Exodus 33:8

“And it came to pass, when Moses went out unto the tabernacle, that all the people rose up, and stood every man at his tent door, and looked after Moses, until he was gone into the tabernacle.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And it came to passe when Moses went out vnto the Tabernacle, that all the people rose vp, and stood euery man at his tent doore, and looked after Moses, vntill he was gone into the Tabernacle.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And it came about, whenever Moses went out to the tent, that all the people would arise and stand, each at the entrance of his tent, and gaze after Moses until he entered the tent.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And it came to pass, when Moses went out unto the Tent, that all the people rose up, and stood, every man at his tent door, and looked after Moses, until he was gone into the Tent.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And whenever Moses went out to the Tent of meeting, all the people got up and everyone went to the door of his tent, looking after Moses till he went inside the Tent.
- Basic English Bible

And it came to pass, when Moses went out to the tent, all the people rose up, and stood every man at the entrance of his tent, and they looked after Moses until he entered into the tent.
- Darby Bible

And it came to pass when Moses went out to the tabernacle, that all the people rose, and stood every man at his tent-door, and looked after Moses, until he had gone into the tabernacle.
- Webster's Bible

It happened that when Moses went out to the Tent, that all the people rose up, and stood, everyone at their tent door, and watched Moses, until he had gone into the Tent.
- World English Bible

And it hath come to pass, at the going out of Moses unto the tent, all the people rise, and have stood, each at the opening of his tent, and have looked expectingly after Moses, until his going into the tent.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And it came to pass, when Moses went out unto the Tent, that all the people rose up, and stood, every man at his tent door, and looked after Moses, until he was gone into the Tent.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Exodus 33:8


33:8 And when Moses went out to the tabernacle, the people looked after him - In token of their respect to him whom before they had slighted, and their dependence upon his mediation. By this it appeared, that they were full of concern what would be the issue.


Discussion for Exodus 33

  • 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.
  • Fred Sanders
    Enjoyed taking a moment to give time and thanks to Jesus.

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