Exodus 33:22

“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:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And it shall come to passe, while my glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a clift of the rocke, and will couer thee with my hand, while I passe by.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and it will come about, while My glory is passing by, that I will put you in the cleft of the rock and cover you with My hand until I have passed by.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and it shall come to pass, while my glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a cleft of the rock, and will cover thee with my hand until I have passed by:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And when my glory goes by, I will put you in a hole in the rock, covering you with my hand till I have gone past:
- Basic English Bible

And it shall come to pass, when my glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a cleft of the rock, and will cover thee with my hand, until I have passed by.
- Darby Bible

And it shall come to pass, while my glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a cleft of the rock: and will cover thee with my hand while I pass by:
- Webster's Bible

It will happen, while my glory passes by, that I will put you in a cleft of the rock, and will cover you with my hand until I have passed by;
- World English Bible

and it hath come to pass, in the passing by of Mine honour, that I have set thee in a cleft of the rock, and spread out My hands over thee, until My passing by,
- Youngs Literal Bible

And it shall come to pass, while My glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a cleft of the rock, and will cover thee with My hand until I have passed by.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Exodus 33:22


33:22 I will put thee in a cleft of the rock - In that he was to be sheltered from the dazzling light, and devouring fire of God's glory. This was the rock in Horeb, out of which water was brought, of which it is said, That rock was Christ, #1Cor 10:4|. 'Tis in the clefts of this rock that we are secured from the wrath of God, which otherwise would consume us: God himself will protect those that are thus hid: and it is only through Christ that we have the knowledge of the glory of God. None can see that to their comfort, but those that stand upon this rock, and take shelter in it.


Discussion for Exodus 33:22

  • Mocking Bird for verse 22
    Moses wanted to see the glory of God. He was not liking talking to that cloud. So God stopped and said he could see the hinder part of Him in the cleft of the Rock. When we walk close to God He will reveal His glory. The Glory of God is His manifest presence. !!!! Totally amazing !!!! I like being in the manifest presence of God. . I am like Peter , James John I don 't want to come down from the mount !!!1 I would think that the cleft of the Rock is through Jesus.
  • Cheryl. C. for verse 22
    Peter, James, and John were in the mount with Jesus : They were close to Jesus : They also experienced the Glory along with Moses and Elijah. Only a few were able to see His glory : I must ask myself the Question : How much of the Lord J.esus do I want in my life : The other disciples were to close to the world to be in the mount Therefore ,No mighty works !!!!!
  • Bro. Bob for verse 22
    Moses was able to perceive and appreciate God as few ever. Therefore his glory was revealed to him as few have ever seen it. The glory of God and man is much different. The glory of man is never hidden, always in plane view, only edifies the flesh so as to be easily though shamefully be seen. Gods glory as the "still small voice" has none of this, and only the discerning even know it when it appears. When the glory of the lord is revealed only his judgments ever prove anything to the undiserning.