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Jewish interpretation of Exodus 32:27-29

for the past few years I have been seriously interested in judaism. I recently decided to actually sit down and read the entire Bible for the first time (both old and new testament). when I read the bible I try not to read it as something literal but to look at each line and understand what lesson it is trying convey, but I do not understand what the point of Exodus 32:27-29 is supposed to convey.

‘And he said unto them: ‘Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel: Put ye every man his sword upon his thigh, and go to and fro from gate to gate throughout the camp, and slay every man his brother, and every man his companion, and every man his neighbour.’

And the sons of Levi did according to the word of Moses; and there fell of the people that day about three thousand men

And Moses said: ‘Consecrate yourselves to-day to the LORD, for every man hath been against his son and against his brother; that He may also bestow upon you a blessing this day”

is there any good commentary on these lines?

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