34:6 And the LORD passed by before him, and a proclaimed, The
LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering,
and abundant in goodness and truth,
(a) This refers to the Lord, and not to Moses proclaiming:
as (Ex 33:19).
34:9 And he said, If now I have found grace in thy sight, O
Lord, let my Lord, I pray thee, go among us; b for it
[is] a stiffnecked people; and pardon our iniquity and our
sin, and take us for thine inheritance.
(b) Seeing the people are of this nature, the rulers need
to call on God that he would always be present with his
34:12 Take heed to thyself, lest thou make a covenant with the
inhabitants of the land whither thou goest, lest it be for
a c snare in the midst of thee:
(c) If you follow their wickedness, and pollute yourself
with their idolatry.
34:13 But ye shall destroy their altars, break their images, and
cut down their d groves:
(d) Which pleasant places they chose for their idols.
34:17 Thou shalt make thee no e molten gods.
(e) As gold, silver, brass, or anything that is molten: in
this is condemned all types idols, no matter what they
are made of.
34:20 But the firstling of an ass thou shalt redeem with a lamb:
and if thou redeem [him] not, then shalt thou break his
neck. All the firstborn of thy sons thou shalt redeem. And
none shall appear before me f empty.
(f) Without offering something.
34:22 And thou shalt observe the feast of weeks, of the
firstfruits of wheat harvest, and the feast of ingathering
g at the year's end.
(g) Which was in September, when the days got shorter,
that is, the end of their calendar year.
34:24 For I will cast out the nations before thee, and enlarge
thy borders: neither shall any man h desire thy land,
when thou shalt go up to appear before the LORD thy God
thrice in the year.
(h) God promises to defend them and theirs, who obey his
34:26 The first of the firstfruits of thy land thou shalt bring
unto the house of the LORD thy God. Thou shalt not i
seethe a kid in his mother's milk.