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Exodus 33:15-23 (New International Version)

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15 Then Moses said to him, "If your Presence1 does not go with us, do not send us up from here. 16 How will anyone know that you are pleased with me and with your people unless you go with us?2 What else will distinguish me and your people from all the other people on the face of the earth?"3 17 And the LORD said to Moses, "I will do the very thing you have asked,4 because I am pleased with you and I know you by name."5 18 Then Moses said, "Now show me your glory."6 19 And the LORD said, "I will cause all my goodness to pass7 in front of you, and I will proclaim my name,8 the LORD, in your presence. I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.9 20 But," he said, "you cannot see my face, for no one may see10 me and live." 21 Then the LORD said, "There is a place near me where you may stand on a rock. 22 When my glory passes by, I will put you in a cleft in the rock11 and cover you with my hand12 until I have passed by. 23 Then I will remove my hand and you will see my back; but my face must not be seen."
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