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

  • Lilian
    My presence shall go with thee and i will give you rest. Thank you Jesus for your love mercy and grace. You are always with me Jesus guiding my life wherever thou goesth my life is with you Jesus i trust you forever and will praise and worship you alone for you are worthy to be praise Amen
  • 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 ..... ?