Exodus 33 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The LORD said to Moses, "Go and leave this place, you and the people whom you brought up out of the land of Egypt. Go to the land I promised to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob when I said, ‘I'll give it to your descendants.' 1 Then the LORD said to Moses, "Leave this place, you and the people you brought up out of Egypt, and go up to the land I promised on oath to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, saying, 'I will give it to your descendants.'
2 I'll send a messenger before you. I'll drive out the Canaanites, the Amorites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites. 2 I will send an angel before you and drive out the Canaanites, Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites.
3 Go to this land full of milk and honey. But I won't go up with you because I would end up destroying you along the way since you are a stubborn people." 3 Go up to the land flowing with milk and honey. But I will not go with you, because you are a stiff-necked people and I might destroy you on the way."
4 When the people heard the bad news, they were sorry. No one put on any jewelry, 4 When the people heard these distressing words, they began to mourn and no one put on any ornaments.
5 because the LORD had said to Moses, "Tell the Israelites, ‘You are a stubborn people. If I were to go up with you even for a single moment, I would destroy you. So now take off your jewelry, while I figure out what to do with you.'" 5 For the LORD had said to Moses, "Tell the Israelites, 'You are a stiff-necked people. If I were to go with you even for a moment, I might destroy you. Now take off your ornaments and I will decide what to do with you.' "
6 So after leaving Mount Horeb the Israelites rid themselves of their jewelry. 6 So the Israelites stripped off their ornaments at Mount Horeb.
7 Moses took the tent and pitched it outside the camp, far away from the camp. He called it the meeting tent. Everyone who wanted advice from the LORD would go out to the meeting tent outside the camp. 7 Now Moses used to take a tent and pitch it outside the camp some distance away, calling it the "tent of meeting." Anyone inquiring of the LORD would go to the tent of meeting outside the camp.
8 Whenever Moses went out to the tent, all the people would rise and stand at the entrance to their tents and watch Moses until he had gone into the tent. 8 And whenever Moses went out to the tent, all the people rose and stood at the entrances to their tents, watching Moses until he entered the tent.
9 When Moses entered the tent, the column of cloud would come down and stand at the tent's entrance while the LORD talked with Moses. 9 As Moses went into the tent, the pillar of cloud would come down and stay at the entrance, while the LORD spoke with Moses.
10 When all the people saw the column of cloud standing at the tent's entrance, they would all rise and then bow down at the entrances to their tents. 10 Whenever the people saw the pillar of cloud standing at the entrance to the tent, they all stood and worshiped, each at the entrance to his tent.
11 In this way the LORD used to speak to Moses face-to-face, like two people talking to each other. Then Moses would come back to the camp. But his young assistant Joshua, Nun's son, wouldn't leave the tent. 11 The LORD would speak to Moses face to face, as a man speaks with his friend. Then Moses would return to the camp, but his young aide Joshua son of Nun did not leave the tent.
12 Moses said to the LORD, "Look, you've been telling me, ‘Lead these people forward.' But you haven't told me whom you will send with me. Yet you've assured me, ‘I know you by name and think highly of you.' 12 Moses said to the LORD, "You have been telling me, 'Lead these people,' but you have not let me know whom you will send with me. You have said, 'I know you by name and you have found favor with me.'
13 Now if you do think highly of me, show me your ways so that I may know you and so that you may really approve of me. Remember too that this nation is your people." 13 If you are pleased with me, teach me your ways so I may know you and continue to find favor with you. Remember that this nation is your people."
14 The LORD replied, "I'll go myself, and I'll help you." 14 The LORD replied, "My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest."
15 Moses replied, "If you won't go yourself, don't make us leave here. 15 Then Moses said to him, "If your Presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here.
16 Because how will anyone know that we have your special approval, both I and your people, unless you go with us? Only that distinguishes us, me and your people, from every other people on the earth." 16 How will anyone know that you are pleased with me and with your people unless you go with us? What else will distinguish me and your people from all the other people on the face of the earth?"
17 The LORD said to Moses, "I'll do exactly what you've asked because you have my special approval, and I know you by name." 17 And the LORD said to Moses, "I will do the very thing you have asked, because I am pleased with you and I know you by name."
18 Moses said, "Please show me your glorious presence." 18 Then Moses said, "Now show me your glory."
19 The LORD said, "I'll make all my goodness pass in front of you, and I'll proclaim before you the name, ‘The LORD.' I will be kind to whomever I wish to be kind, and I will have compassion to whomever I wish to be compassionate. 19 And the LORD said, "I will cause all my goodness to pass in front of you, and I will proclaim my name, 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.
20 But," the LORD said, "you can't see my face because no one can see me and live." 20 But," he said, "you cannot see my face, for no one may see me and live."
21 The LORD said, "Here is a place near me where you will stand beside the rock. 21 Then the LORD said, "There is a place near me where you may stand on a rock.
22 As my glorious presence passes by, I'll set you in a gap in the rock, and I'll cover you with my hand until I've passed by. 22 When my glory passes by, I will put you in a cleft in the rock and cover you with my hand until I have passed by.
23 Then I'll take away my hand, and you will see my back, but my face won't be visible." 23 Then I will remove my hand and you will see my back; but my face must not be seen."