Exodus 33:21

“And the LORD said, Behold, there is a place by me, and thou shalt stand upon a rock:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the Lord said, Beholde, there is a place by mee, and thou shalt stand vpon a rocke.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then the LORD said, "Behold, there is a place by Me, and you shall stand {there} on the rock;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and Jehovah said, Behold, there is a place by me, and thou shalt stand upon the rock:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the Lord said, See, there is a place near me, and you may take your place on the rock:
- Basic English Bible

And Jehovah said, Behold, [there is] a place by me: there shalt thou stand on the rock.
- Darby Bible

And the LORD said, Behold, there is a place by me, and thou shalt stand upon a rock:
- Webster's Bible

Yahweh also said, "Behold, there is a place by me, and you shall stand on the rock.
- World English Bible

Jehovah also saith, `Lo, a place [is] by Me, and thou hast stood on the rock,
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the LORD said: 'Behold, there is a place by Me, and thou shalt stand upon the rock.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Exodus 33

  • LadyA
    I will forever Look to the hills from whence comenth my help, and I know my help comenth from the Lord God Almighty!
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Verse 19 is exceedingly instructive. "..and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will shew mercy on whom I will shew mercy." We pray that God should look onto us with His mercy and grace.
  • Sherry
    I love this chapter and I believe that it refers to when Moses and Elias is talking with Jesus on mount transfiguration.God said that Moses couldn't see him and live but there was a rock.that rock is Christ.
  • Irene123
    V.23 - The Lord brought it back to me; I did know the meaning, but had forgotten. The 'face' of God is - the future. If Moses or we could see into the future - all the wars, famine, genocide, floods, famines, etc., - the enormity of it would kill us. His back parts we can see because they have already happened. Seeing the glory of the Lord is what He has done and will do. cont.
  • Irene123
    Everything God does - has a point. He didn't do v. 22 just to pass by Moses. In v. 23 God's 'back parts' was what He had done - before Moses, in the wa-a-ay distant past - that He wanted Moses to write down - starting the O.T. There was more of a point to vs. 22 than just 'passing by', but I don't know what it was; somebody ..... ?
  • BSP
    The full glory of Jehovah God is too magnificent to behold. This explains why no man can see God and live.

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