Verse of the Day 8.31.17 — Exodus 33:14
14 The LORD replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”1
וַיֹּאמַר פָּנַי יֵלֵכוּ וַהֲנִחֹתִי לָךְ׃2
C4C Translation: And He said, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give rest to you.”
Following the golden calf incident (Exodus 32), God says that He will not go with the Israelites to the land flowing with milk and honey — due to their being a stiff-necked people (Ex 33:3-5). Rather, the LORD will send an angel drive out the people in the land they were promised (Ex 33:1-2).
Moses then pleads with the LORD to go with His accompany His people. The LORD says that He would go with Moses (the “you” is masculine, second person and singular), to which Moses responds by beseeching the LORD to go with “us” (first-person, plural) (Ex 33:15).3
Memorize Exodus 33:14 after watching a brief video tutorial demonstrating the How To Memorize Any Bible Verse in Less Than Five Minutes method below:
- The New International Version (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2011), Ex 33:14.
- The Hebrew Bible: Andersen-Forbes Analyzed Text (Francis I. Andersen; A. Dean Forbes, 2008), Ex 33:14.
- T. Desmond Alexander, “Exodus,” in New Bible Commentary: 21st Century Edition, ed. D. A. Carson et al., 4th ed. (Leicester, England; Downers Grove, IL: Inter-Varsity Press, 1994), 118.