Exodus 34:5
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New International Version
Then the LORD came down in the cloud and stood there with him and proclaimed his name, the LORD.

New Living Translation
Then the LORD came down in a cloud and stood there with him; and he called out his own name, Yahweh.

English Standard Version
The LORD descended in the cloud and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the LORD.

New American Standard Bible
The LORD descended in the cloud and stood there with him as he called upon the name of the LORD.

King James Bible
And the LORD descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the LORD.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The LORD came down in a cloud, stood with him there, and proclaimed His name Yahweh.

International Standard Version
The LORD came down in a cloud and stood there with him and proclaimed the name of the LORD.

NET Bible
The LORD descended in the cloud and stood with him there and proclaimed the LORD by name.

New Heart English Bible
The LORD descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the LORD.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD came down in a cloud and stood there with him and called out his name "the LORD."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the LORD descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the LORD.

New American Standard 1977
And the LORD descended in the cloud and stood there with him as he called upon the name of the LORD.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the LORD descended in a cloud and was with him there proclaiming the name of I AM.

King James 2000 Bible
And the LORD descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the LORD.

American King James Version
And the LORD descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the LORD.

American Standard Version
And Jehovah descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of Jehovah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when the Lord was come down in a cloud, Moses stood with him, calling upon the name of the Lord.

Darby Bible Translation
And Jehovah came down in the cloud, and stood beside him there, and proclaimed the name of Jehovah.

English Revised Version
And the LORD descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the LORD.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the LORD descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the LORD.

World English Bible
Yahweh descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
And Jehovah cometh down in a cloud, and stationeth Himself with him there, and calleth in the Name of Jehovah,
Study Bible
The Tablets are Replaced
4So he cut out two stone tablets like the former ones, and Moses rose up early in the morning and went up to Mount Sinai, as the LORD had commanded him, and he took two stone tablets in his hand. 5The LORD descended in the cloud and stood there with him as he called upon the name of the LORD. 6Then the LORD passed by in front of him and proclaimed, "The LORD, the LORD God, compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in lovingkindness and truth;…
Cross References
Exodus 19:9
The LORD said to Moses, "Behold, I will come to you in a thick cloud, so that the people may hear when I speak with you and may also believe in you forever." Then Moses told the words of the people to the LORD.

Exodus 23:21
"Be on your guard before him and obey his voice; do not be rebellious toward him, for he will not pardon your transgression, since My name is in him.

Exodus 33:9
Whenever Moses entered the tent, the pillar of cloud would descend and stand at the entrance of the tent; and the LORD would speak with Moses.

Numbers 12:5
Then the LORD came down in a pillar of cloud and stood at the doorway of the tent, and He called Aaron and Miriam. When they had both come forward,

Deuteronomy 32:3
"For I proclaim the name of the LORD; Ascribe greatness to our God!

1 Samuel 3:18
So Samuel told him everything and hid nothing from him. And he said, "It is the LORD; let Him do what seems good to Him."
Treasury of Scripture

And the LORD descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the LORD.

descended

Exodus 19:18 And mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the LORD descended …

Exodus 33:9 And it came to pass, as Moses entered into the tabernacle, the cloudy …

Numbers 11:17,25 And I will come down and talk with you there: and I will take of …

1 Kings 8:10-12 And it came to pass, when the priests were come out of the holy place, …

Luke 9:34,35 While he thus spoke, there came a cloud, and overshadowed them: and …

the name

Exodus 33:19 And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before you, and I will …

Numbers 14:17 And now, I beseech you, let the power of my LORD be great, according …

Deuteronomy 32:3 Because I will publish the name of the LORD: ascribe you greatness to our God.

Psalm 102:21 To declare the name of the LORD in Zion, and his praise in Jerusalem;

Proverbs 18:10 The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runs into it, and is safe.

Isaiah 1:10 Hear the word of the LORD, you rulers of Sodom; give ear to the law …

MOSES ALLOWED TO SEE GOD'S GLORY.

(5-8) The present ascent of Moses to the top of Sinai had two objects:--(1) The repair of the loss occasioned by his breaking the first tables; and (2) the accomplishment of the promise made to him that (under certain restrictions) he should "see God's glory." Combined with this promise were two minor ones--that God would make His "goodness" pass before him, and that He would reveal to him afresh His name. The revelation of the name is recorded in Exodus 34:6-7, the manifestation of the glory in Exodus 34:5. How Moses was enabled to see God's goodness pass before him is not stated. (Comp. Note on Exodus 33:19.)

(5) The Lord descended in the cloud.--When Moses ceased to commune with God, the cloud removed from the door of the "Tent of Meeting," and, as it would seem, disappeared. On Moses reaching the summit of Sinai it once more became visible, "descended" on the spot where Moses was, and "stood with him there."

And proclaimed the name of the Lord.--Comp. Exodus 33:19; and for the terms of the proclamation see Exodus 34:6-7.

Verses 5-8. - THE FULFILMENT BY GOD OF HIS PROMISE TO MOSES. This section coheres closely with the last section of the preceding chapter, and must be regarded, as the historical account of how God fulfilled the promises there made by him to Moses (Exodus 33:19-23). The promises were mainly two -

1. That he would proclaim his name to him afresh; and

2. That he would pass by him, and let him see, after he had passed, what man might see of his glory. The fulfilment of the first promise appears in the long enumeration of attributes contained in vers. 6, 7; the fulfilment of the second is expressed with extreme brevity in the words - ,' And the Lord passed by before him" (ver. 6). Probably no further description could be given of that marvellous manifestation beyond those words in which it was promised (Exodus 33:21-23). Its effects were seen in that permanent reflection of God's glory on the face of Moses, which thenceforth compelled him to wear a veil mostly when he showed himself to the people (vers. 33-35). Verse 5. - The Lord descended in the cloud. The cloudy pillar, which had stood at the door of the Tent of Meeting (Exodus 33:10), was withdrawn while Moses ascended Sinai, and probably disappeared from men's sight. When Moses reached the top, it descended once more from the sky, and stood with him there. Then a voice from the cloud proclaimed the name of the Lord in the manner more fully stated in the ensuing verses. And the Lord descended in the cloud,.... The same with the cloudy pillar, which was now gone up from the door of the tabernacle, and was on high in the air over the mount, and on which the Lord now descended in it, as he had before, Exodus 19:9,

and stood with him there; not Moses stood with the Lord, as the Vulgate Latin version; but the Lord, or the cloud in which the Lord was, stood near to Moses:

and proclaimed the name of the Lord: Jehovah declared with a loud voice out of the cloud, that the Lord was there; the Targum of Jonathan is,"and Moses called on or in the name of the Word of the Lord;''and so the Vulgate Latin version refers it to Moses, and renders the words, "calling on the name of the Lord"; but the following verse clearly shows that it must be understood of the Lord, and not of Moses. 5. the Lord descended in the cloud—After graciously hovering over the tabernacle, it seems to have resumed its usual position on the summit of the mount. It was the shadow of God manifest to the outward senses; and, at the same time, of God manifest in the flesh. The emblem of a cloud seems to have been chosen to signify that, although He was pleased to make known much about himself, there was more veiled from mortal view. It was to check presumption and engender awe and give a humble sense of human attainments in divine knowledge, as now man sees, but darkly.34:5-9 The Lord descended by some open token of his presence and manifestation of his glory in a cloud, and thence proclaimed his NAME; that is, the perfections and character which are denoted by the name JEHOVAH. The Lord God is merciful; ready to forgive the sinner, and to relieve the needy. Gracious; kind, and ready to bestow undeserved benefits. Long-suffering; slow to anger, giving time for repentance, only punishing when it is needful. He is abundant in goodness and truth; even sinners receive the riches of his bounty abundantly, though they abuse them. All he reveals is infallible truth, all he promises is in faithfulness. Keeping mercy for thousands; he continually shows mercy to sinners, and has treasures, which cannot be exhausted, to the end of time. Forgiving iniquity, and transgression, and sin; his mercy and goodness reach to the full and free forgiveness of sin. And will by no means clear the guilty; the holiness and justice of God are part of his goodness and love towards all his creatures. In Christ's sufferings, the Divine holiness and justice are fully shown, and the evil of sin is made known. God's forgiving mercy is always attended by his converting, sanctifying grace. None are pardoned but those who repent and forsake the allowed practice of every sin; nor shall any escape, who abuse, neglect, or despise this great salvation. Moses bowed down, and worshipped reverently. Every perfection in the name of God, the believer may plead with Him for the forgiveness of his sins, the making holy of his heart, and the enlargement of the Redeemer's kingdom.
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