Bible study 161 – Deuteronomy 9

Moses informs the Israelites that they will defeat the Canaanites not because the Israelites are righteous, but because God promised it to Jacob, and because the Canaanites are wicked. He then gives a somewhat distorted account of the incident with the golden calf and its consequences, skillfully avoiding any mention of the mass murder he had the Levites commit.

Deuteronomy 9:16
Then I saw that you had indeed sinned against the Lord your God, by casting for yourselves an image of a calf;

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