Bible: Exodus 33:12-23

33:12 Moses said to the Lord, “See, you have been saying to me, ‘Bring this people up,’ 1  but you have not let me know whom you will send with me. But you said, ‘I know you by name, 2  and also you have found favor in my sight.’ 33:13 Now if I have found favor in your sight, show me 3  your way, that I may know you, 4  that I may continue to find 5  favor in your sight. And see 6  that this nation is your people.”

33:14 And the Lord 7  said, “My presence 8  will go with you, 9  and I will give you rest.” 10 

33:15 And Moses 11  said to him, “If your presence does not go 12  with us, 13  do not take us up from here. 14  33:16 For how will it be known then that I have found favor in your sight, I and your people? Is it not by your going with us, so that we will be distinguished, I and your people, from all the people who are on the face of the earth? 15 

33:17 The Lord said to Moses, “I will do this thing also that you have requested, for you have found favor in my sight, and I know 16  you by name.”

33:18 And Moses 17  said, “Show me your glory.” 18 

33:19 And the Lord 19  said, “I will make all my goodness 20  pass before your face, and I will proclaim the Lord by name 21  before you; I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, I will show mercy to whom I will show mercy.” 22  33:20 But he added, “You cannot see my face, for no one can 23  see me and live.” 24  33:21 The Lord said, “Here 25  is a place by me; you will station yourself 26  on a rock. 33:22 When my glory passes by, I will put you in a cleft in the rock and will cover 27  you with my hand 28  while I pass by. 29  33:23 Then I will take away my hand, and you will see my back, 30  but my face must not be seen.” 31 

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