Exodus 32:16
New International Version
The tablets were the work of God; the writing was the writing of God, engraved on the tablets.

New Living Translation
These tablets were God’s work; the words on them were written by God himself.

English Standard Version
The tablets were the work of God, and the writing was the writing of God, engraved on the tablets.

Berean Study Bible
The tablets were the work of God, and the writing was the writing of God, engraved on the tablets.

King James Bible
And the tables were the work of God, and the writing was the writing of God, graven upon the tables.

New King James Version
Now the tablets were the work of God, and the writing was the writing of God engraved on the tablets.

New American Standard Bible
The tablets were God’s work, and the writing was God’s writing engraved on the tablets.

NASB 1995
The tablets were God's work, and the writing was God's writing engraved on the tablets.

NASB 1977
And the tablets were God’s work, and the writing was God’s writing engraved on the tablets.

Amplified Bible
The tablets were the work of God; the writing was the writing of God engraved on the tablets.

Christian Standard Bible
The tablets were the work of God, and the writing was God’s writing, engraved on the tablets.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The tablets were the work of God, and the writing was God's writing, engraved on the tablets.

American Standard Version
And the tables were the work of God, and the writing was the writing of God, graven upon the tables.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Moshe turned and came down from the mountain and two tablets of the Testimony were in his hand, tablets that were inscribed from both their sides, from one and to the other they were written.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the tables were the work of God, and the writing the writing of God written on the tables.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And made by the work of God: the writing also of God was graven in the tables.

English Revised Version
And the tables were the work of God, and the writing was the writing of God, graven upon the tables.

Good News Translation
God himself had made the tablets and had engraved the commandments on them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The tablets were the work of God, and the writing was God's writing inscribed on the tablets.

International Standard Version
The tablets were the work of God and the writing was God's writing, inscribed on the tablets.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the tables were the work of God, and the writing was the writing of God, graven upon the tables.

Literal Standard Version
and the tablets are the work of God, and the writing is the writing of God, engraved on the tablets.

NET Bible
Now the tablets were the work of God, and the writing was the writing of God, engraved on the tablets.

New Heart English Bible
The tablets were the work of God, and the writing was the writing of God, engraved on the tables.

World English Bible
The tablets were the work of God, and the writing was the writing of God, engraved on the tables.

Young's Literal Translation
and the tables are the work of God, and the writing is the writing of God, graven on the tables.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Moses Descends with the Tablets
15Then Moses turned and went down the mountain with the two tablets of the Testimony in his hands. They were inscribed on both sides, front and back. 16The tablets were the work of God, and the writing was the writing of God, engraved on the tablets. 17When Joshua heard the sound of the people shouting, he said to Moses, “The sound of war is in the camp.”…

Cross References
Exodus 31:18
When the LORD had finished speaking with Moses on Mount Sinai, He gave him the two tablets of the Testimony, tablets of stone inscribed by the finger of God.

Exodus 32:15
Then Moses turned and went down the mountain with the two tablets of the Testimony in his hands. They were inscribed on both sides, front and back.

Exodus 32:17
When Joshua heard the sound of the people shouting, he said to Moses, "The sound of war is in the camp."

Exodus 34:1
Then the LORD said to Moses, "Chisel out two stone tablets like the originals, and I will write on them the words that were on the first tablets, which you broke.


Treasury of Scripture

And the tables were the work of God, and the writing was the writing of God, graven on the tables.

Exodus 31:18
And he gave unto Moses, when he had made an end of communing with him upon mount Sinai, two tables of testimony, tables of stone, written with the finger of God.

Exodus 34:1,4
And the LORD said unto Moses, Hew thee two tables of stone like unto the first: and I will write upon these tables the words that were in the first tables, which thou brakest…

Deuteronomy 9:9-11,15
When I was gone up into the mount to receive the tables of stone, even the tables of the covenant which the LORD made with you, then I abode in the mount forty days and forty nights, I neither did eat bread nor drink water: …









(16) The tables were the work of God.--Rosenmller supposes this to mean merely that the size and shape of the stones was prescribed to Moses by God; but the natural meaning of the words is that God Himself fashioned them. This was not the case with the second tables (Exodus 34:1; Exodus 34:4).

The writing was the writing of God.--See Note 3 on Exodus 31:18.

Verse 16. - The tables were the work of God. Shaped, i.e., by the same power by which the commandments were inscribed upon them; not, necessarily, of matter newly created for the purpose.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The tablets
וְהַ֨לֻּחֹ֔ת (wə·hal·lu·ḥōṯ)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 3871: To glisten, a tablet, of stone, wood, metal

were the work
מַעֲשֵׂ֥ה (ma·‘ă·śêh)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 4639: An action, a transaction, activity, a product, property

of God,
אֱלֹהִ֖ים (’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

and the writing
וְהַמִּכְתָּ֗ב (wə·ham·miḵ·tāḇ)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4385: A thing written, the characters, a document

[was] the writing
מִכְתַּ֤ב (miḵ·taḇ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 4385: A thing written, the characters, a document

of God,
אֱלֹהִים֙ (’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

engraved
חָר֖וּת (ḥā·rūṯ)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine singular
Strong's 2801: To grave, engrave

on
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

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


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