The intercession of Moses (Ex 32:11-32:14)

”But Moses implored Yahweh his God, and said, ‘Yahweh, why does your wrath burn hot against your people, whom you brought out of the land of Egypt with great power and with a mighty hand?  Why should the Egyptians say, ‘It was with evil intent did he brought them out to kill them in the mountains, and to consume them from the face of the earth?’ Turn from your fierce wrath.  Change your mind and do not bring disaster on your people.  Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, your servants, how you swore to them by your own self, saying to them, I will multiply your descendants like the stars of heaven, and all this land that I have promised I will give to your descendants, and they shall inherit it forever.’   Yahweh changed his mind about the disaster that he planned to bring on his people.”

Moses pleaded with Yahweh to temper his anger.  He said the Egyptians would only say that you brought them out of Egypt to kill them in the desert.  Now Moses turns the tables on Yahweh and tells him to remember his promises to Abraham, Isaac, Israel, and your servants.  The prayer or intercession of Moses is effective.  Finally, Yahweh changed his mind about the disaster that he planned to bring on the Israelites.      

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