12 MosesA saidB to the Lord,C
“See,D you have said to me, ‘Bring upE this people,’F but you have not let me knowG whom you will sendH with me.
Yet you have said, ‘I know you by name,I and you have also foundJ favorK in my sight.’L
13 Now ifM I have found favor in your sight, pleaseN showO me your ways,P so that I may know you and find favor in your sight. Consider,Q too, that this nationR is your people.”
14 He said, “My presenceS will goT with you, and I will give you rest.”U
15 And he said to him, “If your presence will not go, do not bring us up from here. 16 For how shall it be known that I have found favor in your sight, I and your people, unless you go with us? In this way, we shall be distinct,V I and your people, from everyW people on the faceX of the earth.”Y
17 The Lord said to Moses, “I will also doZ this thingAA that you have asked,BB for you have found favor in my sight, and I know you by name.”
18 Moses said, “Please showCC me your glory.”DD
19 And he said, “I will make allEE my goodnessFF passGG beforeHH you
and will proclaimII before you the name, ‘The Lord,’ and I will be graciousJJ to whom I will be gracious and will show mercyKK on whom I will show mercy.
20 But,” he said, “you cannotLL see my face, for no oneMM shall see me and live.”NN
21 And the Lord continued,OO “See,PP there is a placeQQ by me where you shall standRR on the rock,SS
22 andTT while my glory passes by I will putUU you in a cleftVV of the rock, and I will coverWW you with my handXX until I have passed by;
23 then I will take awayYY my hand, and you shall seeZZ my back,AAA but my face shall not be seen.”BBB
Image credit: “Churinga (pure light, glory of God)” by Frank Wesley.