Exodus 32:13
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13  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-LAM

יג  זְכֹר לְאַבְרָהָם לְיִצְחָק וּלְיִשְׂרָאֵל עֲבָדֶיךָ אֲשֶׁר נִשְׁבַּעְתָּ לָהֶם בָּךְ וַתְּדַבֵּר אֲלֵהֶם אַרְבֶּה אֶת־זַרְעֲכֶם כְּכוֹכְבֵי הַשָּׁמָיִם וְכָל־הָאָרֶץ הַזֹּאת אֲשֶׁר אָמַרְתִּי אֶתֵּן לְזַרְעֲכֶם וְנָחֲלוּ לְעֹלָם׃

32:13   To possess forever

With this verse, Moshe attempts to convince Hashem to spare the Jewish nation, despite the egregious sin of the golden calf. He pleads with God to remember his oath to Avraham, Yitzchak and Yaakov that their progeny will inherit Eretz Yisrael. Moshe is concerned that if Hashem 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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  • Teresa Henriques

    How wonderful would it be and what a great blessing, if we could reach such friendship with YHWH. Blessed be He.

  • : supposedly only the sons of the tribe of Levi chose Moses and Hashem! Whom did they kill? Only their Levite brothers; or— all who were in the camp as the bible declares? And if that is so; then who was left for the 1000s God then destroyed!
    And – if 1st part was true—- then only those sons of Levites were left , meaning only 1 tribe- the Levites got to the Promised land….. Then no house of Judah—- no Christian messiah….

    See the problems with the literalist absolutists? They cherry pick what they like; and then just throw away the rest
    of the text and words…..

    And all the rest of humanity can do ; is just sit in awe, as their words flow out of their mouths anyway

  • One could say that Moses spoke with presumption, but I think not. In every other way he haad proved himself and a man fit to lead the children of Israel. When I think of a relationship I see in the Bible that I wish I had with Hashem it would be like the one Enoch had, then Moses, the man who stood between man and Hashem.

  • Blessed be the Lord God Of Israel, everlasting ………………………..

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