Exodus 33:20
Text Analysis
Strong'sHebrewEnglishMorphology
559 [e]וַיֹּ֕אמֶר
way-yō-mer
But He saidConj-w | V-Qal-ConsecImperf-3ms
3808 [e]לֹ֥א
cannotAdv-NegPrt
3201 [e]תוּכַ֖ל
ṯū-ḵal
YouV-Qal-Imperf-2ms
7200 [e]לִרְאֹ֣ת
lir-’ōṯ
seePrep-l | V-Qal-Inf
853 [e]אֶת־
’eṯ-
-DirObjM
6440 [e]פָּנָ֑י
pā-nāy;
My faceN-mpc | 1cs
3588 [e]כִּ֛י
forConj
3808 [e]לֹֽא־
lō-
noAdv-NegPrt
7200 [e]יִרְאַ֥נִי
yir-’a-nî
shall see MeV-Qal-Imperf-3ms | 1cs
120 [e]הָאָדָ֖ם
hā-’ā-ḏām
manArt | N-ms
2425 [e]וָחָֽי׃
wā-ḥāy.
and liveConj-w | V-Qal-ConjPerf-3ms









Hebrew Texts
שמות 33:20 Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex
וַיֹּ֕אמֶר לֹ֥א תוּכַ֖ל לִרְאֹ֣ת אֶת־פָּנָ֑י כִּ֛י לֹֽא־יִרְאַ֥נִי הָאָדָ֖ם וָחָֽי׃

שמות 33:20 Hebrew OT: WLC (Consonants Only)
ויאמר לא תוכל לראת את־פני כי לא־יראני האדם וחי׃

שמות 33:20 Paleo-Hebrew OT: WLC (Font Required)
ויאמר לא תוכל לראת את־פני כי לא־יראני האדם וחי׃

שמות 33:20 Hebrew Bible
ויאמר לא תוכל לראת את פני כי לא יראני האדם וחי׃

Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
But He said, "You cannot see My face, for no man can see Me and live!"

King James Bible
And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But He answered, "You cannot see My face, for no one can see Me and live."
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

thou canst not. This is well explained by Rabbi Jehudah, in Sepher Cosri, 'Of that divine glory mentioned in the scripture, there is one degree which the eyes of the prophets were able to explore; another which all the Israelites saw, as the cloud and consuming fire; the third is so bright, and so dazzling, that no mortal is able to comprehend it; but should anyone venture to look on it, his whole frame would be dissolved.' In such inconceivable splendour is the Divine Majesty revealed to the inhabitants of the celestial world, where he is said to 'dwell in the light which no man can approach unto.' By the 'face of God,' therefore, we are to understand that light inaccessible before which angels may stand, but which would be so insufferable to mortal eyes, that no man could see it and live.

Exodus 24:10 And they saw the God of Israel: and there was under his feet as it …

Genesis 32:30 And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen God …

Deuteronomy 5:24 And you said, Behold, the LORD our God has showed us his glory and …

Judges 6:22 And when Gideon perceived that he was an angel of the LORD, Gideon said, Alas…

Judges 13:22 And Manoah said to his wife, We shall surely die, because we have seen God.

Isaiah 6:5 Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean …

John 1:18 No man has seen God at any time, the only begotten Son, which is …

1 Timothy 6:16 Who only has immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can …

Hebrews 1:13 But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand, …

Revelation 1:16,17 And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went …

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