For the LORD had said to Moses, "Tell the Israelites, 'You are a stiff-necked people.5 If I were to go with you even for a moment, I might destroy6 you. Now take off your ornaments and I will decide what to do with you.' "
Moses said to the LORD, "You have been telling me, 'Lead these people,'16 but you have not let me know whom you will send with me. You have said, 'I know you by name17 and you have found favor18 with me.'