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Exodus 33:18

    Exodus 33:18 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And he said, I beseech thee, shew me thy glory.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And he said, I beseech you, show me your glory.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And he said, Show me, I pray thee, thy glory.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And Moses said, O Lord, let me see your glory.

    Webster's Revision

    And he said, Show me, I pray thee, thy glory.

    World English Bible

    He said, "Please show me your glory."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And he said, Shew me, I pray thee, thy glory.

    Definitions for Exodus 33:18

    Beseech - To call upon; appeal; beg.

    Clarke's Commentary on Exodus 33:18

    Show me thy glory - Moses probably desired to see that which constitutes the peculiar glory or excellence of the Divine nature as it stands in reference to man. By many this is thought to signify his eternal mercy in sending Christ Jesus into the world. Moses perceived that what God was now doing had the most important and gracious designs which at present he could not distinctly discover; therefore he desires God to show him his glory. God graciously promises to indulge him in this request as far as possible, by proclaiming his name, and making all his goodness pass before him, Exodus 33:19. But at the same time he assures him that he could not see his face - the fullness of his perfections and the grandeur of his designs, and live, as no human being could bear, in the present state, this full discovery. But he adds, Thou shalt see my back parts, את אחרי eth achorai, probably meaning that appearance which he should assume in after times, when it should be said, God is manifest in the flesh. This appearance did take place, for we find God putting him into a cleft of the rock, covering him with his hand, and passing by in such a way as to exhibit a human similitude. John may have had this in view when he said, The Word was made flesh and dwelt Among us, full of grace and truth, and We Beheld His Glory. What this glory was, and what was implied by this grace and truth, we shall see in the succeeding chapter.

    Barnes' Notes on Exodus 33:18

    Shew me thy glory - The faithful servant of Yahweh, now assured by the success of his mediation, yearns, with the proper tendency of a devout spirit, for a more intimate communion with his divine Master than he had yet enjoyed. He seeks for something surpassing all former revelations.