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.’

he shall come home with joy, bearing his sheaves – Writings:Psalms 126

Psalms Chapter 126

1 A Song of Ascents. {N}

When the LORD brought back those that returned to Zion, we were like unto them that dream.
2 Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing; {N}
then said they among the nations:

‘The LORD hath done great things with these.’

3 The LORD hath done great things with us;
we are rejoiced.
4 Turn our captivity, O LORD, as the streams in the dry land.
5 They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.
6 Though he goeth on his way weeping that beareth the measure of seed, {N}
he shall come home with joy, bearing his sheaves. {P}

Behold, there is a place by Me – Portion 21.iv

4….
Exodus 33,17 And the LORD said unto Moses:

‘I will do this thing also that thou hast spoken, for thou hast found grace in My sight, and I know thee by name.’

18 And he said:

‘Show me, I pray Thee, Thy glory.’

19 And He said:

‘I will make all My goodness pass before thee, and will proclaim the name of the LORD before thee; and I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy.’

20 And He said:

‘Thou canst not see My face, for man shall not see Me and live.’

21 And the LORD said:

‘Behold, there is a place by Me, and thou shalt stand upon the rock. 22 And it shall come to pass, while My glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a cleft of the rock, and will cover thee with My hand until I have passed by. 23 And I will take away My hand, and thou shalt see My back; but My face shall not be seen.’ {P}