Exodus 33:14

14 The LORD replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”

Exodus 33:14 in Other Translations

14 And he said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest.
14 And he said, "My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest."
14 The LORD replied, “I will personally go with you, Moses, and I will give you rest—everything will be fine for you.”
14 God said, "My presence will go with you. I'll see the journey to the end."
14 Then He replied, "My presence will go [with you], and I will give you rest."

Exodus 33:14 Meaning and Commentary

Exodus 33:14

And he said
In answer to his request:

my presence shall go [with thee];
or before thee, both with Moses and before the people; meaning the Angel of his presence he had before promised, the eternal Word and Son of God, who saved them, redeemed them, bore and carried them all the days of old: or "my faces shall go" {y}; all the three divine Persons, Father, Son, and Spirit; there was Jehovah the Father, whose the Angel of his presence was; and there was Jehovah the Son, Christ, whom they tempted in the wilderness; and there was Jehovah the Holy Spirit, whom they vexed, see ( Isaiah 63:9-11 )

and I will give thee rest;
not ease, and peace and tranquillity of mind, or a freedom from the fear of enemies, and all dangers by them, much less rest in the grave, before Israel should be brought into Canaan's land; but rather the promised land itself, which was "the rest" that was promised, and would be given, and was typical of that eternal rest which remains for the people of God in heaven, and is a pure gift; for this promise is not personal and peculiar to Moses, but belonged to all the people, to whom God would give the typical rest, see ( Deuteronomy 12:9 ) .


F25 (wkly ynp) "facies meae ibunt", Montanus, Vatablus.

Exodus 33:14 In-Context

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 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, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”
15 Then Moses said to him, “If your Presence 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? What else will distinguish me and your people from all the other people on the face of the earth?”

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Exodus 13:21; Deuteronomy 4:37; Isaiah 63:9; Haggai 1:13; Haggai 2:4
  • 2. Deuteronomy 12:9,10; Deuteronomy 25:19; Joshua 1:13; Joshua 11:23; Joshua 21:44; Joshua 22:4; Joshua 23:1; 1 Kings 8:56; Isaiah 63:14; Jeremiah 31:2; Matthew 11:28; Hebrews 4:1-11
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