Exodus 34:33
New International Version
When Moses finished speaking to them, he put a veil over his face.

New Living Translation
When Moses finished speaking with them, he covered his face with a veil.

English Standard Version
And when Moses had finished speaking with them, he put a veil over his face.

Berean Study Bible
When Moses had finished speaking to them, he put a veil over his face.

New American Standard Bible
When Moses had finished speaking with them, he put a veil over his face.

King James Bible
And till Moses had done speaking with them, he put a vail on his face.

Christian Standard Bible
When Moses had finished speaking with them, he put a veil over his face.

Contemporary English Version
The face of Moses kept shining, and after he had spoken with the people, he covered his face with a veil.

Good News Translation
When Moses had finished speaking with them, he covered his face with a veil.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When Moses had finished speaking with them, he put a veil over his face.

International Standard Version
When Moses finished speaking with them he put a veil over his face,

NET Bible
When Moses finished speaking with them, he would put a veil on his face.

New Heart English Bible
When Moses was done speaking with them, he put a veil on his face.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When Moses finished speaking to them, he put a veil over his face.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And when Moses had done speaking with them, he put a veil on his face.

New American Standard 1977
When Moses had finished speaking with them, he put a veil over his face.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And when Moses had finished speaking with them, he put a veil over his face.

King James 2000 Bible
And till Moses had finished speaking with them, he put a veil on his face.

American King James Version
And till Moses had done speaking with them, he put a veil on his face.

American Standard Version
And when Moses had done speaking with them, he put a veil on his face.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And when he ceased speaking to them, he put a veil on his face.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And having done speaking, he put a veil upon his face.

Darby Bible Translation
And Moses ended speaking with them; and he had put on his face a veil.

English Revised Version
And when Moses had done speaking with them, he put a veil on his face.

Webster's Bible Translation
And till Moses had done speaking with them, he put a vail on his face.

World English Bible
When Moses was done speaking with them, he put a veil on his face.

Young's Literal Translation
And Moses finisheth speaking with them, and putteth on his face a vail;
Study Bible
The LORD Renews the Covenant
32And after this all the Israelites came near, and Moses commanded them to do everything that the LORD had told him on Mount Sinai. 33When Moses had finished speaking to them, he put a veil over his face. 34But whenever Moses went in before the LORD to speak with Him, he would remove the veil until he came out. And when he came out, he would tell the Israelites what he had been commanded,…
Cross References
2 Corinthians 3:13
We are not like Moses, who would put a veil over his face to keep the Israelites from gazing at the end of what was fading away.

Exodus 34:32
And after this all the Israelites came near, and Moses commanded them to do everything that the LORD had told him on Mount Sinai.

Treasury of Scripture

And till Moses had done speaking with them, he put a veil on his face.

a vail

Romans 10:4
For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.

2 Corinthians 3:13-18
And not as Moses, which put a vail over his face, that the children of Israel could not stedfastly look to the end of that which is abolished: …

2 Corinthians 4:4-6
In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them…







Lexicon
When Moses
מֹשֶׁ֔ה (mō·šeh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4872: Moses -- a great Israelite leader, prophet and lawgiver

had finished
וַיְכַ֣ל (way·ḵal)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3615: To be complete, at an end, finished, accomplished, or spent

speaking
מִדַּבֵּ֖ר (mid·dab·bêr)
Preposition-m | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

to them,
אִתָּ֑ם (’it·tām)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 854: Nearness, near, with, by, at, among

he put
וַיִּתֵּ֥ן (way·yit·tên)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

a veil
מַסְוֶֽה׃ (mas·weh)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4533: A veil

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

his face.
פָּנָ֖יו (pā·nāw)
Noun - common plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face
(33) Till Moses had done speaking with them, he put a vail on his face.--This translation exactly inverts the meaning, which is that "when Moses had done speaking with them, he put a vail on his face." The vail became part of his ordinary costume, and was worn excepting upon occasions of two kinds: (1) When Moses was alone with God, either in the temporary "tent of meeting" or in the permanent Tabernacle, he ceased to wear the vail, and spoke with God face to face; (2) when he had a message to the people from God, and spoke to them as God's representative, he authenticated his message by uncovering himself, and allowing the glory of his face to be seen. Otherwise, in his ordinary dealings with the people he went about veiled.

Verses 33-35. - Till Moses had done speaking with them. The Hebrew text will not bear this rendering. All the ancient versions (LXX. Vulg. Syr. etc.) and the Targums agree that the meaning is - "when Moses had done speaking, he put a veil on his face." And this agrees with the plain meaning of vers. 34 and 35, which are to be taken connectedly. Moses first delivered his message with face unveiled, then he veiled himself, and thenceforth he wore a veil at all times except when he sought the Divine presence in the "tent of meeting" or the tabernacle, and when he delivered to the people any message sent them from God by him. He wore the veil ordinarily to prevent them from being dazzled. He took it off when he entered the tabernacle, that the Divine presence might shine fully on him and renew his strength. He kept it off when he returned, if he had any message to the people, until he had delivered it, in order the more fully to authenticate the message and shew to the people that it was from God. Then the children of Israel saw the face of Moses, that the skin of Moses' face shone (ver. 35). Having discharged himself of the message intrusted to him, he once more covered himself, and continued veiled until he again entered the tabernacle. The only objection that can be taken to this exegesis is derived from 2 Corinthians 3:7-16, which has been thought to imply that Moses wore the veil whenever he was in the sight of the people. But the passage does not really assert any such thing. It is quite enough for the argument, that under the old covenant a veil had been worn to conceal some of its glory. This concealment St. Paul contrasts with the openness of Christianity (vers. 13, 18); while at the same time he argues that it may be viewed as typical of that blindness and darkness which was characteristic of the Jewish nation of his day.



34:28-35 Near and spiritual communion with God improves the graces of a renewed and holy character. Serious godliness puts a lustre upon a man's countenance, such as commands esteem and affection. The vail which Moses put on, marked the obscurity of that dispensation, compared with the gospel dispensation of the New Testament. It was also an emblem of the natural vail on the hearts of men respecting spiritual things. Also the vail that was and is upon the nation of Israel, which can only be taken away by the Spirit of the Lord showing to them Christ, as the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth. Fear and unbelief would put the vail before us, they would hinder our free approach to the mercy-seat above. We should spread our wants, temporal and spiritual, fully before our heavenly Father; we should tell him our hinderances, struggles, trails, and temptations; we should acknowledge our offences.
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