Get away from among this congregation, that I may consume them as in a moment.
And they fell upon their faces.
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George Leo Haydock
Get ye out. Moses and Aaron complied with the spirit, though not with the letter of this injunction. They lay prostrate on their faces, with all humility and earnestness, begging that the Lord would preserve them, and at the same time take pity on the frailty of the multitude, who had been deluded, and had, in words at least, approved the conduct of the rebels. (Haydock)
God encourages them inwardly to persevere in prayer, in the same manner as when he said to Moses, (Exodus xxxii. 10,) Let me alone, that my wrath may be enkindled