Exodus 32:20
took the calf: How truly contemptible must the object of their idolatry appear, when they were obliged to drink their god, reduced to powder, and strewed on the water! Some have asked, how gold, the most ductile and ponderous of all metals, could have been stamped into dust, and strewed on the water. In Deu 9:21, this is fully explained. I took, says Moses, your sin, the calf which ye had made, and burnt it with fire; that is, melted it down, probably into ingots or gross plates, and stamped it, beat it into thin lamine, something like our gold leaf, and ground it very small, even until it was as small as dust, which might be very easily done by the action of the hands, when beat into thin plates or leaves as the original words ekkoth, and dak, imply. Deu 7:5, Deu 7:25, Deu 9:21, 2Ki 23:6, 2Ki 23:15 made the: Pro 1:31, Pro 14:14 Reciprocal: Gen 35:4 - hid them Exo 23:24 - overthrow Jdg 18:17 - the graven 1Ki 15:13 - and burnt 2Ki 11:18 - brake they 1Ch 14:12 - were burned 2Ch 15:16 - cut down 2Ch 34:4 - made dust Isa 37:19 - And have Act 17:16 - his spirit Act 19:19 - and burned