Exodus 33 ©
The Lord refuseth to go with the people. The people mourn thereat. The tabernacle is removed out of the camp. The Lord talketh familiarly with Moses out of the cloudy pillar. Moses prayeth for the continuance of God's presence, and desireth to see the glory of God.
AND the LORD said unto Moses, aDepart, and go up hence, thou and the people which thou hast brought up out of the land of Egypt, unto the land which I bsware unto Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, saying, Unto thy seed will I give it:
For the LORD had said unto Moses, Say unto the children of Israel, Ye are a istiffnecked people: I will come up into the midst of thee in a moment, and consume thee: therefore now jput off thy ornaments from thee, that I may kknow what to do unto thee.
And Moses took the tabernacle, and pitched it *without the camp, mafar off from the camp, and ncalled it the Tabernacle of the congregation. And it came to pass, that every one which osought the LORD went out unto the tabernacle of the congregation, which was without the camp.
And the LORD sspake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend. And he turned again into the camp: but his tservant Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man, departed not out of the tabernacle.
¶And Moses said unto the LORD, See, thou sayest unto me, uBring up this people: and thou hast not let me know whom thou wilt send with me. Yet thou hast said, vI know thee by name, and thou hast also found grace in my sight.
For wherein shall it be known here that I and thy people have found grace in thy sight? bis it not in that thou goest with us? so shall we be cseparated, I and thy people, from all the people that are upon the face of the earth.
And he said, I will make all my hgoodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the LORD before thee; iand will be gracious to whom I will be jgracious, and will shew mercy on whom I will shew mercy.
And the LORD said, Behold, there is a place by me, and thou shalt stand upon a rock: