Exodus 33:23
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New International Version
Then I will remove my hand and you will see my back; but my face must not be seen."

New Living Translation
Then I will remove my hand and let you see me from behind. But my face will not be seen."

English Standard Version
Then I will take away my hand, and you shall see my back, but my face shall not be seen.”

New American Standard Bible
"Then I will take My hand away and you shall see My back, but My face shall not be seen."

King James Bible
And I will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my back parts: but my face shall not be seen.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then I will take My hand away, and you will see My back, but My face will not be seen."

International Standard Version
Then I'll remove my hand so you may see my back, but my face must not be seen."

NET Bible
Then I will take away my hand, and you will see my back, but my face must not be seen."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then I will take my hand away, and you'll see my back, but my face must not be seen."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And I will take away My hand, and thou shalt see My back; but My face shall not be seen.'

New American Standard 1977
“Then I will take My hand away and you shall see My back, but My face shall not be seen.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then I will take away my hand, and thou shalt see my back parts, but my face {Heb. faces} shall not be seen.

King James 2000 Bible
And I will take away my hand, and you shall see my back: but my face shall not be seen.

American King James Version
And I will take away my hand, and you shall see my back parts: but my face shall not be seen.

American Standard Version
and I will take away my hand, and thou shalt see my back; but my face shall not be seen.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I will take away my hand, and thou shalt see my back parts: but my face thou canst not see.

Darby Bible Translation
And I will take away my hand, and thou shalt see me from behind; but my face shall not be seen.

English Revised Version
and I will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my back: but my face shall not be seen.

Webster's Bible Translation
And I will take away my hand, and thou shalt see my back parts: but my face shall not be seen.

World English Bible
then I will take away my hand, and you will see my back; but my face shall not be seen."

Young's Literal Translation
and I have turned aside My hands, and thou hast seen My back parts, and My face is not seen.'
Commentary
Matthew Henry 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.
Study Bible
The Glory of the Lord
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. 23"Then I will take My hand away and you shall see My back, but My face shall not be seen."
Cross References
John 1:18
No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is Himself God and is at the Father's side, has made Him known.

Exodus 33:20
But He said, "You cannot see My face, for no man can see Me and live!"
Treasury of Scripture

And I will take away my hand, and you shall see my back parts: but my face shall not be seen.

thou shalt

Exodus 33:20 And he said, You can not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live.

Job 11:7 Can you by searching find out God? can you find out the Almighty to perfection?

Job 26:14 See, these are parts of his ways: but how little a portion is heard …

John 1:18 No man has seen God at any time, the only begotten Son, which is …

1 Corinthians 13:12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now …

1 Timothy 6:16 Who only has immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can …

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