And the LORD said to Moses, "I will do the very thing you have asked,1 because I am pleased with you and I know you by name."218
Then Moses said, "Now show me your glory."319
And the LORD said, "I will cause all my goodness to pass4 in front of you, and I will proclaim my name,5 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.620
But," he said, "you cannot see my face, for no one may see7 me and live."
Then the LORD said, "There is a place near me where you may stand on a rock.
When my glory passes by, I will put you in a cleft in the rock8 and cover you with my hand9 until I have passed by.
Then I will remove my hand and you will see my back; but my face must not be seen."