Psalm 106:23 {105:23}
Good News Translation
When God said that he would destroy his people, his chosen servant, Moses, stood up against God and kept his anger from destroying them.

Contemporary English Version
You were angry and started to destroy them, but Moses, your chosen leader, begged you not to do it.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he said that he would destroy them: had not Moses his chosen stood before him in the breach: To turn away his wrath, lest he should destroy them.

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And he said that he would destroy them: had not Moses his chosen stood before him in the breach: To turn away his wrath, lest he should destroy them.

he said

Exodus 32:10,11,32 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. . . .

Deuteronomy 9:13,14,19,25 And again the Lord said to me: I see that this people is stiffnecked: . . .

Deuteronomy 10:10 And I stood in the mount, as before, forty days and nights: and the Lord heard me this time also, and would not destroy thee.

Ezekiel 20:13,14 But the house of Israel provoked me in the desert: they walked not in my statutes, and they cast away my judgments, which if a man do he shall live in them: and they grievously violated my sabbaths. I said therefore that I would pour out my indignation upon them in the desert, and would consume them. . . .

his chosen

Psalm 105:6,26 O ye seed of Abraham his servant; ye sons of Jacob his chosen. . . .

Numbers 16:5 And speaking to Core and all the multitude, he said: In the morning the Lord will make known who belong to him, and the holy he will join to himself: and whom he shall choose, they shall approach to him.

Matthew 12:18 Behold my servant whom I have chosen, my beloved in whom my soul hath been well pleased. I will put my spirit upon him, and he shall shew judgment to the Gentiles.

John 15:16,19 You have not chosen me: but I have chosen you; and have appointed you, that you should go and should bring forth fruit; and your fruit should remain: that whatsoever you shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you. . . .

stood

Exodus 32:14 And the Lord was appeased from doing the evil which he had spoken against his people.

Jeremiah 5:1 Go about through the streets of Jerusalem, and see, and consider, and seek in the broad places thereof, if you can find a man that executeth judgment, and seeketh faith: and I will be merciful unto it.

Ezekiel 13:5 You have not gone up to face the enemy, nor have you set up a wall for the house of Israel, to stand in battle in the day of the Lord.

Ezekiel 22:30 And I sought among them for a man that might set up a hedge, and stand in the gap before me in favour of the land, that I might not destroy it: and I found none.

James 5:16 Confess therefore your sins one to another: and pray one for another, that you may be saved. For the continual prayer of a just man availeth much.

Context
Give Thanks to the LORD, for He is Good
22Wondrous works in the land of Cham: terrible things in the Red Sea. 23And he said that he would destroy them: had not Moses his chosen stood before him in the breach: To turn away his wrath, lest he should destroy them.24And they set at nought the desirable land. They believed not his word,…
Cross References
Exodus 32:10
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.

Exodus 32:11
But Moses besought the Lord his God, saying: Why, O Lord, is thy indignation enkindled against thy people, whom thou hast brought out of the land of Egypt, with great power, and with a mighty hand?

Numbers 14:13
And Moses said to the Lord: That the Egyptians, from the midst of whom thou hast brought forth this people,

Deuteronomy 9:14
Let me alone that I may destroy them, and abolish their name from under heaven, and set thee over a nation, that is greater and stronger than this.

Deuteronomy 9:25
And I lay prostrate before the Lord forty days and nights, in which I humbly besought him, that he would not destroy you as he had threatened:

Psalm 85:3
Thou hast mitigated all thy anger: thou hast turned away from the wrath of thy indignation.

Jeremiah 15:1
And the Lord said to me: If Moses and Samuel shall stand before me, my soul is not towards this people: cast them out from my sight, and let them go forth.

Jeremiah 18:20
Shall evil be rendered for good, because they have digged a pit for my soul? Remember that I have stood in thy sight, to speak good for them, and to turn away thy indignation from them.

Ezekiel 13:5
You have not gone up to face the enemy, nor have you set up a wall for the house of Israel, to stand in battle in the day of the Lord.

Ezekiel 20:8
But they provoked me, and would not hearken to me: they did not every man cast away the abominations of his eyes, neither did they forsake the idols of Egypt: and I said I would pour out my indignation upon them, and accomplish my wrath against them in the midst of the land of Egypt.

Ezekiel 20:13
But the house of Israel provoked me in the desert: they walked not in my statutes, and they cast away my judgments, which if a man do he shall live in them: and they grievously violated my sabbaths. I said therefore that I would pour out my indignation upon them in the desert, and would consume them.

Ezekiel 22:30
And I sought among them for a man that might set up a hedge, and stand in the gap before me in favour of the land, that I might not destroy it: and I found none.

Additional Translations
So He said He would destroy them—had not Moses His chosen one stood before Him in the breach to divert His wrath from destroying them.Therefore he said that he would destroy them, had not Moses his chosen stood before him in the breach, to turn away his wrath, lest he should destroy them.

Therefore he said that he would destroy them, Had not Moses his chosen stood before him in the breach, To turn away his wrath, lest he should destroy them .

So he said that he would have destroyed them, had not Moses his chosen stood before him in the breach, to turn him away from the fierceness of his anger, so that he should not destroy them.

And he said that he would destroy them, had not Moses, his chosen, stood before him in the breach, to turn away his fury, lest he should destroy [them].

Therefore he said that he would destroy them, had not Moses his chosen stood before him in the breach, to turn away his wrath, lest he should destroy them.

Therefore he said that he would destroy them, had not Moses his chosen stood before him in the breach, to turn away his wrath, lest he should destroy them.

Therefore he said that he would destroy them, had Moses, his chosen, not stood before him in the breach, to turn away his wrath, so that he wouldn't destroy them.

And He saith to destroy them, Unless Moses, His chosen one, Had stood in the breach before Him, To turn back His wrath from destroying.
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