Exodus 33:4, Why did the people mourn?

Question: Exodus 33:4 And when the people heard this bad news, they mourned, and no one put on his ornaments. Could explain this verse for me please. Answer: Verse 5 tells us why they mourned. The Lord told them they were stiff-necked and that could be consumed instantly the Lord. God instructed them to take off their ornaments as part of their mourning. -PJ

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