1 Then the LORD said to Moses, "Depart and go up from here, you a and the people whom you have brought out of the land of Egypt, to the land of which I swore to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, saying, b 'To your descendants I will give it.' 2 c "And I will send My Angel before you, d and I will drive out the Canaanite and the Amorite and the Hittite and the Perizzite and the Hivite and the Jebusite. 3 "Go up e to a land flowing with milk and honey; for I will not go up in your midst, lest f I 1 consume you on the way, for you are a g stiff-necked 2 people."
4 And when the people heard this bad news, h they mourned, i and no one put on his ornaments. 5 For the LORD had said to Moses, "Say to the children of Israel, 'You are a stiff-necked people. I could come up into your midst in one moment and consume you. Now therefore, take off your 3 ornaments, that I may j know what to do to you.' " 6 So the children of Israel stripped themselves of their ornaments by Mount Horeb.New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.