32:25 Moses saw that the people were running wild, 1 for Aaron had let them get completely out of control, causing derision from their enemies. 2 32:26 So Moses stood at the entrance of the camp and said, “Whoever is for the Lord, come 3 to me.” 4 All the Levites gathered around him,
1 tn The word is difficult to interpret. There does not seem to be enough evidence to justify the KJV’s translation “naked.” It appears to mean something like “let loose” or “lack restraint” (Prov 29:18). The idea seems to be that the people had broken loose, were undisciplined, and were completely given over to their desires.
2 tn The last two words of the verse read literally “for a whispering among those who rose up against them.” The foes would have mocked and derided them when they heard that they had abandoned the God who had led them out of Egypt (S. R. Driver, Exodus, 354).
3 tn “come” is not in the text, but has been supplied.
4 tn S. R. Driver suggests that the command was tersely put: “Who is for Yahweh? To me!” (Exodus, 354).