1 Locutusque est Dominus ad Moysen: "Vade, ascende de loco isto, tu et populus tuus, quem eduxisti de terra Aegypti, in terram, quam iuravi Abraham, Isaac et Iacob dicens: Semini tuo dabo eam.
2 Et mittam praecursorem tui angelum et eiciam Chananaeum et Amorraeum et Hetthaeum et Pherezaeum et Hevaeum et Iebusaeum,
3 et intres in terram fluentem lacte et melle. Non enim ascendam tecum, quia populus durae cervicis es, ne forte disperdam te in via"
4 Audiens populus sermonem hunc pessimum luxit, et nullus ex more indutus est cultu suo.
5 Dixitque Dominus ad Moysen: "Loquere filiis Israel: Populus durae cervicis es; uno momento, si ascendam in medio tui, delebo te. Nunc autem depone ornatum tuum, ut sciam quid faciam tibi"
6 Deposuerunt ergo filii Israel ornatum suum a monte Horeb.
7 Moyses autem tollens tabernaculum tetendit ei extra castra procul; vocavitque nomen eius Tabernaculum conventus. Et omnis, qui quaerebat Dominum, egrediebatur ad tabernaculum conventus extra castra.
8 Cumque egrederetur Moyses ad tabernaculum, surgebat universa plebs, et stabat unusquisque in ostio papilionis sui; aspiciebantque tergum Moysi, donec ingrederetur tabernaculum.
9 Ingresso autem illo tabernaculum, descendebat columna nubis et stabat ad ostium; loquebaturque cum Moyse,
10 cernentibus universis quod columna nubis staret ad ostium tabernaculi. Stabantque ipsi et adorabant per fores tabernaculorum suorum.
11 Loquebatur autem Dominus ad Moysen facie ad faciem, sicut solet loqui homo ad amicum suum. Cumque ille reverteretur in castra, minister eius Iosue filius Nun puer non recedebat de medio tabernaculi.
12 Dixit autem Moyses ad Dominum: "Praecipis, ut educam populum istum, et non indicas mihi, quem missurus es mecum; cum dixeris: "Novi te ex nomine, et invenisti gratiam coram me".
13 Si ergo inveni gratiam in conspectu tuo, ostende mihi viam tuam, ut sciam te et inveniam gratiam ante oculos tuos; respice quia populus tuus est natio haec"
14 Dixitque Dominus: "Facies mea ibit, et requiem dabo tibi"
15 Et ait Moyses: "Si non tu ipse eas, ne educas nos de loco isto;
16 in quo enim scietur me et populum tuum invenisse gratiam in conspectu tuo, nisi ambulaveris nobiscum, ut glorificemur ego et populus tuus prae omnibus populis, qui habitant super terram?"
17 Dixitque Dominus ad Moysen: "Et verbum istud, quod locutus es, faciam; invenisti enim gratiam coram me, et teipsum novi ex nomine"
18 Qui ait: "Ostende mihi gloriam tuam"
19 Respondit: "Ego ostendam omne bonum tibi et vocabo in nomine Domini coram te; et miserebor, cui voluero, et clemens ero, in quem mihi placuerit"
20 Rursumque ait: "Non poteris videre faciem meam; non enim videbit me homo et vivet"
21 Et iterum: "Ecce, inquit, est locus apud me, stabis super petram;
22 cumque transibit gloria mea, ponam te in foramine petrae et protegam dextera mea, donec transeam;
23 tollamque manum meam, et videbis posteriora mea; faciem autem meam videre non poteris"
King James Version
1 And the LORD said unto Moses, Depart, and go up hence, thou and the people which thou hast brought up out of the land of Egypt, unto the land which I sware unto Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, saying, Unto thy seed will I give it:
2 And I will send an angel before thee; and I will drive out the Canaanite, the Amorite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite:
3 Unto a land flowing with milk and honey: for I will not go up in the midst of thee; for thou art a stiffnecked people: lest I consume thee in the way.
4 ¶ And when the people heard these evil tidings, they mourned: and no man did put on him his ornaments.
5 For the LORD had said unto Moses, Say unto the children of Israel, Ye are a stiffnecked people: I will come up into the midst of thee in a moment, and consume thee: therefore now put off thy ornaments from thee, that I may know what to do unto thee.
6 And the children of Israel stripped themselves of their ornaments by the mount Horeb.
7 And Moses took the tabernacle, and pitched it without the camp, afar off from the camp, and called it the Tabernacle of the congregation. And it came to pass, that every one which sought the LORD went out unto the tabernacle of the congregation, which was without the camp.
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.
9 And it came to pass, as Moses entered into the tabernacle, the cloudy pillar descended, and stood at the door of the tabernacle, and the LORD talked with Moses.
10 And all the people saw the cloudy pillar stand at the tabernacle door: and all the people rose up and worshipped, every man in his tent door.
11 And the LORD spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend. And he turned again into the camp: but his servant Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man, departed not out of the tabernacle.
12 ¶ And Moses said unto the LORD, See, thou sayest unto me, Bring up this people: and thou hast not let me know whom thou wilt send with me. Yet thou hast said, I know thee by name, and thou hast also found grace in my sight.
13 Now therefore, I pray thee, if I have found grace in thy sight, shew me now thy way, that I may know thee, that I may find grace in thy sight: and consider that this nation is thy people.
14 And he said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest.
15 And he said unto him, If thy presence go not with me, carry us not up hence.
16 For wherein shall it be known here that I and thy people have found grace in thy sight? is it not in that thou goest with us? so shall we be separated, I and thy people, from all the people that are upon the face of the earth.
17 And the LORD said unto Moses, I will do this thing also that thou hast spoken: for thou hast found grace in my sight, and I know thee by name.
18 And he said, I beseech thee, shew me thy glory.
19 And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the LORD before thee; and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will shew mercy on whom I will shew mercy.
20 And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live.
21 And the LORD said, Behold, there is a place by me, and thou shalt stand upon a rock:
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:
23 And I will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my back parts: but my face shall not be seen.