Exodus 33:20
And he said, You can not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live.
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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 were a paved work of a sapphire stone...

Genesis 32:30 And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.

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

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 lips, and I dwell in the middle of a people of unclean lips...

John 1:18 No man has seen God at any time, the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he has declared him.

1 Timothy 6:16 Who only has immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach to; whom no man has seen, nor can see...

Hebrews 1:13 But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool?

Revelation 1:16,17 And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp two edged sword...

The Glory of the Lord

12And Moses said to the LORD, See, you say to me, Bring up this people: and you have not let me know whom you will send with me. Yet you have said, I know you by name, and you have also found grace in my sight. 13Now therefore, I pray you, if I have found grace in your sight, show me now your way, that I may know you, that I may find grace in your sight: and consider that this nation is your people. 14And he said, My presence shall go with you, and I will give you rest. 15And he said to him, If your presence go not with me, carry us not up hence. 16For wherein shall it be known here that I and your people have found grace in your sight? is it not in that you go with us? so shall we be separated, I and your people, from all the people that are on the face of the earth. 17And the LORD said to Moses, I will do this thing also that you have spoken: for you have found grace in my sight, and I know you by name. 18And he said, I beseech you, show me your glory. 19And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before you, and I will proclaim the name of the LORD before you; and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy. 20And he said, You can not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live. 21And the LORD said, Behold, there is a place by me, and you shall stand on a rock: 22And it shall come to pass, while my glory passes by, that I will put you in a cleft of the rock, and will cover you with my hand while I pass by: 23And I will take away my hand, and you shall see my back parts: but my face shall not be seen.
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American Standard Version
And he said, Thou canst not see my face; for man shall not see me and live.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And again he said: Thou canst not see my face: for man shall not see me and live.

Darby Bible Translation
And he said, Thou canst not see my face; for Man shall not 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.

Young's Literal Translation
He saith also, 'Thou art unable to see My face, for man doth not see Me, and live;'

Strong's Concordance
And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live.
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