Exodus 32:10
New International Version
Now leave me alone so that my anger may burn against them and that I may destroy them. Then I will make you into a great nation.”

New Living Translation
Now leave me alone so my fierce anger can blaze against them, and I will destroy them. Then I will make you, Moses, into a great nation.”

English Standard Version
Now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may burn hot against them and I may consume them, in order that I may make a great nation of you.”

Berean Study Bible
Now leave Me alone, so that My anger may burn against them and consume them. Then I will make you into a great nation.”

King James Bible
Now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may wax hot against them, and that I may consume them: and I will make of thee a great nation.

New King James Version
Now therefore, let Me alone, that My wrath may burn hot against them and I may consume them. And I will make of you a great nation.”

New American Standard Bible
So now leave Me alone, that My anger may burn against them and that I may destroy them; and I will make of you a great nation.”

NASB 1995
“Now then let Me alone, that My anger may burn against them and that I may destroy them; and I will make of you a great nation.”

NASB 1977
“Now then let Me alone, that My anger may burn against them, and that I may destroy them; and I will make of you a great nation.”

Amplified Bible
Now therefore, let Me alone and do not interfere, so that My anger may burn against them and that I may destroy them; and I will make of you (your descendants) a great nation.”

Christian Standard Bible
Now leave me alone, so that my anger can burn against them and I can destroy them. Then I will make you into a great nation.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now leave Me alone, so that My anger can burn against them and I can destroy them. Then I will make you into a great nation.”

American Standard Version
now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may wax hot against them, and that I may consume them: and I will make of thee a great nation.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And LORD JEHOVAH said to Moshe, “I have seen this people and behold the people is hard necked:

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And now let me alone, and I will be very angry with them and consume them, and I will make thee a great nation.

Contemporary English Version
and I'm angry enough to destroy them, so don't try to stop me. But I will make your descendants into a great nation.

Douay-Rheims Bible
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.

English Revised Version
now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may wax hot against them, and that I may consume them: and I will make of thee a great nation.

Good News Translation
Now, don't try to stop me. I am angry with them, and I am going to destroy them. Then I will make you and your descendants into a great nation."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Now leave me alone. I'm so angry with them I am going to destroy them. Then I'll make you into a great nation."

International Standard Version
Now let me alone so that my anger may burn against them and that I may consume them, but I'll make a great nation of you."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Now therefore let Me alone, that My wrath may wax hot against them, and that I may consume them; and I will make of thee a great nation.'

Literal Standard Version
and now, leave Me alone, and My anger burns against them, and I consume them, and I make you become a great nation.”

NET Bible
So now, leave me alone so that my anger can burn against them and I can destroy them, and I will make from you a great nation."

New Heart English Bible
Now therefore leave me alone, that my wrath may burn hot against them, and that I may consume them; and I will make of you a great nation."

World English Bible
Now therefore leave me alone, that my wrath may burn hot against them, and that I may consume them; and I will make of you a great nation."

Young's Literal Translation
and now, let Me alone, and My anger doth burn against them, and I consume them, and I make thee become a great nation.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Moses Informed of Israel's Sin
9The LORD also said to Moses, “I have seen this people, and they are indeed a stiff-necked people. 10Now leave Me alone, so that My anger may burn against them and consume them. Then I will make you into a great nation.” 11But Moses sought the favor of the LORD his God, saying, “O LORD, why does Your anger burn against Your people, whom You brought out of the land of Egypt with great power and a mighty hand?…

Cross References
Exodus 33:3
Go up to a land flowing with milk and honey. But I will not go with you, because you are a stiff-necked people; otherwise, I might destroy you on the way."

Numbers 14:12
I will strike them with a plague and destroy them--and I will make you into a nation greater and mightier than they are."

Numbers 16:21
"Separate yourselves from this congregation so that I may consume them in an instant."

Deuteronomy 9:14
Leave Me alone, so that I may destroy them and blot out their name from under heaven. Then I will make you into a nation mightier and greater than they are."

Deuteronomy 9:19
For I was afraid of the anger and wrath that the LORD had directed against you, enough to destroy you. But the LORD listened to me this time as well.

Psalm 106:23
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.

Jeremiah 7:16
As for you, do not pray for these people, do not offer a plea or petition on their behalf, and do not beg Me, for I will not listen to you.


Treasury of Scripture

Now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may wax hot against them, and that I may consume them: and I will make of you a great nation.

let me alone

Genesis 18:32,33
And he said, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak yet but this once: Peradventure ten shall be found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for ten's sake…

Genesis 32:26-28
And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me…

Numbers 14:19,20
Pardon, I beseech thee, the iniquity of this people according unto the greatness of thy mercy, and as thou hast forgiven this people, from Egypt even until now…

my wrath

Exodus 32:11,19
And Moses besought the LORD his God, and said, LORD, why doth thy wrath wax hot against thy people, which thou hast brought forth out of the land of Egypt with great power, and with a mighty hand? …

Exodus 22:24
And my wrath shall wax hot, and I will kill you with the sword; and your wives shall be widows, and your children fatherless.

and I will

Numbers 14:12
I will smite them with the pestilence, and disinherit them, and will make of thee a greater nation and mightier than they.

Deuteronomy 9:14,19
Let me alone, that I may destroy them, and blot out their name from under heaven: and I will make of thee a nation mightier and greater than they…









(10) Let me alone.--This was not a command to abstain from deprecation, but rather an intimation that deprecation might have power to change God's purpose. Moses was tried by an offer which would have exalted him at the expense of the people. He was allowed to see that he might either sacrifice the people and obtain his own aggrandisement, or deny himself and save them. That he chose the better part redounds to his undying glory.

I will make of thee a great nation--i.e., I will put thee in the place of Abraham, make thee the father of the faithful, destroy all existing Israelites but thee and thine, and proceed de novo to raise up a "great nation" out of thy loins.

Verse 10. - Now, therefore, let me alone. This was not a command, but rather a suggestion; or, at any rate, it was a command not intended to compel obedience - like that of the angel to Jacob - "Let me go, for the day breaketh" (Genesis 32:26). Moses was not intended to take the command as absolute. He did not do so - he "wrestled with God," like Jacob, and prevailed. That my wrath may wax hot. Literally, "and my wrath will wax hot." I will make of thee a great nation. (Compare Numbers 14:12.) God could, of course, have multiplied the seed of Moses, as he had that of Abraham; but in that case all that had been as yet done would have gone for nought, and his purposes with respect to his "peculiar people" would have been put back six hundred years and more.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Now
וְעַתָּה֙ (wə·‘at·tāh)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's 6258: At this time

leave Me
לִּ֔י (lî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew

alone,
הַנִּ֣יחָה (han·nî·ḥāh)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 3240: Bestow, cast down, lay down, up, leave off, let alone remain, pacify, place,

so that My anger
אַפִּ֥י (’ap·pî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 639: The nose, nostril, the face, a person, ire

may burn
וְיִֽחַר־ (wə·yi·ḥar-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect Jussive - third person masculine singular
Strong's 2734: To glow, grow warm, to blaze up, of anger, zeal, jealousy

against them
בָהֶ֖ם (ḇā·hem)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew

and consume them.
וַאֲכַלֵּ֑ם (wa·’ă·ḵal·lêm)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Conjunctive imperfect Cohortative if contextual - first person common singular | third person masculine plural
Strong's 3615: To be complete, at an end, finished, accomplished, or spent

Then I will make
וְאֶֽעֱשֶׂ֥ה (wə·’e·‘ĕ·śeh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 6213: To do, make

you
אוֹתְךָ֖ (’ō·wṯ·ḵā)
Direct object marker | second person masculine singular
Strong's 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

into a great
גָּדֽוֹל׃ (gā·ḏō·wl)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 1419: Great, older, insolent

nation.”
לְג֥וֹי (lə·ḡō·w)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1471: A foreign nation, a Gentile, a troop of animals, a flight of locusts


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