Then Moses said, “If you don’t personally go with us, don’t make us leave this place.
How will anyone know that you look favorably on me—on me and on your people—if you don’t go with us? For your presence among us sets your people and me apart from all other people on the earth.”
The LORD replied to Moses, “I will indeed do what you have asked, for I look favorably on you, and I know you by name.”
Moses responded, “Then show me your glorious presence.”
The LORD replied, “I will make all my goodness pass before you, and I will call out my name, Yahweh, before you. For I will show mercy to anyone I choose, and I will show compassion to anyone I choose.
But you may not look directly at my face, for no one may see me and live.”
The LORD continued, “Look, stand near me on this rock.
As my glorious presence passes by, I will hide you in the crevice of the rock and cover you with my hand until I have passed by.
Then I will remove my hand and let you see me from behind. But my face will not be seen.”