Exodus 32:9
New International Version
"I have seen these people," the LORD said to Moses, "and they are a stiff-necked people.

New Living Translation
Then the LORD said, “I have seen how stubborn and rebellious these people are.

English Standard Version
And the LORD said to Moses, “I have seen this people, and behold, it is a stiff-necked people.

Berean Study Bible
The LORD also said to Moses, “I have seen this people, and they are indeed a stiff-necked people.

King James Bible
And the LORD said unto Moses, I have seen this people, and, behold, it is a stiffnecked people:

New King James Version
And the LORD said to Moses, “I have seen this people, and indeed it is a stiff-necked people!

New American Standard Bible
Then the LORD said to Moses, “I have seen this people, and behold, they are an obstinate people.

NASB 1995
The LORD said to Moses, "I have seen this people, and behold, they are an obstinate people.

NASB 1977
And the LORD said to Moses, “I have seen this people, and behold, they are an obstinate people.

Amplified Bible
The LORD said to Moses, “I have seen this people, and behold, they are a stiff-necked (stubborn, rebellious) people.

Christian Standard Bible
The LORD also said to Moses, “I have seen this people, and they are indeed a stiff-necked people.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The LORD also said to Moses: "I have seen this people, and they are indeed a stiff-necked people.

American Standard Version
And Jehovah said unto Moses, I have seen this people, and, behold, it is a stiffnecked people:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
They have gone astray quickly from the way that I have commanded them and have made for themselves a molten calf and worshipped it, and they sacrificed to it and they said, ‘This is your God, Israel, that brought you up from the land of Egypt.’”

Contemporary English Version
Moses, I have seen how stubborn these people are,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And again the Lord said to Moses: See that this people is stiffnecked:

English Revised Version
And the LORD said unto Moses, I have seen this people, and, behold, it is a stiffnecked people:

Good News Translation
I know how stubborn these people are.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD added, "I've seen these people, and they are impossible to deal with.

International Standard Version
Then the LORD told Moses, "I've seen these people and indeed they're obstinate.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the LORD said unto Moses: 'I have seen this people, and, behold, it is a stiffnecked people.

Literal Standard Version
And YHWH says to Moses, “I have seen this people, and behold, it [is] a stiff-necked people;

NET Bible
Then the LORD said to Moses: "I have seen this people. Look what a stiff-necked people they are!

New Heart English Bible
The LORD said to Moses, "I have seen these people, and look, they are a stiff-necked people.

World English Bible
Yahweh said to Moses, "I have seen these people, and behold, they are a stiff-necked people.

Young's Literal Translation
And Jehovah saith unto Moses, 'I have seen this people, and lo, it is a stiff-necked people;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Moses Informed of Israel's Sin
8How quickly they have turned aside from the way that I commanded them! They have made for themselves a molten calf and have bowed down to it. They have sacrificed to it and said, ‘These, O Israel, are your gods, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt.’ ” 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.”…

Cross References
Acts 7:51
You stiff-necked people with uncircumcised hearts and ears! You always resist the Holy Spirit, just as your fathers did.

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."

Exodus 33:5
For the LORD had said to Moses, "Tell the Israelites, 'You are a stiff-necked people. If I should go with you for a single moment, I would destroy you. Now take off your jewelry, and I will decide what to do with you.'"

Exodus 34:9
"O Lord," he said, "if I have indeed found favor in Your sight, my Lord, please go with us. Although this is a stiff-necked people, forgive our iniquity and sin, and take us as Your inheritance."

Numbers 14:11
And the LORD said to Moses, "How long will this people treat Me with contempt? How long will they refuse to believe in Me, despite all the signs I have performed among them?

Deuteronomy 9:13
The LORD also said to me, "I have seen this people, and they are indeed a stiff-necked people.

Deuteronomy 31:27
For I know how rebellious and stiff-necked you are. If you are already rebelling against the LORD while I am still alive, how much more will you rebel after my death!

2 Kings 17:14
But they would not listen, and they stiffened their necks like their fathers, who did not believe the LORD their God.

2 Chronicles 30:8
Now do not stiffen your necks as your fathers did. Submit to the LORD and come to His sanctuary, which He has consecrated forever. Serve the LORD your God, so that His fierce anger will turn away from you.

Psalm 78:8
Then they will not be like their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation, whose heart was not loyal, whose spirit was not faithful to God.

Isaiah 48:4
For I knew that you are stubborn; your neck is iron and your forehead is bronze.


Treasury of Scripture

And the LORD said to Moses, I have seen this people, and, behold, it is a stiff necked people:

I have seen

Deuteronomy 9:13
Furthermore the LORD spake unto me, saying, I have seen this people, and, behold, it is a stiffnecked people:

Jeremiah 13:27
I have seen thine adulteries, and thy neighings, the lewdness of thy whoredom, and thine abominations on the hills in the fields. Woe unto thee, O Jerusalem! wilt thou not be made clean? when shall it once be?

Hosea 6:10
I have seen an horrible thing in the house of Israel: there is the whoredom of Ephraim, Israel is defiled.

a stiff-necked

Exodus 33:3,5
Unto a land flowing with milk and honey: for I will not go up in the midst of thee; for thou art a stiffnecked people: lest I consume thee in the way…

Exodus 34:9
And he said, If now I have found grace in thy sight, O Lord, let my Lord, I pray thee, go among us; for it is a stiffnecked people; and pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us for thine inheritance.

Deuteronomy 9:6,13
Understand therefore, that the LORD thy God giveth thee not this good land to possess it for thy righteousness; for thou art a stiffnecked people…









(9) It is a stiff-necked people.--This phrase, afterwards so common (Exodus 33:3; Exodus 33:5; Exodus 34:5; Deuteronomy 9:6; Deuteronomy 9:13; Deuteronomy 10:16; 2Chronicles 30:8; 2Chronicles 36:13; Psalm 75:5; Jeremiah 17:23; Acts 7:51), occurs here for the first time. It is generally explained as "obstinate," but rather means "perverse," the metaphor being taken from the horse that stiffens his neck against the pull of the rein, and will not be guided by the rider. The LXX. omit the verse, for no intelligible reason.

Verse 9.- A stiffnecked people. This epithet, which becomes epitheton usitatum, is here used for the first time. It does not so much mean "obstinate" as "perverse" like a h

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The LORD
יְהוָ֖ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

also said
וַיֹּ֥אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

Moses,
מֹשֶׁ֑ה (mō·šeh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 4872: Moses -- a great Israelite leader, prophet and lawgiver

“I have seen
רָאִ֙יתִי֙ (rā·’î·ṯî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 7200: To see

this
הַזֶּ֔ה (haz·zeh)
Article | Pronoun - masculine singular
Strong's 2088: This, that

people,
הָעָ֣ם (hā·‘ām)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

and they
הֽוּא׃ (hū)
Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

are indeed
וְהִנֵּ֥ה (wə·hin·nêh)
Conjunctive waw | Interjection
Strong's 2009: Lo! behold!

a stiff-necked
קְשֵׁה־ (qə·šêh-)
Adjective - masculine singular construct
Strong's 7186: Hard, severe

people.
עַם־ (‘am-)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock


Jump to Previous
Moses Obstinate Stiffnecked Stiff-Necked Watching
Jump to Next
Moses Obstinate Stiffnecked Stiff-Necked Watching
Links
Exodus 32:9 NIV
Exodus 32:9 NLT
Exodus 32:9 ESV
Exodus 32:9 NASB
Exodus 32:9 KJV

Exodus 32:9 BibleApps.com
Exodus 32:9 Biblia Paralela
Exodus 32:9 Chinese Bible
Exodus 32:9 French Bible
Exodus 32:9 Clyx Quotations

OT Law: Exodus 32:9 Yahweh said to Moses I have seen (Exo. Ex)
Exodus 32:8
Top of Page
Top of Page