Deuteronomy 9:17
New International Version
So I took the two tablets and threw them out of my hands, breaking them to pieces before your eyes.

New Living Translation
So I took the stone tablets and threw them to the ground, smashing them before your eyes.

English Standard Version
So I took hold of the two tablets and threw them out of my two hands and broke them before your eyes.

Berean Study Bible
So I took the two tablets and threw them out of my hands, shattering them before your eyes.

King James Bible
And I took the two tables, and cast them out of my two hands, and brake them before your eyes.

New King James Version
Then I took the two tablets and threw them out of my two hands and broke them before your eyes.

New American Standard Bible
So I took hold of the two tablets and threw them from my two hands, and smashed them to pieces before your eyes!

NASB 1995
“I took hold of the two tablets and threw them from my hands and smashed them before your eyes.

NASB 1977
“And I took hold of the two tablets and threw them from my hands, and smashed them before your eyes.

Amplified Bible
So I took hold of the two tablets and threw them from my two hands and smashed them before your very eyes!

Christian Standard Bible
So I took hold of the two tablets and threw them from my hands, shattering them before your eyes.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So I took hold of the two tablets and threw them from my hands, shattering them before your eyes.

American Standard Version
And I took hold of the two tables, and cast them out of my two hands, and brake them before your eyes.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And I seized both of the tablets and I cast them from both my hands and I broke them in your sight.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
then I took hold of the two tables, and cast them out of my two hands, and broke them before you.

Contemporary English Version
So I threw down the two stones and smashed them before your very eyes.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I cast the tables out of my hands, and broke them in your sight.

English Revised Version
And I took hold of the two tables, and cast them out of my two hands, and brake them before your eyes.

Good News Translation
So there in front of you I threw the stone tablets down and broke them to pieces.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I took the two tablets, threw them down, and smashed them in front of you.

International Standard Version
So I grabbed the two tablets and then threw them out of my hands, breaking them before your eyes.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And I took hold of the two tables, and cast them out of my two hands, and broke them before your eyes.

Literal Standard Version
And I lay hold on the two tablets, and cast them out of my two hands, and break them before your eyes,

NET Bible
I grabbed the two tablets, threw them down, and shattered them before your very eyes.

New Heart English Bible
I took hold of the two tablets, and cast them out of my two hands, and broke them before your eyes.

World English Bible
I took hold of the two tables, and cast them out of my two hands, and broke them before your eyes.

Young's Literal Translation
'And I lay hold on the two tables, and cast them out of my two hands, and break them before your eyes,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Golden Calf
16And I saw how you had sinned against the LORD your God; you had made for yourselves a molten calf. You had turned aside quickly from the way that the LORD had commanded you. 17So I took the two tablets and threw them out of my hands, shattering them before your eyes. 18Then I fell down before the LORD for forty days and forty nights, as I had done the first time. I did not eat bread or drink water because of all the sin you had committed in doing what was evil in the sight of the LORD and provoking Him to anger.…

Cross References
Exodus 32:19
As Moses approached the camp and saw the calf and the dancing, he burned with anger and threw the tablets out of his hands, shattering them at the base of the mountain.

Deuteronomy 9:16
And I saw how you had sinned against the LORD your God; you had made for yourselves a molten calf. You had turned aside quickly from the way that the LORD had commanded you.

Deuteronomy 9:18
Then I fell down before the LORD for forty days and forty nights, as I had done the first time. I did not eat bread or drink water because of all the sin you had committed in doing what was evil in the sight of the LORD and provoking Him to anger.


Treasury of Scripture

And I took the two tables, and cast them out of my two hands, and broke them before your eyes.









(17) I . . . brake them before your eyes.--This shows that the act was deliberate on Moses' part. He did not simply drop the tables in his passion before they reached the camp; he deliberately broke the material covenant in the face of the people, who had broken the covenant itself. When we remember the effect of hastily touching not the tables of the Law themselves, but the mere chest that contained them, in after-times, we may well believe that the breaking of these two tables was an act necessary for the safety of Israel. In Exodus 33:7, we read that Moses placed the temporary tabernacle outside the camp at the same time. The two actions seem to have had the same significance, and to have been done for the same reason.

Verse 17. - Moses cast from him the two tables of stone on which God had inscribed the words of the Law, and broke them in pieces in the view of the people, when he came down from the mount and saw how they had turned aside from the right way, and were become idolaters. This was not the effect of a burst of indignation on his part; it was a solemn declaration that the covenant of God with his people had been nullified and broken by their sinful apostasy.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
So I took hold
וָאֶתְפֹּשׂ֙ (wā·’eṯ·pōś)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 8610: To manipulate, seize, chiefly to capture, wield, to overlay, to use unwarrantably

of the two
בִּשְׁנֵ֣י (biš·nê)
Preposition-b | Number - mdc
Strong's 8147: Two (a cardinal number)

tablets
הַלֻּחֹ֔ת (hal·lu·ḥōṯ)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 3871: To glisten, a tablet, of stone, wood, metal

and threw
וָֽאַשְׁלִכֵ֔ם (wā·’aš·li·ḵêm)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - first person common singular | third person masculine plural
Strong's 7993: To throw out, down, away

them out of
מֵעַ֖ל (mê·‘al)
Preposition-m
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

my hands,
יָדָ֑י (yā·ḏāy)
Noun - fdc | first person common singular
Strong's 3027: A hand

shattering
וָאֲשַׁבְּרֵ֖ם (wā·’ă·šab·bə·rêm)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - first person common singular | third person masculine plural
Strong's 7665: To break, break in pieces

them before your eyes.
לְעֵינֵיכֶֽם׃ (lə·‘ê·nê·ḵem)
Preposition-l | Noun - cdc | second person masculine plural
Strong's 5869: An eye, a fountain


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