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Exodus 33 - NIV

1 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Leave this place, you and the people you brought up out of Egypt, and go up to the land I promised on oath to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, saying, ‘I will give it to your descendants.’

2 I will send an angel before you and drive out the Canaanites, Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites.

3 Go up to the land flowing with milk and honey. But I will not go with you, because you are a stiff-necked people and I might destroy you on the way.”

4 When the people heard these distressing words, they began to mourn and no one put on any ornaments.

5 For the Lord had said to Moses, “Tell the Israelites, ‘You are a stiff-necked people. If I were to go with you even for a moment, I might destroy you. Now take off your ornaments and I will decide what to do with you.’”

6 So the Israelites stripped off their ornaments at Mount Horeb.

The Tent of Meeting

7 Now Moses used to take a tent and pitch it outside the camp some distance away, calling it the “tent of meeting.” Anyone inquiring of the Lord would go to the tent of meeting outside the camp.

8 And whenever Moses went out to the tent, all the people rose and stood at the entrances to their tents, watching Moses until he entered the tent.

9 As Moses went into the tent, the pillar of cloud would come down and stay at the entrance, while the Lord spoke with Moses.

10 Whenever the people saw the pillar of cloud standing at the entrance to the tent, they all stood and worshiped, each at the entrance to their tent.

11 The Lord would speak to Moses face to face, as one speaks to a friend. Then Moses would return to the camp, but his young aide Joshua son of Nun did not leave the tent.

Moses and the Glory of the Lord

12 Moses said to the Lord, “You have been telling me, ‘Lead these people,’ but you have not let me know whom you will send with me. You have said, ‘I know you by name and you have found favor with me.’

13 If you are pleased with me, teach me your ways so I may know you and continue to find favor with you. Remember that this nation is your people.”

14 The Lord replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”

15 Then Moses said to him, “If your Presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here.

16 How will anyone know that you are pleased with me and with your people unless you go with us? What else will distinguish me and your people from all the other people on the face of the earth?”

17 And the Lord said to Moses, “I will do the very thing you have asked, because I am pleased with you and I know you by name.”

18 Then Moses said, “Now show me your glory.”

19 And the Lord said, “I will cause all my goodness to pass in front of you, and I will proclaim my name, the Lord, in your presence. I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.

20 But,” he said, “you cannot see my face, for no one may see me and live.”

21 Then the Lord said, “There is a place near me where you may stand on a rock.

22 When my glory passes by, I will put you in a cleft in the rock and cover you with my hand until I have passed by.

23 Then I will remove my hand and you will see my back; but my face must not be seen.”

Sermons on Exodus 33 More sermons: Exodus 33

Perry Greene avatar
Gods Glory Our Joy
Shared by: Perry Greene on Aug, 2016
Summary: The presence and glory of God make us distinct!
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Shared by: Bishop Dr. Julius Soyinka on Aug, 2016
Summary: The secret of success, victory and unusual exploits that the anointed servants of God achieve in life, is in the fact that God’s presence is always with them.
Scripture: Exodus 33:12-16
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 472
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Going With The Presence Of God
Shared by: Chuck Humbert on Mar, 2016
Summary: If God granted you everything you wanted... except His presence.
Scripture: Exodus 33:1-15
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 310
Brian Crowe avatar
Revival: Show Me Your Glory!
Shared by: Brian Crowe on Jan, 2016
Summary: Have you ever desired to stand in the presence of God like Moses? Find out what it takes to stand in the Glory of God? See how Moses humbled himself, and desired to experience the Glory of God!
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Exodus 33:1-18
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,044
Ian Humphrey avatar
If thy presence
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: If thy presence
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My presence shall go with thee,
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: My presence shall go with thee,
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God's Presence
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: God's Presence
Scripture: Exodus 33:12-23
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 158
Ian Humphrey avatar
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Scripture: Exodus 33:12-23
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 329
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What A Difference His Presence Makes
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: What A Difference His Presence Makes
Scripture: Exodus 33:12-23
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 323
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Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Exodus 33:12-23
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 955
John Gaston avatar
The First Tent Revival
Shared by: John Gaston on Oct, 2015
Summary: This message looks at the consequences of sin, what repentance is, and how to be one of those whom God chooses to fill with His Spirit.
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Moses, The Man Who Pleased God
Shared by: Manny Salva Cruz on Aug, 2015
Summary: We cannot please everyone but we need only to please God, our Creator. In this message, we will learn three desires that Moses had that win the approval of God. Our goal is that we will also gain God's approval for everything we do.
Series: Exodus
Paul Basehore avatar
Jehovah Shammah, God is There
Shared by: Paul Basehore on Feb, 2015
Summary: The names of God: God always exists, He will provide, He is our healer, and our banner, he will sanctify us and He is our peace. But how do we know? I mean, the Bible says all of these things (and more!), but how can we really know?
Isaac Butterworth avatar
God Is Above Us
Shared by: Isaac Butterworth on Jan, 2015
Summary: There are aspects of God that we cannot know. God is above us -- far above us.
William R. Nabaza avatar
The face of GOD is JESUS
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Nov, 2014
Summary: To show that the LORD JESUS's face is what we look unto now for the salvation of our souls.
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Path breakers!
Shared by: bala samson on Oct, 2014
Summary: This message is for those who would love to hear the heart-beat of God! This message is for those who are passionate to leave the ‘norm’ zone and get into the ‘dare’ zone!
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Exodus 33:18
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 993
Rajendra Kadia avatar
Let Your Presence Go With Us
Shared by: Rajendra Kadia on Sep, 2014
Summary: God's presence and blessings of His presence
Scripture: Exodus 33:1-23
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 2,087
Bishop Lalachan Abraham avatar
The presence of a loving God.
Shared by: Bishop Lalachan Abraham on Aug, 2014
Summary: Then Moses said to Him, "If your Presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here"(.Exodus 33:15)
Series: God is love
based on 15 ratings
Scripture: Exodus 33:15-17
Denomination: *other
Views: 12,754
Daniel Habben avatar
Want to See God More Clearly? Open your ears!
Shared by: Daniel Habben on Jul, 2014
Summary: God reveals himself to us through his Word so that we understand that a wilderness with God is better than a paradise without him.
Scripture: Exodus 33:12-23
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 526
Charlie Roberts avatar
Am I..Doing This Right?
Shared by: Charlie Roberts on Jul, 2014
Summary: Moses also said..and we all should be saying this..over and over each day. Let me live in your favor - Once we know God’s ways and know God personally, than the favor of God can rest on our lives. And we should expect it to...God expects us to
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Exodus 33:3-19
Views: 3,175
Dr. Larry  Petton avatar
Shared by: Dr. Larry Petton on Feb, 2014
Summary: Moses ran FROM the Presence of God and later he ran TO the Presence of God. Are you hungry for experiencing the Presence of God in your life and ministry? Here is tremendous truth about the Presence of God that is life-changing.
Charlie Roberts avatar
I Am A Friend Of God
Shared by: Charlie Roberts on Oct, 2013
Summary: If you want to be a friend of God, you need to be a friend to God and get to know Him, up close and personnel. Developing an intimate relationship with God takes time and effort.
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Exodus 33:12-19
Views: 12,328
J Jeffrey  Smead avatar
Go Into Your Room, Close The Door And Pray
Shared by: J Jeffrey Smead on Oct, 2013
Summary: God is calling his people to be persistent in prayer. God is calling his people to be changed, to be transformed through prayer. God is calling to those who truly enjoy and who truly yearn to spend time with Him.
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I need Daddy!
Shared by: bala samson on Jul, 2013
Summary: I want someone to crave for God that way! Kick and scream not for goodies, not for cookies, not for gifts, not for blessings, not for healing but just to be in His Arms!
Scripture: Exodus 33:18
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 539
Bishop Lalachan Abraham avatar
Alone with God
Shared by: Bishop Lalachan Abraham on Jul, 2013
Summary: C.S Lewis, in his book “Miracles” writes, “The presence of God is the most real thing we ever encounter.” Moses prayed, “If your Presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here”.Exodus 33:15
based on 16 ratings
Scripture: Exodus 33:13-20
Denomination: *other
Views: 27,578
Ruthie Velazquez-Paredes avatar
Shared by: Ruthie Velazquez-Paredes on Apr, 2013
Summary: Los momentos de desesperación, de dificultad, de problemas son los momentos que nos impulsan a buscar la presencia de alguien o algo que nos sostenga para poder permanecer en pié. Sin embargo la única presencia que necesitamos es la de Dios.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Exodus 33:14-15
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 2,659
Randy Trotter avatar
The Presence of God
Shared by: Randy Trotter on Mar, 2013
Summary: The “Presence of God” affects every area of life! Personal, Professional, Pastoral, Marital, Familial, Parental, Grand-Parental every area of my life!
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Exodus 33:14
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 2,673
Steven Simala Grant avatar
The Goodness of God's Glory
Shared by: Steven Simala Grant on Feb, 2013
Summary: God's glory is a consuming fire, burning away our sin because He loves us and wants us to experience the abundant life that He has promised us.
Scripture: Exodus 19:1-33:23
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 580
Jeff van Wyk avatar
The SIx Glories Of God
Shared by: Jeff van Wyk on Feb, 2013
Summary: Today there are so many lost Christians because they do not have a prophetic understanding of where God is taking His church in this present season. God reveals Himself through His glory and His glory has to do with the tangible, localized reality of
Scripture: Exodus 33:18
Denomination: Charismatic
Views: 2,414
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Tent of meeting
Shared by: bala samson on Dec, 2012
Summary: Imagine being in Agra and bypassing the Taj! Imagine being a born again Christian and bypassing the tent of meeting with God! Scores do it, though.
Scripture: Exodus 33:3-15
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,483