The LORD refuseth to go as he had promised with the people.
Exodus 33:1 And the Lorde sayde vnto Moses: departe ad goo hence: both thou ad the people which thou hast brought out of the lad of Egipte, vnto the lande which I swore vnto Abraha, Isaac ad Iacob saynge: vnto thi seed I will geue it. Exodus 33:2 And I will sende an angell before the, and will cast out the Canaanytes, the Amorites, the Hethites, the Pherezites, the, Heuites and the Iebusites: Exodus 33:3 that thou mast goo in to a lande that floweth with mylke ad honye. But I will not goo among you my selfe, for ye are a styfnecked people: lest I consume you by the waye.
The people murmur thereat.
Exodus 33:4 And when the people heard this euell tydinges, they sorowed: ad no ma dyd put on his bestrayment. Exodus 33:5 And the Lorde spake vnto Moses, saye vnto the childern of Israel: ye are a styffnecked people: I must come ons sodenly apon you, ad make an ende of you. But now put youre goodly raymet from you, that I maye wete what to do vnto you. Exodus 33:6 And the childern of Israel layde their goodly raymet from them eue vnder the mount Horeb.
The Tabernacle is removed out of the camp.
Exodus 33:7 And Moses toke the tabernacle ad pitched it without the hoste a ferre of fro the hoste, ad called it the tabernacle of wytnesse. And al that wold axe any questio of the Lorde, went out vnto the tabernacle of wytnesse which was without the hoste. Exodus 33:8 And when Moses wet out vnto the tabernacle, all the people rose vp and stode euery man in his tentdore and loked after Moses, vntill he was gone in to the tabernacle.
The LORD talketh familiarly with Moses.
Exodus 33:9 And as sone as Moses was entred in to the tabernacle, the clouden piler descended and stode in the dore of the tabernacle, ad he talked with Moses. Exodus 33:10 And when all the people sawe the clouden piler stonde in the tabernacle dore, they rose vp and worshipped: euery man in his tentdore. Exodus 33:11 And the Lorde spake vnto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh vnto his frende. And whem Moses turned agayne in to the hoste, the ladd Iosua his seruante the sonne of Nun departed not out of the tabernacle.
Moses desireth to see the glory of God.
Exodus 33:12 And Moses sayde vnto the Lorde: se, thou saydest vnto me: lede this people forth, but thou shewest me not whom thou wilt send with me. And hast sayde moreouer: I knowe the by name and thou hast also founde grace in my syghte: Exodus 33:13 Now therfore, yf I haue founde fauoure in thi syghte, the shewe me thy waye ad let me know the: that I maye fynde grace in thi sighte. And loke on this also, how that this nacyon is thi people. Exodus 33:14 And he sayde: my presence shall goo with the, and I will geue the rest. Exodus 33:15 And he sayde: yf thi presence goo not with me, carye us not hense Exodus 33:16 for how shall it be knowne now that both I and thi people haue founde fauoure in thi sighte, but in that thou goest with us: that both I and thi people haue a preemynence before all the people that are vpon the face of the erth. Exodus 33:17 And the Lorde sayde vnto Moses: I will doo this also that thou hast sayde, for thou hast founde grace in my sighte, and I knowe the by name. Exodus 33:18 And he sayde: I besech the, shewe me thi glorye: Exodus 33:19 And he sayde: I will make all my good goo before the, and I will be called in this name Iehouah before the, ad wil shewe mercy to whom I shew mercy, and will haue compassion on whom I haue compassion. Exodus 33:20 And he sayde furthermore: thou 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, and thou shalt stonde apon a rocke, Exodus 33:22 and while my glorye goeth forth I will put the in a clyfte of the rocke, and will put myne hande apon the while I passe by. Exodus 33:23 And then I will take awaye myne hande, and thou shalt se my backe partes: but my face shall not be sene.