The LORD refuseth to go as he had promised with the people.
Exodus 33:1 And the Lorde sayde vnto Moses: departe, and go hence: thou and þe people, which thou hast brought out of the lande of Egypte, vnto the land which I sware vnto Abraham. Isahac and Iacob, sayinge: vnto thy seed will I geue it Exodus 33:2 (and I wyll sende an angel before the: and wyll cast out the Cananites, the Amorites and the Hethites, the Pherezites, the Heuites, and the Iebusites) Exodus 33:3 a lande that floweth with mylke and honye. For I wyll not go amonge you my selfe: for ye are a styffnecked people: lest I consume the in the waye.
The people murmur thereat.
Exodus 33:4 And when the people heard this euell tidynges, they sorowed: and no man did put on hys best rayment. Exodus 33:5 And the Lorde spake vnto Moses: saye vnto the children of Israel: ye are a styfnecked people: I must come once sodenly vpon you, & make an ende of you. Therfore nowe put thy goodly rayment from the, þt I maye wete what to do vnto the. Exodus 33:6 And the chyldren of Israel layde their goodly rayment from them, euen by the mount Horeb.
The Tabernacle is removed out of the camp.
Exodus 33:7 And Moses toke the tabernacle, and pitched it withoute the hooste a farre of from the hoost: and called it the tabernacle of witnes. And so it came to passe, that euery one which wolde praye vnto the Lorde, wente out vnto the tabernacle of wytnesse, which was without the hooste. Exodus 33:8 And it fortuned, that when Moses went out vnto the tabernacle, all the people rose vp: and stode euery man at his tente dore: and loked after Moses, vntyll he was gone into the tabernacle.
The LORD talketh familiarly with Moses.
Exodus 33:9 And assoone as Moses was entred into the tabernacle, the clowdy piller descended, and stode at the doore of the tabernacle, and he talked with Moses. Exodus 33:10 And all the people saw the clowdy pyller stande at the tabernacles dore, and they rose vp, and worshipped euery man in his tente dore. Exodus 33:11 And þe Lord spake vnto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh vnto his frende: and he turned agayne into þe hoost. And the chylde Iosua hys seruaunte the sonne of Num, departed not oute of the tabernacle:
Moses desireth to see the glory of God.
Exodus 33:12 And Moses sayde vnto the Lorde: se, thou sayest vnto me: leade this people forth, and thou hast not shewed me whom thou wylte sende with me. And thou hast sayde moreouer: I knowe the by name, and thou hast also founde grace in my syght. Exodus 33:13 Nowe therfore yf I haue founde fauoure in thy syght, then shewe me thy waye, that I maye knowe þe, and that I maye fynde grace in thy syghte. And consyder also, that thys nacyon is thy people. Exodus 33:14 And he sayde: my presence shall go with the: and I wyll geue the rest. Exodus 33:15 He sayde vnto hym: Yf thy presence go not with me, carye vs not hence: Exodus 33:16 for howe shall it be knowen here, that I and thy people haue founde fauoure in thy syght, but in that thou goest wt vs? Yf thou go with vs, shall not I and thy people haue preemynence before all the people that are vpon the face of the earth? Exodus 33:17 And the Lorde sayde vnto Moses: I will do this also that thou hast sayde, for thou hast founde grace in my syghte, and I knowe the by name. Exodus 33:18 And he sayde: I besech the, shewe me thy glorye. Exodus 33:19 And he sayde: I wyll make all my good go before the, and I wyll be called in this name of the Lorde before the and will shewe mercy to whom I wyll shewe mercye, and wyll haue compassyon on whom I wyll haue compassion. Exodus 33:20 And he sayd furthermore: þu mayst not se my face: for there shall no man se me, and lyue. Exodus 33:21 And the Lorde sayde: beholde, there is a place by me, & thou shalt stonde vpon a rock: Exodus 33:22 and whyle my glory goeth forth, I will put the in a clyft of the rock: and wyll put myne hande vpon the, whyle I passe by. Exodus 33:23 And I wyll take awaye myne hande, & thou shalt se my back partes: but my face shall not be sene.