New Living Translation
The Levites obeyed Moses' command, and about 3,000 people died that day.
King James Bible
And the children of Levi did according to the word of Moses: and there fell of the people that day about three thousand men.
Darby Bible Translation
And the sons of Levi did according to the word of Moses; and there fell of the people that day about three thousand men.
World English Bible
The sons of Levi did according to the word of Moses: and there fell of the people that day about three thousand men.
Young's Literal Translation
And the sons of Levi do according to the word of Moses, and there fall of the people on that day about three thousand men,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
32:28 And there fell of the people that day about three thousand men - Probably these were but few in comparison with the many that were guilty; but these were the men that headed the rebellion, and were therefore picked out to be made examples of; for terror to others.
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Moses told them, "This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: Each of you, take your swords and go back and forth from one end of the camp to the other. Kill everyone--even your brothers, friends, and neighbors."
Then Moses told the Levites, "Today you have ordained yourselves for the service of the LORD, for you obeyed him even though it meant killing your own sons and brothers. Today you have earned a blessing."
Then the LORD sent a great plague upon the people because they had worshiped the calf Aaron had made.
When Phinehas son of Eleazar and grandson of Aaron the priest saw this, he jumped up and left the assembly. He took a spear
The Levites obeyed your word and guarded your covenant. They were more loyal to you than to their own parents. They ignored their relatives and did not acknowledge their own children.
O LORD our God, you answered them. You were a forgiving God to them, but you punished them when they went wrong.
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