1And the Lord said to Moses, Go forward, go up hence, thou and thy people, whom thou broughtest out of the land of Egypt, into the land which I swore to Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, saying, I will give it to your seed.
2And I will send at the same time my angel before thy face, and he shall cast out the Amorite and the Hittite, and the Perizzite and Girgashite, and Hivite, and Jebusite, and Canaanite.
3And I will bring thee into a land flowing with milk and honey; for I will not go up with thee, because thou art a stiff-necked people, lest I consume thee by the way.
4And the people having heard this grievous saying, mourned in mourning apparel.
5For the Lord said to the children of Israel, Ye are a stiff-necked people; take heed lest I bring on you another plague, and destroy you: now then put off your glorious apparel, and your ornaments, and I will show thee what I will do to thee.
6So the sons of Israel took off their ornaments and their array at the mount of Horeb.
7And Moses took his tabernacle and pitched it without the camp, at a distance from the camp; and it was called the Tabernacle of Testimony: and it came to pass that everyone that sought the Lord went forth to the tabernacle which was without the camp.
8And whenever Moses went into the tabernacle without the camp, all the people stood every one watching by the doors of his tent; and when Moses departed, they took notice until he entered into the tabernacle.
9And when Moses entered into the tabernacle, the pillar of the cloud descended, and stood at the door of the tabernacle, and God talked to Moses.
10And all the people saw the pillar of the cloud standing by the door of the tabernacle, and all the people stood and worshiped every one at the door of his tent.
11And the Lord spoke to Moses face to face, as if one should speak to his friend; and he retired into the camp: but his servant Joshua the son of Nun, a young man, departed not forth from the tabernacle.
12And Moses said to the Lord, Lo! thou sayest to me, Lead on this people; but thou hast not shown me whom thou wilt send with me, but thou hast said to me, I know thee above all, and thou hast favor with me.
13If then I have found favor in thy sight, reveal thyself to me, that I may evidently see thee; that I may find favor in thy sight, and that I may know that this great nation is thy people.
14And he says, I myself will go before thee, and give thee rest.
15And he says to him, If thou go not up with us thyself, bring me not up hence.
16And how shall it be surely known, that both I and this people have found favor with thee, except only if thou go with us? So both I and thy people shall be glorified beyond all the nations, as many as are upon the earth.
17And the Lord said to Moses, I will also do for thee this thing, which thou hast spoken; for thou hast found grace before me, and I know thee above all.
18And Moses says, Manifest thyself to me.
19And God said, I will pass by before thee with my glory, and I will call by my name, the Lord, before thee; and I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and will have pity on whom I will have pity.
20And God said, Thou shalt not be able to see my face; for no man shall see my face, and live.
21And the Lord said, Behold, there is a place by me: thou shalt stand upon the rock;
22and when my glory shall pass by, then I will put thee into a hole of the rock; and I will cover thee over with my hand, until I shall have passed by.
23And I will remove my hand, and then shalt thou see my back parts; but my face shall not appear to thee.