SEV Biblia, Chapter 32:31 Entonces volvió Moisés al SEÑOR, y dijo: Yo te ruego, pues , este pueblo ha cometido un gran pecado, porque se hicieron dioses de oro,
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Exodus 32:31 Verse 31. Moses returned unto the Lord] Before he went down from the mountain God had acquainted him with the general defection of the people, whereupon he immediately, without knowing the extent of their crime, began to make intercession for them; and God, having given him a general assurance that they should not be cut off, hastened him to go down, and bring them off from their idolatry. Having descended, he finds matters much worse than he expected, and ordered three thousand of the principal delinquents to be slain; but knowing that an evil so extensive must be highly provoking in the sight of the just and holy God, he finds it highly expedient that an atonement be made for the sin: for although he had the promise of God that as a nation they should not be exterminated, yet he had reason to believe that Divine justice must continue to contend with them, and prevent them from ever entering the promised land. That he was apprehensive that this would be the case, we may see plainly from the following verse.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 30-35 - Moses calls it a great sin. The work of ministers is to show people the greatness of their sins. The great evil of sin appears in the price of pardon. Moses pleads with God for mercy; he came not to make excuses but to make atonement. We are not to suppose that Moses means that he would be willing to perish for ever, for the people's sake. We are to love our neighbour as ourselves, and not more than ourselves. But having that mind which was in Christ, he was willing to lay down his life in the most painful manner, if he might thereby preserve the people. Moses could not wholly turn away the wrath of God; which show that the law of Moses was not able to reconcile men to God, and to perfect our peace with him. In Christ alone, God so pardons sin as to remember it no more. From this history we see, that no unhumbled carnal heart, can long endure the holy precepts, the humbling truths and the spiritual worship of God. But a god, a priest, a worship, doctrine, and a sacrifice, suited to the carnal mind, will ever mee with abundance of worshippers. The very gospel itself may be s perverted as to suit a worldly taste. Well is it for us, that the Prophet like unto Moses, but who is beyond compare more powerful an merciful, has made atonement for our souls, and now intercedes in ou behalf. Let us rejoice in his grace __________________________________________________________________
Original Hebrew וישׁב 7725 משׁה 4872 אל 413 יהוה 3068 ויאמר 559 אנא 577 חטא 2398 העם 5971 הזה 2088 חטאה 2401 גדלה 1419 ויעשׂו 6213 להם אלהי 430 זהב׃ 2091