And the LORD said unto Moses, Depart, and go up hence, thou and the people which
thou hast brought up out of the land of Egypt, unto the land which I sware unto
Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, saying, Unto thy seed will I give it:
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:
Unto a land flowing with milk and honey: for I will not go up in the midst of thee;
for thou art a stiffnecked people: lest I consume thee in the way.
And when the people heard these evil tidings, they mourned: and no man did put on
him his ornaments.
For the LORD had said unto Moses, Say unto the children of Israel, Ye are a
stiffnecked people: I will come up into the midst of thee in a moment, and consume
thee: therefore now put off thy ornaments from thee, that I may know what to do unto
And the children of Israel stripped themselves of their ornaments by the mount
And Moses took the tabernacle, and pitched it without the camp, afar off from the
camp, and called it the Tabernacle of the congregation. And it came to pass, that every
one which sought the LORD went out unto the tabernacle of the congregation, which was
without the camp.
And it came to pass, when Moses went out unto the tabernacle, that all the people
rose up, and stood every man at his tent door, and looked after Moses, until he was
gone into the tabernacle.
And it came to pass, as Moses entered into the tabernacle, the cloudy pillar
descended, and stood at the door of the tabernacle, and the Lord talked with
And all the people saw the cloudy pillar stand at the tabernacle door: and all the
people rose up and worshipped, every man in his tent door.
And the LORD spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend. And
he turned again into the camp: but his servant 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, Bring up this people: and
thou hast not let me know whom thou wilt send with me. Yet thou hast said, I know thee
by name, and thou hast also found grace in my sight.
Now therefore, I pray thee, if I have found grace in thy sight, shew me now thy
way, that I may know thee, that I may find grace in thy sight: and consider that this
nation is thy people.
And he said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest.
And he said unto him, If thy presence go not with me, carry us not up hence.
For wherein shall it be known here that I and thy people have found grace in thy
sight? is it not in that thou goest with us? so shall we be separated, I and thy
people, from all the people that are upon the face of the earth.
And the LORD said unto Moses, I will do this thing also that thou hast spoken: for
thou hast found grace in my sight, and I know thee by name.
And he said, I beseech thee, shew me thy glory.
And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the
name of the LORD before thee; and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will
shew mercy on whom I will shew mercy.
And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and
And the LORD said, Behold, there is a place by me, and thou shalt stand upon a
And it shall come to pass, while my glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a
clift of the rock, and will cover thee with my hand while I pass by:
And I will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my back parts: but my face shall
not be seen.