let the Lord, I pray Thee, go in the midst – Portion21.v

5…..Exodus Chapter 34

1 And the LORD said unto Moses:

‘Hew thee two tables of stone like unto the first; and I will write upon the tables the words that
were on the first tables, which thou didst break. 2 And be ready by the morning, and come up in the
morning unto mount Sinai, and present thyself there to Me on the top of the mount. 3 And no man shall
come up with thee, neither let any man be seen throughout all the mount; neither let the flocks nor
herds feed before that mount.’

4 And he hewed two tables of stone like unto the first; and Moses rose up early in the morning, and went up unto mount Sinai, as the LORD had commanded him, and took in his hand two tables of stone. 5 And the LORD descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the LORD. 6 And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed:

‘The LORD, the LORD, God, merciful and gracious, long-suffering, and abundant in goodness and
truth;7 keeping mercy unto the thousandth generation, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin;
and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children,
and upon the children’s children, unto the third and unto the fourth generation.’

8 And Moses made haste, and bowed his head toward the earth, and worshipped. 9 And he said:

‘If now I have found grace in Thy sight, O Lord, let the Lord, I pray Thee, go in the midst of us;
for it is a stiffnecked people; and pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us for Thine
inheritance.’