Moses' Intercession

Exodus 33

12 Then Moses said to the LORD, "See, r You say to me, 'Bring up this people.' But You have not let me know whom You will send with me. Yet You have said, s 'I know you by name, and you have also found grace in My sight.' 13 "Now therefore, I pray, t if I have found grace in Your sight, u show me now Your way, that I may know You and that I may find grace in Your sight. And consider that this nation is v Your people." 14 And He said, w "My Presence will go with you, and I will give you x rest." 15 Then he said to Him, y "If Your Presence does not go with us, do not bring us up from here. 16 "For how then will it be known that Your people and I have found grace in Your sight, z except You go with us? So we a shall be separate, Your people and I, from all the people who are upon the face of the earth."

17 So the LORD said to Moses, b "I will also do this thing that you have spoken; for you have found grace in My sight, and I know you by name." 18 And he said, "Please, show me c Your glory." 19 Then He said, "I will make all My d goodness pass before you, and I will proclaim the name of the LORD before you. e I will be gracious to whom I will be f gracious, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion." 20 But He said, "You cannot see My face; for g no man shall see Me, and live." 21 And the LORD said, "Here is a place by Me, and you shall stand on the rock. 22 "So it shall be, while My glory passes by, that I will put you h in the cleft of the rock, and will i cover you with My hand while I pass by. 23 "Then I will take away My hand, and you shall see My back; but My face shall j not be seen."

New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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