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
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.