New International Version
Moses replied: "It is not the sound of victory, it is not the sound of defeat; it is the sound of singing that I hear."
King James Bible
And he said, It is not the voice of them that shout for mastery, neither is it the voice of them that cry for being overcome: but the noise of them that sing do I hear.
Darby Bible Translation
And he said, It is not the sound of a shout of victory, neither is it the sound of a shout of defeat: it is the noise of alternate singing I hear.
World English Bible
He said, "It isn't the voice of those who shout for victory, neither is it the voice of those who cry for being overcome; but the noise of those who sing that I hear."
Young's Literal Translation
and he saith, 'It is not the voice of the crying of might, nor is it the voice of the crying of weakness -- a voice of singing I am hearing.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And he said - That is, Moses returned this answer to the observations of Joshua.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
being overcome. Heb. weakness. but the
LibraryThe Golden Calf
'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 …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Ninth Sunday after Trinity Carnal Security and Its vices.
The Prophet Micah.
When Joshua heard the noise of the people shouting, he said to Moses, "There is the sound of war in the camp."
When Moses approached the camp and saw the calf and the dancing, his anger burned and he threw the tablets out of his hands, breaking them to pieces at the foot of the mountain.
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