For the LORD had said to Moses, "Tell the Israelites, 'You are a stiff-necked people. If I were to go with you even for a moment, I might destroy you. Now take off your ornaments and I will decide what to do with you.'"
""I have seen these people," the LORD said to Moses, "and they are a stiff-necked people." -
""O Lord, if I have found favor in your eyes," he said, "then let the Lord go with us. Although this is a stiff-necked people, forgive our wickedness and our sin, and take us as your inheritance."" -
"And the LORD said to me, "I have seen this people, and they are a stiff-necked people indeed!" -
"Then the LORD said to Moses, "Why are you crying out to me? Tell the Israelites to move on." -
"During the night Pharaoh summoned Moses and Aaron and said, "Up! Leave my people, you and the Israelites! Go, worship the LORD as you have requested." -