What is going on here with God. God really does not come across well in this passage IMHO. In verse 7 God calls the people "your people" or Moses' people, not my people. In verse 9-10 God wants to destroy them. He wants to turn his back on his children and by default on Moses. In verses 11-14 Moses argues with God, correcting God and God changes his mind. How is it that Moses had a better more compassionate view of people than God? How is it that God, by changing his mind, shows that his first reaction was a wrong reaction? How is it that a man, Moses, can and did correct God?