1 And Jehovah spoke to Moses, Go, go up from hence, thou and the people which thou hast made to come up out of the land of Egypt, to the land which I promised to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, saying, To thy seed will I give it;
2 and I will send an angel before thee; and I will drive◜◝out the Canaanite, the Amorite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite;
3 to a land flowing with milk and honey; for I will not go up in the midst of thee; because thou art a stiffnecked people. Perchance I should consume◜ thee ◝all in the way.
4 And the people heard this evil word, and they mourned; and they put not any man his ornament upon him.
5 And Jehovah said to Moses, Say to the sons of Israel, You are a stiffnecked people; I will come up into the midst of thee in one moment, and will consume◜ thee ◝all; therefore now bring◜◝down thine ornaments from upon thee, and I shall◜◝know what I will do to thee.
6 And the sons of Israel stripped1 themselves of their ornament, by Mount Horeb.
7 And Moses took the tent, and stretched it for himself outside the camp, afar off from the camp; and he called it the Tabernacle of the congregation°. And it was that everyone seeking Jehovah went out to the Tabernacle of the congregation° that was outside the camp.
8 And it was that when Moses went out to the Tabernacle, all the people rose up, and stood◜◝up every man at the door of his Tabernacle, and looked behind Moses, until he had come into the Tabernacle.
9 And it was that when Moses came into the Tabernacle, the pillar of cloud went◜◝down, and stood at the entrance of the tent, and spoke with Moses.
10 And all the people saw the pillar of cloud standing at the entrance of the Tabernacle; and all the people rose◜◝up and bowed◜ themselves ◝down, each◜◝man° at the entrance of his tent.
11 And Jehovah spoke to Moses face to face, as° a man° speaks to his companion. And he returned to the camp; and his minister Joshua the son of Nun, a youth, departed not from the midst of the Tabernacle.
12 And Moses said to Jehovah, See, Thou sayest to me, Make this people come up; and Thou hast◜ not ◝made◜◝known to me whom Thou wilt send with me. And Thou hast said, I know thee by name, and thou hast◜ also ◝found grace in My eyes.
13 And now, I pray°, if I have◜◝found grace in Thine eyes, make◜◝known to me, I pray°, Thy way, that I may◜◝know Thee, because I have◜◝found grace in Thine eyes; and see that this nation is Thy people.
14 And He said, My faces shall go, and I will make thee to rest.
15 And he said to Him, If Thy faces go not, do not make us go up from hence.
16 And in what shall it then° become◜◝known that I have◜◝found grace in Thine eyes, I and Thy people? is it not in Thy going with us? And we shall be set◜◝apart, I and Thy people, above all the people that are on the faces of the ground.
17 And Jehovah said to Moses, I will do this word also that thou hast spoken; because thou hast◜◝found grace in My eyes, and I know thee by name.
18 And he said, Make me see, I pray°, Thy glory.
19 And He said, I will make all My goodness pass by over thy faces, and will proclaim the name of Jehovah before thee; and I will show grace to whom I show grace, and I will have◜◝compassion on whom I have◜◝compassion.
20 And He said, Thou canst not see My faces; because man shall not see Me and live.
21 And Jehovah said, Behold, a place with Me, and thou shalt stand◜◝up upon the rock;
22 and it shall be when My glory passes◜◝by, that I will set thee in a cleft of the rock, and will shelter with my palm over thee, until I have passed◜◝by.
23 And I will remove the palm of My hand, and thou shalt see My back; and My faces shall not be seen.