Exodus 33:17–34:9

17 So the Lord said to Moses, b“I will also do this thing that you have spoken; for you have found grace in My sight, and I know you by name.”

18 And he said, “Please, show me cYour glory.”

19 Then He said, “I will make all My dgoodness pass before you, and I will proclaim the name of the Lord before you. eI will be gracious to whom I will be fgracious, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.” 20 But He said, “You cannot see My face; for gno man shall see Me, and live.” 21 And the Lord said, “Here is a place by Me, and you shall stand on the rock. 22 So it shall be, while My glory passes by, that I will put you hin the cleft of the rock, and will icover you with My hand while I pass by. 23 Then I will take away My hand, and you shall see My back; but My face shall jnot be seen.”

Moses Makes New Tablets

34 And the Lord said to Moses, a“Cut two tablets of stone like the first ones, and bI will write on these tablets the words that were on the first tablets which you broke. So be ready in the morning, and come up in the morning to Mount Sinai, and present yourself to Me there con the top of the mountain. And no man shall dcome up with you, and let no man be seen throughout all the mountain; let neither flocks nor herds feed before that mountain.”

So he cut two tablets of stone like the first ones. Then Moses rose early in the morning and went up Mount Sinai, as the Lord had commanded him; and he took in his hand the two tablets of stone.

Now the Lord descended in the ecloud and stood with him there, and fproclaimed the name of the Lord. And the Lord passed before him and proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord gGod, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abounding in hgoodness and itruth, jkeeping mercy for thousands, kforgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, lby no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children and the children’s children to the third and the fourth generation.”

So Moses made haste and mbowed his head toward the earth, and worshiped. Then he said, “If now I have found grace in Your sight, O Lord, nlet my Lord, I pray, go among us, even though we are a ostiff-necked 1people; and pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us as pYour inheritance.”

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