At 1 that time 2 they made an idol in the form of a calf, 3 brought 4 a sacrifice to the idol, and began rejoicing 5 in the works of their hands. 6
Ex 32:2-8,17-20; De 9:12-18; Ne 9:18; Ps 106:19-21; Isa 2:8,9; Isa 44:9-20; Ho 9:1,10; Hab 2:18-20
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1 tn Grk “And.” Because of the difference between Greek style, which often begins sentences or clauses with “and,” and English style, which generally does not, καί (kai) has not been translated here.
2 tn Grk “In those days.”
3 tn Or “a bull calf” (see Exod 32:4-6). The term μοσχοποιέω (moscopoiew) occurs only in Christian writings according to BDAG 660 s.v.
4 tn Grk “and brought,” but καί (kai) has not been translated since English normally uses a coordinating conjunction only between the last two elements in a series of three or more.
5 tn The imperfect verb εὐφραίνοντο (eufrainonto) has been translated ingressively. See BDAG 414-15 s.v. εὐφραίνω 2.
6 tn Or “in what they had done.”