New International Version
Moses saw that the people were running wild and that Aaron had let them get out of control and so become a laughingstock to their enemies.
King James Bible
And when Moses saw that the people were naked; (for Aaron had made them naked unto their shame among their enemies:)
Darby Bible Translation
And Moses saw the people how they were stripped; for Aaron had stripped them to [their] shame before their adversaries.
World English Bible
When Moses saw that the people had broken loose, (for Aaron had let them loose for a derision among their enemies),
Young's Literal Translation
And Moses seeth the people that it is unbridled, for Aaron hath made it unbridled for contempt among its withstanders,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Moses saw that the people were naked - They were stripped, says the Targum, of the holy crown that was upon their heads, on which the great and precious name Jehovah was engraved. But it is more likely that the word פרע parua implies that they were reduced to the most helpless and wretched state, being abandoned by God in the midst of their enemies. This is exactly similar to that expression, 2 Chronicles 28:19 : For the Lord brought Judah low, because of Ahaz king of Israel: for he made Judah Naked, הפריע hiphria, and transgressed sore against the Lord. Their nakedness, therefore, though in the first sense it may imply that several of them were despoiled of their ornaments, yet it may also express their defenceless and abandoned state, in consequence of their sin. That they could not literally have all been despoiled of their ornaments, appears evident from their offerings. See Exodus 36:21, etc.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
naked. The term naked may mean either that they were unarmed and defenceless, or ashamed from the consciousness of guilt
their enemies. Heb. those that rose up against them
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.
So he stood at the entrance to the camp and said, "Whoever is for the LORD, come to me." And all the Levites rallied to him.
1 Kings 12:28
After seeking advice, the king made two golden calves. He said to the people, "It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem. Here are your gods, Israel, who brought you up out of Egypt."
1 Kings 14:16
And he will give Israel up because of the sins Jeroboam has committed and has caused Israel to commit."
Where there is no revelation, people cast off restraint; but blessed is the one who heeds wisdom's instruction.
So I will go to the leaders and speak to them; surely they know the way of the LORD, the requirements of their God." But with one accord they too had broken off the yoke and torn off the bonds.
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