Exodus 33

1And the Lord said to Moses, Go forward, go up from here, you and your people, whom you brought out of the land of Egypt, into the land which I swore to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, saying, I will give it to your seed. 2And I will send at the same time My angel before your face, and he shall cast out the Amorite and the Hittite and the Perizzite and the Girgashite and the Hivite and the Jebusite and the Canaanite. 3And I will bring you into a land flowing with milk and honey; for I will not go up with you, because you are a stiff-necked people, lest I consume you by the way. 4And the people, having heard this grievous saying, mourned in mourning apparel. 5For the Lord said to the children of Israel, You are a stiff-necked people; take heed lest I bring on you another plague and destroy you: now then put off your glorious apparel, and your ornaments, and I will show you what I will do to you. 6So the sons of Israel took off their ornaments and their array at the mount of Horeb. 7And Moses took the tabernacle and pitched it outside the camp, at a distance from the camp; and it was called the Tabernacle of Testimony. And it came to pass that everyone that sought the Lord went forth to the tabernacle which was outside the camp. 8And whenever Moses went into the tabernacle outside the camp, that all the people rose, everyone watching by the doors of his tent; and when Moses departed, they took notice until he entered into the tabernacle. 9And when Moses entered into the tabernacle, the pillar of cloud descended, and stood at the door of the tabernacle, and God talked to Moses. 10And all the people saw the pillar of the cloud standing by the door of the tabernacle, and all the people stood and worshipped, everyone at the door of his tent. 11And the Lord spoke to Moses face to face, as if one should speak to his friend; and he retired into the camp: but his servant Joshua the son of Nun, a young man, did not depart from the tabernacle. 12And Moses said to the Lord, See, You say to me, Lead on this people; but You have not shown me whom You will send with me, but You have said to me, I know you above all, and you have favor with Me. 13If then I have found favor in Your sight, reveal Yourself to me, that I may evidently see You; that I may find favor in Your sight, and that I may know that this great nation is Your people. 14And He said, I Myself will go before you, and give you rest. 15Then he said to Him, If You go not up with us Yourself, do not bring me up from here. 16And how shall it be surely known, that both I and this people have found favor with You, except only if You go with us? So both I and Your people shall be glorified beyond all the nations, as many as are upon the earth. 17And the Lord said to Moses, I will also do for you this thing which you have spoken; for you have found grace before Me, and I know you above all. 18And Moses said, Manifest Yourself to me. 19And God said, I will pass by before you with My glory, and I will call by My name, Lord, before you; and I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and will have pity on whom I will have pity. 20And God said, You shall not be able to see My face; for no man shall see My face and live. 21And the Lord said, Behold, there is a place by Me: you shall stand upon the rock; 22and when My glory shall pass by, then I will put you into a hole of the rock; and I will cover you over with My hand, until I have passed by. 23And I will remove My hand, and then shall you see My back parts; but My face shall not appear to you.
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