Exodus 33:21

21 Then the LORD said, “There is a place near me where you may stand on a rock.

Exodus 33:21 in Other Translations

KJV
21 And the LORD said, Behold, there is a place by me, and thou shalt stand upon a rock:
ESV
21 And the LORD said, "Behold, there is a place by me where you shall stand on the rock,
NLT
21 The LORD continued, “Look, stand near me on this rock.
MSG
21 God said, "Look, here is a place right beside me. Put yourself on this rock.
CSB
21 The Lord said, "Here is a place near Me. You are to stand on the rock,

Exodus 33:21 Meaning and Commentary

Exodus 33:21

And the Lord said, behold, [there is] a place by me
Near him, not in or by the tabernacle, where it may be the pillar of cloud now was, as it had been, ( Exodus 33:9 Exodus 33:10 ) but upon the rock, where it had been for many days, and near to which there was a fit place for Moses to be in, and have that view of the goodness and glory of God he would favour him with:

and thou shall stand upon a rock;
in Horeb, typical of Christ the rock, the rock of Israel, and the rock of ages, the rock of refuge, salvation, and strength; comparable to one for shelter, solidity, firmness, strength, and duration; and happy are they who stand upon this rock; they are safe and secure, they stand on high, and have noble prospects of the perfections of God, and of the riches of his grace and goodness, see ( Psalms 50:2 Psalms 50:3 ) ( Isaiah 33:16 Isaiah 33:17 ) ( Matthew 7:24 Matthew 7:25 ) .

Exodus 33:21 In-Context

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,” he said, “you cannot see my face, for no one may see 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 rock and cover you with my hand 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.”