New International Version
The tablets were the work of God; 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.
Darby Bible Translation
And the tables [were] God's work, and the writing was God's writing, engraven 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.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The tables were the work of God - Because such a law could proceed from none but himself; God alone is the fountain and author of Law, of what is right, just, holy, and good. See the meaning of the word Law, Exodus 12:49 (note).
The writing was the writing of God - For as he is the sole author of law and justice, so he alone can write them on the heart of man. This is agreeable to the spirit of the new covenant which God had promised to make with men in the latter days: I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel - I will Put My Laws In Their Minds, And Write Them In Their Hearts, Jeremiah 31:33; Hebrews 8:10; 2 Corinthians 3:3. That the writing of these tables was the writing of God, see proved at the conclusion of the last chapter.
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'And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down out of the mount, the people gathered themselves together unto Aaron, and said unto him, Up, make us gods, which shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him. 2. And Aaron said unto them, Break off the golden earrings, which are in the ears of your wives, of your sons, and of your daughters, and bring them unto me. 3. And all the people brake off the golden …
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The Prophet Micah.
When the LORD finished speaking to Moses on Mount Sinai, he gave him the two tablets of the covenant law, the tablets of stone inscribed by the finger of God.
Moses turned and went down the mountain with the two tablets of the covenant law in his hands. They were inscribed on both sides, front and back.
When Joshua heard the noise of the people shouting, he said to Moses, "There is the sound of war in the camp."
The LORD said to Moses, "Chisel out two stone tablets like the first ones, and I will write on them the words that were on the first tablets, which you broke.
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