* which shall be the Lord's portion, as they pay the ransom for their souls.
16. "And you shall take the coin of ransom from the Children of Israel and you shall give it for the work of the Tabernacle of Ages, and it shall be for the Children of Israel a sacrificial offering before the Lord as ransom for their souls."
 
17. The Lord spoke to Moses and commanded him,
18. "And make a horn of bronze with a bronze handle for bathing and consecrate it between the Tabernacle of Ages and the altar, and place water there.
19. "Let Aaron and his sons wash their bands and feet with it,
20. "When they enter the Tabernacle of Ages, so as to wash with water and not die, and when they approach the altar to serve and burn the incense* of the sacrificial offerings to the Lord.
21. "Thus they shall still their hands and feet and not die, and this shall be for them the covenant* to the end of the universe,* for him and his seed for all their generations."*
 
22. And the Lord spoke to Moses and commanded him,
23. "You shall take the best incense, five hundred [measures] of myrrh and the incense of cinnamon half that amount, two hundred and fifty [measures,] and the cane of incense, two hundred and fifty [measures.]
24. "And cassia, five hundred [measures,] according to the hallowed weight, and an [honest measure] of olive oil.
25. "And make them into the oil of holy anointing, incense made of healing incense, [for] the oil of anointing shall be a balm and it shall be hallowed.*
26. "And you shall anoint the Tabernacle of Ages and the Ark of the Covenant with it;
27. "The Bread of Offering and all its vessels, the menorah and its vessels, and the altar of incense.
28. "The Altar of Holocausts* and its vessels, and the horn and its handle.
29. "Then sanctify them, and they shall be sanctified in holiness,* and whoever makes the offerings with them becomes holy.*
30. "Thus you shall also anoint Aaron and his sons, and you shall sanctify them so as they may become high priests to me.
31. "Then, speak to the House of Israel and say, 'Let this be the Oil of Anointing* to me, for [the purpose of ] sanctification for all your generations.*
32. "Over human flesh it shall not be rubbed, and in its likeness you shall not make, for it is sanctified for [the purpose of] sanctifying you.
33. "And the man who takes something like it and gives it to foreigners shall be cast out from his people."*
 
34. And the Lord said to Moses, "Take for yourself droplets of incense, melted down extract of incense, purified and gleaned -- measure it according to the measure.
35. "And you shall make them into the scent of incense made by the incense maker, melded purely for sanctification.
36. "Then break some off, grind it, and put it* before the Covenant of the Tabernacle of Ages when I shall meet you; thus it shall be the blessing of all blessings* for all of you.
37. "You shall not make a scent to resemble it, for it shall be for your Lord's sanctification only.*
38. "And the man who makes it as a scent for himself, shall be cast out of his nation.*
*30:1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Where the perfume is perfumed."
*30:2/1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Horns."
*30:2.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "From it."
*30:3.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Gold-plate it."
*30:3.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Horns."
*30:5 Lit. Ar. id.: "Gold-plate it."
*30:6 Lit. Ar. id.: "Inform you."
*30:7.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Incenses."
*30:7.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Grace."
*30:8.1 Lit. Ar. idiomatic expression: "Between suns."
*30:8.2 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "Perfume it."
*30:8.3 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "In amen-ness."
*30:8.4 Lit. Ar. id.: Or: "A scent truly pleasing before the Lord."
*30:9.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Incense."
*30:9.2 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "And cause."
*30:10.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Horns."
*30:10.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Centuries."
*30:13.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Pass into the number."
*30:13.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "According to the weight of the money."
*30:13.3 Lit Ar. id.: "The portion to."
*30:13.4 Lit. Ar. id.: "To the Lord."
*30:14.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "All that pass into the number." Or: "whoever is counted."
*30:14.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "From after twenty years."
*30:15 Lit. Ar. id.: "Weight."
*30:20 Lit. Ar. id.: "To scent."
*30:21.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "As a standing."
*30:21.2 Lit. Ar. idiom retained: "Forever."
*30:21.3 Lit. Ar. id.: Or: "centuries."
*30:25 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "And make them anointing anointedly holiness, incense with incense-ed make them, incense healing of anointed-ness, and holified it shall be."
*30:28 Lit. Ar. id.: "For causes." Or, "the expiation of sins."
*30:29.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Qaddoosh Quodshein." "Holiness holified," "utterly sactified," or "infinitely sanctified."
*30:29.2 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "Whatever is offered through them becomes sanctified," or "whoever comes near them is sanctified."
*30:31.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "The Anointing of Anointedness"
*30:31.2 Lit. Ar. id.: Or: "centuries."
*30:33 Lit. Ar. id.: or: "Lost to his nation."
*30:36.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Give of it."
*30:36.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Qad-doosh qoodshein." "Sanctify [of all] sanctifications."
*30:37 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "Holiness it shall be to you for the Lord."
*30:38 Lit. Ar. id.: "Lost to his nation."

Exodus 31

1. The Lord spoke to Moses and commanded him,
2. "See to it that you call, by name, on Bašleil the son of Uri, the son of Hur,* from the tribe of Judah.
3. "I have filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, in building, in knowledge and in everything he does,
4. "To teach artistry, to make works of gold, silver and bronze,
5. "And the craftsmanship of building with stones, and wood carpentry, so as to make everything,*
6. "And I, behold, give you along with him Eliyahiv son of Akhisamach from the Tribe of Dan, and women, I have given them the heart to serve, so as they may make all that you command them to make,
7. "The Tabernacle of Ages, the Ark of the Covenant and the sacraments* upon it, and all the vessels of the tabernacle,
8. "The Sacramental Bread and all its vessels, the pure [gold] Menorah and all its vessels, and the Altar of Incense,*
9. "The Altar of Causes* and all its vessels, the horn and its handle,
10. "The vestments of service and the vestments of sanctification for Aaron the high priest, and the vestments for his sons so that they may be my high priests,
11. "The oil of anointing* and the scent of incense for sanctification -- do everything I have commanded you.
 
12. Then the Lord said to Moses,
13. "You tell the Children of Israel that you must observe the Seventh [Day,] because that is a sign between me and you for all your generations,* so that you may know that it is I*, your Lord God who has sanctified it for you.
14. "Thus, observe the Sabbath, because it is sanctified for you; whoever performs a treachery on it shall surely die,* and whoever performs any work on it that man shall be banished from his nation.
15. "For six Days you shall work* and on the Seventh Day you shall rest;* [the Sabbath] is sanctified for the Lord; whoever works* on the Sabbath Day shall surely die.*
16. "The Children of Israel shall keep* the Sabbath for the Lord, so that the Sabbath shall become a covenant for all your generations* to the [end of the] universe,
17. "that is [a covenant] between me and the House of Israel, it is a sign [between me and the House of Israel] to the [end of the] universe, for the Lord made the heaven and the earth in Six Days, the day,* and everything that is in it, but on the Seventh Day, he stopped* and rested."
18. Thus He gave Moses -- as He ended speaking with him on Mount Sinai -- the Two Tablets of Testimony -- they were tablets of stone -- written by the finger of God.
*31:2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Khor."
*31:5 Lit. Ar. idiomatic expression: "To make everything [that can be] made.
*31:7 Lit. Ar. id.: "Sacrifices." Or "hallowed offerings."
*31:8 Lit Ar. id.: "Scent."
*31:9 Lit. Ar. id.: "Holocausts."
*31:11 Lit. Ar. id.: "The anointing of anointed-ness."
*31:13.1 Lit. Ar. id.: Or: "centuries."
*31:13.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "In-na-nah." "I am I."
*31:14 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "Killingly be killed."
*31:15.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Perform the work."
*31:15.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "It is rest."
*31:15.3 Lit. Ar. id.: "Perform the work."
*31:15.4 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "Dyingly he shall die."
*31:17.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Ema-mah." The twelve-hour-day day.
*31:17.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Became quiet."

Exodus 32

1. When the people* saw that Moses was late coming down from the mountain, they* gathered around Aaron and said to him, "Get up and make us gods that will go before us because this man Moses, who took us up from the land of Egypt, we do not know what has happened to him."
2. Aaron said to them, "Give up the adornments of gold on your women's ears, your sons' and daughters', and bring them to me."
3. All the people gave up the adornments that were on their ears, and they brought them to Aaron.
4. He took them and [melted them down in a fire] and made a sculpture of a calf, and they said, "here is your god, Israel, [the god] who brought you up from the land of Egypt."
5. Aaron was frightened, so he built an altar before [the sculpture,] and then Aaron called out to them and declared, "Join hands and dance, as the Lord has tarried."*
6. They rose on the following Day and carried up the holocausts [on behalf of sins,] made offerings for deliverance, and received communion; thus the people sat to eat and drink, then they began to laugh and carouse."
7. Then the Lord said to Moses, "Go down from here, because the nation that you brought out of Egypt has gone astray;*
8. "They have quickly run off the path I commanded them; they have made for themselves a sculpture of a calf and are worshipping it and making sacrifices to it, saying, 'this is your god, Israel, who brought you up from the land of Egypt.'"
9. And the Lord said to Moses, "I have seen this nation, behold, they are a stiff-necked* people.
10. "Now leave me; let my anger descend upon them;* I may bring them to ruin,* but I shall make a great nation out of them [nevertheless.]"
11. Moses went down on his knees and prayed before the Lord his God. He said, "No, Lord, let not your anger descend* upon your nation, [the nation] that you liberated from Egypt by your mighty power and your far-reaching* arm.
12. "Let not the Egyptians say that it was on account of their evil nature that He ousted them, that He will kill them between the mountains, that He will wipe them out from the face of the earth -- let your anger subside;* take another view* of this evil committed by your people.
13. "Remember your servants Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, whom you swore by you,* saying to them that I shall increase your offspring* like the stars in the sky, and that all the land that you shall deed to your offspring they shall inherit to the end of the universe."*
14. And the Lord forgave* the evil that His people committed.*
 
15. Thus, Moses turned around and descended from the mountain with the Two Tablets of Testimony in his hands, the tablets written on both sides -- they were written from here to here.
16. These tablets were the work of God, and the writing was the writing that God inscribed* over the tablets.
17. Then Jesus* heard the voice of the people as though they were fighting; and he said to Moses that it was the sound of war [that was coming] from the encampment. 
18. Moses said to him, "It is neither the sound of giants talking, nor the sound of their victims; this is the sound of sinners that I hear."
19. And as Moses approached the encampment and saw the calf and the dancers with cymbals,* he flew into a rage,* threw the tablets in his hands and broke them against the foot* of the mountain.
20. He took the calf that they had made and burned it in the fire. Then he filed* it down until it was dust, and he scattered its particles over the water* and irrigated the House of Israel with it.*
21. Then Moses said to Aaron, "What did this nation do to you that you brought this great sin upon them?"
22. Aaron replied, "Let not your anger flare up, my lord,; you know yourself that this is an evil nation.
23. "They said to me, 'Make us gods that will go before us because this Moses who brought us up from the land of Egypt we do not know what has happened to him.'
24. "And I said to them, 'whoever has gold, bring it to me,' and they brought it, and I cast it into the fire and it became this calf here."
25. Moses, then, noticed that there were those that made them sin,* and that Aaron had also contributed to it* -- so that they would [end up] leaving a bad name behind;
26. Therefore, Moses stood at the entrance of the tabernacle and said, "Who from the Lord comes to me?" Then all the sons of Levi gathered around him.
27. Moses said to them, "This is what the God of Israel says, that every man should throw the sword on his back, go door to door and enter the doors of the encampment; let a man kill his brother, his friend and kinsmen."*
28. Thus the sons of Levi did according to the manifestation of Moses, and on that Day there fell from the nation about three thousand men.
29. Moses said to them, "Today you have filled your hearts* for the Lord, every man with his son and his brother, because today there would come blessings upon you."
 
30. On the following Day, Moses said to the nation, "You are the ones who committed this great sin; now, then, I shall go up to the Lord so He may forgive your delinquency."
31. Then Moses returned to the Lord and said, "I beg you, Lord God, truly this nation has sinned a great sin, having made for themselves gods of gold.
31. "Now, if you will forgive their sins -- but if you will not, write me out of your scriptures that you may have written."
32. The Lord said to Moses, "Those who sinned I shall not write out of my Scriptures.
33. "Now, go and take this nation to where I have commanded you and, behold, my angel shall go before you, and on the Day of my  Commandment I shall visit* their sins upon them."
34. And the Lord punished the people for worshipping the calf that Aaron built.*
*32:1.1 Lit. Ar. id.: Or: "nation."
*32:1.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "The nation."
*32:5 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "Circle dance this is, for the Lord tarries." NB! Circle dancing is still the tradition at feasts of Eastern Christianity to this day.
*32:7 Lit. Ar. id.: Or: "have run amuck."
*32:9 Lit. Ar. id.: "Thick neck," one that does not bend, allowing the head to be lowered in humility.
*32:10.1 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "Get hold by them."
*32:10.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "To desolate."
*32:11.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Grip."
*32:11.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "High."
*32:12.1 Lit. Ar. idiomatic expression: "Rest down from wrath your anger."
*32:12.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "To shepherd."
*32:13.1 Lit. Ar. idiomatic expression retained: "You made them take the oath in your name."
*32:13.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Seed."
*32:13.3 Lit. Ar. id.: "Forever."
*32:14.1 Lit. Ar. idiomatic expression: "Shepherded over."
*32:14.2 Note: In other translations this verse is translated to mean that "God was planning to do the evil."
*32:16 Lit. Ar. id.: "Marked."
*32:17 Note: This is the first time that the name of Jesus appears in the Old Testament. The name "Jesus" in the Old Testament has been consistently translated as Joshua by other translators, except for when Jesus the Messiah is written of in the New Testament, then the name "Joshua" has been translated as "Jesus" by other translators and this is the case in all the translations of the Scriptures and the Bibles -- except for my translation. However, the name "Joshua" in Western Bibles should always be translated as "Jesus." There is no such name as "Joshua." In other words, if Eashoa (the true name of our Lord) is "Jesus," then "Joshua" should always be translated as "Jesus." If Eashoa is "Joshua" (or Yaheshua, Yeshua, or any other spelling indicated by other translators and preachers,) then the name of Jesus should have always been translated as "Joshua." Jesus and Joshua are the same name; there is no other name. But the fact is: Eashoa is Eashoa. There is no "Joshua." The Eashoa that this verse speaks of, is Eashoa Bar Nun. The Book of Joshua should be called the Book of Eashoa Bar Nun (in fact this is the name of the Book in the Aramaic language to this day.) Therefore, it should be noted also that the name "Jesus" did appear in the Old Testament. Eashoa Bar Nun translated as Joshua the son of Nun by other translations. The name of Eashoa Bar Nun was given to our Lord for a reason. Eashoa Bar Nun was given the task of bringing the people into the Promised Land. Eashoa the Messiah was destined to bring the people into the Kingdom of God. The parallel between the two names is plain as day.
*32:19.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Cymbalists."
*32:19.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "He flared up."
*32:19.3 Lit. Ar. id.: "Hems."
*32:20.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Polished it with the polisher." Or: "sanded it down with a sanding tool."
*32:20.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Over the face of the water."
*32:20.3 Lit. Ar. id.: Or: "gave them to drink of it."
*32:25.1 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "And there saw Moses the people that sinned to them."
*32:25.2 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "And sinned them Aaron."
*32:27 NB! "Of those found guilty" is implied. Also, it should be noted that God did not tell Moses to say this. If He had, it would be recorded.
*32:29 Lit. Ar. idiomatic expression retained: "Taken matters into your own hands."
*32:33 Lit. Ar. id.: "Invite" or "order."
*32:34 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "And struck the Lord the nation over that they worked for the calf that Aaron made."

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