Exodus 33:21
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,

Berean Study Bible
The LORD continued, “There is a place near Me where you are to stand upon a 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:

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

Contemporary English Version
There is a rock not far from me. Stand beside it,

Good News Translation
but here is a place beside me where you can stand on 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.

New Heart English Bible
The LORD also said, "Look, there is a place by me, and you are to station yourself on the rock.

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

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the LORD said: 'Behold, there is a place by Me, and thou shalt stand upon the rock.

New American Standard 1977
Then the LORD said, “Behold, there is a place by Me, and you shall stand there on the rock;

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:

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the Lord said, Behold, there is a place by me: 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,
Study Bible
The Glory of the LORD
20And He added, “You cannot see My face, for no one can see Me and live.” 21The LORD continued, “There is a place near Me where you are to stand upon a rock, 22and when My glory passes by, I will put you in a cleft of the rock and cover you with My hand until I have passed by.…
Cross References
1 Kings 19:9
There Elijah entered a cave and spent the night. And the word of the LORD came to him, saying, "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! Blessed be my rock! And may the God of my salvation be exalted--

Psalm 27:5
For in the day of trouble He will hide me in His shelter; He will conceal me under the cover of His tent; He will set me high upon a rock.

Psalm 61:2
From the ends of the earth I call out to You whenever my heart is faint. Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.

Psalm 62:7
My salvation and my honor rest on God, my strong rock; my refuge is in God.

Treasury of Scripture

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

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Lexicon
The LORD
יְהוָ֔ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

continued,
וַיֹּ֣אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

“There
הִנֵּ֥ה (hin·nêh)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 2009: Lo! behold!

is a place
מָק֖וֹם (mā·qō·wm)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4725: A standing, a spot, a condition

near Me
אִתִּ֑י (’it·tî)
Direct object marker | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

where you are to stand
וְנִצַּבְתָּ֖ (wə·niṣ·ṣaḇ·tā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5324: To take one's stand, stand

upon
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

a rock,
הַצּֽוּר׃ (haṣ·ṣūr)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6697: A cliff, a rock, boulder, a refuge, an edge
(21) There is a place by me.--A place on the summit of Sinai, where God had been manifesting Himself, is clearly intended; but it is impossible to fix the place with any certainty. Speculations like those of Dr. Robinson (Biblical Researches, Vol. 1, p. 153) are of little value.

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. 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.
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