Exodus 33:21
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New International Version
Then the LORD said, "There is a place near me where you may stand on a rock.

New Living Translation
The LORD continued, "Look, stand near me on this rock.

English Standard Version
And the LORD said, “Behold, there is a place by me where you shall stand on the rock,

New American Standard Bible
Then the LORD said, "Behold, there is a place by Me, and you shall stand there on the rock;

King James Bible
And the LORD said, Behold, there is a place by me, and thou shalt stand upon a rock:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The LORD said, "Here is a place near Me. You are to stand on the rock,

International Standard Version
The LORD said, "Look, there is a place near me where you can stand on the rock;

NET Bible
The LORD said, "Here is a place by me; you will station yourself on a rock.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then the LORD said, "Look, there's a place near me. Stand by this rocky cliff.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the LORD continued saying, Behold, there is a place by me, and thou shalt stand upon the rock;

King James 2000 Bible
And the LORD said, Behold, there is a place by me, and you shall stand upon a rock:

American King James Version
And the LORD said, Behold, there is a place by me, and you shall stand on a rock:

American Standard Version
and Jehovah said, Behold, there is a place by me, and thou shalt stand upon the rock:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And again he said: Behold there is a place with me, and thou shalt stand upon the rock.

Darby Bible Translation
And Jehovah said, Behold, [there is] a place by me: there shalt thou stand on the rock.

English Revised Version
And the LORD said, Behold, there is a place by me, and thou shalt stand upon the rock:

Webster's Bible Translation
And the LORD said, Behold, there is a place by me, and thou shalt stand upon a rock:

World English Bible
Yahweh also said, "Behold, there is a place by me, and you shall stand on the rock.

Young's Literal Translation
Jehovah also saith, 'Lo, a place is by Me, and thou hast stood on the rock,
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

33:12-23 Moses is very earnest with God. Thus, by the intercession of Christ, we are not only saved from ruin, but become entitled to everlasting happiness. Observe here how he pleads. We find grace in God's sight, if we find grace in our hearts to guide and quicken us in the way of our duty. Moses speaks as one who dreaded the thought of going forward without the Lord's presence. God's gracious promises, and mercy towards us, should not only encourage our faith, but also excite our fervency in prayer. Observe how he speeds. See, in a type, Christ's intercession, which he ever lives to make for all that come to God by him; and that it is not by any thing in those for whom he intercedes. Moses then entreats a sight of God's glory, and is heard in that also. A full discovery of the glory of God, would overwhelm even Moses himself. Man is mean, and unworthy of it; weak, and could not bear it; guilty, and could not but dread it. The merciful display which is made in Christ Jesus, alone can be borne by us. The Lord granted that which would abundantly satisfy. God's goodness is his glory; and he will have us to know him by the glory of his mercy, more than by the glory of his majesty. Upon the rock there was a fit place for Moses to view the goodness and glory of God. The rock in Horeb was typical of Christ the Rock; the Rock of refuge, salvation, and strength. Happy are they who stand upon this Rock. The cleft may be an emblem of Christ, as smitten, crucified, wounded, and slain. What follows, denotes the imperfect knowledge of God in the present state, even as revealed in Christ; for this, when compared with the heavenly sight of him. is but like seeing a man that is gone by, whose back only is to be seen. God in Christ, as he is, even the fullest and brightest displays of his glory, grace, and goodness, are reserved to another state.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 21. - Behold, there is a place by me. No sufficient indication is given by these words, or by any other words in Scripture, of the exact locality of the manifestation to Moses. The so-called" traditions "are worthless; and we can only say that the scene was probably some portion of the upper part of the Ras Sufsafeh.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And the Lord said, behold, there is a place by me,.... Near him, not in or by the tabernacle, where it may be the pillar of cloud now was, as it had been, Exodus 33:9 but upon the rock, where it had been for many days, and near to which there was a fit place for Moses to be in, and have that view of the goodness and glory of God he would favour him with:

and thou shall stand upon a rock; in Horeb, typical of Christ the rock, the rock of Israel, and the rock of ages, the rock of refuge, salvation, and strength; comparable to one for shelter, solidity, firmness, strength, and duration; and happy are they who stand upon this rock; they are safe and secure, they stand on high, and have noble prospects of the perfections of God, and of the riches of his grace and goodness, see Psalm 50:2.



Exodus 33:21 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Glory of the Lord
20But He said, "You cannot see My face, for no man can see Me and live!" 21Then the LORD said, "Behold, there is a place by Me, and you shall stand there on the rock; 22and it will come about, while My glory is passing by, that I will put you in the cleft of the rock and cover you with My hand until I have passed by.…
Cross References
1 Kings 19:9
There he went into a cave and spent the night. And the word of the LORD came to him: "What are you doing here, Elijah?"

Psalm 18:2
The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

Psalm 18:46
The LORD lives! Praise be to my Rock! Exalted be God my Savior!

Psalm 27:5
For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent and set me high upon a rock.

Psalm 61:2
From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I.

Psalm 62:7
My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge.
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