Exodus 32:2

NET ©

So Aaron said to them, “Break off the gold earrings that are on the ears of your wives, your sons, and your daughters, and bring them to me.”

NIV ©

Aaron answered them, "Take off the gold ear-rings that your wives, your sons and your daughters are wearing, and bring them to me."

NASB ©

Aaron said to them, "Tear off the gold rings which are in the ears of your wives, your sons, and your daughters, and bring them to me."

NLT ©

So Aaron said, "Tell your wives and sons and daughters to take off their gold earrings, and then bring them to me."

MSG ©

So Aaron told them, "Take off the gold rings from the ears of your wives and sons and daughters and bring them to me."

BBE ©

Then Aaron said to them, Take off the gold rings which are in the ears of your wives and your sons and your daughters, and give them to me.

NRSV ©

Aaron said to them, "Take off the gold rings that are on the ears of your wives, your sons, and your daughters, and bring them to me."

NKJV ©

And Aaron said to them, "Break off the golden earrings which are in the ears of your wives, your sons, and your daughters, and bring them to me."

KJV
And Aaron
<0175>
said
<0559> (8799)
unto them, Break off
<06561> (8761)
the golden
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earrings
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which [are] in the ears
<0241>
of your wives
<0802>_,
of your sons
<01121>_,
and of your daughters
<01323>_,
and bring
<0935> (8685)
[them] unto me.
HEBREW
yla
<0413>
waybhw
<0935>
Mkytnbw
<01323>
Mkynb
<01121>
Mkysn
<0802>
ynzab
<0241>
rsa
<0834>
bhzh
<02091>
ymzn
<05141>
wqrp
<06561>
Nrha
<0175>
Mhla
<0413>
rmayw (32:2)
<0559>
LXXM
kai
<2532>  
CONJ
legei
<3004>  
V-PAI-3S
autoiv
<846>  
D-DPM
aarwn
<2>  
N-PRI
perielesye
<4014>  
V-AMD-2P
ta
<3588>  
T-APN
enwtia
 
N-APN
ta
<3588>  
T-APN
crusa
 
A-APN
ta
<3588>  
T-APN
en
<1722>  
PREP
toiv
<3588>  
T-DPN
wsin
<3775>  
N-DPN
twn
<3588>  
T-GPF
gunaikwn
<1135>  
N-GPF
umwn
<4771>  
P-GP
kai
<2532>  
CONJ
yugaterwn
<2364>  
N-GPF
kai
<2532>  
CONJ
enegkate
<5342>  
V-AAD-2P
prov
<4314>  
PREP
me
<1473>  
P-AS
NET © [draft] ITL
So Aaron
<0175>
said
<0559>
to them
<0413>
, “Break off
<06561>
the gold
<02091>
earrings
<05141>
that
<0834>
are on the ears
<0241>
of your wives
<0802>
, your sons
<01121>
, and your daughters
<01323>
, and bring
<0935>
them to me
<0413>
.”
NET © Notes

sn B. Jacob (Exodus, 937-38) argues that Aaron simply did not have the resolution that Moses did, and wanting to keep peace he gave in to the crowd. He also tries to explain that Aaron was wanting to show their folly through the deed. U. Cassuto also says that Aaron’s request for the gold was a form of procrastination, but that the people quickly did it and so he had no alternative but to go through with it (Exodus, 412). These may be right, since Aaron fully understood what was wrong with this, and what the program was all about. The text gives no strong indication to support these ideas, but there are enough hints from the way Aaron does things to warrant such a conclusion.