At the end of forty days and forty nights the Lord gave me the two stone tablets, the tablets of the covenant….Then the Lord said to me, “Get up, go down quickly from here, for your people whom you have brought from Egypt have acted corruptly….Let me alone that I may destroy them and blot out their name from under heaven; and I will make of you a nation, mightier and more numerous than they.”
Then I lay prostrate before the Lord as before, forty days and forty nights….For I was afraid that the anger that the Lord bore against you was so fierce that he would destroy you. But the Lord listened to me…. The Lord was so angry with Aaron that he was ready to destroy him, but I interceded also on behalf of Aaron at that same time.
My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous….
-Deuteronomy 9:13-20 (selected verses
-1 John 2:1