שמות 33:20 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וַיֹּ֕אמֶר לֹ֥א תוּכַ֖ל לִרְאֹ֣ת אֶת־פָּנָ֑י כִּ֛י לֹֽא־יִרְאַ֥נִי הָאָדָ֖ם וָחָֽי׃
שמות 33:20 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
שמות 33:20 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
שמות 33:20 Hebrew Bible
Parallel VersesNew American Standard Bible
But He said, "You cannot see My face, for no man can see Me and live!"
King James Bible
And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
But He answered, "You cannot see My face, for no one can see Me and live."
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thou canst not. This is well explained by Rabbi Jehudah, in Sepher Cosri, 'Of that divine glory mentioned in the scripture, there is one degree which the eyes of the prophets were able to explore; another which all the Israelites saw, as the cloud and consuming fire; the third is so bright, and so dazzling, that no mortal is able to comprehend it; but should anyone venture to look on it, his whole frame would be dissolved.' In such inconceivable splendour is the Divine Majesty revealed to the inhabitants of the celestial world, where he is said to 'dwell in the light which no man can approach unto.' By the 'face of God,' therefore, we are to understand that light inaccessible before which angels may stand, but which would be so insufferable to mortal eyes, that no man could see it and live.
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