זְכֹ֡ר לְאַבְרָהָם֩ לְיִצְחָ֨ק וּלְיִשְׂרָאֵ֜ל עֲבָדֶ֗יךָ אֲשֶׁ֨ר נִשְׁבַּ֣עְתָּ לָהֶם֮ בָּךְ֒ וַתְּדַבֵּ֣ר אֲלֵהֶ֔ם אַרְבֶּה֙ אֶֽת־זַרְעֲכֶ֔ם כְּכוֹכְבֵ֖י הַשָּׁמָ֑יִם וְכׇל־הָאָ֨רֶץ הַזֹּ֜את אֲשֶׁ֣ר אָמַ֗רְתִּי אֶתֵּן֙ לְזַרְעֲכֶ֔ם וְנָחֲל֖וּ לְעֹלָֽם׃
Remember Your servants, Avraham, Yitzchak, and Yisrael, how You swore to them by Your Self and said to them: I will make your offspring as numerous as the stars of heaven, and I will give to your offspring this whole land of which I spoke, to possess forever.”
z'-KHOR l'-av-ra-HAM l'-yitz-KHAK ul-yis-ra-AYL a-va-DE-kha a-SHER nish-BA-ta la-HEM BAKH va-t'-da-BAYR a-lay-HEM ar-BEH et zar-a-KHEM k'-kho-kh'-VAY ha-sha-MA-yim v'-khol ha-A-retz ha-ZOT a-SHER a-MAR-tee e-TAYN l'-zar-a-KHEM v'-na-kha-LU l'-o-LAMExodus 32:13
With this verse, Moses attempts to convince God to spare the Jewish nation, despite the egregious sin of the golden calf. He pleads with God to remember his oath to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob that their progeny will inherit the land of Israel.
Starry night sky in Israel’s Negev Desert
Moses is concerned that if God is to destroy the Nation and re-create a great nation from him alone, the promise of the Holy Land made to the Patriarchs would be lost. He therefore pleads with God to spare the people despite their transgressions.
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