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Exodus 33:14


And the Lord 1  said, “My presence 2  will go with you, 3  and I will give you rest.” 4 


Ex 13:21; De 3:20; Jos 1:5; Jos 21:44; Jos 22:4; Jos 23:1; Ps 95:11; Isa 63:9; Jer 6:16; Mt 11:28; Mt 28:20; Heb 4:8,9

NET © Notes

tn Heb “and he said”; the referent (the Lord) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

sn Heb “my face.” This represents the presence of Yahweh going with the people (see 2 Sam 17:11 for an illustration). The “presence” probably refers to the angel of the presence or some similar manifestation of God’s leading and caring for his people.

tn The phrase “with you” is not in the Hebrew text, but is implied.

sn The expression certainly refers to the peace of mind and security of knowing that God was with them. But the expression came to mean “settle them in the land of promise” and give them rest and peace from their enemies. U. Cassuto (Exodus, 434) observes how in 32:10 God had told Moses, “Leave me alone” (“give me rest”), but now he promises to give them rest. The parallelism underscores the great transition through intercession.

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