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Exodus 33:23 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— and I will take away my hand, and thou shalt see my back; but my face shall not be seen.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And I will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my back parts: but my face shall not be seen.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Then I will take My hand away and you shall see My back, but My face shall not be seen.”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And I will take away my hand, and thou shalt see my back parts: but my face shall not be seen.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And I will take away my hand, and thou shalt see me from behind; but my face shall not be seen.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Then will I take away my hand, and thou shalt see behind me,—But, my face, must not be seen.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and I have turned aside My hands, and thou hast seen My back parts, and My face is not seen.'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And I will take away my hand, and thou shalt see my back parts: but my face thou canst not see.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And I wil take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my backe parts: but my face shall not be seene.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And I will remove my hand, and then shalt thou see my back parts; but my face shall not appear to thee.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And I will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my back parts: but my face shall not be seen.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And I will take y5493
[5493] Standard
סוּר
cuwr
{soor}
A primitive root; to turn off (literally or figuratively).
z8689
<8689> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 2675
away x5493
(5493) Complement
סוּר
cuwr
{soor}
A primitive root; to turn off (literally or figuratively).
x853
(0853) Complement
אֵת
'eth
{ayth}
Apparently contracted from H0226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely).
mine hand, 3709
{3709} Prime
כַּף
kaph
{kaf}
From H3721; the hollow hand or palm (so of the paw of an animal, of the sole, and even of the bowl of a dish or sling, the handle of a bolt, the leaves of a palm tree); figuratively power.
and thou shalt see 7200
{7200} Prime
רָאָה
ra'ah
{raw-aw'}
A primitive root; to see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitively, intransitively and causatively).
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
x853
(0853) Complement
אֵת
'eth
{ayth}
Apparently contracted from H0226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely).
my back parts: 268
{0268} Prime
אָחוֹר
'achowr
{aw-khore'}
From H0299; the hinder part; hence (adverbially) behind, backward; also (as facing north) the West.
but my face 6440
{6440} Prime
פָּנִים
paniym
{paw-neem'}
Plural (but always used as a singular) of an unused noun (פָּנֶה paneh, {paw-neh'}; from H6437); the face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.).
shall not x3808
(3808) Complement
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
be seen. 7200
{7200} Prime
רָאָה
ra'ah
{raw-aw'}
A primitive root; to see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitively, intransitively and causatively).
z8735
<8735> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 1602
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Exodus 33:18-23.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Exodus 33:12-23.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Exodus 33:23

And I will take away my hand — Speaking after the manner of men. And thou shalt see my back — parts — The face in man is the seat of majesty, and men are known by their faces, in them we take a full view of men; that sight of God Moses might not have, but such a sight as we have of a man who is gone past us, so that we only see his back. Now Moses was allowed to see this only, but when he was a witness to Christ's transfiguration, he saw his face shine as the sun.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Exodus 33:23

And I will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my (n) back parts: but my face shall not be seen.

(n) As much of my glory as in this mortal life you are able to see.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
thou shalt:

Exodus 33:20 And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live.
Job 11:7 Canst thou by searching find out God? canst thou find out the Almighty unto perfection?
Job 26:14 Lo, these [are] parts of his ways: but how little a portion is heard of him? but the thunder of his power who can understand?
John 1:18 No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared [him].
1 Corinthians 13:12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
1 Timothy 6:16 Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom [be] honour and power everlasting. Amen.
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Ex 33:20. Jb 11:7; 26:14. Jn 1:18. 1Co 13:12. 1Ti 6:16.

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